Bridgetown, Barbados – ‘BMEX’ 2017 may have concluded, but some attendees of the island’s largest manufacturing expo have a new reason to smile brightly.
Caribbean LED Lighting (CLL), a long-time supporter of BMEX and the sole local manufacturer of LED lighting, recently rewarded several BMEX patrons at a press event inside their Lower Estate Showroom.
The winners of android tablets from Lumisol Technology Consultancy Inc and gift vouchers from CLL were Adrienne Jones, Martina Pile and Stewart Walrond. In their votes of thanks, all three echoed sentiments of looking forward to savings from switching their homes to LED lighting, the aesthetics of the CLL booth at the expo, and that they were pleased to support locally made products.
Founder and Chairman of CLL, Mr. Jim Reid, touched on this aspect of the company, stating “We’re presenting prizes that reflect made-in-Barbados products. Of course we had the choice when we started this company six years ago, to either import finished products, or import components and manufacture here in Barbados. We chose to manufacture here in Barbados.” Expanding to say that the company had since then created almost fifty green collar jobs, he described the staff as “excited about the future, excited about being part of this new revolution to save the planet”.
“The choices we have are either give the jobs to China, or give the jobs to Barbados and keep the money here. And we’re glad we made that choice. We’re now exporting to eighteen countries. We’re making products to the highest international standards that people get excited to buy. That’s great news for Barbados, great news for the region, and great news for the planet.”
Service Sales Manager of Lumisol, Roderick Sargeant, assisted in the presentation of prizes which included tablets from the tech company. He indicated that as a full service IT provider, Lumisol continued to partner with CLL, and communicated the benefit of companies to be community-focused, saying “We see the value of working with our customers to give value to the community.”
In addition to members of the press, the three prize winners, staff of CLL and Lumisol, Brand Ambassador Red Plastic Bag was also on hand to keep the proceedings light.
Standing at a unique LED podium that glows in multiple colours, ‘Bag’ expressed his excitement to endorse the CLL product suite. “They gave me an opportunity to be associated with a product of high quality. I believe that all the people in Barbados, all the people in the world should start thinking that LED lighting is the way to go. You don’t have mercury to deal with, it is environmentally friendly! This product is made right here in Barbados. When you actually buy this product you are supporting Barbadian young people, working hard with an excellent product.”
CLL sells excellent, high quality products being manufactured here in Barbados, and, as Bag eloquently put it to close the ceremony: “You can’t want it better than that!”