Carmanah Supplies Compact Solar LED Stop Sign Beacons to Clark County, Nevada

Friday, April 28, 2006

Carmanah has been awarded a contract by Clark County Department of Public Works, Nevada, to supply R247C compact solar LED 24-hour flashing beacons. These beacons will be used at four-way stop various intersections in the county.

This contract with Carmanah was awarded after using solar LED flashing beacons and observing a dramatic reduction in stop sign running. According to the Las Vegas Sun newspaper, "the county Public Works Department set up cameras to record passing traffic, which amounts to more than 23,000 cars a day. Before the warning lights, 204 drivers blew through the stop signs and another 2,312 drivers rolled through the intersection without stopping. After the warning lights, only seven drivers blew the stop signs and only 255 drivers rolled through" (November 22, 2004).

About Carmanah's R247C Solar LED Flashing Beacons

Carmanah's R247C flashing beacons are engineered to flash 24 hours per day, 365 days per year for up to five years with no scheduled maintenance. They utilize the company's field-proven solar LED lighting technology and patented MICROSOURCE® power management. The MICROSOURCE® intelligence enables Carmanah's products to automatically adjust to prevailing solar conditions to ensure continuous, reliable operation at nearly any location.

R247C flashing beacons are a fast, cost-effective and reliable solution for improving sign visibility and driver compliance at all-way-stop intersections. As they are ultra-compact and completely self-contained, they can be installed in minutes onto standard sign posts with minimal technical expertise.

The R8247C flashing beacons are also the only self-contained, compact solar LED pedestrian crosswalk beacon that use ITE* compliant LED modules and meet all MUTCD** requirements for flashing beacons.

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

* The international Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) facilitates the application of technology and scientific principles to research, planning, functional design, implementation, operation, policy development and management for any mode of transportation.

** Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is the standard for signs, signals and pavement markings in the USA.