Carmanah’s LED Internally Illuminated Street Name Signs Approved by Florida Department of Transportation

November 28, 2005
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Carmanah is pleased to report that its UL-listed, industry-leading LED signs are now officially approved by Florida’s Department of Transportation (FDOT) and available on the Florida Approved Product List (APL) under certification #69938890427011.

Carmanah is currently the only manufacturer of LED edge-lit, internally-illuminated street name signs approved for in the state of Florida.

Carmanah’s approval comes after 12 months of analysis and testing by FDOT engineers to ensure that the products are built to the highest standards and deliver a bright, uniform light output.

Carmanah’s LED illuminated signs offer the following advantages:

  • Maintenance-free performance (no bulb replacement) for 50,000 hours (approximately 10 years);
  • Greater energy savings over fluorescent signs;
  • Easy installation;
  • Built to UL-48 electrical standards and designed to withstand Florida’s extreme environmental conditions;
  • Rigid mount to the mast arms, which is proven to be far more effective for wind loading under hurricane force winds;
  • Measuring less than 1.5″ thick, Carmanah signs deliver extremely bright, crisp, and even illumination of the sign.

Government agencies in Florida are already specifying Carmanah’s LED edge-lit signs, due to the significant reduction in maintenance and energy costs over typical fluorescent illuminated signs.

Florida is recognized by other DOTs across the United States as having the most demanding process for traffic product manufacturers seeking approval. FDOT recognized that Carmanah has installed solar-powered LED lighting worldwide, and its technology has been field-proven to perform under harsh weather conditions.

For the FDOT Approved Vendor Listing, please visit:

For the traffic industry, Carmanah also manufactures compact and efficient solar LED school zone flashers, pedestrian crosswalks, and 24-hour warning flashers. All of Carmanah’s products are designed to install easily and cost-effectively, with no external control cabinets. Using patented electronics, Carmanah solar LED lighting will perform reliably under all weather conditions with no scheduled maintenance for 5 years.


About Carmanah Technologies Corporation

Carmanah is an award-winning manufacturer specializing in energy-efficient technologies that fundamentally change the way its customers operate. 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 Venture Exchange under the symbol “CMH” and on the Berlin and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol “QCX“. For more information, please visit