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Solar Lanterns in India – D.Light launches affordable low cost Rs 399 S1 Solar Lamp for Poor

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Solar Lamps in India are one of the most successful solar products in India as they provide economical value without requiring huge subsidies.Note India’s Solar Mission JNNSM mainly focuses on  electricity generation from solar energy and not on other products like solar lamps which benefit the poor.JNNSM is also quite deficient on solar products for the poor like solar cookers and lighting.Under JNNSM solar subsidies are targeted towards installing 20 GW of solar power by 2022.However grassroot companies like D.Light and Selco have been working towards empowering the poor through solar energy through innovative products and services.The government instead of consulting arm chair experts on drafting India’s solar energy policy should have asked these firms for help.Instead now we have a Solar Policy which after one year of tendering will have to cancel most solar projects because of lack of ability and finance.

D.Light Design is one of the most successful solar lamp companies in India and has sold solar lamps in like S250 which also have a mobile charger.Note India despite its poverty has hundreds of millions of poor who have access to a mobile phone.But the lack of electricity access makes charging these mobile phones a huge problem.Having solar energy charge the mobile phones is a great idea and has made D.Light Design quite a success already.

The company has now come out with an affordable solar lamp priced at Rs 399 or $9 which will help millions more access the benefits of solar energy.Note with the average income of a majority of Indians being $2 a day,solar lamps even at $20 dollars are an impossible dream.By lowering the price point to $9,it will help get more at the bottom of the pyramid to buy these solar lamps.

The D.Light S1 has a crystalline silicon solar panel,a nickel battery and a LED Light.By combining solar energy with energy storage and LED,D.Light has managed to create a unique green lighting solution at such a low cost.More such products are needed in the Indian context to help reduces carbon emissions.

Buy D.Light Solar Lamps in India

D.Light S1

d.light S1 is an all-purpose, high-brightness solar LED light designed to make solar lighting available and affordable to all. Following in d.light’s tradition of quality and durability, it combines an attractive price point with functional design.
d.light S1 provides up to 4 hours of light on a full day’s charge and uses highly efficient LEDs. It provides focused lighting that can be easily oriented in any direction, and is ideal for studying or working.d.light S1 can be fully charged in one day with the integrated solar panel, or it can be charged in a few hours through the AC power grid using any standard 2mm Nokia mobile charger.

Abhishek Shah

9 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. gobind

    can you tell me from where can I purchase S1 solar lamp, gobind

  2. sanjay singh

    pl.tell me how i get this lantern

    sanjay singh

  3. layak

    Please tell me how can purchase this lantern? Please respond the message if the information provided by you is correct.

  4. satya n mahapatra

    Please tell me how can I purchage this lantern. satya n mahapatra E Mail,

  5. Richa Manocha

    Dear readers,

    Thank you for your interest in d.light and our solar lighting products.

    I would like to make a correction in the price of the Solar light mentioned in the article above. The MRP of our lights are :

    S250 : INR 1,699.00
    S10 : INR 549.00
    S1 : INR 399.00

    To purchase samples, please visit

    For bulk purchases, please contact the company directly at

    Below are the links for brochures & videos with more detail on our company and products.

    · Corporate Brochure:

    · Product Benefits:

    · Customer testimonial video:

    · Solar education animation in Hindi:

    · Drop test:

    d.light background:

    d.light is a global social enterprise based in India that is providing modern lighting to those with unreliable or no access to electricity. We were started by Stanford Business School graduates with a vision to eradicate kerosene as a lighting source. We are a design, manufacturing, and distribution company with a main market in India – but we have operations in China and East Africa and sales in 35 countries. Our products are created by a product design team located in India through detailed field research and rigorous field and laboratory testing. Our customers are primarily the rural villagers who do not have reliable access to electricity. Our products reflect our focus on 4 main pillars: Design, Quality technology, Durability, & Affordability.

    Also, check out our blog:

  6. Abhishek Shah

    Dear Gobind,Layak,Satya and Sanjay,
    You can visit the links given above for your purchases or contact Richa in case of any trouble.Also please note the corrected price of S1 is Rs 399 instead of Rs 350.
    Regards Abhishek

  7. Parveen Kumar

    we are manufacuture of solar products like solar inverter,
    solar water heater, solar water pump, solar cooker, solar cap,
    solar street light, solar garden light etc.
    if u need then plz cotact us.
    Parveen Kumar

    Radha Energy Cell
    Manufacturer & Exporter
    1st Floor Deol Market Rajesh Nagar
    Badi Haibowal, Ludhiana Punjab, India,,



    Hi, we are solar light and solar lantern manufacturer from China,,,
    we have integrated solar street light and solar lantern.

  9. nick

    We are Top solar factory of solar lantern,solar home lighting system,solar street lights and solar panel with many years experience.

    Attached catalogue for your information.

    We will provide price list upon your requests.

    Best regards,

    Nick L