Carmanah Provides LED Street Name Signs for Tampa Bay, Florida

June 16, 2006
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Carmanah has received an order for several units of its R409 single-sided, edge-lit LED illuminated street-name sign for Hillsborough County, Florida. These signs will be installed at intersections in the Tampa Bay area.

Hillsborough County has been installing fluorescent street-name signs for years and, as a result, has experienced the high costs of bulb replacement and frequent sign maintenance. In an effort to reduce energy and maintenance costs, Hillsborough County sought out a more cost-effective illuminated street-name sign technology. Hillsborough County selected Carmanah’s LED edge-lit street-name signs for their energy efficiency, durability and low-profile design. In fact, Carmanah’sh signs are so slim, measuring less than 1.5″ in thickness, that they can easily be rigid-mounted directly to mast arms, which is a much more effective mounting option in Hurricane-prone regions, such as Florida.

Designed with high-flux, ultra-bright LEDs and a rugged, slim-profile design, Carmanah’s LED R409 edge-lit signs are built to rigorous industrial quality standards, and feature maintenance-free performance for up to 50,000 hours with no bulbs or ballasts to replace. Compared to traditional fluorescent signs and other LED illuminated signage, Carmanah’s LED edge-lit signs provide greater energy savings and are easier and less expensive to install. For example, a six-foot sign requires less than 15 Watts, compared to 192 Watts for a fluorescent sign, and 88 Watts for a LED retro-fit sign. Carmanah’s signs utilize the most advanced LED technology and are engineered to provide brilliant, crisp illumination while enduring the harshest of environmental conditions.

Carmanah’s LED edge-lit street-name signs are becoming a preferred choice throughout Florida. For more information on this installation Carmanah’s roadway lighting products in general, visit or contact Carmanah’s Roadway Division at:

Toll-free (North America): 1-877-722-8877

Worldwide: +1 (250) 380-0052

Fax: +1 (250) 389-0040


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 under the symbol “CMH” and on the Berlin and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol “QCX“. For more information, please visit