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Solar powered parking-lot light

VICTORIA, B.C. — Carmanah Technologies recently unveiled their newest design in solar LED lighting: the EverGEN 1710 solar-powered area light. Designed as a compact stand-alone lighting alternative for off-grid parking lots and other municipal, commercial or industrial areas, the new EverGEN light combines advanced motion-sensing capabilities with a range of energy saving operating profiles to ensure bright, reliable illumination whenever and wherever it's needed. Featuring a dark-sky friendly LED fixture designed by industry-leading lighting manufacturer BetaLED, the EverGEN 1710 solar light incorporates all of the elements of a complete solar power system in a compact, pole-mounted design developed by world-renowned global innovation firm frog design.

According to Ted Lattimore, Carmanah CEO, Carmanah and frog design shared a common goal throughout the design process: to present a powerful new lighting alternative characterized by elegance of design and efficiency of operation. "We knew this light would be special - delivering big system performance in the smallest form factor yet — so when it came to the design, we wanted the very best," said Lattimore. "Working closely with the team at frog, we settled on a unique design that reflects the essence of renewable energy: clean, simple, practical and efficient. Although it's a tough, high output, industrial-strength light, the quality finish and distinctive, contemporary styling would look great just about anywhere," said Lattimore. "But best of all it performs better than anything in its category — it's a practical, cost-effective renewable energy alternative."    

Since 1969, frog design has pioneered some of the world's most groundbreaking designs for trendsetting companies such as Apple, Logitech, Microsoft and Sony. In discussing the partnership with Carmanah, Doreen Lorenzo, president of frog design, said, "The opportunity to partner with Carmanah to create a solution that is both beautiful and functional was one our designers embraced. It is a great example of innovation positively affecting our environment."

Built on nearly two decades of experience developing self-contained solar-LED lanterns and beacons for the marine, traffic and aviation industries, Carmanah's solar-powered street, parking lot and urban lighting products help businesses and communities introduce outdoor area lighting wherever it's needed, without trenching, cabling, grid access, or a monthly utility bill. With more than a quarter of a million units deployed, Carmanah products are widely used and recognized around the world for durability, performance and dependability - operating safely and reliably in some of the world's most challenging environments. As an environmentally responsible alternative, Carmanah's solar-powered EverGEN 1710 area light is assembled using safe, recyclable materials in strict accordance with the European Union's guidelines for the Restriction of Hazardous Substances in electronic equipment (RoHS).

The EverGEN 1710 solar light is scheduled for availability in early 2010. For more information, visit the EverGEN 1710 product page on the Carmanah web site — www.carmanah.com.