What We Do

Carmanah Technologies Corporation provides signaling and solar lighting solutions for infrastructure projects around the world. With over 400,000 installations in 110 countries, we are in your community—in the street lights on your block, the school zones in your neighborhood, and the regional airport in your town. We have built a global reputation for delivering innovative, cost-effective, and long-lasting solar solutions that offer cost savings and ensure environmental sensitivity.

Our product portfolio includes the signaling systems for marine aids-to-navigation, airfield ground lighting, offshore wind marking, aviation obstruction, and traffic markets. It also includes industrial and commercial solar-powered outdoor LED lighting systems. Additionally, we design and build long-lasting solar-powered IoT peripherals for remote data capture from distributed assets (stationary or mobile) and subsequent data transmission typically via satellite, GSM, or other RF technologies.

Established in 1996, Carmanah is now a community of companies headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Our brand portfolio includes Sabik and Sol, which each offer energy-optimized LED solutions that are built to perform in some of the world’s harshest and most remote environments—while also working close to home. Carmanah is a publicly traded company, with common shares listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “CMH.”

“These lights have solved all my issues. This is the last obstruction light you’ll ever need— for an affordable price, at that.”

– Joe Mirabile, Lead Tower Crane Technician, United Crane and Rigging

LED Signaling Markets

Our Offshore Wind business specializes in the provision of comprehensive safety and marking systems for offshore wind farms.


Our Marine business provides total marine aids-to-navigation products and systems for Coast Guards, marine authorities, navies, and ports around the globe.


Our Airfield Ground Lighting business specializes in self-contained solar airfield lights for military and civilian airports and helipads in demanding environments worldwide.


Our Aviation Obstruction business provides practical and cost-effective solutions for aviation hazard marking, barricade lighting, way-finding, railway blue flag protection, and more using our solar-powered, self-contained LED lighting products.


Our Traffic business serves the North American traffic safety market with solar-powered flashing beacons and signs for the transportation industry, including solutions for pedestrian crosswalks, school zone, radar speed signs, and more.


Our Telematics business applies our expertise in solar and energy management systems to building or designing solar-powered engines for remote asset tracking devices and data transmissions.


LED Illumination Market

Our Outdoor Lighting business provides advanced solar-powered LED lighting for cities and commercial properties, customizing solutions for streets, pathways, parking lots, and more.


What’s a Carmanah?

Image of a solar powered light encased in plastic by Carmanah Technologies.
M501 Marine Lantern: One of Carmanah’s early solar-powered lights, developed in 1998.

Not sure how to say it? It’s pronounced “car-MAN-ah” and it means “thus far upstream” in the Ditidaht First Nation language, an apt name for a company that goes upstream straight to the source of all life on earth—the sun—for its power.

We got our start in 1996, when Carmanah Technologies Corp. was incorporated with a mission to supply the world with solar-powered LED marine lighting for navigation and hazard marking. Led by founder Dr. David Green, Carmanah excelled in research and development, proving repeatedly that with available technology, it could develop lighting products that defied conventional thinking.

Fast forward to today, and you will find that this innovative culture is what has driven Carmanah to be a globally recognized company with strong industry brands, innovative development, and a talented team that makes it all happen.

The Triple Bottom Line Strategy

2017 carmanah CSR report cover

Our triple bottom line commitment means doing business in a manner that supports people, planet, and profit. We are committed to minimizing the environmental impact of our operations and supporting the health, wellbeing, and education of our employees and the people in the communities we interact with and serve. We believe that these activities will benefit both the environment and society while simultaneously enhancing our corporate profitability and value. In 2015, Carmanah began publishing an annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report, in which we proudly set goals and report on our corporate triple bottom line activities.

Read our Corporate Social Responsibility Report

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