Say goodbye to kerosene lamps, here's Kiran!

D.Light Design makes affordable solar lighting solutions to serve the bottom-of-the-pyramid households in India and other markets across the globe. The initial research and early prototyping of what became D.light products, began in 2006.

The company was officially founded in mid-2007 with the ambitious mission to reach out to about 1.6 billion people in the world without electricity, and another billion or more who have unreliable electricity.

The company’s latest product, Kiran (which means a ray of light), is a low-cost solar lighting solution, designed especially for households without access to electricity. Dubbed the ‘kerosene killer’, Kiran is priced at Rs 499 ($10) making it the most affordable, quality solar lantern in the world.

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