Carmanah Supplies Airfield Lighting to the US Air Force

April 12, 2007
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Carmanah’s Solar LED Lighting Group has received an additional order from the US Air Force for a number of its A704-5 portable airfield lights. This solar-powered LED airfield lighting will be used as part of a wirelessly-controlled installation on a US Air Force base in the United States.

Prior to using Carmanah’s solar LED lighting technology, a rechargeable battery-based portable airfield lighting system was being used. To operate, airfield staff were required to remove and recharge the light fixtures on a frequent and ongoing basis. In contrast, Carmanah’s portable airfield lights can be installed for up to five years with no scheduled maintenance – with significant savings in labor and energy costs.

Carmanah is the only company in the world offering self-contained, solar LED airfield lighting with centralized wireless control capability, which allows personnel to turn A704-5 lights on and off remotely from the control tower or an incoming aircraft. The lights can also controlled in groups, allowing sections of the airfield lighting installation to be controlled independently.

Carmanah’s solar-powered LED A704-5 is in use by international defense forces around the world as airfield lighting to support overt, covert and training operations. With six different visible intensity settings and three infrared settings, the lights provide pilots with visual guidance in day, night and compromised visibility conditions.

Carmanah’s airfield lighting solutions have extensively demonstrated their durability and reliability in some of the harshest climates in the world. With no trenching or cabling, Carmanah’s lights provide for easy installation and require no maintenance for up to five years. For more information about this solar-powered LED airfield lighting project or Carmanah’s solar LED airfield lighting solutions in general, 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