Bright Negawatts partners with Nedco for Canada-wide Lumismart distribution
By Anthony Capkun
Bright Negawatts Inc.—a provider of energy efficiency, conservation and demand management products and solutions—has entered into an agreement with Nedco (a division of Rexel Canada Electrical Inc.), wherein Nedco will serve as the national distributor of the Lumismart ILC (intelligent lighting controller) in Canada.
“The timing of Lumismart ILC coming onto the market in Canada could not be better,” said Mark Rodger, CEO and founder of Bright Negawatts Inc. “Nedco and its extensive contractor channel will be very valuable in getting the Lumismart ILC to market quickly, efficiently and safely. Both companies have a focus on delivering and supporting utility programs, a key element in conservation technology deployment.”
The Lumismart ILC, developed by Toronto-based Cavet Technologies, is a smart grid-enabled lighting controller that provides microprocessor-driven adaptive control of lighting circuits to reduce power consumption by at least 30% without replacing any existing lamps, ballasts or fixtures. Following 12 years of development, the Lumismart ILC received UL certification just recently.
Lumismart ILC was made commercially available across Canada through Nedco on November 8. It will be stocked and supported across Canada by Nedco, making it available to local utilities, property managers, electrical contractors, ESCOs (energy service companies) and energy consultants.
“Our team at Nedco across the country is very excited about bringing Lumismart ILC to our customers,” said Richard Ferguson, Nedco VP. “This solution fits very well into our strategy to bring energy conservation products to market, and in supporting the utility-initiated conservation programs that make them attractive to end-users. It also allows us to respond to our contractors who have been asking for more conservation products from us, based on their customers’ demands.”
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