December 12, 2005  -  

Carmanah’s Roadway Lighting Division has received a contract from the City of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, to supply R409 LED illuminated street name sign technology for evaluation purposes.

A trial LED edge-lit sign will be installed on Gilbert Road at the Richmond Oval Stadium, future home of the speed skating competition for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. With construction of the stadium underway, the City of Richmond has been considering internally-illuminated street-name signs to provide additional guidance and safety, particularly for tourists unfamiliar with the area around the stadium.

Carmanah’s LED illuminated signs were chosen for their slim, lightweight design, energy efficiency and maintenance-free operation. Upon successful completion of the trial, the City of Richmond plans to install several more R409 signs throughout the vicinity of the Oval Stadium to provide additional visibility and guidance for athletes and visitors.

Carmanah’s LED Illuminated street-name signs are rapidly gaining popularity in BC, which is a region that to-date almost no illuminated street signs are used.

Carmanah’s R409 LED illuminated street name signs provide a cost-effective, reliable and virtually maintenance-free solution for increasing nighttime visibility and improving traffic safety.

For more information about Carmanah’s unique LED illuminated traffic signs and flashing beacons, visit www.roadlights.com or contact Carmanah’s Roadways 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 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.

The shares of Carmanah Technologies Corporation are publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “CMH” and on the Berlin and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol “QCX“. For more information, please visit www.carmanah.com.