Carmanah Provides 24-Hour Solar Beacons for Traffic Control at New Roundabout in Dallas, TX

<%% img=solar_beacon.jpg caption=Carmanah's solar beacons can be installed in minutes onto existing sign posts and are designed to operate reliably year round. alt=Carmanah's solar beacons can be installed in minutes onto existing sign posts and are designed to operate reliably year round. align=RIGHT width=200 %%>Carmanah’s Solar LED Lighting Group has received an order for several units of its R247C 24-hour solar beacons from a city in the Dallas Fort Worth area. These solar-powered, LED-illuminated units will be installed to warn motorists of the change in traffic control at a new roundabout, which is the first of its kind in this city.

A modern roundabout is a new form of intersection control that provides safe and efficient traffic flow. It is a one-way circular intersection without traffic signal equipment in which traffic flows around a center island. It operates with yield control at the entry points, and gives priority to vehicles within the roundabout. Carmanah’s solar beacons will be easy to install for this application, as the poles and signs are already specified and in construction. Carmanah’s beacons are designed so that they will mount to them without any change in design.

About the R247 Solar Beacons

Carmanah’s R247 series solar beacons are the most advanced 24-hour solar LED flashers available on the market. Entirely self-contained, they incorporate industry standard LED traffic signal heads and are compact and light enough for installation on standard signposts. They have also been engineered to operate for up to five years without any scheduled maintenance.

Unlike any other solar beacon available, Carmanah’s R247 solar beacons feature the Company’s core MICROSOURCE® Energy Management System (EMS), an advanced technology that ensures maximum system reliability while minimizing system size requirements. MICROSOURCE® EMS is a patented intelligence that enables Carmanah’s solar LED beacons to automatically adjust to prevailing solar conditions, ensuring continuous, dependable operation year round under all types of seasonal and local weather conditions. MICROSOURCE® EMS was developed and refined over a period of eight years and is now field-proven in thousands of installations in more than 110 countries.

Carmanah manufactures compact solar beacons for crosswalks, school zones, and 24-hour applications, as well as LED-illuminated street-name signs and regulatory signs. For more information about this project or Carmanah’s solar-powered LED traffic lighting solutions in general, visit www.roadlights.com or contact Carmanah’s Roadway Division at:

Toll-free (North America): 1-877-722-8877
Worldwide: +1 (250) 380-0052
Fax: +1 (250) 389-0040
E-mail: info@roadlights.com

About Carmanah Technologies Corporation

Carmanah is an award-winning manufacturer specializing in energy-efficient technologies. The Company is currently focused on three technology groups: solar-powered LED lighting, solar power systems & equipment and LED-illuminated signage.

Carmanah is headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and has branch offices and/or sales representation in 11 cities across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.

The shares of Carmanah Technologies Corporation are publicly traded on the TSX under the symbol "CMH" and on the Berlin and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges under the symbol "QCX". For more information, please visit www.carmanah.com.