d.light is a global social enterprise which was initially founded to eradicate the kerosene lamp for the 2 billion people living without access to reliable power. Since the company was founded in 2006, d.light has enabled 50 million people in Africa and South Asia to upgrade from dim, dangerous and ... read moreexpensive kerosene lanterns to clean, bright and affordable solar-powered lighting and is well on its way to achieving ahead of schedule the original vision of empowering 100 million people by 2020.
With an expanding product range currently distributed in over 15,000 retail outlets in over 60 countries to over 50 million customers and with an increasingly recognized brand, d.light’s vision and our customer’s needs have grown beyond the eradication of the kerosene lantern. We believe we can build on this powerful foundation to provide affordable solar energy solutions for families that are not connected to the grid. We believe market development for solar is akin to the early stages of the mobile phone industry - rapidly growing consumer-driven adoption of the latest global technology leapfrogging less functional and more costly utility-based alternatives.