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Solar Taxiway Light

Solar Taxiway Light

SP-102 taxiway light is blue portable taxiway light powered by solar panel. It is used to illuminate airport taxiway in accordance with international aviation regulations. S4GA temporary taxiway lights are designed for all types of taxiways at international airports and domestic airports. 

Taxiway light is equipped with special LED optics, omnidirectional, that generates correct light output. The light has the highest visibility in a particular angle and does not blind a pilot. From the other hand, LED optics provides correct blue color compliant with ICAO in terms of photometric and chromaticity. The light does not have greenish or whitish tint.

SP-102 taxiway light is equipped with a standard built-in deep-cycle battery which can be stored locally. The battery is powered by  5W solar panel connected to the light via cable. A separately installed solar panel is optimally tilted to maximize solar energy collection. Additionally, SP-102 taxiway light can be powered by OCT-102 Charger.

key features

  • Solar-powered
  • Over 100 hrs operating time
  • User-replaceable battery and optics
  • Supports Visual & NVG operations
  • Adjustable brightness
  • Compliant with ICAO Annex 14

Typical applications

  • Taxiway lighting
  • Permanent taxiway lighting
  • Temporary taxiway
  • Apron lighting
  • Backup airport lighting

AIRFIELD LIGHTING CONTROL AND MONITORING SYSTEM

S4GA ALCMS is an Airfield Lighting Control and Monitoring System designed to provide full remote control and monitoring of solar LED runway lighting from the TWR or maintenance room. S4GA ALCMS consists of Computer Interface integrated in UR-201 Control and Monitoring Unit.

It features open interface for integrating with existing AGL control system.

FEATURES

  • Individual Light Status Display
  • 3 Groups of Lights
  • 3-step Light Intensity Setup
  • Operating Mode Setup

ALCMS Basic is designed for airports with simple runway lighting system. Typically, it includes a runway and one taxiway leading to an apron. ALCMS Basic allows to control entire system and groups of lights separately (e.g. runway, threshold and taxiway lights) as well as report about individual light statuses.

For airports with more advanced AGL system (including multiple taxiways, approach lighting, temporarily closed areas), S4GA offers
ALCMS Advanced.

CONTROL

  • Grouping of entire airfield lighting in 3 major groups
  • Control of entire lighting system and groups of lights
  • 3-step intensity level setup for a particular group of runway lights and PAPI
  • Operating modes setup: flashing, dusk-till-dawn, pilot-activated, GSM-activated
  • Timer setup (for pilot-activated and GSM-activated modes)

MONITORING

  • Real-time individual light status monitoring: battery level, charging speed, temperature, operating status, charging efficiency of solar panel
  • Monitoring of UR-201 Control Module: GSM signal strength, back-up battery level, power connection
  • Immediate light failure detection and report: light unavailable, critical battery level
  • Color indication of current status in 4 monitored areas: Lamps, Power, GSM, VHF
  • Color indication of current light status: RED – lamp is offline; AMBER – the battery level is below 30%; GREY – the unit is 100% operational

ADMIN MANAGEMENT

  • Adding, editing and deleting users
  • Setting/changing passwords
  • 3 levels of access: Master, Admin, User

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SP-401 SOLAR High Intensity RUNWAY Edge LIGHT

SP-401 Solar LED HIRL is ICAO compliant high-intensity elevated runway light designed for permanent usage at Non-Precision Airports located in regions with NO access to electricity, high photovoltaic potential and increasing flight traffic.

COMPLIANCE

ICAO, Annex 14th, Volume I, 7th Edition dated July 2016, Appendix 1, Figure A1-1b; clause 5.3.9.10, Figure A2-10 (White, Yellow); clause 5.3.1.11, Figure A2-11

SPECIFICATIONS

  • 10.000 cd Light Output
  • Operates 365 Days On Solar Energy
  • Wireless Mesh Control
  • 180 hrs of Light Autonomy

sp-102 solar obstruction light

SP-102 solar aviation light is designed to operate in remote areas. It is powered by a built-in standard type battery and charged by solar energy. The light is fully autonomous: it can operate in remote locations without recharging. Rapid charging technology and optimally tilted solar panel ensure S4GA obstruction light is always in operation.

S4GA solar obstruction lights are used at different types of obstacles such as airports, wind turbines, buildings, towers. SP-102 solar obstruction light is a maintenance-free aviation lamp which works in the harsh weather conditions.

Solar Obstruction Lights Applications

  • Aviation lights for airport towers, airports and helipads
  • Temporary marking, hazard marking
  • Beacon lights, caution lights, barricade lights
  • Aircraft warning lights for buildings
  • Solar ICAO portable Low-Intensity Light Type A (10 cd)

SP-102 solar obstacle light is equipped with LED optics, compatible with Night Vision Goggles (NVG). The light can operate in visible mode, infrared (NVG) mode, or in both simultaneously.

The lights are equipped with 5W solar panel installed on the optimal tilt allowing to generate maximum solar energy thus charging battery faster.  The body of SP-102 is made of non-corrosive aluminium, LED optic is covered by glass dome or UV-resistant polycarbonate dome.

SP-102 Aviation LIght KEY FEATURES

  • Supports Visual & NVG operations
  • Operates on solar energy
  • Automatic dusk till dawn mode available
  • User-replaceable battery
  • IP-65 waterproof rating
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SP-401 – TLOF helipad LIGHT

SP-401 aviation light is key element of solar helipad lighting. This intelligent lighting unit is solar-powered and wirelessly controlled. ICAO-compliant optics generates correct light output in terms of intensity and chromaticity.

SP-401 is powered by deep-cycle battery that can be powered by solar panel, charging stations or stationary cable. Standard lighting unit is equipped with external military-grad external charging port. Separately installed solar-panel supported by maximum power point tracking ensures high-speed charging.

Encoded wireless control and monitoring of the lighting unit is using radio transceiver and sensitive antenna. Lighting unit is equipped with external switch and battery level indicator. Those two are used mainly as a backup. Frangible mounting is used to fix SP-401 to concrete or asphalt surface.

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TLOF zone lights

The lighting used at helipads needs to meet an array of requirements set by the International Civil Aviation Organization. The safety of night flight operations depends on the lighting. Since LED lightbulbs started to be used, there’s been a revelation in airport and helipad lighting thanks to the use of solar lighting. Stay with us and find out what it was all about. Today, we want to elaborate on helipad solar lighting – TLOF zone lights.

Airport solar lighting– not only in case of a malfunction

Before LED lights were introduced to the market, airport solar lighting was used as an emergency solution – in case of the main system malfunctions or temporarily – for instance, during maintenance works of the main system. LED lamps not only work very long (will be discussed in more detail later) but also allow for the proper light intensity. Thanks to that, solar lighting started to be implemented as a permanent lighting solution at some airports and helipads.

Helipads – zones

One can notice a few different zones designated within a helipad. Among them, the most important are the TLOF area (located in the central landing area) and the FATO zone that surrounds TLOF. TLOF refers to Touchdown and Lift-off area. FATO means Final Approach and Take-off zone. Both the zones can be in the shape of a circle, rectangle or square.

Helipad lighting

Helipads that carry out night operations need to be properly illuminated. Not all of the helipads are equipped with a full set of lights but the following areas must be illuminated obligatorily: The FATO zone, TLOF area, wind direction indicator and taxiway.

TLOF zone lights

At least four green and omnidirectional lights are used to mark the TLOF area. If the area is in the shape of a square or rectangle, the lights need to be placed in the corners primarily. The distance between the lights depends on a helipad type. It is 3 meters for lifted helipads and 5 meters for ground helipads. The lamp cases cannot stick out above the helipad surface for more than 25 meters. If there is a threat of a collision with a helicopter, they need to be installed flat with the surface.

The optics of TLOF zone lighting

A fully-charged solar lamp will work for up to 85 hours if it is using its lowest-intensity level. If it is working in a maximum-intensity mode, the lamp will sustain 25 hours of work. The lifetime of LED lamps reaches 50 000 hours. Also, the lamps are equipped with an exchangeable optic warhead.

Resistance to external conditions

One needs to notice that the lamps used at helipads are highly exposed to external conditions influences. Therefore, they need to meet special requirements:

  1. Water resistance (IP-65 level),
  2. UV resistance,
  3. Extreme temperature resistance.

We should stop at this point for a moment. The standard lamps used at the TLOF zone can withstand temperatures from -20°C to 50°C. However, the so-called arctic set can work in temperatures from -40°C to 80°C.

Charging options

When it comes to solar lighting (especially airport solar lighting where reliability is of primary importance), this one question always arises: what if there are bad-weather conditions? The newest solutions prove that the weather is not a problem anymore. Helipad lighting (including TLOF zone lights) can be charged in three independent ways. The first one is, of course, a solar battery. If needed, the lamps can also be charged by a charging station that is included in the lighting set. Finally, each lamp can be charged with an electric power grid.

Control and monitoring

Both control and monitoring of TLOF solar lighting can be handled remotely. The range of the remote control is 3 kilometers, and it can be optionally extended. It is possible to control the lighting both from the air and from the ground. Either a pilot or an airport crew member can be the operator. The system is equipped with an emergency on/off switch and an automatic light intensity control system. It adjusts the light intensity level if the battery level is low.

Parameters – compatibility with regulations and norms

Both the parameters and the way the TLOF lights should be installed are determined by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Annex 14. Moreover, the lighting used all across the European Union needs to meet additional norms: EN 61000-4-2:2009, EN 61000-4-3:2007/A2:2011, PN-EN 61000-4-4:2013-05, EN 61000-4-5:2014-10, EN 61000-4-6: 2014-04.

SP-102 portable helipad lights are ICAO compliant airfield lights designed to operate in remote areas. LED optics generates correct light output in terms of intensity and chromaticity. SP-102 airfield light is powered by a standard deep-cycle battery that can be stored locally.

S4GA helipad TLOF (Touchdown and Liftoff Area) light is green, omnidirectional aviation light compliant with ICAO, Annex 14. It has NVG (Night Vision Goggles) mode which is often required by military customers.

Typical applications

  • Temporary helipads
  • Temporary heliports
  • Touchdown and lift-off Area (TLOF)
  • Temporary helipad landing zone
  • Emergency helipad lighting

What distinguishes S4GA heliport lights from products of other helipad lighting suppliers is unique LED optics allowing to achieve the highest visibility range in its class – up to 10 km. It is critical for pilots when landing in adverse weather conditions like fog or heavy rain. Moreover, aluminium body and UV-resistant polycarbonate dome protect helipad light from deterioration.

key features

  • Supports Visual & NVG operations
  • Adjustable intensity level
  • Multiple operating modes
  • Quick & Easy Deployment
  • Non-corrosive aluminium body
  • IP-65 waterproof rating
  • User-replaceable battery
  • Interchangeable optical head
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solar power upgrade for sp-102 Airfield Light

Every SP-102 aviation light can be upgraded to solar-powered portable airport light. SP-102 solar light is a self-contained fully autonomous lighting unit. Charging time via solar panel is only 8 hrs which means that during one day the light is fully charged and ready to operate for the next 36 hours. Optimal inclination of 5W solar panel ensures maximum energy collection during daytime.

*Important:
– Upgrade does not include SP-102 lighting unit (shown on the picture)
– Upgrade does not include frangible mounting (shown on the picture)
– Lighting unit should be ordered separately
– Mounting should be ordered obligatory

 

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SP-102 portable helipad FATO light is ICAO compliant helipad light designed to operate in remote areas. LED optics generates correct light output in terms of intensity and chromaticity. SP-102 helipad light is battery powered light; standard deep-cycle batteries are used to power SP-102 lights. 

Helipad FATO light is white, omnidirectional aviation light is compliant with ICAO, Annex 14. It has NVG (Night Vision Goggles) mode which is often required by military customers.

Typical applications

  • Temporary helipads
  • Temporary heliports
  • Final approach and take-off area (FATO)
  • Temporary helipad landing zone
  • Emergency helipad lighting

What distinguishes S4GA heliport lights from products of other helipad lighting suppliers is unique LED optics allowing to achieve the highest visibility range in its class – up to 10 km. It is critical for pilots when landing in adverse weather conditions like fog or heavy rain. Moreover, aluminium body and UV-resistant polycarbonate dome protect helipad light from deterioration.

key features

  • Supports Visual & NVG operations
  • Adjustable intensity level
  • Multiple operating modes
  • Quick & Easy Deployment
  • Non-corrosive aluminium body
  • IP-65 waterproof rating
  • User-replaceable battery
  • Interchangeable optical head
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portable obstruction light

SP-102 obstruction light is red, omnidirectional aviation light compliant with ICAO, Annex 14 for Type A, Low Intensity light. LED optics generates correct light output in terms of intensity and chromaticity. SP-102 portable light is battery powered airfield light. We use standard deep-cycle batteries which can be stored locally. 

key features

  • Supports Visual & NVG operations
  • Adjustable intensity level
  • Multiple operating modes
  • Non-corrosive aluminium body
  • IP-65 waterproof rating
  • User-replaceable battery

Typical applications

  • Portable obstruction lights
  • Temporary obstruction marking
  • Temporary barricade lighting
  • Hazard marking
  • Caution lighting
  •  ICAO Low-Intensity Obstacle Light Type A

For 100% autonomy SP-102 Portable Obstruction Light can be converted to solar aviation light by adding 5W solar panelRead more

Portable Taxiway Light

SP-102 portable taxiway light is ICAO compliant airfield light designed to operate in remote areas. LED optics generates correct light output in terms of intensity and chromaticity. SP-102 airfield light is powered by a standard deep-cycle battery which can be stored locally. 

SP-102 taxiway light is blue, omnidirectional, elevated light which provides the same light output as any conventional taxiway light. Therefore, it can be used as an alternative for conventional taxiway lighting practically in every type of airport.

key features

  • Over 100 hrs operating time
  • User-replaceable battery
  • Supports Visual & NVG operations
  • Adjustable intensity level
  • IP-65 waterproof rating
  • Non-corrosive aluminium body

Typical applications

  • Temporary taxiway lighting
  • Semi-permanent taxiway lighting
  • Temporary apron lighting
  • Backup airfield lighting

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portable runway threshold END light

SP-102 portable lights are ICAO compliant airfield lights designed to operate in remote areas. LED optics generates correct light output in terms of intensity and chromaticity. SP-102 aviation light is powered by a standard deep-cycle battery which can be stored locally. 

SP-102 portable threshold end light is red-green, bidirectional LED airfield light compliant with ICAO, Annex 14

key features

  • Supports Visual & NVG operations
  • Adjustable intensity level
  • Multiple operating modes
  • Non-corrosive aluminum body
  • IP-65 waterproof rating
  • User-replaceable battery
  • User-replaceable optics

Typical applications

  • Temporary threshold lights
  • Temporary runway end lights
  • Portable displaced threshold lights
  • Portable and backup threshold lights
  • Stopway Lights
  • Temporary lighting for non-precision IFR runways
  • Back-up lighting for precision approach IFR runways

For 100% autonomy SP-102 Threshold Light can be converted to solar airfield light by adding 5W solar panelRead more

portable runway edge light

SP-102 portable runway lights are ICAO compliant aviation lights designed to operate in remote areas. LED optics generates correct light output in terms of intensity and chromaticity. SP-102 airfield light is powered by a standard deep-cycle battery which can be stored locally. 

key features

  • Supports Visual & NVG operations
  • Adjustable intensity level
  • Multiple operating modes
  • User-replaceable battery
  • Convertible to solar
  • IP-65 waterproof rating
  • Non-corrosive aluminum body

typical applications

  • Temporary runway lighting
  • Temporary runway edge lights
  • Portable runway lighting
  • Back-up runway lighting for precision approach IFR runways

For 100% autonomy SP-102 Portable Runway Edge Light can be converted to solar runway light by adding 5W solar panelRead more