Carmanah's Solar LED Airfield Lighting Installed at Baghdad International Airport Reaches 1000 Units

Friday, January 6, 2006

Carmanah has recently received an additional order from the US Air Force for 171 units of its A702-5 solar-powered LED runway lights. These units are destined for installation at the Baghdad International Airport in Iraq.

More than 1000 units of Carmanah's solar LED aviation lights are now installed at the Baghdad International Airport. This airport has been using Carmanah's solar-powered LED airfield lights since the spring of 2003, primarily for taxiway and apron edge lighting, to provide relief for the airport's overburdened and unreliable electrical grid.

Carmanah's new A702-5 white runway edge lights are brighter than ever and incorporate a push button manual switch allowing for immediate on/off, battery system check, change in intensity and operation during the daytime for low visibility conditions.

Without the need for wiring, Carmanah's solar-powered LED aviation lights can be moved and placed at any location requiring taxiway, runway, threshold, obstruction or helipad lighting applications.

Carmanah continues to provide US Defense with all of their solar powered LED lighting solutions for permanent and forward operating base operations. More than 17,000 lights are currently installed with the US Defense alone, savings this organization millions of dollars in up-front capital costs and eliminating electrical, power and significant labor expenses. For more information about the Company's unique airfield lighting products, please contact Allister Wilmott of the Aviation Lighting Division at:

Toll-free: 1-877-722-8877 (USA and Canada)

Worldwide: +1 (250) 380-0052

Fax: +1 (250) 380-0062

E-mail: info@solarairportlights.com

Web: www.solarairportlights.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 Venture Exchange under the symbol "CMH" and on the Berlin and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol "QCX". For more information, please visit www.carmanah.com.