d.Light S20

Sam Goldman & Ned Tozun

Engineered by d.light, S20 is a lightweight, portable and solar-powered lantern.

Product description Brand name and product description

Solar-powered lantern with mobile-phone charging capability. This product was discontinued and replaced by the d.light S30.

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

Developing communities worldwide. Over 62 countries have benefited from d.Light products through the organization’s four hubs in Africa, China, South Asia and the United States and through its worldwide dealers.

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

The d.Light S20 was available through international dealers and Amazon.

d.light also reaches communities via the Give a light program in collaboration with Kopernik.

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

MSRP ranges between 10 USD in India (Rs 650) to 18.95 USD for purchases within North America. Generally, d.light products are sold without subsidies. Interview with representative 

d.light’s GIVE d.light program pledges 10% of their sales proceeds in US, Canada and Europe to donating S20 lanterns to needy school children in the developing world.

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

Kerosene lamps and lanterns; Over 6 different single function and multifunction solar lanterns by d.Light: A2, S3, S30, S100, S500 models; Barefoot Connect 620 from Barefoot Power, M-KOPA IV Solar Home System from Mobisol, over 16 products in the E4C Solutions Library and over 80 products available in Lightininglobal.org.

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

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

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

Off-grid households and small business that use kerosene lamps or candles.

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