Illuminated Write-On Sign Wins Gold

Friday, October 5, 2007

Carmanah Signs' LED illuminated write-on calendar has received a "Gold" award in the 2007 Design of the Times Awards Competition, held in conjunction with the In-Store Marketing Expo in Chicago.

The Design of the Times Awards Competition recognizes the in-store marketing industry's best displays and retail promotions. Winners are chosen by a panel of more than 100 brand marketing and retail executives who judge the entries based on several factors including creativity in design and engineering, innovative use of materials, compatibility of the display to its retail channel, and ability to enhance brand image.

Created for an American game distributor, the award-winning LED illuminated write-on sign has been installed at specialty stores throughout North America to promote in-store events associated with a popular card game. Using fluorescent markers on the illuminated board, the retailer can draw customers' attention to upcoming events, tournament statistics or in-store promotions.

Carmanah Signs has been a leading designer and manufacturer of energy efficient, LED edge-lit POP (point of purchase) signs since 1993. Carmanah's sign products are created using the latest ultra-bright LED and edge-lighting technology to display crisp, eye-catching text and graphics.

Other benefits of Carmanah's proprietary LED edge-lighting technology include:

  • Unparalleled clarity and uniformity of output
  • Energy-efficient operation that uses up to 90% less energy than fluorescent or neon alternatives, and up to 25% less energy than many competing LED illumination technologies
  • Long-lasting LEDs that can operate maintenance-free for up to 10 years
  • Ultra-slim housings that provide a streamlined appearance, and offer a variety of custom finishes and a range of mounting options
  • A durable design that is significantly more resistant to damage during shipping than traditional illuminated signage, making it ideal for large-scale national roll-outs

Carmanah's bright and attractive LED edge-lit illuminated write-on signs and other point-of-purchase signs can help to increase brand visibility, while attracting new customers and encouraging purchase behavior. With more than 60,000 sign installations worldwide, Carmanah's client list includes many of the world's leading brands.

For more information, visit www.edgelitsigns.com or contact:

Maxwell Goldstein

Director of Sales & Marketing

LED Sign Group

Tel. 416.322.2860 Ext. 3028

Fax. 416.322 6371

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Web Sites: www.edgelitsigns.com | www.carmanah.com

About Carmanah Technologies Corporation

Carmanah is an award-winning manufacturer specializing in energy-efficient technologies that fundamentally change the way its customers operate. The Company is currently focused on three technology groups: LED-illuminated signage, solar-powered LED lighting and solar power systems & equipment.

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 Toronto Stock 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.