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Richard Holliday

Founder and Gen Manager of Orion Solar Pty Ltd

Raised and educated in Canada, Richard's company is the Australian distributor for two Canadian companies which have pioneered the use of solar powered LED lighting products in a range of industries. Eleven years ago when Richard launched the Carmanah products in Australia, the product line consisted mainly of marker lights and aids to navigation for the aviation, marine and traffic industries. Since that time, the improvements in LED technology and solar panel efficiencies have extended the Orion product line to include solar powered solutions for almost any outdoor lighting application.

Orion's market is largely driven by the need to provide lighting where a convenient power source is unavailable or difficult to provide. Being a green, sustainable solution is important but not the overriding factor. Orion offers an off-grid solution which means the designers and selectors of our lights have to consider a number of variables which are different to those considered for hard wired lighting. Richard's presentation will examine the energy flow from the sun to the required light distribution and show how it is essential to consider those variables before the selection of any solar powered lighting system is made.

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We have partnered with Carmanah Technologies to offer our customers solar-powered LED outdoor lighting for roadways, parking lots, parks, and other areas. Carmanah and its subsidiary, Sol Inc., have provided solar LED solutions since 1990, and has installed over 75,000 systems in over 60 countries on six continents.

With solar-powered products on the rise internationally, many customers are dissatisfied with improperly sized and low-quality products. Thanks to experienced engineering and manufacturing, Carmanah’s product quality and specifications are among the best in the industry. What makes Carmanah one of the top companies?

  • Premium, quality-tested components for a long-lasting product
  • Customized systems properly configured to each location, ensuring long-term reliability
  • World-class customer support and warranty
As a preferred partner, we have been technically trained and are highly qualified to deliver on Carmanah’s expertise in solar outdoor lighting. We can offer reduced technical and commercial risk, strong local support, and peace of mind.    



Official Carmanah Illumination Partner 2016