Carmanah Provides Solar LED Lighting for London, England Transit Project

May 29, 2008
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – Thursday, May 29, 2008 – As part of an ongoing commitment to equip Transport for London transit routes with solar-powered lighting and communications technology, Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH) has received an additional purchase order of $1.1M from Trueform Engineering Ltd. for London Bus Stop systems. Carmanah currently has more than 3,000 of the London Bus Stop systems and 650 transit shelter lighting systems installed throughout the City of London, England. This latest order is part of a longstanding partnership with UK-based Trueform Engineering in support of an initiative to install up to 7,000 London Bus Stops in total.

According to Carmanah CEO Ted Lattimore, this application demonstrates the versatility and effectiveness of Carmanah’s core solar technologies in one of the world’s more challenging solar environments. “We’re pleased to work alongside Trueform Engineering to help support this ongoing solar-power initiative,” said Lattimore. “Since 2001, our solar-LED lighting and energy management technology has helped to provide London commuters with brightly lit bus stops, commuter-activated signals, and easy-to-read schedule displays. These applications really demonstrate the versatility of our core technology,” added Lattimore. “At the heart of these products is the same industry-proven technology that goes into all of our general illumination systems, including our award-winning EverGEN™ lighting products.” Carmanah’s new EverGEN general illumination system recently received the “Judges’ Citation” Innovation Award at LIGHTFAIR International – North America’s premier lighting industry event.

Carmanah’s solar powered LED (light emitting diode) lights offer distinct advantages over hardwired grid-based lighting systems, including easy installation, no scheduled maintenance, and the use of free, clean solar energy as a power source. An integrated energy-management capability ensures a reliable, year-round source of light in even the most adverse weather conditions. For more information, visit

About Carmanah Technologies Corporation

As one of 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’s LED lights and 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” and on the Berlin and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol “QCX”. For more information, visit

About Trueform Engineering Ltd.

Trueform Engineering Ltd. specializes in passenger transport infrastructure services and products, subcontract fabrication, engineering, and finishing services in the United Kingdom. Trueform is widely regarded as the UK’s leading transportation solution provider to the bus industry and maintains depots throughout the region. The company has major contracts in place with numerous government bodies, including an exclusive agreement for bus stop and shelter infrastructure with London Buses. For more information, visit

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