The future is luminous for innovative LED Roadway Lighting Ltd.
As business development officer Ken Cartmill explains, LED Roadway Lighting designs and manufactures energy-efficient street lights calculated to be maintenance-free for 20 years.
The company's target is governments and utility companies. "North America is our first and primary market but we plan to sell into every major industrialized nation," says Cartmill, noting great potential in the United Arab Emirates.
A key strength of the family business, incorporated in 2007, is flexibility. This is supported by sister company C-Vision, an electronics design and manufacturing business in Amherst. The two businesses together employ over 100.
"We can make a design change, send it to C-Vision and have it manufactured and tested within the span of a week or two," Cartmill says. "That process could take four to six months at a larger company."
The provincial government's Industrial Expansion Fund has supported C-Vision's growth and will do the same for LED Roadway Lighting.
"It's enabling us to further invest in research and development staff and explore new technologies that haven't been available in street lighting before," Cartmill says. "This is an investment in our company and in the development of intellectual property that's owned within the province."Spotlights:
- LED Roadway Lighting says its lead and mercury-free street light represents "35-50% energy savings and greenhouse gas reductions over existing street lighting."
- LED Roadway Lighting and C-Vision are headed by award-winning entrepreneur Chuck Cartmill.
February 17, 2009