One million points of light. That’s how many BRIGHT solar lamps had found their way into off-grid communities by end of December 2016. It is this dedication to improving off-grid living that lies at the heart of Oslo-based BRIGHT’s product development and business ethos. The people at BRIGHT are committed to understanding how affordable, convenient access to light can alleviate the negative effects of living off-grid, and improve family economy, education, health and safety.
1.2 billion people live in off-grid communities in Africa, Asia and South America. This is BRIGHT’s core market. This includes millions of refugees and displaced people who depend on aid and relief organizations.
BRIGHT’s research-based design process entails travelling the world to experience off-grid communities from the inside, first-hand, hands-on. The identified needs are applied to a stringent design and production process, with the sole aim of delivering solutions for better off-grid living. The production of BRIGHT’s durable and applicable products informs every step of the company’s search for innovative customers, partners and employees.
“It’s possible.” BRIGHT’s slogan. It’s possible to create more light anywhere. So children can do their homework at night. So women can light their paths at night. So entrepreneurs can run their businesses and charge their phones. So communities can become connected and climb the energy ladder. More than one million BRIGHT lamps are impacting the lives of more than 4 million people. BRIGHT is hard at work to extend its product range, collaborating with both the humanitarian sector as well as commercial distributors to widen its impact and improve living conditions for as many people as possible.
BRIGHT was the first company to fully commit to the Future-Fit Business Benchmark, a science-based definition of what it means to be an environmentally sustainable business for the future. BRIGHT is a member of GOGLA (The Off-Grid Lighting Association), NOREPS (Norwegian Emergency Preparedness System) and NABA (Norwegian-African Business Association).