Lighting the Way

VICTORIA - A local company is supplying self-powered, solar LED marine lanterns to mark oil spill containment booms in the Gulf of Mexico. Through its Carmanah/Sabik marine partnership, Carmanah Technologies is working with its Houston-based manufacturing partner, Flextronics, to fast-track production and delivery several thousand additional lights. Carmanah's CEO Ted Lattimore says the M650 LED lights are being attached to containment booms to show mariners what to avoid and mark which channels are open. The related news release may be viewed here.
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Carmanah VP Interviewed on CNBC Arabiya

From April 2010: Carmanah Sales and Marketing VP, Dan Ruscheinski, discusses solar LED airfield lighting with a journalist from CNBC Arabiya while attending The Airport Show in Dubai. To view the interview click on the link below. Please note that the interview is in Arabic. Dan Ruscheinski on CNBC (wmv)  .
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Carmanah/Sabik Marine Lanterns Selected by Canadian Coast Guard

The Carmanah/Sabik marine signalling partnership has received four Standing Offers from the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) to supply a range of solar-powered LED marine lanterns for aids-to-navigation (AtoN) lighting on Canadian waterways. The offers are for a one-year period with an optional one-year extension.
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Carmanah EverGEN™ Solar LED Lighting at LIGHTFAIR® 2010

Carmanah Technologies is about to announce some exciting additions to its line of EverGENâ„¢ solar LED lighting products at LIGHTFAIR® 2010. More efficient LEDs and new occupancy sensing capabilities are increasing the applications for solar lighting and Carmanah is introducing some pioneering advancements at the show that will change the way solar LED lighting can be used. Carmanah has submitted its new additions for consideration at the LIGHTFAIR Innovation Awards that recognize and honour the latest innovations in the lighting industry over the last 12 months. Carmanah will be launching its new EverGEN product line additions at Booth #932.   Carmanah will also be presenting on solar LED technology at BetaLED's Tech Break Sessions (Booth #1031) on the following days: Wednesday, May 12   3:00 pm Thursday, May 13   1:30 pm Friday, May 14 2:00 pm For more information, please contact: Carrie Smith Marketing Communications Manager Carmanah Technologies Corp Direct line: 1.250.412.8368 Email: csmith@carmanah.com.
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Carmanah CEO Ted Lattimore video interview on The Close

Carmanah Technologies, which makes small solar-powered lights used by the marine shipping and aviation industries, has been trying to increase its international sales while restructuring. And it recently inked a deal to manufacture lights in the Middle East. BNN speaks to Ted Lattimore, CEO, Carmanah Technologies. To view the interview, click here..
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Carmanah income jumps

Solar company says lower costs contributed to the success
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LA changing its glow for more efficiency

After: The 6th Street Bridge after high pressure sodium streetlights were replaced with LEDs (See end of post for a before photo). (Credit: City of Los Angeles/Bureau of Street Lighting) Los Angeles is literally basking in a whole new glow. The city has decided to replace its street lights and bus stop lighting with LEDs.
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Carmanah’s Solar Marine Lantern Survives Violent Testing

Never did a solar lantern undergo such harsh treatment. Even after subjecting it to high-pressure waves, fire hoses and some heavy pelting of mighty boulders, Carmanah Technologies' solar marine lantern dubbed solar LED M650 held its own. More to the point, the YouTube video of its extreme testing shows that it survives when banged by baseball bats, submerged and exposed to a 100,000-volt simulated "lightning strike." The video after the jump shows how it was mistreated. Green Diary The first solar powered marine lantern with a built in 'intelligent deployment' feature aims to make life easy.
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Innovative solar-powered LED lighting provides green revolutionary benefits

As various facilities pursue new goals for reducing energy consumption and carbon footprints, an increasing trend is to install innovative solar-powered light emitting diode (LED) fixtures for various applications. Several leading LED fixture or solid state lighting (SSL) companies include General Electric, Philips Lumileds, Sharp, Cree and Carmanah Technologies, all of which whom offer competitive product portfolios in this area.
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Implementing Solar LED Lighting for Street and Parking Lot Applications

It's innovative, it's sustainable and it sounds like a great idea -- but does it work?
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