Carmanah Launches Revolutionary Solar Lighting Technology at LIGHTFAIR® 2010

VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (May 11, 2010) -- Carmanah will be introducing two industry-first advancements in off-grid solar LED lighting technology at booth #932 at LIGHTFAIR 2010 (May 12 to 14). Carmanah is launching leading-edge adaptive lighting technology in the form of patent pending advanced occupancy sensing capabilities and is introducing the company's highest output self-contained light to-date, the EverGEN 1720.

The new advanced occupancy sensing capabilities will provide functionality that no other solar LED light on the market currently offers. The advanced occupancy sensing capability allows a network of EverGEN 1710 or 1720 solar LED lights to provide synchronized low-high activation when one of the lights within the network senses motion. Utilizing mesh networking and occupancy sensors, the network of lights communicates wirelessly, providing illumination that is responsive to motion in areas such as parking lots, pathways, secure facilities and other areas where lighting performs an integral role in maintaining safety and security.

Advanced occupancy sensing can be configured for either full or set distance activation. Full activation provides synchronized activation of all the lights within the system. Set distance activation provides for activation of lights within a set distance of the detected motion, effectively providing a bubble of illumination that follows motion throughout the site.  

In addition to the launch of advanced occupancy sensing, Carmanah is introducing its newest EverGEN solar LED light, the EverGEN 1720. Representing the company's highest output self-contained solar LED light to-date, the EverGEN 1720 leverages the slim form factor of the EverGEN 1710 while providing nearly twice the typical lumen output. In ideal solar conditions with tailored operating profiles, light output of up to 10,000 lumens is achievable. In more typical conditions, output of 5,000 lumens is common. Ideal for parking lot, residential roadway, sign, perimeter and other site lighting applications, the 1720 expands the applications for the compact, aesthetic 1700 series solar LED lights.

The 1700 series of EverGEN lights have also been carefully designed for installation in 30 minutes or less, saving customers time and money.

"The Carmanah EverGEN naturally eliminates the need to trench or install conduit during lighting installation," explains Ted Lattimore, Carmanah CEO. "With the EverGEN 1700 series, installation time and cost are further reduced through the ability to stage the entire system on the ground and hoist it into place on the pole as one complete unit."

A time-lapse video of the Carmanah EverGEN 1700 installation can be found on YouTube.com by searching Carmanah Solar.

Carmanah EverGEN™ 1710 solar LED lights are available now from Carmanah Technologies. For more information on solar LED lighting, visit www.carmanah.com

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About Carmanah Technologies Corporation

Since 1996, Carmanah has been engineering some of the most advanced solar LED lighting on the market. With over 300,000 installations worldwide, Carmanah technology has been put to the test in virtually every environment on Earth. Featuring a patented energy management system that provides enhanced autonomy and system performance, reliable off-grid lighting is something Carmanah is known for. Carmanah is a publicly traded company, with common shares listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CMH". Carmanah is backed by a worldwide network of lighting professionals, for more information visit www.carmanah.com.

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