About Us

Since its founding in 1982, SELC has helped redefine the meaning of street lighting. From pioneering the global expansion of SMART dimmable electronic ballasts to creating long-life photocells, and launching the world's most accurate solar time switch SELC has continually broken new ground in the provision of world-class street lighting control products.

SELC clients, thanks to our state-of-the-art technology, are now more energy efficient and have reduced their carbon footprint from street lighting infrastructure. Our milestones include:

History of SELC Ireland Ltd
  History of SELC Ireland Ltd
  History of SELC Ireland Ltd
SELC Ireland Ltd (SELC Eire Teoranta) is founded in Belmullet, Co Mayo, Ireland by Mr Sean Noone.  

SELC launches the ‘Long Life’ (>25 years ) photocell (SELC 8481) with a patented light sensor that for the first time accurately mimicked the human eyes response to light.

 

SELC opens its first manufacturing facility (10,000 sqmts) in Ireland with assistance from the Irish Government.


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SELC becomes the first Irish SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) to get ISO 9001 Approval (IS EN – ISO 9001. 2008).

 

SELC opens its first overseas office in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

  SELC launches the most accurate solar time switch in the world (SELC Set 45) allowing street lights to be controlled in line with the sun’s position in the sky at any point of longitude or latitude on the globe.
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SELC launches the low energy UPS (90v-300v) long life photocell (SELC 8480).

 

SELC wins An Taoiseach (Prime Ministers) National Innovation Award (Ireland).

 

SELC launches the world’s first (dimmable) electronic ballast (SELC 2000 range 50-150Watt).

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SELC launches its new range of SELC 4000 electronic ballasts.

 

SELC launches its Street light Central Monitoring Solution (CMS) called Candelon using powerline communications technology.

 

SELC partners with Streetlight Vision (SLV) in Paris, France and begins the roll-out of over 14 separate SELC installations over the next 2 years.

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SELC wins the EU ‘Green Light’ award 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.

 

ESB (Ireland’s largest utility company) takes a strategic shareholding in the company through its cleantech investment arm – Novus Modus.

 

New Headquarters opened in Q House, Sandyford, Dublin, Ireland with integrated R&D laboratories.

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SELC launches its new range SELC 6000 electronic ballasts.  

SELC completes the installation of its first intelligent street lighting solution in South Africa (Durban).

 

SELC launches the world’s first wireless (RF) photocell (with Class 3 energy metering).

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SELC enters the French market with its SMART 150w Ballast (Ampere Ballast) and opens a representative office in Paris.
 
  SELC achieves CB, KTC & UL approval.   SELC begins large scale roll out of its CMS Wireless Platform.
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SELC launches its new SELC 6000 Smart Electronic 150W Energy Efficient Ballast.   SELC Launches new upgraded Solar Time Clock.   SELC introduces the internationally accepted DALI & Telensa protocol into its Smart Ballasts and Wireless Photocells.
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SELC wins full acceptance for supplying Time Clocks to UK Network Rail.
SELC appoint new CEO Paul Carey   SELC launch the new affordable AcRo Photocell
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SELC launch the new SmartStar 45W - 150W Electronic Ballast   SELC Launch the new SmartStar 250W Electronic Ballast   SELC Launch the new AcRo MiniCell
         
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SELC Launch the new DALI PLC Communications Node   SELC Launch new SmartStar LED Driver   SELC Dublin HQ moves to Ballycoolin