VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (November 3, 2009) - The City of Los Angeles is working with Carmanah Technologies (TSX: CMH) to illuminate off grid locations with solar power. As part of a green streetlight program, the City is replacing high pressure sodium lighting fixtures with hardwired LED streetlights such as the LEDway™ luminaire from BetaLEDÂ® - and lighting nearby bus stops with solar powered EverGEN™ lights from Carmanah.
Like the City's new BetaLED grid-powered LED streetlights, the solar-powered EverGEN 30 and EverGEN 1520 lights will feature LEDway lighting fixtures for a consistent look and optimum performance. In addition, the new solar-powered lights will offer the added convenience of an off-grid installation; the standalone form factor will enable the City to install lights quickly and easily wherever illumination is needed, without costly trenching, cabling or grid access. As a dependable standalone solution, the new solar lights will provide an added measure of safety and convenience at neighboring bus stops. Operating independently of the grid, each solar-powered light will incur no power bills while providing a dependable source of illumination, even during local power outages or regional blackouts.
Although a convenient and cost-effective lighting alternative, Carmanah solar powered lights deliver output and performance in accordance with IESNA (Illuminating Engineering Society of North America) guidelines. A full cutoff "Dark Sky" friendly design directs light only where needed (preventing glare or spillover of light onto neighboring properties or into the night sky), while integrated energy management capabilities ensure optimal lighting performance year round.
EverGEN solar-LED lights are available now from Carmanah Technologies. For more information, visit www.carmanah.com.
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 BetaLED LEDway Streetlights
LEDway streetlight products are sold under the BetaLED brand. BetaLED, a premium manufacturer of LED exterior lighting and a division of Ruud Lighting, Inc., provides the lighting market with high-quality, specification-grade luminaires for exterior lighting applications. Outside the United States, LEDway products are sold under the Ruud Lighting brand. For additional exterior LED lighting information, visit www.LEDwayStreetlights.com.
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