A solar powered LED marine lighting unit from Sealite earned the prestigious DesignMark award at the Australian Design Awards, which are a national event drawing products from leading Australian companies in fields such as engineering, software development and industrial design.Victoria, Australia – April 25, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] The DesignMark is awarded by a large group of industry professionals who review and vote for products based on their product design expertise and judgment. Judges are asked to consider the novelty, technical feasibility, commercial success and social and environmental benefits of the inventions. The Sealite SL70 was recognized for the elements of electronic, optical and polymer engineering. The design is unique in its use of 2 high-performance Saturn solar cells, mounted within the lens of the unit and angled to obtain maximum sunlight capture. This allows the lantern to operate reliably in a range of low sunlight environments such and Britain, Canada, and parts of Europe. Based on LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology, the light requires zero maintenance, and has met the requirements of IP68 for prolonged water immersion. The SL70 has been in the marketplace for 2 years, and is now widely adopted by Coast Guards, Ports & Harbors and marina operators, with thousands of units currently enhancing marine safety throughout Asia, the United States, Canada and the Middle East. “‘The integration of solar energy and LEDs makes this design possible. We are very pleased with the products’ performance during the recent winter months in Britain and the U.S., and the success of our online sales into Canada and the U.S. proves a testament to the superior design of the light” said Chris Procter, sales director of Sealite.