Product Profiles: Airfield Lighting

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THE NIGHT FIGHTER EPL 20W EMERGENCY POWER LIGHT TOWER is available from Allmand Bros. Inc. Designed to offer high light output in a portable design, the EPL 20W provides a light solution for emergency crews facing night applications. The EPL 20W features Allmand’s super high output (SHO) lighting system. Equipped with four 1,000-watt metal halide fixtures, it offers a standard light output of 440,000 lumens;

THE A702-IR INFRARED AVIATION LIGHT is available from Carmanah Technologies Inc. Designed for cover defense operations using night vision goggle (NVG) technology. NVG compatible and invisible to the naked eye, the A702-IR light can be seen from a distance of 6.5 nautical miles under clear conditions, and can produce two different intensity outputs and a third flash pattern if required;

APPROACH LIGHTING EQUIPMENT (MALSR with RMS; REILS with RMS) and a line of airfield lighting equipment (runway, taxiway fixtures) for airports are available from DME Corporation;

A RANGE OF PORTABLE, BATTERY-POWERED AIRFIELD LIGHTING EQUIPMENT is available from Metalite Aviation Lighting. Includes FAA approved runway and taxiway edge lights, approach lights, PAPIs, and obstruction lights;

AIRPORT LIGHTING PRODUCTS are manufactured by Philips. Philips Airfield & Miniature Lighting, which is a sales channel within Philips Automotive, sells and distributes airfield lighting throughout North America; airfieldlighting.

FLAREALERT™, an alternative to strike flares, is now available from The Keystone Group. A 360-degree electronic safety flare visible for miles from both the ground and air. Features include a built-in magnetic base, crush- and weather-resistant feet, and a compact design;

A PORTABLE LIGHTED RUNWAY CLOSURE MARKER is available from Sherwin Industries. The lighted X marker legs measure 20 ft. 6 in. Collapses for transport and storage and stands alone in winds up to 40 mph. Designed to be visible from six miles out in VFR conditions at night and three to five miles in VFR daytime;

LED FIXTURES designed to be energy efficient are available from Siemens Airfield Solutions, Inc. Offers LED technology for the following fixtures: L-861T elevated taxiway fixtures, L-852A-D and L-852T in-pavement fixtures, and L-810 obstruction lighting; airfield-solutions.

THE LIGHTED X RUNWAY CLOSURE MARKER, visible from five miles in daylight and six miles at night, is available from Sweepster, LLC. Unit includes 90-watt halogen bulbs, an eleven hp diesel engine, electric raising and lowering, four 2000-lb. jackstands, solid state flasher, radio interference filter, and automatic wattage reduction for night operation. Available in ultra reflective white or yellow, the Lighted X has four collapsible legs that open to a continuous 22 feet; 800-456-7100.

A TEMPORARY DISPLACED THRESHOLD MARKING AND LIGHTING KIT is available from NAC. Available in solar and direct wire packages. Complete kit includes eight omni-directional, medium intensity, 180-degree red-green lights and required dashes and chevrons. Complies with FAA AC 150/5370-2C and is designed to be ideal for runway construction phase projects;