Lockheed Martin is upgrading its Lake Underhill Facility in Orlando, Florida with solar-powered streetlights from Carmanah Technologies. In addition to providing significant savings on installation and wiring, the stand-alone lighting alternative is expected to return significant energy savings.
VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (December 9, 2009) Lockheed Martin is upgrading its Lake Underhill Facility in Orlando, Florida with solar-powered streetlights from Carmanah Technologies (TSX:CMH). While building on the company's past successes with energy-efficient lighting, this new innovation underscores an ongoing commitment to Lockheed Martin's commitment to reduce energy usage in its facilities worldwide. The powerful new street-lighting system will be supplied by HD Supply and SESCO, Carmanah's lighting representatives for the Central Florida region. In addition to providing significant savings on installation and wiring, the stand-alone lighting alternative is expected to return significant energy savings during the next 20 years.
The decision to choose solar-powered LED lighting came as a result of a facilities condition assessment. Upon determining that the Lake Underhill Facility's existing roadway lighting had reached the end of its useful life - including all underground wiring - Lockheed Martin identified a stand-alone solution as a practical and cost-effective lighting alternative to trenching and wiring a new system of conventional hard-wired lights. Based on earlier successes with LED lighting installed elsewhere at the location, facility staff identified a system of solar-powered LED streetlights as the best configuration. Lockheed Martin selected a Carmanah EverGEN™ 1520 solar-powered street light, featuring a bright, dark-sky friendly BetaLED™ LEDway™ street light fixture.
Over the coming weeks, Lockheed Martin will install the new lights along the main entrance roadway and the main loop road serving the Lake Underhill Facility. While delivering a reliable source of bright, uniform light derived from the limitless resources of the sun, the solar LED street lights will help underscore the company's larger commitment to sustainable business practices through environmentally friendly technology.
Carmanah EverGEN™ 1500-series street lights are available now from Carmanah Technologies. For more information on solar LED lighting visit www.carmanahlighting.com or telephone 1.877.722.8877 (toll free in US and Canada).
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.
About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 146,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2008 sales of $42.7 billion. www.lockheedmartin.com
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