US Forward Operating Base Upgrades Helipad with Carmanah Solar Airport Lights

September 4, 2007
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The US Department of Defence has placed an order for Carmanah’s solar airport lights to help enhance airfield safety and efficiency at a forward operating base in the Middle East. Chosen for their compact, self-contained design and cost-effective operation, the A704-5 wireless aviation lights and dusk-till-dawn A601 helipad edge lights will illuminate a new helipad at the forward operating base.

With wireless and infrared capabilities, Carmanah’s solar helipad edge lights satisfy the base’s need for a quick solution that can be wirelessly activated day or night, and used with night vision goggles.

Free from the need for an external electrical connection, Carmanah’s solar helipad edge lights can help reduce the infrastructure, energy and fuel requirements at remote forward operating bases. The cost of supplying fuel to these facilities can be extremely high for daily operations; so eliminating this need provides a cost effective and safe alternative to supplying, transporting and protecting fuel resources.

With no trenching, cabling or wiring required, the lights can be installed quickly and easily without specialized equipment or specially trained installation crews. Providing maintenance-free operation for up to five years in a harsh desert environment, Carmanah’s helipad edge lights offer worry-free operation, and significant cost savings.

Carmanah has supplied forward operating bases around the world with solar-powered lighting systems for a variety of applications including helipads, taxiways, runways, obstruction marking and tactical landing zones.

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