Carmanah’s Lit Street Signs Ordered by Georgia Department of Transportation

May 15, 2007
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Carmanah’s LED Illuminated Sign Group has recently received an order from an authorized regional distributor, Temple Inc., for 84 of its LED lit street signs. These street signs will be installed by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to illuminate street names at intersections in 13 counties throughout the state.

The GDOT performed an extensive review of lit street sign alternatives over a number of years. The agency was looking for a sign that was low profile, energy-efficient and bright – with even illumination. Carmanah’s technology was ideal for the application and the Company was successful in winning the order.

Carmanah’s Roadway Lighting Division worked closely with consultants and traffic engineers in Georgia during the selection process, providing technical expertise and ensuring Carmanah met the agency’s design requirements. The resulting initial order is significant for Carmanah, as GDOT has indicated it wishes to adopt LED edge-lit technology as a specification standard for future street-name sign upgrade projects.

About Carmanah’s LED Illuminated Street-Name Signs

Carmanah’s LED edge-lit technology provides a rugged, no maintenance solution for internally illuminated street-name signs as well as other roadway signs. Designed using high-flux, ultra-brite LEDs, Carmanah lit street signs have an extremely thin profile and offer bright, uniform illumination of the entire sign face. They are also designed to operate maintenance-free for over 50,000 hours (10 to 12 years) – with no bulbs or ballasts to replace.

Carmanah’s edge-lit technology is extremely energy efficient. A six foot street sign requires less than 15 Watts, compared to 192 Watts for a fluorescent sign, and 88 Watts for an LED retro-fit sign. Other benefits include:

  • Listed for both the US (Electric Signs, UL 48) and Canada (CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 207-M89, Portable and Stationary Electric Signs)
  • Reliable performance in extreme temperatures
  • Avoids EPA regulations for fluorescent bulb disposal
  • Low power requirements enable the possibility of battery backup
  • Hanging or rigid mount options

With more than 250,000 installations worldwide, Carmanah is a leader in solar LED lighting solutions. For more information about this project or to review Carmanah’s other solar LED lighting solutions for the roadway industry, visit or contact:

Roadway Lighting Division

Toll-free: 1-877-722-8877 (USA and Canada)

Worldwide: +1 (250) 380-0052

Fax: +1 (250) 389-0040


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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