BrightSource is a Vancouver, British Columbia-based company specializing in LED Light Bars and proprietary headlight components, designed and manufactured in BC. One of the company founders had a personal experience with search and rescue – having been rescued off a mountain in terrible weather conditions – and the other owners have similarly expressed their true admiration for anything to do with Search and Rescue.
For those reasons, in the fall of 2017 BrightSource approached the BC Search and Rescue Association with an incredible donation of one 20″ E Code light bar for each of the 80 SAR groups in British Columbia.
SAR groups throughout BC experience the challenges of accessing the backcountry at all times of the day, any time of the year, in all conditions. We maintain fleets of off road vehicles including 4x4s, side by sides and quads and constantly spend time outfitting these vehicles with the best equipment we can find to make our rescues safe and effective.
Throughout the fall of 2017, the light bars were distributed throughout BC to grateful SAR teams, many of whom have already installed them on rescue and response vehicles. BCSARA is grateful to BrightSource for their support!