Additional Order Increases Total Solar-Powered LED Airfield Lights Installed On One Airfield To 2,000 Units

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada - May 17, 2005 - Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX Venture: CMH) is pleased to announce that the US Air Force has ordered an additional 680 units of its solar-powered LED airfield lights for an air base located in the Middle East.

"Repeat orders such as this one confirm that our lights offer a viable alternative to hardwired traditional airfield lighting," states Art Aylesworth, Carmanah's CEO. "This particular airfield has now installed over 2,000 Carmanah solar-powered LED airfield lights after finding them highly reliable and durable in all conditions.”

The order is comprised of 400 Model A601 blue taxiway lights with switches, 120 Model A601 amber helipad edge lights with switches, 90 Model A702 white runway edge lights, 30 Model A702 red obstruction lights and 40 Model A702C amber/white runway caution lights.

These lights will be installed in June of 2005 on a 12,000 ft runway used by both the US Army and US Air Force. The two main runways are now fully lit with Carmanah's solar-powered LED airfield lights. The US Army initially installed Carmanah airfield lights in the spring of 2003.

Carmanah's airfield lights save aviation customers upfront capital costs, infrastructure costs such as trenching, wiring and generator fuel, as well as long-term operating and maintenance costs. The more than 2,000 Carmanah solar-powered LED airfield lights operating at this base are for runway, taxiway, apron edge, threshold, runway caution, helipad and obstruction lighting applications.

Carmanah has installed more than 16,000 lights with the US Armed Forces, NATO & Coalition Forces around the world. For more information on Carmanah's full range of aviation products and accessories, please visit www.solarairportlights.com.