US Marine Corps Orders 600 Carmanah Portable Airfield Lights for Middle East

Monday, January 23, 2006

Carmanah has received an additional order from the US Marine Corps (USMC) for 300 A601 apron edge lights and 300 A601 obstruction/barricade lights. These solar- powered LED portable airfield lights will be installed at one of the many US airfields in the Middle East currently serviced by Carmanah.

US airfields in the Middle East typically have no existing infrastructure or power sources to run traditional hard-wired airfield lighting. As Carmanah's solar LED portable airfield lights require no hard wiring, trenching, outside power sources or ongoing maintenance for up to five years, they save millions of dollars in up front infrastructure costs, ongoing maintenance, energy costs and battery replacement. As well, Carmanah's portable airfield lights provide high performance and reliability under some extremely difficult airfield operating conditions, including intense heat, sand storms and daily jet blast.

Carmanah has been providing the USMC with solar LED airfield lighting since 2003 for operations that provide increased safety and airfield lighting cues for USMC and Coalition Forces. Currently, there are more than 4000 Carmanah solar LED lights installed at major USMC airfields for theater operations.

Carmanah has more than 19,000 airfield lights and solar LED lighting solutions in use with US Defense, NATO and Coalition operations on five major continents. 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.