California-based Pelican Products has been nominated as a finalist for a BritWeek UK Trade & Investment Business Innovation Award in the design category for the innovation of their popular 9440 Remote Area Lighting System (RALS). The BritWeek Award honours and celebrates companies who operate in both California and the UK for their achievements in the fields of design, technology and service provision.

“As a native of Wales, I have a strong affinity for the BritWeek organisation and am honoured that Pelican has been nominated for their prestigious Trade & Business Innovation Design Awards,” said Lyndon Faulkner, President and CEO of Pelican Products. “Since our United Kingdom facility designs and builds the lion share of our LED area lighting solutions, which is our fastest growing product category, we couldn’t be any more proud of the innovations they are developing.” Faulkner, accompanied by a group of Pelican staff, will attend the award ceremony on Thursday, 12 May at the Fairmont in San Francisco.

The Pelican 9440 RALS is the latest addition to Pelican’s Remote Area Lighting System (RALS) family of portable, self-contained, rechargeable LED area lights that can go where bulky, gasoline-powered lights can’t, including tight spaces, ravines, riverbanks, or just about any other type of tough terrain. The Pelican 9440 RALS harnesses the latest LED lighting technology and a ‘green’, compact, maintenance-free nickel metal hydride battery system that eliminates the need for fuel-powered generators and prevents trip hazards from power cords.

Pelican’s RALS are manufactured in Peterborough, UK, and at another of its manufacturing facilities in Torrance, California. The company’s UK staff manages the R&D, bringing the RALS line from concept to manufacturing to market.