During a Government of Canada-led business mission in the Dominican Republic and Haiti, Halifax's LED Roadway Lighting (LRL) secured a multimillion-dollar supply contract in the Dominican Republic. As part of the contract, LRL will work with partners to convert existing public lighting fixtures to their own Satellite Series™ LED technology in Santo Domingo and other urban areas in the Dominican Republic.
More than 300 municipal and utility clients in more than 25 countries have installed LRL's Satellite series street and area lighting fixtures, which are designed and manufactured in Nova Scotia. LRL's products are free of lead and mercury, provide energy savings of up to 80 per cent compared to traditional lighting technology and offer substantially reduced maintenance costs.
"This newly awarded contract for the Dominican Republic is a good opportunity for us to showcase the benefits of our leading edge technologies and the quality of green technology products emerging from Atlantic Canada," says Charles Cartmill, CEO of LED Roadway Lighting Ltd. "Thanks to the support of the Government of Canada, we have had the opportunity to develop an innovative design resulting in increased energy savings and a significant return on investment for consumers once the new technology is implemented. There is significant value in the support shown by ACOA to the growth of the clean technology sector in Canada."
Twenty companies and organizations from the infrastructure and agri-food sectors are participating in the Government of Canada-led trade mission to the Dominican Republic and Haiti, including LED Roadway Lighting. Since 2005, ACOA has approved more than $8.3 million in funding for LRL for the development of technology and products, such as the fixtures being supplied in this contract. LRL has also participated in multiple international Government of Canada-led business missions.