In the United States, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) governs obstruction and aircraft warning light regulations to ensure all structures are visible day and night. According to FAA tower lighting requirements, any temporary or permanent structure that exceeds 200 feet should be marked with lights and/or paint. Adhering to these federal aviation regulations is essential for aircraft safety—click here to read the full FAA advisory circular on obstruction marking and lighting.
We provide a complete obstruction lighting package that meets federal aviation regulations. Check out our guidelines below to learn where to install aircraft warning lights on towers and how many are required. For specific questions relating to your project, please contact us for more information.
To comply with current 2016 FAA recommendations for wind turbine construction, a company must:
Wind turbines under 500 feet (152 meters) must be lit with one L-864 medium-intensity flashing red light. For wind turbines taller than 500 feet, two L-864 lights must be mounted on the opposite rear sides of the nacelle to meet FAA AC 70/7460-1L specifications.