Carmanah Provides Solar Elevated Runway Guard Lights to US Air Force

June 20, 2007
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Carmanah’s Solar LED Lighting Division has supplied the US Air Force with an initial order of ten solar-powered Elevated Runway Guard Lights (ERGL). The lights will be installed on taxiway/runway intersections at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Alaska to alert air and vehicle traffic when they are approaching an active runway.

Elevated Runway Guard Lights are recognized as an effective protective visual system for preventing planes or vehicles from entering a runway without the proper clearance. Runway incursions at major airports have increased in recent years, and the prevention of this safety breach remains top priority for airport safety officials.

Carmanah’s Elevated Runway Guard Light is a 24-hour flashing, LED lamp fixture combined with a remotely mounted solar engine. The ERGL solar engine contains Carmanah’s proprietary Energy Management System that ensures continuous light output regardless of environmental conditions. Located on a robust tilting mount, the solar engine is field adjustable between zero and sixty degrees to suit deployment at various latitudes. Both the solar engine and lamp-housing base plates are designed to connect directly to standard FAA L-867 light bases.

Carmanah is a proud supplier to the US Air Force for permanent and temporary airfield lighting applications, and has previously supplied Elmendorf Air Force Base with more than 300 units of its rugged solar LED lights for permanent taxiway edge, apron edge and barricade lighting. Carmanah’s aviation lights have successfully survived the cold, dark Alaskan winter with temperatures dipping below -30°C (-22°F) and daily sunlight totals of less than 45 minutes. Elmendorf Air Force Base selected Carmanah’s Elevated Runway Guard Lights as the most cost effective and energy-efficient solution for its airfield lighting requirements.

For more information on Carmanah’s solar LED airfield lighting solutions, visit or contact the Aviation Lighting Division at:

Toll-free: 1-877-722-8877 (USA and Canada)

Worldwide: +1 (250) 380-0052

Fax: +1 (250) 380-0062



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.

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