US Air Force Installs Carmanah Portable Airfield Lights

August 15, 2007
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The US Air Force recently placed an order for Carmanah portable airfield lights to upgrade runways at two airforce bases.

As an alternative to battery-powered portable airfield lights, Carmanah’s remote controlled, solar-powered lights are expected to save time and money by eliminating the need to replace batteries every week. The Carmanah portable airfield lights can also be controlled remotely through secure radio communications from the air traffic control tower, or the aircraft.

Carmanah’s dual mode

A704-5 portable airfield light is the world’s most advanced solar-powered LED airfield lighting solution for permanent, temporary and emergency applications. The A704-5 features optional wireless remote control for visible and infrared light output performance capabilities. Extremely valuable tools in training exercises for US Air Force personnel, these advanced technology options allow for easy control of airfield lights and extreme flexibility for the user from the control tower, on the ground or in the air.

Using wireless control, any number of A704-5 airfield lights can be controlled remotely using a secure radio signal. Pilots in training for covert operations have the ability to request variations in light intensity configurations when making an approach or taking off, allowing them to test performance under various conditions. Providing crisp visibility through night vision goggles, Carmanah’s A704-5 airfield light allows pilots in training to simulate real world theater operations by using discreet infrared visual landing aids.

As the latest generation in Carmanah’s line of aviation lighting fixtures, the A704-5 solar airfield light has once again succeeded in providing a leading technology solution for the most demanding of solar and operational environments.

For more information on Carmanah’s solar LED airfield lighting solutions, 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 Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “CMH” and on the Berlin and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol “QCX“. For more information, please visit