d.Light S2

d.Light Design

The d.Light S2 was a solar-powered, personal-use LED lantern; it has now been discontinued and succeeded by the d.Light S3.

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Product description Brand name and product description

The d.light S2 was a personal-use LED lantern with an integrated solar panel. It had a metal stand for carrying, hanging or supporting the lantern that allowed it to be directed at any angle from an elevated position. The d.Light S2 was designed by d.Light Design.

In 2019, this product was discontinued, and has been succeeded by the d.Light S3.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

From an original primary market of India, this product has been marketed globally. d.Light have offices and operations in China, United States, and East Africa and partner retailers in over 65 countries.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

The product was sold by online retailers and locally through d.Light’s 25,000 retail outlets across 70 countries worldwide.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

7.21 USD (549 INR)Converted on June 16 2020

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

This product has now been replaced by d.Light’s own S3 lantern, and other somewhat comparable A2, S30 and S200. Many other solar lanterns exist from various manufacturers including: the Sun King Eco, the Tough Stuff desk lamp kit, the Enviro SL36 and the Nokero N233. A broad selection of solar lanterns can be found in Engineering for Change’s solutions library.

Other competition comes from kerosene lanterns and candles, which this solar lantern and others are intended to replace.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

People living on less than $5 a day in emerging markets (especially rural India, Africa and China), who use candles or kerosene oil lamps for home lighting.

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