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Press release from Filing Services Canada

Carmanah Launches M650 GPS Marine Lantern

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Carmanah Launches M650 GPS Marine Lantern09:00 EDT Wednesday, April 11, 2012FSC / Press ReleaseCarmanah Launches M650 GPS Marine LanternVictoria, British Columbia CANADA, April 11, 2012 /FSC/ - Carmanah Technologies Corporation's (CMH - TSX, CMHXF - OTC Pink)best-selling M650 solar marine lantern is now available with GPS-synchronized flash. GPS-synchronized flash allows any number of M650 GPS lanterns to flash in unison with atomic precision. Like Carmanah's larger GPS-equipped solar marine lanterns, the M650 GPS uses the precise timing signal of GPS satellites to coordinate its flash pattern with other GPS-equipped lanterns, allowing a mix of different lantern models to flash together in unison. Carmanah's CEO, Bruce Cousins, is pleased with the addition of the M650 lantern to the suite of GPS synchronized flash equipped self-contained lanterns. "Synchronized flashing is very effective in overcoming background shore lighting and in clearly marking the boundaries of channels, river mouths, marina entrances, and extended structures such as aquaculture floats or breakwaters, making marine navigation safer and easier," explains Cousins. "The M650 GPS lantern's compact size, low maintenance design, extreme durability and GPS capability, combined with its affordable pricing makes it an ideal choice for all types of aids-to-navigation and hazard marking applications."The M650 GPS lantern is marketed and distributed globally under the Carmanah/Sabik Marine brand, a joint initiative of Carmanah Technologies Corporation and Sabik Oy, a Finnish based marine, traffic and rail signaling company. Based on Carmanah's industry-proven and highly successful M650 lantern, the compact M650 GPS lantern provided up to 4 nautical miles of visibility and produces up to 44 candela of light output (green). Thanks to its new state-of-the-art GPS receiver, the M650 GPS lantern acquires satellite signals with unprecedented speed, enabling the M650 GPS lantern to begin synchronized flashing sooner than ever. The ground-breaking on-board user interface (OBUI) inside the lantern allows easy and intuitive verification of GPS satellite lock status and other settings. The new GPS receiver features extremely low power consumption, enabling the M650 GPS to more efficiently produce light from available solar energy. The M650 GPS is completely self-contained with no externally mounted equipment or antennas to break or corrode. By equipping the M650 lantern with synchronized flashing, Carmanah broadens the market for this proven high-performing product into new applications. Additionally, the M650 GPS lantern can now satisfy US Coast Guard's PATON Part 67 regulation that calls for unison flashing where multiple lanterns mark an obstruction.###About Carmanah Technologies CorporationAs 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.For further information:Investors:Investor Relations: Roland Sartorius, CFO Toll-Free: 1.877.722.8877investors@carmanah.comMedia:Public Relations: David Davies Tel: +1.250.382.4332ddavies@carmanah.comThis release may contain forward-looking statements. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "expects," "plans," "estimates," "intends," "believes," "could," "might," "will" or variations of such words and phrases. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance, or achievements of Carmanah to be materially different from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. For additional information on these risks and uncertainties, see Carmanah's most recently filed Annual Information Form (AIF) and Annual MD&A, which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the Company's website at www.carmanah.com. The risk factors identified in Carmanah's AIF and MD&A are not intended to represent a complete list of factors that could affect Carmanah. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Carmanah does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release. To view this release as a web page, please click on the following link:http://www.usetdas.com/pr/carmanah04112012.htmWe put solar to work(tm)250 Bay Street, Victoria, BC, Canada, V9A 3K5 Telephone +1.250.380.0052 Toll Free 1.877.722.8877 Fax +1.250.380.0062 E-mail: investors@carmanah.comSource: Carmanah Technologies Corporation (CMH - TSX) http://www.carmanah.com Maximum News Dissemination by FSCwire. http://www.fscwire.com