Recognitions

Recognitions

New Energy Pioneer (2013)

d.light was named Bloomberg New Energy Pioneer in 2013, in recognition of our innovative, proven technologies, robust business model, the ability to demonstrate traction and momentum in activities and the potential for global scale.

 

Zayed Future Energy Prize (2013)

d.light was the winner of the Zayed Future Energy Prize 2013, the world’s largest annual award in the renewable and sustainable energy sector. d.light was selected in the small and medium size enterprise category.

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Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (2013)

d.light has joined the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA). GOGLA has been established to act as the industry advocate with a focus on small and medium enterprises. It is a neutral, independent, not-for-profit association created to promote lighting solutions that benefit society and businesses in developing and emerging markets.

B Labs (2012)

In 2012, d.light was named a “B Corp” by the nonprofit B Labs, which certifies that d.light meets rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Each year since, d.light has been recognized as a B-Corp “Best for the World” company, based on our overall impact.

GIIRS Rating Pioneer Company (2012)

d.light was among the first 200 companies to undertake the Global Impact Investment Rating System’s (GIIRS) rigorous, independent assessment of social and environmental performance impact.

Forbes’ List of Top 30 Social Entrepreneurs (2011)

d.light founders Sam Goldman and Ned Tozun were recognized by Forbes Magazine as two of the world’s top 30 social entrepreneurs.

Spark Awards (2011)

The d.light S1 was selected as the Gold Award winner by the Spark Awards.

Asia Society (2011)

d.light founder Ned Tozun was named as an Asia 21 Young Leader.

The Cleantech Group and The Guardian (2010)

d.light was selected as one of the world’s top 100 cleantech companies by The Cleantech Group and The Guardian.

Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy (2010)

d.light won the International Gold Award by the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy.

Lighting Africa (2010)

d.light’s Nova S200 was recognized as an Outstanding Product by Lighting Africa in 2010.

World Economic Forum (2010)

d.light’s founder Sam Goldman was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

Design Week Awards (2010)

The Kiran S10 was selected as the best-designed consumer product by the Design Week Awards.

Spark Awards (2009)

The Kiran S10 was awarded the highest design honors by the Spark Awards.

Social Venture Network (2009)

d.light founders Sam Goldman and Ned Tozun were awarded the Innovation Award by the Social Venture Network.

The Cleantech Group and The Guardian (2009)

d.light was selected as one of the world’s top 100 cleantech companies by The Cleantech Group and The Guardian.

GoingGreen Top 100 (2008)

d.light was selected as one of the top 100 greentech companies by AlwaysOn.

Global 250 List (2008)

d.light was selected as one of the top 250 private technology companies by AlwaysOn.

Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs (2007)

d.light was selected as both the best-in-class and the most likely to succeed start-up in the energy category.

AlwaysOn (2007)

d.light won first place in AlwaysOn’s clean technology competition.

GoingGreen Top 100 (2007)

d.light was selected as one of the top 100 greentech companies by AlwaysOn and KPMG VC Practice.

Draper Fisher Jurvetson (2007)

d.light won first place in Draper Fisher Jurvetson’s annual national Venture Challenge, with the award being a $250,000 investment from the prestigious venture capital firm.

Stanford University BASES (2007)

d.light won first place in Stanford University’s social enterprise business plan competition.

Books featuring d.light

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Let There Be Light
by Rachel Kleinfeld and Drew Sloan; features d.light’s research on energy expenditures
A History of the World in 100 Objects
by Neil MacGreggor
d.light lantern featured as 100th object
Product Design in the Sustainable Era
by Delcacio Reis
featuring d.light’s first product line
Spark Design Awards
by Peter F. Kuchnicki
d.light S1 featured as a Gold Award winner
Inside Coca-Cola
by Neville Isdell and David Beasley
d.light featured as a model social enterprise
Giving 2.0
by Laura Arrilaga-Andreesson
d.light named as a high-impact social enterprise