by Tina Olivero

    Adventure Lights: Illuminating the way

    Adventure lights

    Little did he know at the time, that his love of sports and adventure would lead to his destiny as the President of one of Canada’s most innovative up-and-coming companies, Adventure Lights. There’s something about Tim Ford. He’s got ‘that thing’. You know what I’m talking about. That thing that hits you in your belly and has your intuition whisper quietly, “This guy has it figured out. He is going to build an empire and make a huge impact in the world.”Already a financial success and retired in his mid-thirties, Tim was searching for a new avenue to pursue. He found his passions in skiing and sailing, often found himself in remote and secluded locations, often alone. On solo adventures, one couldn’t help but think, “What if something went wrong and I wasn’t able to be found?”

    That’s when the light came on.

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    A fascinating story

    It all started when Tim created lights for an expeditionary Adventure Race Team. That team raced across northern Africa in an elite sailing event. The team was made up of Military Special Operations personnel who could envision the direct applications of the lights to their line of work in the military. And so the story goes…


    The seed of Tim’s vision grew into a great Canadian Maple Tree. Today the branches of Tim’s vision are far reaching into areas that need light the most. Areas like search and rescue, military operations, law enforcement, public safety, industrial safety, outdoor recreational adventures and nautical adventures. Adventure Lights products are a necessary complement to any adventurous activity and are essential to well being and security in most tactical, industrial and adventurous situations.

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    Adventure Lights Inc.

    There’s nothing like having the right tool in your greatest time of need. That’s what Adventure Lights products have become. Tim says, “Adventure Lights Inc. is a Canadian company whose products are recognized for their extreme durability and outstanding performance. Our trademark, “Extreme Products for Extreme Conditions®” is part of our mission statement – to make versatile and unique products that can be consistently relied upon to deliver outstanding performance.”

    The team of Adventure Lights Inc. is comprised of experts in portable lighting product design, electronic and mechanical engineering, molding, manufacturing, financial management, and marketing. They deliver Adventure Lights products to the world in all it’s various markets.

    Where do Adventure Lights fit into your operation?

    Imagine being able to set down your chopper in a remote location where there were no lights set up previously. That’s the type of versatility that portable lights provide. These products are critical to military operations as well as oil and gas operations in terms of safety regimes. Being on the job can be dangerous. From low light situations to bad weather, Adventure Lights products will assist people in being seen. In some cases, that makes the difference between life and death. Adventure Lights products help protect industrial companies’ employees from accidents and injury with an excellent array of safety products designed to meet the rugged standards of industrial business in all its many forms, from confined space to remote locations and emergency situations. Bad weather is often experienced in offshore oil operations, and Adventure Lights products assist with being seen in the most extreme conditions. Because they are waterproof and shockproof, these lights are durable in extreme conditions and help prevent certain accidents, as well as increase the likelihood of people being found if lost at sea during an accident.

    The global product line of lights offered by Adventure Lights is now vast, selling to naval, land and sea, air, mining, oil and gas, forestry, outdoor sports sectors and more. You will find Adventure lights on: Canadian Forces Navy and Army life jackets, Canadian and US life rafts and retrofits, submarine escape suit lights, pilot ejection seat emergency lights, US Navy Navair emergency location lights for pilot ejection seats, France’s military and first response for man-portable landing zones for aircraft and helicopters, and many more applications.

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    What’s next?

    In 2018/19 Adventure Lights Inc. are finalizing man overboard lights and smart beacon technology that meet entirely new levels of safety with technical automation. In 2019, the ‘Smart Beacon Platform” will be augmented for real-time location applications New incoming technology for Adventure Lights products also includes damage control systems for ships as well as armored circuits for very low temperature, high-pressure situations.that also require advanced security. It is clear that as users of Adventure Lights products continue to find new applications, the company continues to expand its portfolio.

    Adventure lights and you

    Where do you need more light in your organization? If something went wrong, where would you need light the most? If you looked out at night during operations, could you easily identify your people and their functions? These are the questions of the day and Adventure Lights has answers.

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    Tina Olivero

    30 years ago, Tina Olivero looked into the future and saw an opportunity to make a difference for her province and people. That difference came in the form of the oil and gas sector. Six years before there was even a drop of oil brought to the shores of Newfoundland, she founded The Oil and Gas Magazine (THE OGM) from a back room in her home on Signal Hill Road, in St. John’s, Newfoundland. A single mother, no financing, no previous journalism or oil and gas experience, she forged ahead, with a creative vision and one heck of a heaping dose of sheer determination. With her pioneering spirit, Ms. Olivero developed a magazine that would educate, inspire, motivate and entertain oil and gas readers around the world — She prides herself in marketing and promoting our province and resources in unprecedented ways. The OGM is a magazine that focuses on our projects, our people, our opportunities and ultimately becomes the bridge to new energy outcomes and a sustainable new energy world. Now diversifying into the communications realms, a natural progression from the Magazine, The OGM now offers an entirely new division - Oil & Gas Media. Today, The Oil and Gas Magazine is a global phenomenon that operates not only in Newfoundland, but also in Calgary and is read by oil and gas enthusiasts in Norway, Aberdeen, across the US and as far reaching as Abu Dhabi, in the Middle East. Believing that Energy is everyone’s business, Ms. Olivero has combined energy + culture to embrace the worlds commitment to a balance of work and home life as well as fostering a foundation for health and well being. In this era of growth and development business and lifestyle are an eloquent mix, there is no beginning or end. Partnering with over 90 oil and gas exhibitions and conferences around the world, Ms. Olivero's role as a Global Visionary is to embrace communication in a way that fosters oil and gas business and industry growth in new and creative ways.

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