Natural Light solar lamps

VELUX donates Natural Light solar lamps to African communities

  • 4 Jan 2017

After observing the success of its Natural Light solar lamps in Africa, the VELUX Group plans to deliver 20,000 more lamps to support sales agents in off-grid communities, based in Sierra Leone, Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

The Natural Light project, which was created in collaboration with NGO Plan International and Little Sun, aims to bring a sustainable light source to remote African communities. The provision of ecological and affordable lighting allows citizens to enjoy greater independence, enabling them to cook, study and work safely in the dark.

By replacing their kerosene lanterns, which emit carbon dioxide, with these solar lamps, citizens will begin to see an overall improvement in air quality.

Ultimately, the project intends to bring better living environments to locations outside VELUX’s standard markets.

Natural Light solar lamps

Natural Light solar lamps in Africa

 By employing an entrepreneurial distribution model, VELUX also hopes to create a secure way for local sales agents to earn their living.

So far, the project has been successful: over 50 sales agents, spread throughout Sierra Leone, Zambia and Zimbabwe, now have their own businesses selling Natural Light solar lamps.

Following such a positive uptake in these counties, VELUX made the decision to extend the programme to Malawi. Project participants will be trained as sales agents; they will learn how to sell the Natural Light solar lamps via demonstrations, roleplays, workshops and group work.

The additional 20,000 solar lamps are now ready for distribution.


Velux Co Ltd
Woodside Way
Glenrothes East

Phone: 01592 778927
Fax: 01592 771839

Visit the VELUX website

Follow VELUX on Twitter

Leave a Reply

Latest news


GGF hails groundbreaking success

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) Members’ Week has been hailed a great success by members, guests and staff alike, as the Federation broke new ground to deliver the industry’s first major virtual event.

Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Exhibitions and Conferences, Glass, Glazing, Information Technology, Posts, Seminars, Training, Windows


Converted warehouse into luxury living with Selectaglaze secondary glazing

Selectaglaze fitted four noise reducing secondary glazing units in a luxury residential property in a converted warehouse in East London.

Posted in Acoustics, Noise & Vibration Control, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Case Studies, Glass, Glazing, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Windows


Kalwall shine a light on the world’s largest hangar

A large new hangar for American Airlines has been completed at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, using Kalwall® translucent cladding to provide natural daylight to form signature ‘light bars’ at each end.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Case Studies, Cladding, Facades, Lighting, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Walls