VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (April 22, 2010) With a recent order from Dubai-based PTL Solar for 1,000 units, sales of Carmanah Technology Corporation’s 650 series solar LED aviation and marine signaling lights have now exceeded 7,000 units since the line’s launch in mid-2009.
The recent order from PTL Solar is destined for airfields in the Middle East and will be deployed to improve airfield safety and enhance operational efficiency. The A650 has been installed in locations worldwide, including defense bases throughout the Middle East and Europe, and commercial airport installations in the Americas and Africa. Self-contained and self-powered, the A650 provides quick and easy deployment, making it ideal for expedited airfields and temporary marking of airfield obstructions. Designed to meet applicable ICAO and FAA Taxiway specifications, the versatile A650 solar LED light is in use as permanent primary lighting, temporary marking lighting, emergency backup lighting, and expedited portable lighting.
Carmanah distributor Prabissh Thomas of PTL Solar said, “In the Middle East/Africa region, airfield lights must perform reliably under incredibly harsh desert environments. With an operating temperature range of -45Âº to 190 ÂºF, the A650 is a failsafe choice for PTL’s commercial and defense airfield customers.”
The A650’s counterpart, the M650 has also seen uptake in the marine market as a highly reliable short-range visual aids-to-navigation light.
“The 650 signalling product line has had an impressive uptake since last year’s launch,” says Ted Lattimore, Carmanah CEO. “We believe a large part of the interest our customers are showing in the 650 revolves around the product’s rugged design, portability and ease of programming. A replaceable battery pack also extends the product’s life expectancy well beyond a decade, delivering an extremely low total cost of ownership.”
In addition to the success and continued growth of 650 sales through Carmanah’s own global distributor network, the marine and aviation product lines are expected to achieve overall growth in 2010 thanks, in part, to new strategic partnerships. “Together with our partners ADB Airfield Solutions and Sabik Oy, we are expanding our channels to market and maximizing the potential for the growth of our entire aviation and marine signaling product lines around the world,” Lattimore added.
The Carmanah 650 series solar LED lights grabbed considerable public and media attention at launch when an “extreme testing” video showing how the lights stood up to a range of hazards appeared on several industry websites. To view the video on YouTube, visit http://www.youtube.com/user/CarmanahSolar.
Carmanah and PTL solar will be demonstrating Carmanah’s complete line of solar LED airfield lights at the Airport Show in Dubai, April 25-27.
For more information, visit www.carmanah.com, or telephone 1.877.722.8877 (toll free in US and Canada). Images are available on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/carmanahsolar/.
About Carmanah Technologies Corporation
As one of the 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 solar LED lights and solar 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”. For more information, visit www.carmanah.com.
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