Friday, September 16, 2005

Carmanah’s Aviation Lighting Division has received an additional order authorized from The Port Authority of New York to install 103 units of its Model A601 solar-powered LED red obstruction lights. These units will be installed at John F. Kennedy and La Guardia International Airports in New York along a perimeter fence line.

John F. Kennedy Airport is New York’s international hub and one of the largest airports in the world with approximately 30,000 flights monthly. La Guardia Airport is New York’s main domestic airport and sees approximately 9,000 flights per month. For safety and security reasons at these airports, obstruction lights are required every 150 feet along perimeter fencing. As it would be expensive to run traditional power and conduit around the entire airfield, the Port Authority looked to Carmanah for a possible solar-powered LED lighting solution.

After testing Carmanah’s A601 lights 10 months ago, the Port Authority concluded the solar-powered LED lights were ideal. The lights are completely integrated, self-contained, waterproof, and compact. They offer high performance and are field-proven to provide reliable dusk-to-dawn operation with no scheduled maintenance for up to 5 years.

In addition to this order for A601 perimeter marking lights, the John F. Kennedy Airport had also previously ordered 300 of Carmanah’s Model A501 barricade lights.

Carmanah’s solar-powered LED technology is proving to be a valuable addition to commercial and general aviation airports worldwide. It enables airports and airfields to increase safety without the additional high costs of grid power infrastructure. The systems are quick and inexpensive to install and there are no ongoing costs for electricity or maintenance.

With more than 150,000 installations worldwide, Carmanah is a leader in solar-powered LED lighting solutions. For more information about the Company’s unique airfield lighting products, please contact us.