Victoria, BC – First Light Technologies is pleased to be listed in the inaugural Globe and Mail Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies

“Being one of Canada’s top growing companies is a great confirmation that our approach to solar lighting is resonating with our customers,” said First Light Technologies CEO Sean Bourquin. “Our team does an amazing job and this recognition  drives us to continue our mission to make First Light solar lighting the clear choice when it comes to lighting outdoor community spaces.”

Unmatched Solar Lighting

First Light’s strong growth comes as the company has been at the forefront of solar lighting for over 10 years. The company is a pioneer in self-contained solar bollards and light fixtures. The approach offers major advantages to customers including a much simpler installation, minimal visual profile and overall cost savings of typically  50% or more when compared to wired lighting. 

As part of its mission for better, simpler solar lighting, First Light has released a number of major improvements recently to further improve the simplicity and performance of its products, including enhancements to its IPL architectural solar light, SCL commercial area light and its PLB architectural solar bollard.  

About Globe and Mail Canada’s Top Growing Companies

Launched in 2019, the Canada’s Top Growing Companies ranking program aims to celebrate entrepreneurial achievement in Canada by identifying and amplifying the success of growth-minded, independent businesses in Canada. 

The full list of 2019 winners, and accompanying editorial coverage, is published in the October issue of Report on Business magazine and online at

“The 400 companies on the inaugural Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies ranking demonstrate ambition, innovation and tremendous business acumen,” says Phillip Crawley, Publisher and CEO of The Globe and Mail. “Their contributions to the economy help to make Canada a better place, and warrant commendation.”

About The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail is Canada’s foremost news media company, leading the national discussion and causing policy change through brave and independent journalism since 1844. With award-winning coverage of business, politics and national affairs, The Globe and Mail newspaper reaches 6.6 million readers every week, and Report on Business magazine reaches 1.8 million readers every issue. 

About First Light Technologies

First Light Technologies designs and manufactures commercial grade, self-contained solar powered lights. The company is dedicated to driving the potential of sustainable, pedestrian-scale solar lighting by constantly delivering better and simpler solutions. Founded in 2009, the company has over 21,000 luminaires and bollards installed in more than 30 countries.

In addition to the Globe and Mail recognition, the company has been listed as one of the fastest growing companies in the country by the GROWTH 500 ranking for four consecutive  years. 

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