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SELC celebrate 30 years in the street lighting industry

16 July 2012 16.00 BST

(Ireland) - SELC celebrate 30 year anniversary with appointment of new CEO Paul Carey.

Over the last 30 years SELC has become known for quality, innovation, cutting edge technology and smart solutions in the field of Photocells, Electronic Ballasts and Solar Time Clocks as well as Powerline & Wireless Central Monitoring Systems.

Reflecting on 30 years of success and looking ahead to the future, the company's Founder & President, Seán Noone, said: "Since I first founded the company in 1982, we have helped redefine the meaning of street lighting. From pioneering the global expansion of SMART dimmable electronic ballasts to creating long-life photocells, solar time clocks we have continually broken new ground in the provision of world-class smart street lighting products. With the backing of our investors, developing our customer base, cooperation and joint venture partnership I see enormous growth over the next three years and the introduction of more innovative smart lighting solutions."

Once established SELC immediately brought ground-breaking innovation and new technologies to the Street Lighting industry. The 8481 ‘Long Life' Photocell, introduced in 1983, was the first of its kind. These photocells, some installed 28 years ago in Oxfordshire, UK are still going strong, accurately switching street lights on at dusk and off at dawn.
In 1989 SELC opened its state of the art, 10,000 sqmt, manufacturing facility in Belmullet on the West coast of Ireland in Belmullet, Co Mayo. Another landmark for the company was in 1991 when SELC became the first Irish SME to achieve ISO 9001 Approval. SELC has won numerous awards such as the An Taoiseach (Prime Ministers) National Innovation Award (Ireland) in 1999 and the EU ‘Green Light' award in 2009 for its work on the e-street program - The first full-scale intelligent street lighting installation in Oslo, Norway - the first of its kind in the world.
Recent developments in the company include the introduction of the world's first Wireless (RF) Photocell and the 6000 & 8000 Ranges of Electronic Ballasts which can power lamps up to 150W. This year SELC have also launched a new upgraded Solar Time Clock and introduced the internationally accepted DALI protocol into its Smart Ballasts and Wireless Photocells.

With a growing demand for more reliable Part Night photocells, SELC have just launched the 8480 DS Part Night (Daylight Saving BST/GMT Self Adjust Photocell). This photocell will ensure that the ON/OFF switching of street lights is not adversely affected by daylight saving BST/GMT changeover.


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