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Rush Order of Carmanah Flashing Beacons Helps Enhance Highway Safety in Oregon

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is using Carmanah technology to enhance safety at a busy highway intersection. The rush order for Carmanah R247C solar-powered flashing beacons came in response to a recent rash of traffic incidents at the location. The site of three accidents and one fatality within a month, the intersection was a topic of significant concern for motorists and city officials.

To increase safety at the intersection, the ODOT installed Carmanah flashing beacons on "Intersection Ahead" warning signs. The R247C solar-powered beacons offer high visibility industry-standard 12" flashing lights (designed in compliance with the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices `MUTCD` standards). With a compact self-contained design, the R247C beacons install easily onto existing signposts, requiring no digging, trenching or wiring. Once installed, the solar beacons start working immediately, helping to draw drivers' attention to warning signs, and alert them to potentially dangerous conditions ahead.

For this location, the flashing beacons were deemed an urgent requirement, and Carmanah delivered the equipment through its authorized Oregon dealer, Western Systems, within two business days. The quick delivery and easy installation helped the Department of Transportation provide an immediate safety enhancement at the intersection.

For more information on Carmanah's solar-powered solutions for roadways, contact:

Roadway Lighting Division

Toll-free: 1-877-722-8877 (USA and Canada)

Worldwide: +1 (250) 380-0052

Fax: +1 (250) 389-0040

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Web Sites: www.roadlights.com | www.carmanah.com

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 Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CMH" and on the Berlin and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol "QCX". For more information, please visit www.carmanah.com.