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Solar Runway Lighting Overview

Online Course for AGL Specialists

S4GA Online Course Solar Runway Lighting Overview is dedicated to S4GA solar airfield lighting system. It will be beneficial and valuable for airport engineers, electrical engineers, AGL maintenance managers, airport consultants and planners, airfield lighting suppliers, and other AGL industry specialists who want to stay in line with the newest airport technologies.

The online course includes 10 Modules covering different specifications of solar airfield lighting. Each Module includes one or two short videos and a short quiz.

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Structure of Online Course Solar Runway Lighting Overview

Module 1. About S4GA

In this Module, You will find out what is S4GA, who we are and what we do, the Company’s main activities, customers, and S4GA global presence.

Module 2. Solar Airfield Lighting: What Airports Is It For?

Module #2 will explain the typical types of airports where solar airfield lighting can be installed. You will also find out the benefits of solar AGL for each particular type of airport.

Module 3. Solar Product Portfolio

Solar runway edge lights, solar taxiway lights, Airfield Lighting Control & Monitoring System, and other solar AFL products are described in this Module.

Module 4. ICAO Compliance and Certification

S4GA solar airfield lighting is compliant with ICAO Annex 14, Aerodrome Design Manual, and other aviation documents issued by international institutions. In this Module, there are the main ICAO norms described and S4GA compliance test reports given.

Module 5. Control & Monitoring of S4GA Solar Airfield Lighting

S4GA solar airfield lighting is controlled and monitored via ALCMS. In Module 5, there are the main ALCMS features and functionalities described, including Individual Light Status Monitoring.

Module 6. Availability 365 days a year

Solar airfield lighting operates 365 days a year using only solar energy. The system remains operational regardless of the weather, location, or season of the year. In this Module, we explain how it works.

Module 7. Five-Level Protection Against System Failure

S4GA solution is a power-safe runway lighting which is protected from total RWY lighting outage. It has 5 levels of protection against system failure – described in Module 7.

Module 8. S4GA Case Studies

More and more airports choose solar airfield lighting as a permanent illumination for their airfields. Reliability of S4GA solar systems has been proven by many airports all over the World. In this Module, we provide a few examples of successful implementation of solar AGL technology at international, regional, and domestic airports.

Module 9. Installation & Maintenance of Solar Airfield Lighting

Complete installation of solar airfield lighting can be done within 20-30 working days. It excludes the development of the electrical network, cables, and all trenching works related. Maintenance of solar AGL is simple and can be performed by local airport personnel. The details are described in the last Module of this Online Course.

Module 10. Final Exam

The final exam contains 34 questions related to all Modules of this Course. After successful completion of the quizzes in each Module, and passing Final Exam, You will receive S4GA Digital Certificate.

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Portable PAPI LIghts (LED)

S4GA offers portable LED PAPI lights (precision approach path indicators) for temporary runways, backup/contingency runways, and military airbases. S4GA mobile PAPI lights are compliant with civil and military aviation regulations. Simple design and replaceable optic elements of halogen PAPI make its maintenance fast and easy.

Remote control of S4GA mobile PAPI lights is available with UR-3 controllers-converters. The lights are powered by power banks. Power banks are charged by diesel generators. Solar charging is also available.

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Portable LED PAPI Features

  • Full PAPI / A-PAPI system
  • Sharp color transition
  • Remote Control
  • Supplied with Power Banks

Typical Applications

  • Temporary runways
  • Portable / emergency runways
  • Military Air Bases
  • Backup Runway Lighting

For permanent applications, S4GA offers solar PAPI lights powered by S4GA Solar EngineLearn more

LED PAPI

LED PAPI airport lights are an energy-efficient alternative to halogen PAPI lights. More and more airport today choose LED technology instead of halogen. LED PAPI has a longer lifespan, they consume less energy and colour transition is sharper.  The main disadvantages of LED precision approach path indicators are its high cost and maintenance. Thus, if an airport is looking for a simple in maintenance mobile PAPI, they can consider acquiring S4GA Portable Halogen PAPI Lights.

Portable PAPI LIghts (Halogen)

S4GA offers halogen portable PAPI lights (precision approach path indicators) for temporary runways, backup/contingency runways, and military airbases. S4GA mobile PAPI lights are compliant with civil and military aviation regulations. Simple design and replaceable optic elements of halogen PAPI make its maintenance fast and easy.

Remote control of S4GA mobile PAPI lights is available with UR-3 controllers-converters. The lights are powered by power banks. Power banks are charged by diesel generators. Solar charging is also available.

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Portable PAPI Key Features

  • Halogen full PAPI / A-PAPI lights
  • Sharp color transition
  • Remote Control
  • Supplied with Power Banks

Typical Applications

  • Temporary runways
  • Portable / emergency runways
  • Military Air Bases
  • Backup Runway Lighting

S4GA portable PAPI lights, portable runway & taxiway lights are supplied in a heavy-duty TrailerLearn more

Mobile PAPI lights, power banks and diesel generators are supplied in a heavy-duty trailers. S4GA Airfield Lighting Trailers are widely used by civil airports and military airbases as temporary or backup RWY lighting.  The trailer includes a complete set of portable remotely controlled airfield lights and PAPI system allowing to quickly illuminate airfield in accordance with ICAO regulations.

Airport PAPI Lights

PAPI lights (Precision Approach Path Indicators) is the part of runway illumination at airports, airfields, and airstrips. PAPI lights belong to approach lighting system of the airport. They help pilots to maintain the correct approach and warn about too low or too high approach.

Traditional PAPI lights are powered by 6.6A electrical grid, and connected to airfield lighting electrical network.

Portable PAPI Lights

In some cases, airports cannot use wired PAPI lights due to many reasons:

  • runway is not equipped with any illumination system
  • frequent switch off of PAPI lights due to unreliable power supply supply
  • maintenance of primary AGL
  • runway rehabilitation works

For such cases, the airport uses S4GA portable PAPI lights that are independent of the MAINS power grid. Mobile PAPI lights are easily transportable and can be used on different airfields.

Portable Runway End Identifier Light

SP-401 Runway end identifier light (REIL, also RTIL – runway threshold identification light) is a white flashing unidirectional light which is used to indicate approach end of a particular runway. S4GA portable REIL lights are applicable for all types of runways as temporary or backup runway lights.

SP-401 portable RTIL is equipped with energy-efficient LED optics and a large power bank. Power bank consists of two standard type replaceable batteries and provides up to 15 days of operations without recharging.

Key Features of Portable REIL

  • 690 hours of autonomy
  • Remote activation
  • Convertible to solar airfield light
  • 1 600 cd light output

Typical applications

  • Temporary approach lighting system
  • Portable runway
  • Remote airfields
  • Emergency landing airstrips
  • Backup airport lighting

SP-401 portable REIL can be converted to a solar airfield light. It will operate 365 days a year as a permanent airfield ground lightingRead more

SP-401 Portable Light_infografics

Portable Approach Light

SP-401 portable approach light is white unidirectional runway light which is used to illuminate runway approach. S4GA portable approach lighting system is applicable for all types of runways. SP-401 approach lights are compliant with ICAO regulations and certified by accredited independent laboratories.

S4GA approach lights are equipped with LED optics. Built-in replaceable power bank provides up to 15 days of light autonomy on a single charge.

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Key Features of Portable Approach Lights

  •  15 days of autonomy
  • Remote activation
  • Convertible to solar airfield light
  • 1 200 cd light output

Typical applications

  • Temporary approach lighting system
  • Portable runway
  • Remote airfields
  • Emergency landing airstrips
  • Backup airport lighting

SP-401 portable approach light can be converted to a solar airfield light. It will operate 365 days a year as a permanent airfield ground lightingRead more

SP-401 Portable Light_infografics

Remote Handheld Controller

UR-101 Handheld Controlled allows remote activation and control of S4GA airfield lights. It is connected with the lights via S4GA Mesh wireless network.  With S4GA Handheld Controller, airport personnel can activate up to 5 groups of light, change lights intensity in each group (3-step), activate NVG mode (night vision goggles, infrared) or dusk till dawn mode (SS-SR).

Key Features

  • Grouping of lights
  • Light intensity setup
  • Operating modes setup
  • Designed for hard operating conditions

CE Compliance

  • 2014/53/EU Radio Equipment Directive
  • 2011/65/EU and 2015/863 RoHS Directive

UR-101 Handheld controller infographic

Portable Threshold Light, Runway End Light

For temporary runways and displaced thresholds, S4GA offers SP-401 portable airfield light equipped with bidirectional red/green LED optics. The light is powered by rechargeable and replaceable power bank. Power bank provides 15 days of light autonomy on a single charge.  SP-401 portable threshold light is used for illumination of temporary runway thresholds, displaced thresholds, and runway ends in accordance with ICAO requirements.

SP-401 portable threshold light is controlled remotely via S4GA handheld controller or via ALCMS installed in ATC tower.  Activation via air-band radio (pilot-controlled lighting) and GSM activation are also available. The light has 3-step intensity setup (10%, 30%, 100%) and multiple operating modes setup (night vision goggles, dusk till dawn).

Key Features

  • 15 days of autonomy
  • Remote activation
  • Convertible to solar airfield light

Typical applications

  • Displaced thresholds
  • Temporary runways
  • Remote airfields
  • Backup airport lighting

SP-401 portable runway light can be converted to a solar airfield light. It will operate 365 days a year as a permanent airfield ground lightingRead more

SP-401 Portable Light_infografics

Portable Taxiway Light

SP-401 portable taxiway light is omnidirectional blue airfield light designed to illuminate taxiways and aprons in accordance with ICAO, FAA requirements.  The light is equipped with a rechargeable and replaceable power bank providing up to 600 hours of autonomy. Power bank consists of two standard type batteries available worldwide.

Key Features

  • 600 hours of autonomy
  • Remote activation
  • Convertible to solar airfield light

Typical applications

  • Taxiway & apron lighting
  • Temporary taxiway
  • Backup taxiway lighting

SP-401 portable taxiway light can be converted to a solar airfield light. It will operate 365 days a year as a permanent airfield ground lightingRead more

SP-401 Portable Light_infografics

Portable Runway Edge Light

SP-401 portable runway light is a mobile airfield light designed to quickly illuminate temporary runway in accordance with ICAO, FAA requirements. The light is equipped with a built-in power bank providing up to 15 days of light autonomy. For runway edge light, we use combined type LED optics to ensure maximum visibility for pilots. It consists of omnidirectional and bidirectional optics. Total light output is 1 200 cd.

SP-401 runway edge light is controlled remotely from the ATC tower, from maintenance room, via air-band radio (pilot-controlled lighting), or via emergency ON/OFF button. Light intensity is adjustable. NVG (night vision goggles), SS-SR (dusk till dawn) modes are available.

Key Features of Portable Runway Edge Light

  • 15 days of autonomy
  • Remote activation
  • Convertible to solar airfield light
  • 1200 cd light output

Typical applications

  • Temporary runway
  • Portable runway
  • Remote airfields
  • Emergency landing airstrips
  • Backup airport lighting

SP-401 portable runway light can be converted to a solar airfield light. It will operate 365 days a year as a permanent airfield ground lightingRead more

SP-401 Portable Light_infografics

Low Intensity Obstruction Light Type A, B

SP-700 low-intensity obstruction light is used to illuminate obstacles with height up to 150 m. Also, SP-700 is used at airports for marking obstacles located in confined spaces. The light can operate in dusk till dawn mode.

key features

  • Certified obstruction aviation light
  • Synchronized, remote control
  • Easy installation

Typical applications

  • Obstacles with height up to 150 m
  • Airports & helipads
  • Obstruction aviation marking
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Medium Intensity Obstruction Light Type B

SP-701 is a medium-intensity red steady obstacle light, type B (ICAO). The light is used at night and is dedicated to free-standing air obstacles with a small horizontal range, such as wind turbines. The lamp has a possibility of synchronous operation, cooperating with obstacle lighting installed on other objects.

key features

  • Certified obstruction light type B (ICAO)
  • Synchronized, remote control
  • Easy installation, low weight

Typical applications

  • Free-standing obstacles
  • Wind turbines
  • Obstruction marking
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Medium Intensity Obstruction Light Type B/C

SP-707 medium intensity obstruction light is a type B/C (ICAO) aircraft warning light. On obstructions with height up to 150 m, the light operates in steady mode and is referred to as type C. On obstacles with height over 150 m, the light operates in flashing mode and is referred to as type B.

key features

  • Certified obstruction light
  • Synchronized, remote control
  • Easy installation

Typical applications

  • Obstacles with the height up to 150 m – type C (ICAO)
  • Obstacles with the hight over 150 m – type B (ICAO)
  • Buildings, towers, power plants
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