US and Delhi based D.light Design, a lighting and power solutions startup has raised $5.5mn series A financing form Nexus India Capital, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Garage Technology Ventures, Mahindra & Mahindra, and social funds Acumen Fund and Gray Matters Capital.
d.light design is dedicated to bringing modern lighting and power to over 1.6 billion people globally currently living without electricity. We aim to be the #1 player in off-grid lighting and power solutions worldwide. We are a high volume manufacturer customized design house.
Currently, d.light offers 2 products and will use the funding to grow its manufacturing and distribution capacity
- Nova – available in both solar and AC chargeable versions, provides up to 32 hours of bright light on a full charge at efficiencies 30-50% greater than fluorescent lights. The Nova is several times brighter than a kerosene lantern. and
- Solata – an ultra-light and high quality task lamp designed as a supplementary light source. It performs exceptionally well for tasks where light is required from specific angles.
Watch this interview with d.light ceo: