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d.light, India

Solar lanterns lighting up the world

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Demonstrating a d.light Nova lamp at a stall in Chamieyani, India

For the 1.6 billion people across the world without electricity there has been little alternative to smoky, polluting kerosene lamps for lighting. d.light has provided that alternative thanks to a cheap, reliable solar lamp. Over 220,000 units have already been sold in over thirty countries via a network of rural entrepreneurs. As one of these entrepreneurs says, ”this will do to kerosene what mobile phones did to letters”.