Carmanah Supplies Solar-Powered Flashing Beacons to UK Supermarket

Thursday, July 26, 2007

One of the UK's largest and most successful retailers is using Carmanah technology to maximize parking-lot safety at its Brighton store location. The ASDA store in Brighton has equipped its parking lot with Carmanah solar-powered traffic beacons – bright flashing LED lights designed to help alert drivers to traffic signage or pedestrian areas.

Installed in a single afternoon, the solar-powered flashing beacons required no trenching or digging, resulting in almost no disruption to business at the busy seaside supermarket. An environmentally friendly choice, the solar-powered beacons are powered solely by the sun, helping to enhance safety without contributing to overall energy consumption at the facility.

Carmanah, a world leader in solar LED lighting technologies, has developed integrated systems for a wide range of commercial applications. "The capabilities and cost-effectiveness of solar power provision in urban and rural areas opens up a whole new range of possibilities," said Michelle Walsh, Marketing Manager for Carmanah Technologies, UK. “A wide range of street furniture and roadside applications can benefit from the supply of cost-effective power using solar energy. Where before, the supply of electricity from the grid could be too difficult and disruptive to access, solar technology makes access to power cost-effective, practical and efficient for everyone.”

Engineered for up to five years of maintenance-free operation, Carmanah's R247C LED warning beacons flash continuously 24-hours a day, seven days a week, and enhance safety by drawing attention to important signage. Featuring Carmanah's MICROSOURCE® technology, the R247 LED warning beacons adjust to prevailing environmental conditions, ensuring reliable operation in all weather and solar conditions.

With more than 250,000 installations worldwide, Carmanah is a leader in solar LED lighting solutions. For more information about this project or to review Carmanah's solar LED lighting solutions for the roadway industry, visit or contact:

Roadway Lighting Division

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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.

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