TxDOT Installs Carmanah's LED Edge-lit Internally Illuminated Street-Name Signs

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Carmanah's Roadway Division has received an order to provide the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) with two units of its UL-listed, industry-leading R409 LED illuminated street-name signs to be installed at a state-owned signalized intersection in NE Texas.

TxDot is responsible for transportation safety of all people and goods for the State of Texas. In order to improve the safety at some of their signalized intersections, TxDot was looking for an LED street-name sign solution that would reduce maintenance costs and save energy.

After a successful field trial and environmental test conducted by TxDot, Carmanah's edge-lit street-name signs were selected as the ideal choice. Carmanah's LED edge-lit technology provides a rugged, no-maintenance solution for internally-illuminated street-name signs and other traffic signs. Designed with high-flux, ultra-brite LEDs, Carmanah's LED edge-lit signs will operate maintenance-free for over 50,000 hours, with no bulbs or ballasts to replace. Carmanah's signs utilize the most advanced LED technology and are engineered to provide brilliant, crisp, even illumination while enduring the harshest of environmental conditions.

Another feature of the Carmanah R409 that Txdot prefers is the rigid mounting style. Carmanah's LED edge-lit technology allows for an ultra-slim, unobtrusive frame that can be mounted in any arrangement. Txdot was able to mount the edge-lit sign directly to a sign mast arm located directly above the signal mast arm.

Carmanah manufactures LED illuminated street-name and regulary signs as well as compact, solar flashing beacons for crosswalks, school zones, and 24-hour applications. More than 250,000 installations worldwide attest to the reliability and operational benefits of Carmanah's products. For more information, 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.