This article features runway lighting products from a new entrant in the industry, Carmanah, which already offers products for railway and transit markets. A core line is its solar-powered LED aviation lights for various applications, including temporary and permanent runway and taxiway edge lights and obstruction, barricade, helipad and construction lighting. Solar-powered units promise lower installation costs than hard-wired counterparts and operational costs are significantly lower. the company claims that LEDs' longevity means they can operate without intervention for up to five years. The LEDs are shockproof and last up to 100,000 hours. With about have the general aviation airports in the U.S. lacking runway edge or taxiway lighting, there should be a large market. An intelligent microprocessor modulates operations to conserve energy and maximize the light's effectiveness. Another line in low-energy LEDs comes form Siemens Airfield Solutions. They are designed to fit into existing circuits and are self-contained to resist damage if the base is knocked over. They can also be masked to match legacy units so complete changeouts to LEDs can be staged over time.

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    • June/July 2003
  • Corporate Authors:

    Key Publishing, Limited

    P.O. Box 100
    Stamford,   United Kingdom  PE9 1XQ
  • Publication Date: 2003-6


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 36-37
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  • Accession Number: 00961139
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 2003 12:00AM