Carmanah Provides 24-Hour Solar Flashers for Nevada Intersections

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Carmanah has received an order from the Nevada Department of Transportation (DOT) for 12 units of it R247C solar stop sign flasher. These units will be installed for trial purposes at selected rural areas of the state.

There have been numerous problems with drivers running stop signs at intersections in remote areas due to poor sign visibility. To improve intersection safety, the Nevada DOT was drawn to the ultra-compact, self-contained design of Carmanah's Model R247C solar LED stop sign flasher. The R247C system powers an industry-standard LED traffic signal head and is the most advanced 24-hour solar flasher available.

As well, the Nevada DOT is able to perform the installation themselves and avoid the cost and typically intensive process of going to bid for contractor services. The R247C assembly includes the solar panel, battery, and electronics, all housed in a compact enclosure located above the traffic signal head and can be installed in minutes to existing signposts in the field.

Carmanah manufactures compact solar flashing beacons for crosswalks, school zones, and 24-hour applications, and LED illuminated street-name signs and regulatory signs. More than 250,000 installations worldwide attest to the reliability and operational benefits of Carmanah's products.For more information, visit or contact Carmanah's Roadway Division at:

Toll-free (North America): 1-877-722-8877

Worldwide: +1 (250) 380-0052

Fax: +1 (250) 389-0040


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. With more than 250,000 installations worldwide, Carmanah is one of the world's premier suppliers of energy-efficient products.

The shares of Carmanah Technologies Corporation are publicly traded on the TSX under the symbol "CMH" and on the Berlin and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol "QCX". For more information, please visit