Monthly Newsletter
  January 2010
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D.light Design is an international consumer products company delivering quality energy solutions to families living without adequate electricity. Our mission is to enable households without reliable electricity to attain the same quality of life as those with electricity. We will begin by replacing every kerosene lantern with clean, safe and bright light. D.light is financed by prestigious venture capital firms including Nexus Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Garage Technology Ventures, Mahindra Group; with investment from leading social enterprise funds Acumen Fund and Gray Matters Capital.
D.light Provides Solar Lights for Haiti Relief Efforts

The day the earthquake struck Haiti, D.light staff immediately approached local distributors and international aid organizations to see how we could help. We knew that lack of electricity in the affected areas meant relief efforts and earthquake victims would have to rely on generators and solar power for lighting and other needs. We also felt particularly close to the disaster, given that D.light has thousands of customers who live in Haiti (pictured).

We're very proud to report that D.light is among the first to respond. We are working closely with international aid organizations to send over 33,000 of our solar lights to Haiti. D.light discounted our products to maximize the impact of each donation dollar, and the remaining funds were provided by government agencies, aid organizations, and individual donors. Look for more updates from our relief efforts in Haiti in the months to come.

D.light Opens Hong Kong Office

This month, D.light opened our fourth field office in Hong Kong, a Special Administrative Region of China, located on the Southern coast. The Hong Kong office will be home to our product design team and our growing international sales and marketing team. The international sales team will focus on expanding distribution in all off-grid markets outside of India and East Africa. Please visit our website for contact information of our new office.

D.light Videos Now on Our Website

It's impossible to tell the full D.light story--how we got started, what we're up to, how our products have impacted customers--without using every medium available to us. We're happy to share that we've just added a Multimedia page to the D.light website. It includes all the most important videos about us, including interviews with Sam Goldman, presentations, news reports, and customer testimonials. Start viewing D.light videos now.

D.light is Hiring Around the World

Are you an experienced professional looking for a new challenge? Do you want to be part of a team that is changing the world, all while getting one-of-a-kind experience with one of the world's leading social enterprises?

D.light is hiring for mid- and senior-level positions in our field offices in Hong Kong, India, Tanzania, and China. Visit Careers on our website to see a list of our current openings.

Customer Story: In India, D.light Customers Love Solar Lanterns with Mobile Charging

The Nova Mobile continues to meet two critical needs in India and elsewhere: providing bright, non-polluting light every day, and recharging mobile phones for our customers who would otherwise have to travel to an electrified area to do so. This video features several D.light customers in India who share about how the Nova Mobile has impacted their lives. Even more interesting, many of these customers have been using our products for nearly a year, which speaks to the long-term durability and value of the Nova.

Watch this video now. Many thanks to the Acumen Fund for making this great video possible!

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