With hopes of replacing hazardous kerosene wick lamps, d.light has created a series of affordable solar LED Lamps for areas without a reliable source of electricity. The lamp has an integrated solar panel and can easily orient itself towards the sun during the day, and provide focused task lighting at night. The compact-yet-powerful S1 Solar LED Lamp is one of the finalists for the 2013 INDEX: Award.
d.light, a for-profit social enterprise, was founded Sam Goldman and Ned Tozun from Stanford University, after Goldman witnessed his neighbor’s son get badly burned by an overturned kerosene lamp during his Peace Corps service in Africa. The incident coupled with the knowledge that 2.3 billion people around the world lack access to reliable electricity inspired them to create prototypes of safe and renewable solar lamps.
Apart from being safe, ecological, and economical, the S1 Lamp is designed keeping in mind the requirements as well as the constraints of people in rural areas. The stand is made in such a way that it can be carried, hung from a wall or a ceiling, or placed on any surface. A truly well-rounded product, we hope the S1 Solar Lamp will continue to bring light to many more around the world.