Solar Powered LED Airfield Light is fully programmable.
June 28, 2006 -
Suited for permanent, temporary, and emergency applications, Model A704-5 offers dual-function IR and visible-spectrum LED operation in addition to wireless control capabilities. Any single group of lights may be operated remotely from up to 2.5 miles away. Installed in minutes without trenching or wiring, waterproof light utilizes MICROSOURCE® Energy Management System and may be varied in terms of intensity. Light also includes manual switch.
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Carmanah Technologies, Inc.
Bldg. 4, 203 Harbour Rd.
Victoria, BC, V9A3S2
Carmanah Unveils World's Most Versatile Solar Powered Airfield Light
SANTA CRUZ, CA, May 30 -- Carmanah Technologies Corporation has unveiled the Model A704-5-the world's most versatile solar-powered LED airfield light for permanent, temporary and emergency applications.
"This is our first airfield light to include wireless control and our first light to include dual-function infrared and visible-spectrum LED operation," states Carmanah's CEO, Art Aylesworth. "The A704-5's unprecedented suite of features greatly increases the range of applications and safety enhancements for our commercial, defense and general aviation customers."
The Model A704-5 includes the following new features:
-Improved visibility and safety through the use of brighter LEDs and a new lens design that provides a wider beam angle.
-Available wireless control with Carmanah's rugged, water-resistant handheld controller allows any single group of lights to be operated remotely from up to 2.5 miles (four kilometres) distance. Operators on the ground, in a control tower, or a moving vehicle or aircraft can control light operation and intensity to save power or increase brightness for times of low-visibility. Lights also include a manual switch and Carmanah's standard fully programmable operation.
-Operation in both visible and infrared modes. Infrared lighting- invisible to the naked eye but highly visible to night-vision equipped pilots- is becoming increasingly popular as a safety enhancement for non-military aircraft in low-visibility situations. Some commercial aircraft now have infrared cameras pre-installed.
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Carmanah lights install in minutes and require no trenching or wiring. Each light is completely independent, self-contained, compact and waterproof. Carmanah's patented MICROSOURCE(R) Energy Management System ensures year-round reliability in any environment-field-proven in the low-light winters of Alaska and Canada's Northwest Territories. Independent of conventional power, a Carmanah system is its own emergency backup.
An investment in Carmanah lights pays for itself; California's Truckee Tahoe Airport saved US$850,000 in capital costs and an ongoing US$16,000 annually in electricity bills.
The enhanced solar and wireless features of the Model A704-5 will allow small and remote airports with limited electrical infrastructure and ground staff to install and operate lighting systems at lower cost than ever before-a safety solution for the approximately 7,000 general aviation airports in the U.S. that have no lighting.
Hundreds of commercial and general aviation airports worldwide use Carmanah's solar-powered LED airfield lights. For more information about Carmanah's unique airfield lighting products, please visit www.solarairportlights.com
About Carmanah Technologies Corporation:
Carmanah - one of North America's largest solar companies - is an award- winning manufacturer specializing in renewable and energy-efficient technology solutions. The company is currently focused on three technology groups: solar power systems and equipment, solar-powered LED lighting, 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. With more than 250,000 installations worldwide, Carmanah is one of the world's premier suppliers of energy-efficient products. The shares of Carmanah Technologies Corporation are publicly traded on the TSX under the symbol "CMH".
For more information, visit carmanah.com;
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