Carmanah Awarded Four-Year Contract for Solar LED Lighting Systems from Community Transit in Everett, WA

November 30, 2005
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Carmanah is pleased to report it was recently awarded a four-year contract from Community Transit in Everett, WA to provide its proprietary i-STOP® and i-SHELTER™ solar LED lighting systems as part of the agency’s upgraded stops and amenities program.

Everett’s Community Transit has 259 coaches and approximately 1,600 bus stops that provide service to most of Snohomish County, the University of Washington, Seattle and the Eastside. In 2004, Community Transit provided more than 7.7 million passenger rides. With so many stops being served, cost-effective lighting solutions are needed to ensure safety for the passengers during the night schedule.

Carmanah’s i-STOP® solar LED bus stop provides illumination to the bus stop’s posted schedule, a security area light, and a bus signaling device that alerts drivers that there is a passenger waiting at the stop. The bus signaling device, called the i-SIGNAL™, has a visibility range of change to miles and helps to reduce the number of night-time pass-bys.

The i-STOP® illuminated bus stop uses high-intensity LEDs for all of its lighting features, ensuring a long, reliable operating life with no scheduled maintenance. The system is rugged, compact, vandal resistant and cost-effective.

The i-SHELTER™ solar LED lighting system is the most reliable bus shelter lighting system in the industry. Using Carmanah’s field-proven technology, the i-SHELTER™ system is a cost-effective, low-maintenance customer service solution that provides illumination to bus stops without the need for trenching, cabling or grid power hookups. The i-SHELTER™ is also designed to operate without scheduled servicing for up to 5 years.

For more information about Carmanah’s unique transit shelter and bus stop lighting solutions, please visit or contact:

United States & Canada

Marion Randell

#4 – 203 Harbour Road

Victoria, BC, Canada V9A 3S2

Toll-Free: 1-877-722-8877

Phone: (250) 380-0052

Fax: (250) 389-0040

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