Carmanah's Solar-Powered Flashing Beacons Approved by Florida Department of Transportation

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Carmanah is pleased to report that the Florida Department of Transportation has approved the R247 series solar LED 24-hour flashing warning beacon and the R820 series solar-powered LED crosswalk beacon under the certifications #67014370427011 and #67014390427011 respectively.

Carmanah is currently the only manufacturer of self-contained, compact solar LED flashing beacons approved in the state of Florida. Carmanah's approval comes after more than 1 year of analysis and testing by FDOT engineers to ensure that the solar LED flashers meet all requirements. Florida is recognized by other DOTs across the United States as having the most demanding process for traffic product manufacturers seeking approval.

There is an enormous demand for Carmanah solar LED flashers in Florida, and a growing list of agencies throughout the state are already purchasing the R247 and R820 series of products. With their ultra compact and self contained design, Carmanah's solar LED flashers can be installed quickly with no hardwiring needed. They are also designed to operate reliably with no maintenance needed for 5-8 years, and are a cost effective solution for improving safety on Florida's roadways.

For the traffic industry, Carmanah also manufactures compact and efficient s UL-approved, industry-leading LED edge-lit street-name signs, also approved by Florida Department's Approved Product List of Traffic Control Devices.

For more information, visit www.roadlights.com or contact Carmanah's Roadway Division at:

Toll-free (North America): 1-877-722-8877

Worldwide: +1 (250) 380-0052

Fax: +1 (250) 389-0040

E-mail: info@roadlights.com

For the FDOT Approved Vendor Listing, visit:

http://www.dot.state.fl.us/trafficoperations/Traf_Sys/terl/apl.htm


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. With more than 250,000 installations worldwide, Carmanah is one of the world's premier suppliers of energy-efficient products.

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 www.carmanah.com.