September 21, 2006  -  

Carmanah’s Solar LED Lighting Group has received an additional order to supply LED illuminated street name signs to Arlington County, VA. With this order, there are now more than 50 units installed throughout the county, significantly improving sign visibility and driver safety at major intersections.

Arlington County opted against installing typical fluorescent illuminated street name signs, primarily due to the high costs of maintenance and energy consumption. After reviewing a number of different technologies, the county selected Carmanah’s illuminated sign technology because of its brightness, clarity, uniformity of output and compact design.

Many cities and counties throughout the United States are retrofitting traffic signals from incandescent to LED due to energy and maintenance savings. These agencies also want to use LED technology for street name signs for the same reasons. Carmanah’s LED signs are leading the industry with their slim design, uniform light output and maintenance-free performance.

About the R409 Edge-Lit LED Street Name Sign

Carmanah’s LED edge-Lit technology provides a rugged, no maintenance solution for internally illuminated street name signs and other traffic signs. Designed using high-flux, ultra-bright LEDs, Carmanah’s LED edge-Lit signs will operate maintenance-free for over 50,000 hours, with no ballasts or bulbs to replace.

With more than 250,000 installations, Carmanah is a world leader in solar-powered LED lighting and LED illuminated sign solutions. For more information on this project or Carmanah’s other unique products for the roadway industry, visit www.roadlights.com or contact Carmanah’s Roadway Division at:

Toll-free (North America): 1-877-722-8877

Worldwide: +1 (250) 380-0052

Fax: +1 (250) 389-0040

E-mail: info@roadlights.com

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 www.carmanah.com.

* Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is the standard for signs, signals and pavement markings in the USA.