US Air Force Orders Carmanah Taxiway Lights for Middle East Airport

January 12, 2007
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Carmanah’s Solar LED Lighting Group has received an order from the US Air Force (USAF) for 100 units of its Model A601 taxiway lights. These self-contained, solar LED units will be installed for taxiway edge lighting at the second busiest US Department of Defense airport in the Middle East.

This US Defence airport integrates Air Force, Army, Marine, coalition and civilian operations on a daily basis and supports more than 17,000 airframes per month. Powered infrastructure is minimal and/or unreliable, therefore the USAF selected Carmanah’s solar-powered LED lights for their ease of deployment, reliability and their ability to operate autonomously.

The USAF has been using Carmanah’s solar-powered LED aviation lights for US Defense and Coalition Forces operations for a number of years throughout the Middle East; the technology is ideal for all types of permanent, temporary and emergency airfield lighting applications.

About Carmanah’s A601 Taxiway Light

The Model A601 taxiway light is the world’s most advanced, solar-powered LED portable aviation light. This unit is completely integrated, self-contained, waterproof and it has been extensively tested and field-proven to operate reliably at nearly any location on Earth. The A601 has withstood the harshest of environmental conditions, including extreme temperatures, shock and vibration, sand storms and jet blast.

Carmanah is a global leader in solar-powered LED lighting. The Company currently has thousands of installations supporting US Defense, NATO & Coalition Forces operations in the Middle East. These organizations have saved millions of dollars in capital, installation and maintenance costs by using Carmanah’s cost-effective and innovative solar-powered LED airfield lighting technology.

For more information about the Company’s unique airfield lighting products, please 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 TSX under the symbol “CMH” and on the Berlin and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol “QCX“. For more information, please visit