US Air Force Orders 200 Carmanah LED Solar-Powered Taxiway Lights

Friday, March 24, 2006

Carmanah has received an order from the US Air Force (USAF) for 200 of its Model A601 solar-powered LED taxiway lights with optional deactivation switches. These lights will be installed at a Forward Operating Base in Afghanistan that already uses more than 1000 units of Carmanah's solar LED portable airfield lights.

The USAF selected Carmanah's solar-powered LED aviations lights because powered infrastructure is not available for most Middle East US DOD and Coalition Forces Operations. Carmanah has installed more than 20,000 lights with the US Armed Forces, NATO & Coalition Forces around the world. These organizations have saved millions of dollars by using Carmanah's innovative lights and eliminating the need for infrastructure in large airport environments.

Carmanah's A601 is the world's most advanced solar-powered LED portable aviation light with two miles of visibility. This unit is completely integrated, self-contained, waterproof and it will operate at nearly any location on earth The A601 is field-proven to withstand the harshest of environmental conditions, including jet blast on the ground. All of Carmanah's solar-powered LED airfield lights are designed for permanent, temporary and emergency airfield lighting applications.

For more information on Carmanah's full range of aviation products and accessories, 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 under the symbol "CMH" and on the Berlin and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol "QCX". For more information, please visit www.carmanah.com.