|Westire Technologies Teo, based in the idyllic northwest Mayo Gaeltacht town of Béal an Mhuirthead (Belmullet), design and manufacture photocells and photoelectric sensors that control streetlights. From this rural base on the Wild Atlantic Way, the company has invented and patented a ground-breaking technology in the streetlighting control space.
Westire Technology Limited, originally known as SELC IRELAND was established in 1982 by Seán Noone with the support of Údarás na Gaeltachta. It was and continues to be an important employer in this rural Gaeltacht town which currently supports over 32 jobs in the area.
Seán, an astute electronic engineer and successful inventor, was inspired to develop the light sensor device now used on street lights and soon after setting up SELC, Seán and his team launched a ground-breaking Silicon Eye ambient light sensor, which became the industry standard globally as it switched on streetlights accurately and this led to energy efficiency and energy savings on street lights of up to 40%. This Gaeltacht company have brought a new meaning to street lighting controls, pioneering game-changing technologies such as: Silicon Eye Response Ambient Light Detectors. RAT Switching, Candelon PLC Communications, Smart HID Ballasts, Dimmable Electronic Ballasts and Astro Time Clocks.
With over 35 years-experience in the provision of photocell street lighting technologies Westire Technologies are supplying Utilities, Lighting Luminaire OEM’s and Municipalities through-out Europe, North America, Canada & South Africa.
Údarás na Gaeltachta have supported Westire Technologies Teo. and its predecessors every step of this inspirational journey in a partnership that has supported enterprise and employment in the local area by encouraging innovation and skills development at every juncture.
Westire Technologies are committed to Research and Development and rely on the creative and diverse global team that they have assembled over the years to continue breaking new ground in the provision of world-class smart street light and smart city control products. From one of Irelands most westerly points the world can look forward to continuous new breakthroughs in green technology development and in the Smart City green technology space.
So for anyone on an winters evening stroll on a street lit path anywhere in the world it was most likely ground-breaking technology from the Béal an Mhuirthead Gaeltacht area that turned on the light for you!