Carmanah Advanced Occupancy Sensing Technology Recognized by Illuminating Engineering Society

August 31, 2010
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VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (August 31, 2010) — Carmanah Technologies Corporation has been recognized by the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) in the 2010 IES Progress Report. The report recognizes Advanced Occupancy Sensing, the Company’s newest technology, as providing a unique and significant advancement to the art and science of lighting.

Advanced Occupancy Sensing is a lighting industry first and is not currently offered by any other light on the market. The technology helps to overcome the limitations of conventional occupancy sensors that provide illumination only when motion is within a certain radius of the light. Advanced Occupancy Sensing works with Carmanah EverGEN solar LED lights and provides for the synchronized activation of an entire network of lights when just one light within the network senses motion. Utilizing mesh networking and occupancy sensors, the lights communicate wirelessly, providing illumination that is responsive to motion in areas such as parking lots, pathways, secure facilities and other areas where lighting performs an integral role in maintaining safety and security.

Advanced Occupancy Sensing can be configured for either full or set distance activation. Full activation provides synchronized activation of all the lights within the system. Set distance activation provides for activation of lights within a set distance of the detected motion, effectively providing a bubble of illumination that follows motion throughout the site.  

“We have seen considerable excitement and acceptance of Advanced Occupancy Sensing from our customers since its introduction at LIGHTFAIR® 2010 in May,” said Ted Lattimore, Carmanah CEO. “Having the technology recognized as a unique and significant advancement in lighting by an industry body as prominent and respected as the Illuminating Engineering Society is proof that Carmanah is continuing to stay at the forefront of innovation and that our technology is fundamentally changing the face of outdoor lighting applications.”

For more information on Carmanah Advanced Occupancy Sensing, please visit To learn more about the IES Progress Report, please visit


About Carmanah Technologies Corporation

Since 1996, Carmanah has been engineering some of the most advanced solar LED lighting on the market. With over 300,000 installations worldwide, Carmanah technology has been put to the test in virtually every environment on Earth. Featuring a patented energy management system that provides enhanced autonomy and system performance, reliable off-grid lighting is something Carmanah is known for. Carmanah is a publicly traded company, with common shares listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “CMH”. Carmanah is backed by a worldwide network of lighting professionals, for more information visit

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