Carmanah To Supply Solar-Powered LED Bus Shelter Lighting and Stops in Norwalk, CA

September 1, 2006
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Carmanah's i-SHELTER™ solar LED lighting system on a Kaleidoscope canopy.
Carmanah’s i-SHELTER™ solar LED lighting system on a Kaleidoscope canopy.

Carmanah’s Solar LED Group recently won a contract to supply the Norwalk Transit System in Norwalk, CA, with 22 i-SHELTER™ solar LED lighting systems mounted on Landscape Forms’ Kaleidoscope canopies, as well as 216 units of its fully self-contained, solar-powered i-STOP® LED illuminated bus stops with edge-lit schedules. These units will be installed throughout the City of Norwalk as part of the city’s Bus Stop Improvement Project. This initiative includes a complete overhaul of bus stops including landscaping, bus pull-outs, benches, trash receptacles and other street furniture. Solar powered LED illumination systems will also be added to every stop.

Norwalk Transit System (NTS) has been operating fixed-route and paratransit service in Los Angeles County since 1974. Its fixed route operations serve the City of Norwalk and portions of Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, La Mirada, and Whittier. NTS provides efficient and economical public transportation services while remaining committed to quality and safety. The ability to add security lighting in shelter stops and zones cost-effectively, as well as the technical specifications, were the motivation behind selecting Carmanah’s products for this improvement project.

About i-SHELTER™ Solar LED Bus Shelter Lighting

Carmanah’s proprietary i-SHELTER™ solar LED lighting system is the most advanced solar-powered shelter lighting technology in the industry. Using Carmanah’s field-proven MICROSOURCE® energy management system, the i-SHELTER™ system is an extremely reliable, cost-effective, and high performance lighting solution that can be installed quickly to new or existing shelters without the need for trenching, cabling or grid power hookups. The i-SHELTER™ lighting system is also designed to operate without scheduled servicing for up to 5 years.

About the i-STOP® Solar LED Bus Stop

The i-STOP® is Carmanah’s unique solar-powered LED bus stop lighting system, which installs on all standard bus stop poles. The i-STOP™ is entirely modular, enabling transit authorities to choose one or more of the following solar-powered LED lighting features:

  • Area lighting to provide a safer environment for waiting passengers. This lighting also makes passengers more visible to bus operators.
  • Edge-lit illuminated schedules that provide low-profile, uniform illumination so that passengers can view bus route information at night.
  • The i-SIGNAL™ bus signaling device. This patented feature enables passengers to activate a flashing beacon and notify oncoming buses when a stop is required.
  • ADA Compliant, self-illuminating buttons. Braille label with easy-to-read tactile lettering.

Utilizing Carmanah’s award-winning, patented solar-powered LED technology, the i-STOP® bus stop lighting system is completely self-contained, which means no trenching, wiring, traffic disruption or site remediation is required.

For more information about Carmanah’s unique solar LED transit shelter and bus stop lighting solutions, 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