About First Light

We’re pushing the potential of solar lighting.

Lights manufactured and shipped, and counting!

Years of combined solar lighting experience


5-year revenue growth

Our mission is to make outdoor spaces better for people. To make solar powered lights the first choice for pedestrian scale lighting, we work relentlessly to improve the performance, design and simplicity of our lights so that they are the most cost effective, easy to install, stylish, robust and reliable option.

Some of Our Clients


Award-Winning Technology

First Light’s co-founders Justin Taverna (left) and Sean Bourquin have grown the company to a ranking of 190 on the PROFIT 500’s 2017 list of Canada’s fastest-growing companies. Photo: Jeffrey Bosdet

Manufactured at our Victoria, Canada headquarters, we source materials locally whenever possible to ensure quality, participate in local economies and to improve sustainability. Our entire team is driven to work every day to leave the world better than we found it.

Our team’s commitment to quality has been detailed by Douglas Magazine, Export Development Canada, and Canadian Business, in addition to a number of industry recognition, including:

  • 2018, 2017, 2016 PROFIT 500
  • 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 Ready to Rocket
  • 2016 BC Export Award
  • 2016 Next Generation Luminaires Winner
  • 2015 VIATEC Technology Award Finalist
  • 2012 VIATEC Technology Award Winner
  • 2012 Douglas 10 To Watch

What Drives Us




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