Carmanah Launches Solar-LED Streetlights at LIGHTFAIR

May 5, 2009
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VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (May 5, 2009) – Carmanah Technologies (TSX:CMH) will introduce its next generation of solar-powered LED lights today at the LIGHTFAIR International tradeshow and conference in New York City. As part of a new “General Illumination” (GI) product line, the company will feature a range of solar-powered lights for street and parking lot applications, including the powerful new EverGEN™ 1500, along with a preview of the company’s sleek new EverGEN 1700-series design.

As a stand-alone alternative to traditional hard-wired streetlights, Carmanah solar-powered lights are designed to offer convenience without compromise. Durable, reliable and cost-effective, Carmanah lights deliver bright, uniform illumination wherever it’s needed – without trenching, cabling or grid access.

Featuring custom fixtures by leading LED-lighting designer Beta Lighting, Carmanah solar-powered lights offer superior output and performance in accordance with IESNA (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America) guidelines. A full-cutoff “Dark Sky”-friendly design directs light only where needed (preventing glare or spillover of light onto neighboring properties or into the night sky), while integrated energy management and motion-sensing capabilities ensure optimal lighting performance year round. As a dependable, long-lasting lighting solution, Carmanah EverGEN lights are covered by a five-year limited system warranty.

According to Ted Lattimore, Carmanah CEO, solar-LED lighting technology is approaching the tipping point between industry innovation and widespread acceptance. “These are exciting times for solar lighting,” said Lattimore. “It’s a proven technology: reliable, convenient and affordable with a low total cost of ownership. On new construction you can now save money by choosing solar over grid power – that just makes sense; if you can save money by switching to a clean renewable resource, it’s time to think solar,” said Lattimore.   

Visit Carmanah (booth #403) at the LIGHTFAIR International Tradeshow and Conference, May 5-7, at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, or see Carmanah’s full range of solar technology online at

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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