September 25, 2020

Victoria, BC

First Light Technologies is pleased to announce its inclusion on the 2020 Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies.

Canada’s Top Growing Companies ranks Canadian companies on three-year revenue growth. First Light Technologies earned its spot with three-year growth of 133%.

Better, Simpler Outdoor Lighting

First Light’s strong growth comes as the company has been at the forefront of solar lighting for the last 11 years. The company is a pioneer in self-contained commercial solar lights . Their approach offers the simplest way of providing outdoor lighting, coupled with overall cost savings of typically 50% or more when compared to wired lighting and no ongoing carbon emissions.

“We’re honoured to be included again this year, alongside so many great Canadian success stories. Being one of Canada’s top growing companies for a second year in a row is another confirmation that our vision for solar lighting resonates with our customers and we hear that in their success stories,” said First Light Technologies CEO Sean Bourquin. “We continue our mission to make First Light solar lighting the clear choice for lighting outdoor community spaces through our team’s commitment to our customers and to designing the best products in the market.”

About Globe and Mail Canada’s Top Growing Companies

Launched in 2019, the Canada’s Top Growing Companies editorial ranking aims to celebrate entrepreneurial achievement in Canada by identifying and amplifying the success of growth-minded, independent businesses in Canada. It is a voluntary program; companies had to complete an in-depth application process in order to qualify. In total, 400 companies earned a spot on this year’s ranking.

The full list of 2020 winners, and accompanying editorial coverage, is published in the October issue of Report on Business magazine—out now—and online at

“The stories of Canada’s Top Growing Companies are worth telling at any time, but are especially relevant in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic,” says James Cowan, Editor of Report on Business magazine. “As businesses work to rebuild the economy, their resilience and innovation make for essential reading.”

“Any business leader seeking inspiration should look no further than the 400 businesses on this year’s Report on Business ranking of Canada’s Top Growing Companies,” says Phillip Crawley, Publisher and CEO of The Globe and Mail. “Their growth helps to make Canada a better place, and we are proud to bring their stories to our readers.”

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 5.9 million readers every week in print or digital formats, and Report on Business magazine reaches 2.1 million readers in print and digital every issue. The Globe and Mail’s investment in innovative data science means that as the world continues to change, so does The Globe. The Globe and Mail is owned by Woodbridge, the investment arm of the Thomson family.

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, solar lighting by constantly delivering better and simpler solutions.

Media Contact

Kirsten Denham
Marketing Manager
(250) 940-6837