SOURCE: Carmanah Technologies Corporation

October 14, 2008 13:28 ET

Illinois Lottery Upgrades Point-of-Purchase Displays With Carmanah LED Edge-Lit Light Panels

VICTORIA, BC--(Marketwire - October 14, 2008) - Carmanah Technologies Corporation (TSX: CMH) has received an order, valued at approximately $415,000 USD, to supply the Illinois Lottery with LED edge-lit EvenLit™ light panels. The bright contemporary light panels will be installed at retail outlets throughout the state to help identify lottery retailers and promote Illinois Lottery games.

As a compact and lightweight alternative to bulky fluorescent light boxes, each EvenLit light panel measures less than 1" thick, making it ideal for a range of indoor advertising applications. Each of the two-sided window signs identifies the lottery retailer from outside, and promotes specific lottery games from within. With no tubes or bulbs to change, and a product life span of 10 years or more, each LED-illuminated EvenLit panel is easy to use and maintenance free. A simple "snap frame" design enables lottery sales personnel or retailers to refresh graphics quickly and easily.

According to Sarah Cummins, Illinois Lottery Director of Marketing, the EvenLit light panels will provide retailers with an effective, attractive and energy-efficient display option. "These signs are bright, eye-catching and easy to use," said Cummins. "We're pleased to work with Carmanah to provide our retailer network with state-of-the-art signage that identifies retailers, promotes ticket sales and is also environmentally responsible."

The EvenLit light panel is available now from Carmanah. For more information, visit www.carmanah.com.

About the Illinois Lottery

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery is a state agency with annual sales of $1.84 billion. Since its inception, the Lottery has contributed more than $13 billion to the state Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools. For more information, visit www.illinoislottery.com.

About Carmanah Technologies Corporation

As one of 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's LED lights, LED edge-lit signs and stand-alone 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.

Carmanah Technologies Corporation

"Roland Sartorius"

Roland Sartorius, Chief Financial Officer

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