Carmanah Provides a Washington County with Compact Solar LED School Zone Flashers

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Carmanah's Solar LED Lighting Group has received an order from Snohomish County, Washington for 79 units of its R829C compact solar school zone flasher. These LED-based flashing beacons were installed in various school zones throughout the County and will be used as a cost-effective means of improving safety in school zones by increasing driver awareness.

Carmanah's R829C Programmable School Zone Flasher.
Carmanah's R829C User-Programmable School Zone Flasher. Solar-powered and using LED illumination, this flasher system can be installed in minutes and is designed to operate for up to 5 years with no maintenance.

Snohomish County is located on Puget Sound, between Skagit County and King County, and is the 13th largest county in total land area in Washington. The County chose Carmanah's solar LED solutions because these systems allow for 40% more units to be installed compared to the traditional hard-wired lighting systems. As well, the County could mount Carmanah's systems onto their existing poles.

About the R829 Solar School Zone Flasher

The R829 school zone flasher utilizes Carmanah's patented MICROSOURCE™ Energy Management System to automatically adjust to prevailing solar conditions for reliable year round operation under all weather conditions. Drawing on Carmanah's innovative compact control module or "solar engine", the R829 can be mounted high above the sidewalk, out of the path of pedestrians and out of the reach of vandals.

Significant long-term cost savings are also achieved by the R829, as it requires no external grid power. Other key operational benefits included no bulbs to replace for the life of the unit, as well as no scheduled maintenance or servicing for up to 5 years, at which point only the battery pack may need exchanging.
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 on this school zone flasher 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.