MEDIA CLIPPING: CARMANAH PROVIDES AIRSIDE CONSTRUCTION LIGHTING TO ALERT PILOTS OF POTENTIAL HAZARDS
FAA recently looked at LED equipment to identify construction areas and as a means of alerting pilots and other operators on the airport about the location of potential hazards. Several airports have decided that the conspicuity and lighting-life features of solar-powered LEDs are technology’s newest contribution to the need for equipment that is economical and effective.
Electric bills for lighting obstructions and hazards can prove expensive. Battery-powered lights either fail or do not provide light bright enough to identify hazards adequately. LEDs are bright, install quickly, have low or no maintenance, and are completely self-contained.
The lighting of construction hazards is especially important in adverse weather conditions, and LEDs are all-weather operative. O’Hare and Seattle airports are currently at using LEDs to identify construction activity. The photo below was taken at O’Hare International Airport.