Carmanah Receives $765,000 Order For Solar-Powered LED Airfield Lighting

March 29, 2005
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – March 29, 2005 – Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX Venture: CMH) is pleased to announce that the Company has received a $765K order to supply over 1,500 solar-powered LED airfield lights for the U.S. Marine Corps.

This new order is for the Company’s Model A601 and A702 airfield lights. These units will be used for runway edge, threshold, taxiway edge, helipad edge, and obstruction lighting at the Marine Corps’ second largest air base in the Middle East. The airfield has two main runways measuring 14,000 and 13,000 feet long, both using Carmanah’s lights for guiding fixed wing and rotary aircraft. A portion of the order will ship in four days to provide emergency lighting with the balance to be delivered in the next four weeks.

“Carmanah has more than 20,000 solar-powered LED airfield lights installed in some of the harshest environments in the world. Customers are re-ordering our aviation lights every time they have a new runway project, because they know Carmanah’s lights are dependable,” states Art Aylesworth, Carmanah’s CEO. “Our customers are enjoying many benefits: our aviation lights can be easily and quickly deployed almost anywhere and are saving them millions of dollars in upfront capital costs, installation fees and ongoing electrical expenses.”
Since introducing its solar-powered LED aviation lights in early 2002, Carmanah has quickly become the primary supplier to defense, commercial and private airfields worldwide. The Company already has installations in more than 80 countries.

In September 2004, Carmanah’s Model 601 solar-powered LED airfield light passed third-party compliance testing for International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) specifications as per Annex 14, Volume I, Sections and Appendix I, 2.1.1. Accordingly, the Model 601 airfield light is deemed suitable for taxiway edge and apron edge applications in the 188 countries listed as ICAO Contracting States.

For more information about Carmanah’s aviation lights, please visit

About Carmanah

Carmanah is an award-winning manufacturer of proprietary LED-based lighting and illumination products for the public transit, roadway, marine, aviation, industrial worksite, and illuminated signage markets. The Company has more than 110,000 solar-powered LED lighting installations and 50,000 LED-illuminated sign installations in 110 countries. The shares of Carmanah Technologies Corporation are publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “CMH” and on the Berlin and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol “QCX”. For more information, 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. These risks and uncertainties are also described under the caption “Risk Factors” in Carmanah’s Annual Information Form dated December 31, 2003, as filed with the British Columbia Securities 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.