Carmanah Closes $4 Million Order for LED Lottery Jackpot Signs

June 23, 2009
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VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (June 23, 2009) Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH), a provider of solar-powered and energy efficient LED lighting, has received a USD$4 million order for LED-illuminated “triple jackpot” lottery signs. Designed to provide a bright and attractive promotional display for lottery retailers, each sign features an LED (light emitting diode) illuminated background, replaceable graphic faceplate, and three-digit LED displays to advertise jackpot values for three different games.

Jackpot data is sent wirelessly via a transceiver directly and securely to each sign from the lottery’s existing online terminal. Up to five jackpots can be displayed per sign within a 100-foot area, and all signs on the statewide network are updated simultaneously. The replaceable graphic feature enables the lottery to change or rebrand jackpot games without replacing the entire sign.

According to Maxwell Goldstein, director of sales and marketing for Carmanah Signs, the high-visibility signs provide a bright and energy-efficient alternative to traditional options. “It is well understood in the lottery industry that jackpot awareness helps increase ticket sales,” said Goldstein. “These signs update wirelessly right from the terminal without paging, satellite link or monthly fees. The jackpot amount displayed is always accurate. As jackpots grow, so do ticket sales,” added Goldstein.

Wireless lottery jackpot signs are available from Carmanah Technologies. For more information on these and other LED lottery signs, visit, or contact Maxwell Goldstein at +1.416.322.2860 or

About Carmanah Technologies Corporation

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

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