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Hundreds more Transit Shelters in Toronto Seeing the Light with SolarOne LED Shelter Lighting Kits

09/17/2013
Needham, MA - SolarOne Solutions, Inc. is pleased to announce that hundreds of its new LED Shelter-Lighting Kits (LSK) are being installed in transit shelters across the Greater Toronto Area. This is part of Toronto’s Coordinated Street Furniture Program, the City’s 20 year commitment to make streets more pedestrian friendly, and promote a positive Toronto identity. Executed by Astral Out-Of-Home, the program impacts over 25,000 street furniture elements.
The new LSK provides solar-powered, motion-activated security lighting in many of the area’s transit shelters. With the added lights, maps are clearly visible, riders are more secure and bus drivers can see shelter occupants. The kit consists of a ceiling-mounted enclosure and a solar panel that mounts to the roof.  A single person can install the system in under 45 minutes. 
 
Astral Out-of-Home’s Manager Brad Chebot (or AOH’s technical advisor Kieran Davies) says that they evaluated several options and found the LSK to offer the best overall lighting characteristics and overall value to the city. 
 
The vandal-resistant enclosure integrates two high-efficiency LED lights, batteries, controls and an occupancy sensor.  The kit is designed to operate in a wide range of climates and operating conditions.
 
“SolarOne’s LSK is the latest development in a decade-long history addressing the needs of the transit and shelter market,” says SolarOne CEO, Moneer Azzam. “It represents our continued commitment to the market and to the Coordinated Street Furniture Program.” 
The street furniture program offers the community over 26 transit shelter options. For security lighting as well as advertising illumination applications, SolarOne helps the partners deploy quickly and avoid grid installation costs such as trenching, wiring and hook-up.
ABOUT SOLARONE® SOLUTIONS
 
SolarOne Solutions, Inc. ("SolarOne") is the leader in commercial-scale solar-powered LED lighting systems. The company combines highly efficient LED lamps, with its patented SO-Bright® technology, to provide performance and reliability at levels comparable to commercial grid-connected lighting. With systems operating in a wide range of environmental conditions since 2004, SolarOne established itself as the first to develop and deploy solar-powered area lighting systems using white LED technology. Today, SolarOne and its SO-Bright® Technology is the choice of many well-established municipalities and institutions including the City of Toronto, the City of Los Angeles, and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. SolarOne's systems are deployed across the United States as well as in international locations including Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Nigeria. SolarOne with its SO-Bright® Technology has also been chosen as the solar lighting partner for several major lighting and shelter companies, and has representation across North America and the UAE. The company is venture-backed and based in Needham, Massachusetts.
ABOUT ASTRAL OUT-OF-HOME 

Astral Out-of-Home is one of Canada's leading out-of-home advertising companies with more than 9,500 strategically-placed advertising faces in key markets in Québec, Ontario, and British Columbia. As a forward-looking company, Astral Out-of-Home has embarked on a series of green-and-clean initiatives to reduce its ecological footprint and actively participate in sustainable development.
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