Carmanah Receives Order from US Air Force for Solar-Powered LED Runway and Taxiway Lights

September 20, 2006
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Carmanah has received an order from the US Air Force (USAF) for a total of 150 units of its Model A702 runway light and A601 taxiway light. These units will be installed for runway edge caution lighting and taxiway edge lighting at a Forward Operating Base in the Middle East. Carmanah’s solar LED airfield lighting technology has already been in use at this base for more than three years.

The USAF selected Carmanah’s solar-powered LED lights for their ease of deployment, and the ability to operate where electrical power is unreliable or non-existent. The USAF has been using Carmanah’s solar-powered LED aviation lights for US Defense and Coalition Forces operations for the past 42 months in the Middle East where powered infrastructure is not available or unreliable. Carmanah’s airfield lights are ideal for permanent, temporary and emergency airfield lighting applications.

About Carmanah’s A601 and A702 Solar-Powerd LED Airfield Lights

Carmanah’s Model A702 runway light is the first solar-powered LED aviation light to be used for fixed wing operations at remote airfield landing strips and expedited airfields. Fully-integrated, self-contained and watertight, the A702 is used for temporary and permanent runway edge lighting, obstruction lighting and heli-pad lighting applications. The A702 is designed for reliable operation for up to 5 years with no scheduled maintenance.

Carmanah’s Model A601 taxiway light is the world’s most advanced, solar-powered LED portable aviation light. This unit is completely integrated, self-contained, waterproof and it has been extensively field-proven to operate reliably at nearly any location on Earth. The A601 has withstood the harshest of environmental conditions, including extreme temperatures, shock and vibration, sand storms and jet blast.

Carmanah is a global leader in solar-powered LED lighting. Carmanah currently has more than 8000 aviation lights, accessories, spotlights and floodlights supporting US Defense, NATO & Coalition Forces operations in the Middle East. These organizations have saved millions of dollars in capital, installation and maintenance costs by using Carmanah’s cost-effective and innovative airfield lighting technology.

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.

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