PRESS RELEASE: PORTABLE SOLAR-POWERED LED LIGHTING DEPLOYED FOR BASE IN MIDDLE EAST
APRIL 2, 2007
Carmanah’s Solar LED Lighting Group has received an order from the US Marine Corps (“USMC”) for 60 of its GI-10W dual solar-powered lighting units. These portable airfield lights will be used at a US Marine Corps base in the Middle East to illuminate distance-to-go markers placed on each side of the runway to aid pilots during takeoff and landing.
Carmanah’s solar-powered LED lighting technology is ideal for this type of portable airfield lighting application—where there is little or no access to reliable grid power and the ongoing fuel and maintenance costs associated with generators and the electrical grid are of primary concern.
Carmanah’s solar LED lighting and solar power systems are compact, turnkey and self-contained, making them easy to install and transport. They have extensively demonstrated their durability and reliability in some of the harshest climates in the world. Carmanah’s GI-10W Dual solar LED lighting unit will operate reliably under the extreme desert temperatures and conditions at this particular USMC base, while withstanding ongoing jet blast speeds of up to 300 miles per hour.
More than 500 of Carmanah’s solar LED lighting systems for spotlights and floodlights are currently being used by the USMC alone. Carmanah is a primary supplier of portable airfield lighting solutions for international defense organizations worldwide, including US Defense, NATO and the British Royal Air Force. For more information about this portable airfield lighting project, or Carmanah’s aviation lighting solutions in general, please visit https://carmanahairports.com or contact the Airports team.
About Carmanah Technologies Corporation
Carmanah is an award-winning manufacturer specializing in energy-efficient technologies. The Company is currently focused on three technology groups: solar-powered LED lighting, solar power systems & equipment and LED-illuminated signage.
Carmanah is headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and has branch offices and/or sales representation in 11 cities across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.
The shares of Carmanah Technologies Corporation are publicly traded on the TSX under the symbol “CMH” and on the Berlin and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol “QCX”. For more information, please visit carmanah.com.