Tilton, New Hampshire, USA – November 5, 2020 – Sealite USA began operations in 2010 as a small, regional distributor of buoys in the United States. Today, the Tilton, New Hampshire company helps the largest vessels safely navigate into harbors, and commercial and military planes and helicopters safely land. With the vision of being the global leader of technologically advanced navigation aids through its people, process, and commitment to quality, Sealite USA will celebrate 10 years of operation and success on November 1, 2020.
Today, Sealite USA manufactures three different product lines for sales throughout the North, South, and Central America to improve customer safety and efficiency across land, air, and sea. Avlite products improve the safety of aviation and include portable, temporary, and permanent airfield, obstruction, and helipad lighting. The Sealite product line includes aids to navigation to improve the safety of maritime operations and activities. Sealite products include marine buoys, lanterns, lighthouse beacons, bridge lights, dam and dredge floats, and mooring buoys. Sealite USA’s third and newest brand is Star2M. It provides GSM and satellite-based, asset management for Avlite and Sealite products.
Sealite marine products were initially handled by a distributor in the early 2000s. When it became apparent that the Americas held the largest growth opportunity for the Australian-based manufacturer, Sealite USA was formed. The company began operations from a small, Gilford, New Hampshire warehouse. A move in 2013 to a larger facility provided enhanced manufacturing capabilities and room for additional equipment, including a rotational molding machine for buoy production. A 2018 acquisition enabled Avlite to offer complete airfield lighting solutions for government, civil, and defense aviation authorities around the world. Avlite recently landed a $50m U.S. Air Force contract for Avlite’s High Mobility Airfield Lighting (HMALS).
Sealite USA’s three brands are recognized as some of the most innovative, high quality, and reliable in their respective markets. The company employs 34 employees and has an additional sales office in Cartagena, Colombia, SA. Customers include all branches of the U.S. Department of Defense, South American defense and coast guard authorities, state boating law enforcement agencies, private and public transportation authorities, and major international utility and marine construction companies throughout the Americas.
Tara Stewart has been Sealite USA’s President since late 2016. “Sealite USA rigorously develops, manufactures, and markets its product lines for balanced performance results. Our people, processes, and products have been at the heart of our company’s success from its foundation. We will continue to operate under the guiding values that have positioned us for a bright future.”
It is a great benefit to our community to have this [Avlite’s helipad lighting system] installed and commissioned at CareFlight’s Toowoomba base. Avlite’s particular type of lighting lends itself to a lot of applications given that it’s easy to install, doesn’t require electricity as its solar powered and can be remotely controlled. It’s a fabulous technology, obviously a world leading technology and from my point of view, it’s great to see an Australian Manufacturing success story.
-Cr Mike Williams
For an aerodrome operator to provide equivalent night-use runway standards for the RFDS and other fixed-base users at around one-third of the cost of a traditional mains-powered runway and taxiway lighting system, there has to be greater recognised merit for this (solar-powered) alternative especially in a location like ours where it is sunny most days of the year.
Our industry appreciates the on-going support of this Australian owned and operated company whose solar powered airfield and helipad lighting systems assist in the improvement of safety for both fixed and rotary wing aeromedical flight crews and passengers around the country.
As the busiest Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) based in the State [of Queensland], the benefits [of Avlite’s helipad lighting] are many. Not only does it [the system] enhance the safety of our operations, it also helps us to continue to improve our level of service delivery to the community and to our customers.
-Ashley van de Velde
These lights [AV-70s] have been a great asset to many outback communities that previously we were not able to access 24/7.
Just to let you know the new airport floodlight has now been installed for several weeks and the medical staff and Power and Water staff [who look after the airport] agree it has made things much easier and safer for night-time medivacs. Your assistance with enabling us to have this basic but important infrastructure is much appreciated.
Since starting our distributorship with Avlite, we have gone from strength to strength with the great range of solar products and of course the fantastic support of the Avlite staff. It’s been a good year for us. May it continue.
Re: Avlite AV70 taxiway lights, are working really well. Thank you for your assistance in getting our ramp up and running.
-Capt. US Air Force
The lights are installed and are operating beautifully.
We did install all of the lights. We even used a few red lights as obstruction markers on top of 68 meter power line towers. I finally found a high quality camera and took some photos. I will send them to you as soon as I can download them. We submitted some additional light orders to our contracting office, so you can expect to receive a bit solicitation from them soon. The lights are working great and we appreciate the support.