Help D.Light redesign or innovate a new version of one of d.light’s products to become a standard renewable light and energy solution for one of the following indoor tasks:
For the 261,150 Amish that live without electricity in the U.S. and Canada, kerosene costs 10 – 20% of a family’s income. In addition, it’s a hazardous substance, causing serious burns and injuries every year, while emitting a considerable amount of greenhouse gases. It’s also an ineffective source of light, providing a dim illumination that’s difficult for studying, working, or reading.
Redesign or innovate a new version of one of d.light’s products to become a standard renewable light and energy solution for one of the following indoor tasks:
Mobility (such as buggy transportation)
Livelihood (e.g., livestock tending and farming, quilt making, furniture making, barn raising, or house building)
Quality of life (e.g., studying and reading, cooking, or other personal needs)
Leverage d.light’s affordable solar and LED technology.
Must cost less than kerosene as well as other petroleum or grain products.
Ensure the product conforms to Amish culture and technology restrictions.
Build a working prototype by the end of 2012 for use in an REI campaign.
Design and build the prototype for less than $5,000.
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