Carmanah Receives Order from Exxon Mobil for Airfield Lighting in Africa

August 21, 2006
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Carmanah’s Solar LED Lighting Group has received an order valued at more than $330,000 from Exxon Mobil to supply an expedited airfield lighting system for an airfield in Chad, Africa. This system is comprised of Carmanah’s Model A704-5 runway lights with wireless control, Model A601 taxiway lights, as well as the frangible bases and mounting hardware necessary for installation.

Exxon Mobil did not have access to grid power out to this particular airfield in Chad. They were in need of a fully self-sufficient lighting system with the ability to be controlled from a central location. Carmanah’s solar-powered LED airfield lighting technology was selected as the ideal solution because of its relatively low cost, ease of installation, maintenance-free operation, and field-proven reliability.

As mentioned, the system supplied to Exxon Mobil includes Carmanah’s advanced A704-5 solar-powered LED airfield lights with centralized wireless control. These units will operate automatically from dusk till dawn year-round under all types of environmental conditions. They can also be programmed using a centralized handheld controller for on-demand activation, selecting intensity levels or running diagnostics. Each fixture in Carmanah’s A704-5 wireless lighting system can be individually controlled or controlled in groups from both the ground or the air (pilot-activated lighting) using an encrypted 900 MHz RF signal.

For more information about the Company’s unique airfield lighting products, 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