Tuesday, July 13, 2010

After a recent LED upgrade, Carmanah’s A704-5 solar LED obstruction light can now be deployed as a tower marking light in more locations throughout the world.

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) publishes Annex 14 that governs lighting requirements for airfields and obstructions in the vicinity of airfields. ICAO Annex 14 spec, “ICAO Low Intensity Type A”, is for structures under 45 meters in height. ICAO Low Intensity Type A specifies “red, steady-burning lights that can produce 10 candela of intensity.”

New LEDs in Carmanah’s A704-5 solar LED obstruction light are now delivering a significantly higher candela output than before, allowing a red A704-5 to be set to AUTONOMOUS-MEDIUM and achieve a peak output of 16 candela. This improved photometric performance means that the red A704-5 will now meet ICAO Low Intensity Type A across a much wider latitude band, in locations such as Lisbon, Houston, Canberra, Tai Pei and Buenos Aires.

Available with visible light or with infrared output for tactical applications, Carmanah solar LED obstruction lights are an ideal solution for marking towers and airborne obstructions. Installable anywhere, the fully self-contained and self-powered lights require no maintenance for up to five years, and the rugged design and proven technology are field-proven to perform in the world’s harshest, most remote environments. Thousands of Carmanah solar LED obstruction lights are already lighting towers and airborne obstructions throughout the world, and sales are expected to grow as the cellular infrastructure expands globally.

For more information on Carmanah solar LED obstruction lights, please click here.