Sets new benchmark for Solar LED Aviation Lighting
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VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (April 25, 2012) – Carmanah Technologies (TSX: CMH) announces today the launch of the A704-H, its latest Aviation signaling product, which sets a new and higher level for solar LED lighting intensity in the aviation market. Based on Carmanah’s proven technology, this light is easily installed, and can be remotely controlled. More importantly, the increased light intensity enables safe flights and ensures airfields can stay open more often in adverse weather.
“We have thousands of installations at permanent and temporary airfields through the world, and new product designs for this sector must provide enhanced visibility, as well as continue Carmanah’s high standard for reliability,” said Bruce Cousins, Carmanah CEO. “In this case, customers identified a need for higher intensity lighting aimed in specific directions, and Carmanah was able to respond quickly with a compelling product solution.”
Lighting intensity is the top safety factor in the aviation sector, and when weather deteriorates, lighting intensities must be able to compensate for low visibility conditions. The A704-H meets the standards for medium intensity runway lighting (“MIRL”), and high intensity runway lighting (“HIRL”) up to 500 candela (in white). It also has Infrared Red (“IR”) mode for Night Vision Goggle (“NVG”) operation and is appropriate for deployment at permanent or temporary airfields and helipads, and as emergency backup systems.
About Carmanah Technologies Corporation
As one of the most trusted names in solar technology, Carmanah has earned a reputation for delivering strong and effective products for industrial applications worldwide. Industry proven to perform reliably in some of the world's harshest environments, Carmanah solar LED lights and solar power systems provide a durable, dependable and cost effective energy alternative. Carmanah is a publicly traded company, with common shares listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "CMH”. For more information, visit www.carmanah.com.
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