Victoria, BC – For the third consecutive year, First Light Technologies has been ranked as one of the fastest growing companies in Canada by the Growth 500. With a 5 year revenue growth rate of 1125%, the self-contained solar light manufacturer climbed 113 positions to rank 77th.


“We’re really excited to be included with such a great group of companies for the third year in a row,” said First Light CEO Sean Bourquin. “Our growth is thanks to our amazing team and it’s a great validation of the approach we’ve taken to solar lighting.


Self-Contained Solar Lighting

First Light has been a pioneer in self-contained solar light products. Unlike traditional solar lights, self-contained solar integrates the battery and solar panel seamlessly in the fixture to make install much easier. The lights also incorporate adaptive capabilities to eliminate the need for site specific system modelling required by other solar lighting solutions.


“I think we’re only starting to see the potential of solar lighting,” said Bourquin. “Our goal has always been to make solar lighting as simple and reliable as possible. With our innovative technology and a self-contained design approach that takes out much of the complexity of modelling and install, I think we’re going to have a lot more solar powered lighting in the future.”


About the Growth 500  

For 30 years, the Growth 500 has been Canada’s most respectable and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Ranking Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth, the Growth 500—formerly known as the PROFIT 500—profiles the country’s most successful growing businesses.For more information on the ranking, visit    


About Canadian Business

Founded in 1928, Canadian Business is the longest-serving and most-trusted business publication in the country. It is the country’s premier media brand for executives and senior business leaders. It fuels the success of Canada’s business elite with a focus on the things that matter most: leadership, innovation, business strategy and management tactics. Learn more at   


About First Light Technologies

First Light Technologies designs and manufactures commercial grade, self-contained solar lights. The company is dedicated to pushing the potential of sustainable, pedestrian-scale solar lighting by constantly striving for better and simpler solutions. Founded in 2009, the company has over 15,000 luminaires and bollards installed in more than 30 countries.

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