US Air Force Orders 300 Carmanah LED Solar-Powered Taxiway Lights

January 23, 2006
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Carmanah has received an order from the US Air Force (USAF) for 300 Model A601 solar-powered LED taxiway lights with optional deactivation switches. These lights will be installed at the Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait, which already uses more than 2,500 units of Carmanah’s solar LED portable airfield lights.

The Ali Al Salem Air Base is situated 39 miles north of the Iraqi border in a flat dessert environment with difficult to access electrical infrastructure necessary to support hardwired airfield lighting. As an ideal alternative power source, the USAF has been installing Carmanah’s solar LED portable airfield lights for runway, taxiway, apron edge, threshold, runway caution, helipad and obstruction lighting applications. The USAF has saved millions of dollars in upfront capital costs, infrastructure costs such as trenching, wiring and generator fuel, as well as long-term operating and maintenance costs.

Carmanah’s A601 is the world’s most advanced solar-powered LED portable aviation light with two miles of visibility and is completely integrated, self-contained, waterproof and compact. The A601 will operate at nearly any location on earth and will withstand jet blast on the ground and the harshest of environmental conditions.

Carmanah has installed more than 19,000 lights with the US Armed Forces, NATO & Coalition Forces around the world. For more information on Carmanah’s full range of aviation products and accessories, please contact Allister Wilmott of 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. 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