Carmanah's 24-Hour Solar LED Flashers Improve Driver Safety for the Regional Municipality of York, Ontario

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Carmanah has recently supplied the Regional Municipality of York, ON, with its R247C solar LED 24-hour flashers. These units will be installed over existing stop signs and warning signs throughout the Greater Toronto area, including Markham, Richmond Hill, Vaughn and Newmarket as a means of cost-effectively improving roadway safety.

Fast installation time and savings in installation and operating costs were the primary reasons the municipality selected Carmanah's solar LED lighting technology. The self-contained compact of the design of the Company's R247C dramatically reduces installation time compared to traditional hardwired systems. The entire unit mounts on 2" square or 2 1/2" round post, and can be installed in minutes to existing sign posts in the field.

In addition to these solar LED flashers in the Regional Municipality of York, Carmanah also has more than 400 solar LED-illuminated transit shelters installed in the Mississauga and Toronto regions of Ontario.

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 operational benefits and field-proven reliability of Carmanah's technology.

For more information on the R247C or Carmanah's other solar-powered LED traffic products, 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.