Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Carmanah Technologies (TSX: CHM) distributor InfoControl has installed a large quantity of Carmanah solar-powered LED obstruction lights in Portugal. The Carmanah OL800 light has been successfully installed on 150 Portugal power towers, increasing safety by making the structures visible to air traffic.
The towers and corresponding power lines that cross over main roads and motorways within the country require marking by Portuguese law. The customer sought a solution with low installation costs that would function without grid connection, making solar the best option.
Solar LED obstruction lights are an ideal solution for telecom, communication, radio, transmission and meteorological towers. Carmanah’s lights are ICAO Low Intensity Type A & B and FAA L-810 compliant and are a reliable, cost effective, and easy to install aircraft hazard marking solution.
InfoControl, who has been a Carmanah distributor since 2007, has dedicated much time and effort educating customers on the benefits of using solar LED lights for obstruction applications. Many of Infocontrol’s tower customers had “previously used induction lights, which have many disadvantages including a short lifetime, vibration sensitivity and the obvious issue of not functioning if connection to the power line fails,” states Ricardo Figueiredo of InfoControl.
Carmanah’s solar LED lights are designed and tested to withstand high levels of shock, vibration, and other tough conditions expected in industrial applications. Carmanah solar lights are unaffected by power surges or grid failures, and have an expected lifetime of 5+ years.
The durability of Carmanah’s solar obstruction lights are proving to be the best replacement to previously used induction lights. The OL800’s quality and proven reliability continues to be the first choice of tower companies around the world.
Learn more about obstruction lighting for towers.
InfoControl – Electronics and Automation, SA, founded in 1984, is dedicated to the commercialization of components and systems in the fields of industrial automation and buildings. Continuing education is important to InfoControl’s team, who offers education exclusively for the domestic market brands of international leaders in the various areas where activity develops.
About Carmanah Technologies Corporation
Headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, Carmanah produces a portfolio of products focused on energy optimized LED and solar technologies. We design, develop and distribute energy efficient LED solutions for infrastructure including: signaling systems for the marine aids to navigation, airfield ground lighting, offshore wind marking, aviation obstruction and traffic markets. Carmanah’s product portfolio also includes industrial and commercial solar powered outdoor LED lighting systems, and solar on and off-grid power generation systems. Since 1996, we have earned a global reputation for delivering strong and effective products for industrial applications that perform reliably in some of the world’s harshest environments. Our LED and solar power systems provide durable, dependable, efficient and cost-effective solutions which have been deployed in over 400,000 installations in 110 countries. The Carmanah brand portfolio includes Go Power! and recently acquired companies, Sol and Sabik.