MEDIA CLIPPING: INTRODUCING NEW SOLAR-POWERED LED LIGHTS FOR AIRPORTS
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED DECEMBER 1, 2004, IN FLYING MAGAZINE
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This excerpt comes from its December 2004 issue and covers Carmanah’s new solar-powered LED lights for airports.
Because it’s expensive and difficult to install, only about half of the 5,000 GA airports and 9,000 private airports in the United States have permanent taxiway edge lighting. A more economical alternative to permanent lights is the use of solar-powered lighting. Carmanah, a company that makes LED lighting products for the marine industry, says that its new solar-powered LED lights are completely self-contained and require no external wiring. The company already has 5,000 lights installed at airports in 30 countries and says its lights are as useful as LED marine markers and traffic signals introduced several years ago. The solar-powered LED lights are immune to electrical grid blackouts; they turn on and off automatically; and they operate year-round under all environmental conditions.