Carmanah Technologies’ M650 solar-LED Marine Lantern

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Carmanah Technologies’ M650 solar-LED Marine Lantern can be seen from as far as 4 nautical miles away, which makes it ideal for lighting ports and marinas, marking obstructions and nautical hazards, or illuminating aids to navigation.

Carmanah says the compact, self-contained M650 lantern withstands impacts, vibrations, submersions and temperature extremes. Installation, according to the manufacturer, is quick and convenient with a three-bolt mounting mechanism. The on-board user interface offers numeric display for setting up the device by choosing a flash code, setting intensity levels, checking battery status or verifying the lantern’s latitude/longitude coordinates. The M650 automatically adjusts its optical intensity to suit the solar characteristics of its geographic location. It is assembled with recyclable materials and retails for $399. Carmanah Technologies Corporation, Victoria, British Columbia. Phone (250) 382-4332. www.carmanah.com

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This article originally appeared in the November 2009 issue.