Carmanah Partners with frog design to Introduce the Next Generation of Solar-LED Area Lights
VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA (September 2, 2009) Carmanah Technologies (TSX: CMH) has signed an agreement with frog design inc. to introduce the next benchmark in solar-LED area lighting. Established in 1969, frog design is a global innovation firm that has pioneered some of the world’s most groundbreaking designs for trendsetting companies such as Apple, Disney, HP, Louis Vuitton, Logitech, Microsoft, and Sony.
"Exploring the possibilities for the next generation of solar powered lighting is an exciting design challenge,” noted Doreen Lorenzo, president of frog design. “Alternative energy solutions are a big part of the future of the field of innovation. We’re excited to be partnering with industry leaders like Carmanah.”
Built on nearly two decades of experience developing self-contained solar-LED lanterns and beacons for the marine and aviation industries, Carmanah’s solar-powered street, parking lot and pathway lights 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.
For this significant new product, Carmanah is committed to introducing a trend-setting design that incorporates the unique benefits of today’s photovoltaic, LED and lighting technology. “With solar energy more attractive than ever, I believe our technology is fast approaching the tipping point between industry innovation and widespread acceptance,” said Ted Lattimore, Carmanah CEO. “Thanks to the amazing capabilities of today’s solar-LED technology, solar-LED lighting can offer convenience without compromise — as an affordable, high-performance alternative to traditional wired systems. Today’s high-output LEDs produce more light for less power, so batteries, panels and support structures can be smaller and lighter than ever before,” said Lattimore. “That’s why we’re so excited to work with the creative professionals at frog design; together we can deliver a powerful new lighting alternative that’s high performance, low maintenance, and great looking — day or night.”
Intended for streets, parking lots, pathways and more, Carmanah’s next-gen standalone solar-LED light is scheduled for a global product launch in 2010. For more information on solar LED lighting, visit www.carmanahlighting.com
About frog design, inc.
frog design is a global innovation firm and works with the world's leading companies, helping them to create and bring to market meaningful products, services, and experiences. frog's multidisciplinary process reveals valuable consumer and market insights and inspires lasting, humanizing solutions. With a team of more than 400 designers, technologists, strategists, and analysts, frog delivers fully convergent experiences that span multiple technologies, platforms, and media. frog works across a broad spectrum of industries, including consumer electronics, telecommunications, healthcare, media, education, finance, retail, and fashion. Clients include Disney, GE, HP, Logitech, Microsoft, MTV, Seagate, Siemens, Yahoo! and others. Founded in 1969, frog is headquartered in San Francisco, with studios in Austin, New York, Seattle, Milan, Amsterdam, Stuttgart, and Shanghai. frog design is an independent division of Aricent, a global innovation, technology, and outsourcing company, focused exclusively on communications. Aricent is owned by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Sequoia Capital, The Family Office, and Flextronics.
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