Carmanah Receives $662k Contract for Solar-Powered LED Shelter Lighting Systems

April 13, 2005
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – April 13, 2005 – Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX Venture: CMH) is pleased to announce that the Company received an order in the amount of of $662,400 for its solar-powered LED (light-emitting diode) i-SHELTER ™ lighting systems to be installed in a North American city.

“This is another in a series of significant rollouts for Carmanah in the international transit industry,” states the Company’s CEO, Art Aylesworth. “This order also continues our prosperous relationship with one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, who has tested our i-SHELTER™ lighting systems and found our products provide reliable, cost-effective transit lighting that can be installed quickly with no disruption to traffic.”

Carmanah’s i-SHELTER ™ is a completely self-contained shelter lighting system that harnesses the sun’s energy to power high-intensity LEDs (light-emitting diodes). Helping to tackle public concern about security and comfort at night, Carmanah’s i-SHELTER ™ technology makes passengers more visible to bus drivers and allows passengers to read timetable information easily at any hour. Costs are kept significantly lower than conventional grid-connected lighting as roads and pavement are untouched during installation, and there are no power permits required or ongoing electrical costs.

Carmanah’s solar-powered illuminated bus stop products are currently installed with more than 80 transit authorities throughout North America and abroad. Carmanah’s solar LED (light-emitting diode) transit lighting products have received wide recognition for their unique integrated design and outstanding performance. The Company’s i-SHELTER™ systems are designed to adapt to any shelter design and feature the rugged reliability of all of Carmanah lighting products. For more information about Carmanah’s unique transit lighting solutions, please visit

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

Carmanah Technologies Corporation

“Praveen Varshney”

Praveen Varshney, Director

For further information, please contact:

Carmanah Contacts:

Mr. Praveen Varshney, Director

Carmanah Technologies Corporation

Tel: (604) 629-0264

Toll-Free: 1-866-629-0264

Mr. Mark Komonoski, Director

Carmanah Technologies Corporation

Tel: (403) 861-8384

Toll-Free: 1-800-665-3749


Mr. David Davies

Tel: (250) 382-4332

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are described under the caption “Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements” and “Key Information – Risk Factors” and elsewhere in Carmanah’s Annual Report for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2003, as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and which are incorporated herein by reference. Carmanah does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.