US Marines Order Carmanah’s Lights for African Air Base

April 27, 2004
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Carmanah has recently received a contract for 80 units of its solar-powered LED aviation lights and base mounts for installation at Camp Lemonier Air Base in the Republic of Djibouti, Africa. This order represents Carmanah’s first airfield installation in Africa.

Carmanah’s taxiway edge lights will be used by the US Marines for permanent airfield lighting at the base. Carmanah’s integrated solar-powered LED design enables taxiways on Northern African base to be illuminated without the need for hardwired power or any corresponding infrastructure.

The Carmanah lights were requested for installation at Camp Lemonier by personnel previously located at the Balad Air Base in Iraq. At the Balad base, the lights have provided high performance, reliable operation with zero maintenance. The lights have proven very effective, providing pilots with the required visual guidance cues for both conventional and night vision goggle (NVG) operations.

Carmanah currently has more than 6500 units for the US Air Force, US Army, US Marine Corps, Air National Guard and US Air Reserve Bases in the Middle East, SW Asia, North America and now Africa. At approximately 1/10 the cost of conventional powered systems, Carmanah’s lights have proven to an excellent cost-effective solution for permanent, temporary and expedited airfields. For more information, contact Allister Wilmott, the Business Development Manager for Carmanah’s Aviation Lighting Division.