Our airfield lights are self-contained, meaning the solar panels, batteries, and LEDs are built into a single enclosure. This compact design simplifies the installation process—just mount the light and configure it to turn on at night, and it’s ready to go.
So, how does a solar airfield light work?
Our solar runway lights and markers are comprised of four key components: solar panels, batteries, LEDs, and an intelligent energy management system. These components work together to generate electricity during the day to power the light at night.
During the day, the solar panels convert the sun’s energy into electricity which charges the batteries—this is called “energy in.” At night, the batteries power the LEDs, producing light for the airfield—this is called “energy out.” Overseeing this process is our intelligent energy management system (or EMS for short). The EMS regulates the flow of energy from the solar panels to the batteries and from the batteries to the LEDs, ensuring the process is as efficient as possible. Thanks to our unique EMS design, we can build our runway lights and markers smaller than the competition, while still meeting light intensity requirements.
Hover over the diagram below to see how each step works.