U.S.Coast Guard Approves Carmanah's M704-5 Solar LED Marine Lantern for Aids to Navigation

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH) is pleased to announce that its top-of-the-line M704-5 marine lantern has received official US Coast Guard (USCG) approval for federal aids to navigation.

The high-intensity M704-5 marine lantern joins Carmanah's other USCG-approved products - the M701, M702, and M702-5 lanterns - all of which have been successfully used on low-light-intensity coast guard aids to navigation since the late 1990s.

Carmanah's new M704-5 self-contained solar LED lantern combines four nautical miles of visibility with oversized solar modules and a heavy-duty battery for increased energy collection and storage. An enhanced proprietary LED optic produces unparalleled light uniformity and wide vertical divergence for increased visibility and range under all weather conditions. Rated for four nautical miles of visibility, the compact M704-5 lantern produces up to 90 candelas of light output (cyan). The M704-5 also offers more than 200 flash patterns, optional infrared user programmability, and battery packs that can last up to five years before replacement.

According to Mimi Drabit, Carmanah's Coast Guard Liaison, the M704-5 lantern's small size, low-maintenance design and impressive output makes it the ideal choice for all types of aids-to-navigation and hazard marking applications requiring up to 4 nautical miles of visibility. "Carmanah's self-contained solar LED marine lighting has become the industry benchmark; through thousands of installations worldwide, it has proven itself to be durable, reliable and economical. We're proud that our new M704-5 lantern has now been officially added to the list of products that are USCG-approved for aids to navigation."

Carmanah's solar LED marine lights are installed in more than 110 countries around the world, including high profile locations such as the New York Harbour (USA), Victoria Harbour (Hong Kong), the Port of London (England), the Port of Rotterdam (Holland), the Suez Canal ( Egypt) and Sydney Harbour (Australia).

For more information visit http://www.solarmarinelights.com