Heliport lighting products ensure the take-off and landing of helicopters in optimal conditions.
Helicopters are an extremely efficient transport solution. They are fast and require a small landing area, given their vertical landing. Travel speed is obviously higher than other solutions of transport within cities or over distances between cities.
We can think in this regard about helicopters for medical purposes, in case of emergencies and we can immediately get an image of the efficiency of this transport solution. Therefore, heliports can be built on various surfaces, urgently covering transport and more.
But a heliport requires a certain set-up, the lighting being extremely important for the safety of the helicopters, of the personnel involved, of the passengers and the people on the ground.
Thus, at SIGNALIGHT we have developed heliport lights systems that prove to be extremely efficient for a great development of the activities within a heliport.
How many types of heliports are builded?
Depending on their location, heliports can be:
- Heliports located on an offshore platform, such as oil or gas exploitation platforms
- Heliports located on the ground
- Heliports located on a high ground structure
- Heliports located on a ship
Lighting through a heliport lights system may differ depending on the location of the heliport. Thus, SIGNALIGHT can offer customized solutions depending on the location and the needs of the clients.
For example, if a heliport is located on a platform, so offshore, the heliport lights system must be designed and located in a way to not affect the visibility of seagoing ships.
In general, helicopters are quite close to external light sources. Therefore, we must make sure that they are shielded and positioned to eliminate the effect of direct or reflected blindness.
A heliport may need a heliport lights system not only at night when visibility is obviously low, but also during the day or at dusk. Also, the safe landing of helicopters must be done regardless of the season, rain, fog, snow, etc.
Heliport lights must be installed so that the lighting intensity can be adjusted for optimal visibility, controlling various optical effects: brightness, reflection, etc. which can adversely affect.
Heliport lights play an essential role in guiding helicopters.
Approach lights, headlights, guidance lights for proper alignment with the flight path – all these are heliport lights designed for the safe operation of a heliport.
How are heliport lights placed?
Heliport lights are placed according to certain rules to provide maximum visibility. Here are just a few rules to get an overview:
- Observance of certain distances
- Observance of certain placement angles
- Distribution of heliport lights according to predefined rules, depending on the type of heliport
- A certain direction of the heliport lights
- Implementation of a heliport control system to adjust the intensity of heliport lights
- Marking obstacles
SIGNALIGHT produces and delivers heliport lights products and solutions.
SIGNALIGHT offers complete heliport lights systems for the optimal, safe operation of heliports. For more details about heliport lighting systems, please visit product pages, for example:
Heliport Elevated Lights
Heliport Flat Lights
Heliport Guidance Systems
Heliport Inset Lights
TD/PM Circle-H panels