This post is being written without lights. That’s a decision made because of where I am in western
Every day, people are killed or seriously injured by burns from kerosene lights in villages and that’s what motivated social entrepreneur Sam Goldman, the CEO of California company d-light design to address the issue.
“1.6 billion people, about one in four, don’t have access to electricity,” said Goldman, who worked as a peace corps volunteer and saw first-hand what kerosene burns do to children.
The company currently has three products using its LED and solar-power lamps. Nova, is a solar and AC chargeable lamp; as is the desk-type version the Comet; the Vega is a fast-charging model that provides one hour of light for every hour of charge, a unit that would be particularly useful in places with sporadic electricity. Prices range from $12 to $30.
In a bid to reduce its overhead and make its products more affordable, d-light is moving its headquarters from Silicon Valley to Shenzhen
written by Aaron Dalton, June 18, 2008
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