Discontinued – Carmanah and Ruud Lighting exclusive marketing agreement
By Anthony Capkun
November 30, 2011 – The exclusive marketing agreement between Carmanah Technologies Corp. and Ruud Lighting Inc. (now a wholly owned subsidiary of Cree Inc.) discontinued as of the expiration of the current agreement on November 6, 2011.
Established in May 2008, the agreement effectively paired Carmanah stand-alone solar power engines with Ruud’s spec-grade BetaLED exterior LED luminaires. While Carmanah intends to work with Ruud on a non-exclusive basis in continuing to offer these luminaires, the company also recognizes that other luminaires will complement its proprietary solar power engines.
Carmanah says it is “very pleased with the performance and reliability of the BetaLED luminaires” and will continue to supply EverGEN solar outdoor lighting systems with BetaLED luminaires as an option in the future.
“The expiration of the agreement between Carmanah and Ruud Lighting is an evolution of our relationship, and provides both companies the flexibility to explore other opportunities to continue to develop and supply innovative solar-powered outdoor lighting products as the adoption of this technology continues to grow,” says Carmanah.
(Photo shows Carmanah EverGEN 1710 solar area light)