VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (July 30, 2009) As part of an initiative to reduce energy consumption by 10 percent at its Tucson, Arizona-based headquarters, a global high-tech equipment designer and manufacturer has equipped one of its employee parking lots with solar-powered LED lights from Carmanah Technologies (TSX: CMH). For this sustainable-development project, facility managers selected R.C. Lurie Company of Southern Arizona – Carmanah’s authorized representative for the region – to equip the facility with EverGEN™ 1520 solar-powered LED lights.
Designed specifically for industrial-scale street and parking applications, the stand-alone EverGEN 1520 outdoor light provides a reliable source of bright, uniform illumination wherever it’s needed, without trenching, cabling or grid access. Featuring the industry-proven LEDway™ lighting fixture by BetaLED™, the EverGEN 1520 provides unparalleled performance for a solar-powered LED light of its size. While operating in accordance with IESNA (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America) guidelines, the EverGEN 1520 also complies with the City of Tucson and Pima County’s stringent outdoor-lighting ordinances – implemented more than 30 years ago to help limit light pollution and preserve the region’s dark nighttime sky for Pima County’s residents, visitors, and world-class astronomy industry. A “dark-sky” friendly full-cutoff design ensures each EverGEN 1520 delivers light only where needed, while reducing or eliminating common outdoor lighting challenges such as glare, spillover and skyglow.
Aside from the reduced installation costs of a wireless lighting alternative, the impressive performance, durability and lifespan of each solar-LED light offered additional savings. When compared against other off-grid LED and compact-fluorescent alternatives, the EverGEN 1520 outperformed the rest, enabling the facility to purchase fewer lights and install them at greater distances than originally anticipated. With no bulbs to burn out and no scheduled maintenance required for up to five years, the new solid-state lighting system is also expected to help reduce operating costs over time, while completely eliminating utility fees for illuminating the lot.
The EverGEN 1520 solar-LED lighting system is available now from Carmanah Technologies. For more information, visit www.carmanah.com, or telephone 1.877.722.8877 (toll free in US and Canada).
As one of the most trusted names in solar technology, Carmanah has earned a reputation for delivering strong and effective products for industrial applications worldwide. Industry proven to perform reliably in some of the world’s harshest environments, Carmanah solar LED lights and solar power systems provide a durable, dependable and cost effective energy alternative. Carmanah is a publicly traded company, with common shares listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “CMH”. For more information, visit www.carmanah.com.
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