US Army Orders Solar-Powered LED Spotlights and Aviation Lights for Forward-Operating Base

February 22, 2006
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Carmanah has recently received an order from the US Army for 34 units of its GI-101 spotlights, 22 units of GI-102 spotlights, as well as an additional 390 airfield lights for obstruction, apron edge and taxiway edge applications. All of these solar-powered LED lights will be installed at a US forward-operating base in Iraq where over 800 other Carmanah aviation lights have been in use for the last 18 months.

Carmanah’s solar-powered, self-contained LED aviation lights have proved to be the ideal lighting solution for several US forward-operating bases in the Middle East, where there is typically no reliable electrical infrastructure or access to grid power.

Carmanah’s new GI-100 and GI-102 solar LED spotlights feature a self-contained design along with detachable luminares. They are being used by US Defense Forces to provide nighttime illumination for remote airfield signage, which has improved safety for US and Coalition Pilots at USMC, Air Force and Army forward-operating bases. The US Army alone has saved millions of dollars in up-front capital and infrastructure costs by using Carmanah’s solar-powered LED lighting technology.

More than 300 units of the GI-100 / GI-102 solar LED spotlight have been successfully deployed in the Middle East so far, and Carmanah has provided more than 20,000 additional airfield lights in support of portable and permanent Middle East operations.

With more than 250,000 installations worldwide, Carmanah is a leader in renewable and energy-efficient technology solutions. For more information about the Company’s unique airfield lighting products, 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.

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