Carmanah Supplies Solar LED Airfield Flashing Beacons to US Army

March 14, 2007
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Carmanah’s Solar LED Lighting Group has received an order from the US Army to supply 37 of its R247C solar-powered airfield flashing beacons, as well as several Telstra poles and warning signs. The airfield beacons and signs will be used to increase safety for moving aircraft, vehicles and pedestrians at a US Army air base in the Middle East.

Unlit vehicle, ramp and pedestrian areas pose a significant safety hazard on the apron area of the air base. Carmanah’s R247C solar-powered LED flashing beacons will increase personnel safety by ensuring warning signage in this high-traffic area is more visible.

Carmanah’s airfield flashing beacons operate continuously, 24 hours per day, and require no maintenance for up to five years. They can be installed quickly and easily with no trenching, cabling or external wiring. They are an ideal beacon solution for locations with limited or no access to the electrical grid.

Carmanah’s Model R247C airfield flashing beacons are currently in use at defense and commercial airports worldwide. Carmanah is the primary provider of solar LED lighting solutions to US Defense, NATO and many other international defense organizations.

About R247C Airfield Flashing Beacon

Carmanah’s R247C airfield flashing beacon is the most advanced 24-hour solar flasher available. The ultra-compact, self-contained assembly of the R247C includes the solar panel, battery, and electronics – all housed in a compact enclosure located above an industry-standard LED traffic signal head. The unit can be installed in minutes with minimal technical expertise onto new or existing sign posts in the field.

The R247C utilizes Carmanah’s core MICROSOURCE® energy management system, a technology developed over 8 years and proven in more than 250,000 installations in 110 countries. Using this intelligence, the R247C automatically adjusts to prevailing solar conditions to ensure continuous, dependable operation – even under difficult solar conditions.

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