Carmanah Provides US Marine Corps with Solar LED 24-Hour Flashing Beacons

July 14, 2006
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Carmanah has received an order from the US Marine Corps for 24 units of its R247C solar-powered LED flashing beacon. These units will be installed at a forward operating base in the Middle East for vehicle, air traffic and pedestrian operations.

The US Marine Corps required flashing beacons for a forward-operating base to provide safety and cautionary lighting for moving vehicles and air traffic around pedestrian areas. As electrical infrastructure was not available, Carmanah’s R247C solar-powered LED beacon was the ideal technology solution; it is entirely self-contained, compact and autonomous.

About R247 Series Flashing Beacons

Carmanah’s R247 Series flashing beacons are the most advanced 24- hour solar LED flashers available. Entirely self-contained, they incorporate industry standard LED traffic signal heads and are compact and light enough for installation on standard signposts. They have also been engineered to operate for up to five years without any scheduled maintenance.

Unlike any other beacon available, Carmanah’s solar LED beacons feature the Company’s core MICROSOURCE® Energy Management System (EMS), an advanced technology that ensures maximum system reliability while minimizing system size requirements. MICROSOURCE® EMS is a patented intelligence that enables Carmanah’s solar LED beacons to automatically adjust to prevailing solar conditions, ensuring continuous, dependable operation year round under all types of seasonal and local weather conditions. MICROSOURCE® EMS was developed and refined over a period of eight years and is now field-proven in thousands of installations in more than 110 countries.

The USMC operates more than 5000 Carmanah aviation light and general lighting solutions for forward operating bases throughout the Middle East, Africa and North America. For more information about the Company’s unique airfield lighting products, please 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. 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