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Obstruction lights provide a safe and comfortable working environment for aircraft and airport staff. The main purpose of obstruction lights is to signal the aeronautical obstacles for pilots.
Proper lighting helps pilots to identify obstacles during the night and some time during the day.
Obstruction lights are frequently used for tall buildings, including skyscrapers, towers, industrial chimneys, wind turbines, telecommunications installations, high voltage poles, etc.
All SIGNALIGHT products and solutions comply with current regulations and standards: FAA, ICAO, European directives.
With an optimal and quality design, the intelligent solutions from SIGNALIGHT obstruction lights are used in the most varied climatic conditions and ensure the complete visibility of the points they mark.
An obstruction lighting system is always done in compliance with internationally established regulations and provisions.
Why are airport obstruction lights needed?
Obstruction lights are needed for the low visibility conditions when fog during dusk and of course during the night. If the buildings are higher than 150 m is needed to be marked even during the day so the pilots to be aware of the obstacles. During the day the power of the obstruction lights is very high to be sean from along distance so the pilots to have time for reaction.
Air traffic must take place in optimal conditions because it is about the safety of passengers and staff. In these conditions, signaling through obstruction lights is needed.
Obstruction lights are not an ordinary type of lighting. This type of lighting specific to the aviation area must be executed from a technical point of view taking into account all the natural variables mentioned above so that it is permanently functional.
But what are obstruction lights?
Obstruction lights are usually red or white and are mounted on various structures warning pilots of the presence of various obstacles that may disrupt flight, takeoff, or landing.
Thus, the obstacles are marked by lighting so that the planes are warned of their presence, regardless of the conditions: day or night, regardless of the season, visibility. Obstruction lights are essential on the aerial obstacles to warn aircraft so that nothing will affect their presence on the ground or their air traffic.
Proper obstacle lighting is vital to ensure the safe take-off and landing of aircraft. All this being more necessary during the night, in unfavorable weather conditions that affect the visibility, or when carrying out works related to the administration and use of an airport.
The location of the obstruction lights system is done according international standards and obstruction lights must be of the best quality, produced and verified, with efficiency and viability demonstrated in real situations.
What kind of obstruction lights can be used and how does it work?
The obstruction lights are of different colors, white or red, used at different intensities.
Thus, they can be:
- Red obstruction lights – may be flashing or constantly on at night
- White obstruction lights – can be used during the day and evening with automatically selected intensity
- White obstruction lights with high intensity during the day and low at night
- Flashing red lights or red lights constantly lit at night
It is very important to know that the obstruction lights ensure a 360 degree coverage and consequent visibility of the structure they illuminate.
Obstruction lights produced by SIGNALIGHT
The runway of an airport must always be properly lit. Lighting is a major component because it concerns passenger safety and the viable movement of aircraft.
SIGNALIGHT obstruction lighting solutions are efficient and durable and can be customized, allowing different types of configuration, depending on customer needs.
They can be powered by electricity, but also by battery or solar energy. They can be equipped with different sensors, with GPS.
At SIGNALIGHT the obstruction lighting systems are delivered as a result of a carefully followed process of design, configuration, manufacture, validation. For more details, visit Airport Elevated Lights page. The customer’s need most often requires customization and SIGNALIGHT ensures this.
Complete technical support for the integration of the obstruction lights system is one of our strengths. Being lighting of such importance, even vital, we must make sure that we deliver solutions to the standards and our products are functional exactly to the customer’s needs.
We therefore offer intelligent obstruction lights solutions, use the best materials in their production, the most advanced technologies and we are proud to be a partner of contractors all around the world.
An efficient, durable lighting adapted to the client’s needs is the SIGNALIGHT partnership proposal.
For more information and details regarding SIGNALIGHT projects and solutions please visit our signalight.com website’s pages and Signalight Facebook page. Also, some of our Obstruction Lighting Projects are presented on the project page.
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