In the week following the hurricane Katrina, Carmanah Technoliges Inc. received orders for over 500 of its solar-powered LED marine, railway and aviation lights. To meet the demand, the Company had diverted all of its inventory and production to the hurrican region, said Carmanah's CEO, Art Aylesworth.
Most of the orders have been for Carmanah's 700 Series marine navigation lights, which were sent to the US Coast Guard in Mobile, Alabama, for distribution to affected areas in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. Also, CSX Corporation ordered 100 Carmanah Model 601 lights to mark railroad bridges along its hardest-hit 100-mile stretch of track between Pascagoula, Mississippi, and New Orleans. Aviation lights were ordered to mark helicopter pads. Carmanah lights are self-contained. They can be installed anywhere in minutes and operate reliably for years without need of external electrical infrastructure, providing long-term lighting for ports and waterways, airports, railways and roads worldwide. Carmanh has previously provided its solar-powered LED lighting technology for crisis relief efforts in Sudan and Haiti. Carmanah, Canada.