Emergency LED Light Bar technology - BC-420

Preferred Disciplines: 1 Electrical Engineer and 1 Mechatronics Engineer (Masters or Undergraduate student)
Project length: 4-6 months (1 unit)
Approx. start date: As soon as possible
Location: Vancouver, BC
No. of Positions: 2
Preferences: Greater Vancouver area
Company: Spec Lighting Group – Division of Exhibau Event & Exhibition Services Corp 

About Company:

Exhibau was established in 2014 and has staged the TED conferences in Vancouver and has worked on projects in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, United States and Canada.  The Company is a lighting specialist and has created project elements for international governments and businesses such as BMW, BOSA, Porsche and Nike.

Summary of Project:

The Company has achieve the first 4 stages of technology readiness and is in the process of producing the first prototypes of the design prior to field testing. Further development is required to adapt and test the design of the electronic components of the lighting units . Research is required to develop the electronic components including dielectric and continuity testing prior to submission for CSA, UL and IEC certifications.  Further research into solar, wind and other performance criteria will also be developed.

Research Objectives/Sub-Objectives:

  • Design and testing of the electronic components
  • Measure the performance of the prototypes including continuity, impact, salt spray, and immersion
  • Evaluation of the light longevity of the fixture – LM 80 and TM 21


    • Adaptation of 3D metal printing technology
    • Confirmation of IP68 and IP60 International Electrotechnical standards

    Expertise and Skills Needed:

    • Electrical engineering / mechanical engineering with an interest in LED technology
    • Familiar with the levels of technology readiness to bring a product to market
    • Familiar with CSA, UL and IEC compliance
    • Familiar with 3D printing technology

    For more info or to apply to this applied research position, please

    1. Check your eligibility and find more information about open projects.
    2. Interested students need to get the approval from their supervisor and send their CV along with a link to their supervisor’s university webpage by applying through the webform