Carmanah Technologies Corporation has received an order through Dubai-based GESOLAR - the company's authorized aviation distributor in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) - to supply solar-powered portable airfield lights for privately-owned airfield applications within the region.
Victoria, British Columbia CANADA, February 15, 2008 - Carmanah Technologies Corporation (CMH - TSX), has received an order through Dubai-based GESOLAR - the company's authorized aviation distributor in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) - to supply solar-powered portable airfield lights for privately-owned airfield applications within the region. The order, valued at more than $600,000, provides the tools to enhance visibility and safety at remote airfields using energy-efficient LED (light emitting diode) beacons powered by clean, cost-effective solar energy.
Carmanah's solar-powered LED airfield lights provide a wireless lighting alternative that is cost-effective, energy efficient, and easy to install wherever it's needed. With no trenching or cabling required, a two-person crew can install a temporary runway lighting system in less than an hour, or create a permanent installation in a single day. Free from any need for wiring, cables, generators, fuel or electrical grid access, Carmanah's remote-controlled airfield lights offer unparalleled convenience, reliability and performance.
For this upgrade, the order includes Carmanah's A704-5 runway edge lights, approach lights and threshold lights, as well as A601 taxiway lights. The order also includes the mounting hardware used to install the elevated runway edge lights, and wireless handheld radio remote control equipment for operating the lights through secure wireless communications from the ground or the air. For maximum versatility and reliability, the A704-5 lights include Carmanah's built-in energy management system that automatically aligns light levels with available energy resources to ensure the lights always have the power they need to operate effectively. A programmable interface allows the user to set on/off times, brightness levels, flash patterns, infrared or visible outputs and more.
According to Chris Zegger-Murphy, Business Development Manager for Carmanah's Aviation business unit, the order underscores an increased interest in solar aviation technology throughout the UAE and around the world. "Solar aviation lights offer significant advantages over traditional systems whether an airfield has access to grid power or not. But in remote locations where the nearest source of reliable grid-based electricity can be hundreds of miles away, it's really an attractive alternative," said Zegger-Murphy. "Solar aviation lights are automated, durable, reliable and very effective, and with the wireless capability of the new A704-5 light, they're more convenient than ever. It's a sound investment for all types of airfield applications."
Carmanah is one of the largest suppliers of self-contained solar LED airfield lights in the world. The company's advanced airfield lights have been field-proven to endure challenging environmental conditions including extreme temperatures, poor solar conditions, sandstorms, and flooding. With thousands of systems in operation, Carmanah provides the tools for a full range of airfield applications, including permanent primary lighting, temporary lighting during airfield construction or upgrades, emergency backup lighting, as well as expedited portable lighting during emergency or humanitarian aid operations.
Carmanah solar LED aviation lights are available now from Carmanah Technologies Corporation. For more information, visit www.solarairportlights.com
About Carmanah Technologies Corporation
Carmanah is one of the world's premier suppliers of renewable and energy-efficient technologies, including solar-powered LED lighting, solar power systems & equipment and LED illuminated signage. From its global headquarters in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Carmanah oversees a network of branch offices and sales representatives across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.
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 www.carmanah.com
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