Carmanah Provides Solar LED Bus Shelter Lighting Systems to the City of Mesa, AZ

August 11, 2006
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Carmanah’s Solar LED Group recently was a awarded a contract by the City of Mesa, Arizona, to supply a number of its i-SHELTER™ solar-powered LED bus shelter lighting systems. These i-SHELTER™ lighting systems will be installed throughout the city to provide additional security lighting in bus shelters and bus zones. The initial 50 units are scheduled for deployment in the coming weeks. The total contract is valued at up to $388,000.

The City of Mesa’s public transit program accommodates approximately 4 million passenger boardings annually. Bus shelter lighting has been identified by the authority as paramount for enhancing nighttime rider safety as well as improving the overall transit experience. The City of Mesa selected Carmanah’s i-SHELTER™ solar-powered LED lighting technology because of its technical specifications and field-proven reliability.

Carmanah’s proprietary i-SHELTER™ solar LED lighting technology is the most advanced in the industry today. Using Carmanah’s patented MICROSOURCE® energy management system, the i-SHELTER™ system is extremely compact without any compromise in performance. It is also very cost-effective, as it can be installed quickly onto new or existing shelters without the need for trenching, cabling , grid power hookups or site remediation. The i-SHELTER™ lighting system is also designed to operate without scheduled servicing approximately four (4) years.

Mesa awarded the contract to Carmanah in June 2005 after a public RFP. Carmanah’s design was deemed to be the most aesthetic, vandal-resistant and field-proven solution available.

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

North America & International

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. 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 under the symbol “CMH” and on the Berlin and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol “QCX“. For more information, please visit