First Light Technologies
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About Us

With over 80 years of combined experience in product management, design engineering with solar and LED technologies, and a desire to make a difference. The leadership team at First Light Technologies (FLT) saw an opportunity to create solar powered LED lighting products that were cost effective, easy to install, pleasant to look at, and above all, reliable.

FLT was created with a mission to make our innovative solar powered bollards and luminaires the first choice for qualified applications. FLT has sold thousands of solar light fixtures, with installations from Seattle to Saudi Arabia.

Every light we produce is designed and built in our manufacturing facility located in Victoria, Canada. We source materials locally to ensure quality, and to participate in the local economies that have made us successful. We collaborate closely with our partners to create value through efficient design and responsible sourcing. Innovation is at the core of all that we do at FLT. We believe that the solar lighting industry is poised for tremendous growth and the innovations that we bring to market today, will have a measurable impact on climate change tomorrow. Our entire team is working every day to leave the world better than we found it.


2012 VIATec Technology Awards Finalist 2015 Ready to Rocket PROFIT500 2016 Next Generation Luminaires Viatec 2015 Finalist Douglas 10 To Watch

Leadership
Justin Taverna has been involved in solar power system design and project management for over twenty years. Justin has played a key role in the specification, design and implementation of commercial off-grid and grid-tie power system projects around the world. He has also been a Product Manager for solar power systems and solar powered traffic flashing beacons. Mr. Taverna holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering Degree from Montana State University and a Bachelor of Physics Degree from Wheeling Jesuit University.

Sean Bourquin has over twenty years experience in the design of embedded systems for a wide range of high reliability applications. He has also been involved in the design, development, and product advancement of off-grid solar powered LED lighting for a decade. Sean played a key role in the development of solar LED area lighting products, and has been a Design Engineer, Sales Engineer and Product Manager for solar powered LED lighting products. Mr. Bourquin holds a Bachelor of Computer Engineering Degree from the University of Victoria as well as a Diploma of Technology in Electronics Engineering from Camosun College.

Dr. David R. Green is a professional engineer with broad experience across several disciplines of engineering in creating products for industrial and commercial applications. He trained in physics and as an interdisciplinary scientist and worked in a university environment for three years. Dr. Green also has three decades of experience founding and managing technology companies, privately held, venture-backed, and public. Certified as a Director by Institute of Corporate Directors, Dr. Green has many years experience as Chairman and director of both public and venture-backed technology corporations.
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