Like other towers, MET towers have specific lighting requirements given by each federal aviation authority depending on their type and height. Adhering to these federal aviation regulations is essential to ensure aircraft safety. We offer a complete MET tower obstruction lighting package that covers both low and medium intensity lighting. Click the buttons below to see our guidelines for each federal aviation authority.
Most aviation authorities require towers up to 150 feet (45 meters) to be lit with two or more low-intensity, steady-burning red lights on top (known as FAA L-810, ICAO Low Intensity Type B, and CAR CL-810). Towers above 150 feet (45 meters) require multiple low-intensity red lights along its length and a medium-intensity flashing red light on top (known as FAA L-864, ICAO Medium Intensity Type B, and CAR CL-864). Certain tower types may require medium-intensity white lights instead of red (known as FAA L-865, ICAO Medium Intensity Type A, and CAR CL-865).
The image on the right shows two common lighting configurations according to FAA lighting requirements. If you know the height and/or type of your tower, see your relevant aviation authority’s requirements using the buttons below.
If you don’t know what type of MET tower you have, please contact us and we’ll help you determine your tower type, what kind of light(s) you need, and how many.