Carmanah Provides LED Street Name Signs to Hurricane Area in Southern Florida

Monday, April 24, 2006

Carmanah has received an order for 91 R409 single-sided, edge-lit LED illuminated street-name sign for Broward County, Florida. These signs will be installed in South Florida in the Fort Lauderdale and South County areas. Carmanah manufactures the only LED street name sign that is certified and approved on the Florida APL.

Broward County has been installing fluorescent street-name signs for years and, as a result, has experienced the high costs of bulb replacement and frequent sign maintenance. These costs were particularly apparent in the aftermath of Hurricane Wilma.

In an effort to reduce its illuminated sign expenses, Broward County elected to use Carmamah's LED-based edge-lit sign technology for many intersections, which offers outstanding maintenance-free performance for up to 50,000 hours with no bulbs or ballasts to replace. In addition, compared to traditional fluorescent signs and other LED-illuminated street-name signage, Carmanah's LED edge-lit signs provide greater energy savings and are easier and less expensive to install. The signs are very durable and feature a slim design of less than 1.5" in thickness. They can be easily rigid mounted directly to mast arms, which is a better installation option for windload compared to underhang signs.

Broward County is looking forward to the reduced energy and maintenance costs associated with Carmanah's LED edge lit technology. Carmanah's street-name signs are being specified by many agencies in Florida due to outstanding performance, slim profile, maintenance-free operation and low energy consumption.

For more information, visit www.roadlights.com 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

E-mail: info@roadlights.com


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 www.carmanah.com.