Here’s another brand that we always look forward to seeing at Outdoor Retailer. Bringing solar lighting to people all over the world, d.light does well by doing good.
August, 2014: St. LouisÂ â€“ d.light, a for-profit social enterprise that manufactures and distributes solar lighting and power products with primary markets in the developing world, is expanding their US presence by showcasing products at the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, Utah. While d.light products are traditionally marketed to customers with limited, or no access to electricity, d.light has gained popularity with outdoor enthusiasts for their rugged design and ability to withstand even the harshest conditions. Since 2006, d.light has sold over 6 million solar light and power products, though over 12,000 retail outlets in 62 countries.
â€œd.light was founded to create new freedoms for customers without access to reliable power so they can enjoy a brighter future,â€ said Larry Hibbard, Regional Manager for the Americas and Europe. â€œOur products have proven to be long lasting and durable in harsh environments, and their versatility allows them to be used for many applications. This performance, lightweight design and affordable price point make them an ideal product here in the US for camping, outdoor activities, disaster preparedness, power outages, and more.â€
The d.light product line currently features four portable solar lighting and power products, all of which include efficient LED lighting and solar technology, along with the ability to hold a charge for more than one year.
- Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â TheÂ d.light S2Â Task Light, a small table-top focused light, retails for $13.95 and provides four hours of bright light on a full dayâ€™s charge.
- Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â TheÂ d.light S20Â Area Lantern offers 360 degree space lighting and can be carried, hung, or placed on any surface. The S20 provides 8 hours of lighting, and retails for $18.95.
- Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â TheÂ d.light S300Â Lantern & Cell Phone Charger is a handheld floodlight featuring four brightness settings and the ability to charge smart phones and other low powered USB powered devices. The S300 provides up to 16 hours of bright light and retails for $49.95.
- Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â TheÂ d.light D20Â Solar Home System is an easy to setup and operate system that is perfect for off-grid structures, such as cabins, tents, barns and sheds. Â The D20 features a large solar panel, two fixed lights with high and low settings and independent wall switches, one portable lantern with two brightness settings, and a power pack with a USB cell phone charging port. The D20 allows for lighting three rooms at once for up to 15 hours and retails for $194.95.
As a social enterprise, d.light has impacted the lives of over 36 million people around the world by providing them with access to solar lighting and power, which brings a variety of life-changing benefits through increased income, improved education, better health and a safer environment.
Founded in 2006 as a for-profit social enterprise, d.light manufactures and distributes solar lighting and power products designed to serve the more than 2 billion people globally without access to reliable electricity. Through over a dozen field offices and four distribution hubs in Africa, China, South Asia and the United States, d.light has sold over 6 million solar light and power products in nearly 62 countries, improving the lives of over 36 million people. d.light is dedicated to providing the most reliable, affordable and accessible solar lighting and power systems for the developing world and reaching 100 million people by 2020. For more information, seeÂ www.dlightdesign.com.
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