Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - Thursday, February 3, 2005 - Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX Venture: CMH) is pleased to announce that it has received an additional order for solar-powered lighting from the U.S. Marine Corps.
Valued at approximately $615,000, this new order is for more than 1000 units of the Company's Model A601 and A702 airfield lights. These units will be used for taxiway edge, helipad edge, runway edge and obstruction lighting at the Marine Corps second largest air base in the Middle East. This base operates two large runways - one 12,000 and one 13,000 feet long - and both are now using Carmanah's technology for guiding fixed wing and rotary aircraft.
"Carmanah solar-powered LED lighting technology is currently in use at air bases throughout the Middle East. Our lights are quick to deploy and require no external power infrastructure. They are saving our customers literally millions of dollars in installation, operating and maintenance costs", states Carmanah CEO, Art Aylesworth. "More importantly, with more than 20,000 aviation lights installed to-date, our products have field-proven their high performance, reliability, and durability in the harshest of environmental conditions."
Since introducing its solar-powered LED aviation lights in early 2002, Carmanah has quickly become the primary supplier to military, commercial and private airfields worldwide. The Company already has installations in more than 80 countries.
In September, 2004, Carmanah's Model 601 solar-powered LED airfield light passed third-party compliance testing for International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) specifications as per Annex 14, Volume I, Sections 220.127.116.11 and Appendix I, 2.1.1. Accordingly, the Model 601 airfield light is deemed suitable for taxiway edge and apron edge applications in the 188 countries listed as ICAO Contracting States.
For more information about Carmanah's aviation lights, please visit www.solarairportlights.com.
Carmanah is an award-winning manufacturer of proprietary LED-based lighting and illumination products for the aviation, roadway, marine, public transit, industrial worksite, and illuminated signage markets. The Company has more than 100,000 solar-powered LED lighting installations and 50,000 LED illuminated sign installations in 110 countries. The shares of Carmanah Technologies Corporation are publicly-traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "CMH" and on the Berlin and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol "QCX". For more information, visit www.carmanah.com.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors,
Carmanah Technologies Corporation
Praveen Varshney, Director
For further information, please contact:
Mr. Mark Komonoski, Director
Mr. David Davies
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are described under the caption "Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements" and "Key Information - Risk Factors" and elsewhere in Carmanah's Annual Report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2003, as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and which are incorporated herein by reference. These risks and uncertainties are also described under the caption "Risk Factors" in Carmanah's Annual Information Form dated December 31, 2003, as filed with the British Columbia Securities Commission and which are incorporated herein by reference. Carmanah does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.