LED SMART was founded in 1995 in Edmonton, Alberta to take advantage of the developing LED lighting market.


After a quarter-century of experience being at the forefront of emerging markets within the LED industry, LED SMART is considered a pioneer for it's first to market product commitment.


Our in-house research and development team consistently engineer some of the most innovative products on the market today, including AI, IoT and mesh networking technologies.


By having all our departments under one roof, from design to production, the LED product line-up has strict quality controls from start to finish.

Below is a brief history of our story, but there is so much more to come as we continue to expand into different markets, and explore new and exciting ways to develop the next generation of LED lighting technology.  


Complete Timeline of Events


1995       LED SMART established as a small contract manufacturer

1997       LED SMART moves into a new production facility in Edmonton, AB for larger electronic assembly

2005       LED SMART starts the first design of linear LED Lighting Tube, first of its kind in the industry

2006       LED SMART installs first trial LED Lighting retrofit system on a transit bus, in Orange County, CA

2007       LED SMART starts the production of the new LED Taxi Top lights for New York City style taxi top                                     advertising

2007       LED SMART designs and supplies a custom LED Lighting system, with dual color capability, dimmable                         NVIS Blue for AAI/Textron's UGCS Ground Control Shelters

2008       LED SMART installs first trial LED Lighting retrofit system on a light rail car, Calgary, AB Canada

2008       LED SMART and Coast Mountain Bus Company (Vancouver, BC) retrofit interior lighting on all 245 trolley                   and STC Diesel buses

2009       LED SMART installs first fleet wide LED Lighting retrofit system on a light rail car, Calgary, AB Canada

2009       LED SMART begins delivery of custom designed military grade lighting system for Canada MSVS Project

2009       LED SMART starts to provide Motor Coach Industries (MCI) their internal LED Lighting systems - for both                   their J-Coach and D-Coach production lines

2009       LED SMART supplies Edmonton Transit - Light Rail - with the first LED Lighting system for their fleet                             retrofit lighting for Siemens U2 car overhaul

2010       LED SMART supplies LED lighting system for first fleet wide light rail retrofit in USA, for NJ Transit                                 Hudson- Bergen Line

2011       LED SMART and NABI install the retrofit lighting system for Liberty Lines, NY, Bus Lighting Systems for                         their 60' Neoplan articulated buses

2011       LED SMART supplies LED lighting system for fleet wide light rail retrofit in Cleveland, OH (GCRTA)

2012       LED SMART provides United Streetcar LED Interior lighting systems for integration direct to their brand-                     new rail cars - for Portland Streetcar and Sunlink Transit (Tucson, AZ)

2012       LED SMART provides first delivery of LED Lighting, high grade commercial tubes to SEPTA (Philadelphia                       Transit), for use in all their 200+ transit stations and concourse retrofit upgrades

2013       LED SMART provides lighting for the US Coast Guard "People Pod" through Berg Manufacturing -                                 includes custom designed light for best safety lighting system, maximized head room, dual color with                         NVIS Blue lighting

2013       LED SMART designs and manufactures custom made kit lighting for the interior MSVS desk light project                     for Canada Forces

2014       LED SMART provides custom made lighting system for City of Philadelphia clock tower.  A custom                               designed color to mimic the clock face color, as part of the city hall restoration project

2015       LED SMART develops LED Lighting retrofit 24" lamp for marine use, based on US Navy mil-spec.

2016       LED SMART receives official approval letter for 24" Navy Lamp from NAVSEA 05Z (NSN 6240-01-610-2124)

2017       LED SMART awarded custom designed, LED Lighting and Power Supply System for the Canadian Forces                     HQSS Project. Consisting of more than 8500 Light Kits, 2200 Power Panels and other peripheral                                   components. Production to consist of up to 5 years of production, plus, up to 20 years of in-service                             support

2017       LED SMART develops LED Lighting retrofit for 48" high bay application for marine use, based on US Navy                   mil-spec

2018       LED SMART develops T5 12", 18" and 24" T8 lamps for marine application, according to US Mil-spec

2018       LED SMART granted letter from US Navy - NAVSEA 05Z for approval of our FLZ-48" lamp for high bay                           lighting (NSN 6240-01-655-7354)

2018       LED SMART provides first delivery of custom designed LED Lighting for New York City Transit (NYCT) MTA                   light rail cars, for the R142, R142A, R160 series

2018       LED SMART marked as a top performer in Canada - listed in the Top 500 Growth Business in Canada

2018       LED SMART owner, Mr. Shan, semi-finalist for Entrepreneur of the year in Alberta

2019       LED SMART opens new high-tech design and manufacturing facility in Surrey, BC.

2019       For the second year in a row, LED SMART marked as a top performer in Canada - listed in the Top 500                         Growth Businesses in Canada

2019       LED SMART granted letter from US Navy - NAVSEA 05Z for approval of our FLZ-24"-T8 LED Lamp,                                 designed for specific use on Ford Class carriers.  (M16377/86-002)

2019       LED SMART surpasses delivery of over 200,000 FLZ-24" lamps to the US and other foreign Navies