PRESS RELEASE: SOLAR-POWERED BARRICADE LIGHTING KEEPS MEMPHIS AIRPORT RUNNING SMOOTHLY
JULY 23, 2007
As the “World’s Busiest Airport” for cargo handling, Memphis International Airport relies upon Carmanah’s solar-powered barricade lights to keep its operations flowing smoothly. A Carmanah customer since 2004 (through the contract services of Airfields Etc. Inc), Memphis International has equipped its airfield with more than 300 solar-powered barricade lights.
Placed on top of cones and water-filled barricades, Carmanah’s solar-powered LED lights are built to withstand extreme weather conditions, as well as the bumps, vibrations, and jet blasts typical of a busy airfield. Thanks to the durability and reliability of Carmanah’s industrial-strength technology, none of the barricade lights has ever failed, despite being regularly subjected to harsh treatment.
In addition to being flawlessly reliable, Carmanah’s solar-powered barricade lights are a convenient and economical choice; they can be installed in minutes, require no trenching or cabling, and can operate maintenance-free for up to five years.
According to Stephanie Poole, MD of Airfield Etc. Inc, Carmanah’s solar-powered technology achieves major labor savings over the lifetime of projects. “In the past, we have used battery-powered lights,” says Poole. “The batteries would have to be changed at least once a month or so. By using Carmanah lights, we have saved labor and the cost of battery replacements.”
Since introducing its line of solar-powered LED aviation lights in late 2003, Carmanah quickly became the primary supplier to national defense, commercial and private aviation organizations worldwide.
State-of-the-art technology with robust design and high-performance output means the company’s barricade lights are rugged, reliable and maintenance free. The fact that Carmanah lights can be installed and operated at one-tenth the cost of a typical hardwired system also makes them a cost-effective alternative to many other conventional airfield lighting options.