Carmanah Introduces New Solar-Powered Lighting System

Carmanah Technologies Corporation has introduced the solar-powered A810 Obstruction Lighting System, suitable for marking towers and other fixed obstructions up to 150 feet.

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (December 11, 2008) - Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX:CMH) has introduced a new benchmark in solar-powered obstruction lighting: the solar-powered A810 Obstruction Lighting System. Suitable for marking towers and other fixed obstructions up to 150 feet (46 meters) in height, this stand-alone lighting system installs quickly to produce a bright, steady red signal wherever it's needed. Designed for dependable performance in some of the world's harshest environments, the A810 Obstruction Lighting System offers a reliable and cost-effective alternative to hard-wired lights, in compliance with type L-810 FAA and ICAO guidelines (including FAA certification AC 150/5345-43F, and ICAO certification Annex 14, Low Intensity, Type B).


As an alternative to grid or generator-powered systems, this reliable, low-maintenance solution is powered entirely by the sun, making it ideal for remote locations or anywhere grid-based electricity is unavailable, unreliable, or just impractical to access. Even for installations where electricity is readily available, the solar-powered A810 Obstruction Lighting System offers unmatched reliability and ongoing cost savings; operating independently of the grid, the solar-powered obstruction light is unaffected by local power outages, regional blackouts, or escalating electricity fees. Long-lasting LEDs provide bright dependable tower lighting for years a key advantage in hazardous, remote or difficult to service applications for a safer, cost-effective alternative to more maintenance-intensive forms of lighting. For towers under construction, the A810 obstruction lighting system installs quickly and easily for a fast, economical and versatile lighting solution.

Featuring a high-flux 32.5-candela LED (light emitting diode) light source, the A810 Obstruction Lighting System is powered by a stand-alone power source that integrates all the components of a fully optimized solar power system within a single compact unit. Combining durable corrosion-resistant components with a long-life battery pack and a solid-state light source, the solar-powered A810 Obstruction Lighting System operates automatically, with little or no scheduled maintenance, for up to five years on a single battery pack.

The A810 Obstruction Lighting System is available now from Carmanah. For more information, visit www.carmanah.com

About Carmanah Technologies Corporation

As one of 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's LED lights and 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

Media Contact:
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Email: ddavies@carmanah.com

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