Carmanah Provides Street Name Signs to Baton Rouge, Lousiana

Friday, August 25, 2006

Carmanah's Solar LED Lighting Group has received an order through its authorized distributor, Temple Inc. for more than 30 units of its Model R409 LED internally-illuminated street-name signs. These signs will be installed throughout the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and will replace existing, older fluorescent technology.

Baton Rouge had been using fluorescent signs for years, but decided to switch to Carmanah LED edge-lit street-name signs after reviewing different illumination technology options.

The City was particularly looking for an illuminated street-name sign that reduced power consumption, but did not sacrifice brightness or uniformity of output. Carmanah's signs will also save Baton Rouge considerable energy costs, as Carmanah's LED edge-lighting consumes approximately 75% less energy than fluorescent illumination.

Carmanah's LED illuminated street-name signs also measure less than 1.5" in thickness, compared to the older fluorescent signs that measure close to 12". Carmanah's street-name signs can also be rigid mounted to the mast arms, making them more robust under high wind load conditions.

About the R409 Edge-Lit LED Street Name Sign

Carmanah's LED edge-Lit technology provides a rugged, no maintenance solution for internally illuminated street-name signs and other traffic signs. Designed with high-flux, ultra-bright LEDs, Carmanah's LED edge-Lit signs will operate maintenance-free for over 50,000 hours, with no ballasts or bulbs to replace.

With more than 250,000 installations, Carmanah is a world leader in solar-powered LED lighting and solar-power solutions. For more information on this project or Carmanah's other unique products for the roadway industry, 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.