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November 28, 2018

iLLUMA-Drive Inc., the Smart DC Energy company has achieved UL certification on its CENSE low voltage DC system

iLLUMA-Drive Inc., the Smart DC Energy company has achieved UL certification on its CENSE low voltage DC system

November 28, 2018, Burlington, ON iLLUMA-Drive has completed the electrical safety program with Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for their CENSE low voltage DC system. The approval covers CENSE for both UL2108 remote driver and the UL916 energy management system standards.

iLLUMA-Drive’s CEO, Derek Hopkins said “Our team and Underwriters Laboratories have worked tirelessly to certify our CENSE unit as the technology is so unique that we have had to develop new testing methods and systems. Both teams agree that the benefits of certification are huge, both to the lighting industry and more generally to the electrical sector.”

Anita Cassidy, Acting Executive Director at Burlington Economic Development Corporation:
“For the past three years, iLLUMA-Drive has leveraged Burlington’s business advantage including access to top talent and a convenient location along the QEW corridor, to produce cutting edge DC energy management systems. BEDC is excited to continue supporting them as they expand their business locally.”

Burlington Mayor-Elect, Marianne Meed Ward:
“This certification marks an incredible achievement for iLLUMA-Drive and demonstrates the level of business excellence happening right here in Burlington. iLLUMA-Drive brings a number of highly-skilled jobs to Burlington and will continue to do so as they expand to commercialization in North America.”

ILLUMA-Drive’s unique technology and UL testing capabilities and world-wide reach are an ideal partnership for both organizations, and the number of projects both plan to deliver will rise steadily.

CENSE is a low voltage DC in-building network that is almost 40% more efficient than traditional LED’s, is cheaper to maintain and install, and generates 40 times less flicker.

About iLLUMA-Drive Incorporated
iLLUMA-Drive is a smart DC energy company that plans to revolutionize both the home and workplace use of power. The approach fuses the IT sector’s technology and control with the power and scale of the energy sector to create a true transformation. They produce a range of products from intelligent low voltage DC micro-grids and energy gateways to advanced controls and IoT software.

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