Carmanah Supplies Solar LED Roadway Beacons to Ford Motor Company

April 20, 2011
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Carmanah is supplying Ford Motor Company with its proprietary R247 solar-powered LED flashing beacons for installation at the company’s Buffalo Stamping Plant in Buffalo, New York.

The Buffalo Stamping Plant, opened in 1950, is a 2.5 million square foot factory, spanning more than 118 acres. The number of trucks frequently moving around inside this large manufacturing facility increased the risk of accidents and Ford employee safety.

Carmanah’s R247 solar-powered LED beacons are a cost-effective and reliable way to improve driver and worker safety. Flashing 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, Carmanah’s solar-powered R247 solar-powered beacons enhance the visibility of warning and stop signs, and draw attention to high traffic areas.

Ford’s Buffalo Stamping Plant already uses solar power for a number of applications, including heating its facility with one of the largest solar ventilation air preheating walls in the world. In line with this green initiative, Carmanah’s R247 solar-powered LED beacons will provide an environmentally-friendly solution that also increases safety within the plant.

Using patented electronics, the R247 automatically adjusts to prevailing solar conditions to perform reliably in all climates. In addition to operating without consuming any external electricity, Carmanah flashers also feature several operational benefits, including no scheduled maintenance or servicing for 5-8 years. The R247 flashing beacon features a self-contained design where the batteries and control electronics are housed in the solar engine. No control cabinet or battery cabinet is required, which provides a simple, clean looking installation with no need for construction, trenching, cabling, traffic disruption or site remediation.

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About Carmanah Technologies Corporation

Carmanah is an award-winning manufacturer specializing in energy-efficient technologies that fundamentally change the way its customers operate. 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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