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D.light launches solar lantern for $8

Last updated on: May 20, 2011 09:50 IST

D.light launches solar lantern for $8

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D.light design has launched one of the world's most affordable solar lanterns. Priced at $8, this lamp is designed for millions of people who have no access to electricity.

"The d.light S1 makes bright and clean solar lighting accessible for base-of-the-pyramid households who want a better life for themselves and a better future for their children," Donn Tice, CEO, D.light design said.

The d.light S1 provides four hours of bright light from one full day of solar charging.

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The adjustable handle allows the product to easily orient towards the sun during the day and to focus its light at night, making it the perfect solution for studying.

The d.light S1 is durable and able to withstand rugged weather conditions.

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"The d.light S1 addresses a top priority of our customers: their children's education," said d.light Sam Goldman, Chief Customer Officer said.

 Solar lighting has transformed the lives of millions. In Sudan, the World Bank found that pass rates doubled, from 57 per cent to 97 per cent, after students used solar lighting for one year.


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According to a d.light study in India, 100 per cent of 275 students surveyed said they regularly studied with the d.light S1, and all of them experienced benefits including increased productivity, cleaner air inside the home, and reduced risk of fire.

D.light's solar lighting products include the d.light S250, a solar lantern and mobile charger and the d.light S10, an all-in-one solar lantern.


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