Carmanah receives order for LED airfield lights

April 1, 2005
Carmanah Technologies has received a $765,000 order to supply over 1,500 solar-powered LED airfield lights for the US Marine Corps.

This new order is for the Company's Model A601 and A702 airfield lights. These units will be used for runway edge, threshold, taxiway edge, helipad edge, and obstruction lighting at the Marine Corps' second largest air base in the Middle East.

The airfield has two main runways measuring 14,000 and 13,000 feet long, both using Carmanah's lights for guiding fixed wing and rotary aircraft. A portion of the order will ship in four days to provide emergency lighting with the balance to be delivered in the next four weeks.

"Carmanah has more than 20,000 solar-powered LED airfield lights installed in some of the harshest environments in the world. Customers are re-ordering our aviation lights every time they have a new runway project, because they know Carmanah's lights are dependable," states Art Aylesworth, Carmanah's CEO. "Our customers are enjoying many benefits: our aviation lights can be easily and quickly deployed almost anywhere and are saving them millions of dollars in upfront capital costs, installation fees and ongoing electrical expenses."

Since introducing its solar-powered LED aviation lights in early 2002, Carmanah has quickly become the primary supplier to defense, commercial and private airfields worldwide. The Company already has installations in more than 80 countries.

In September 2004, Carmanah's Model 601 solar-powered LED airfield light passed third-party compliance testing for International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) specifications as per Annex 14, Volume I, Sections and Appendix I, 2.1.1. Accordingly, the Model 601 airfield light is deemed suitable for taxiway edge and apron edge applications in the 188 countries listed as ICAO Contracting States.