With technology advancing every day, there is a strive to ensure that airfield lighting can benefit from these new innovations. With the newly launched FX range of AGL fixtures, many of these improvements can be seen incorporated into the product. Light Emitting Diodes (LED’s) are so far advanced, they are now able to meet high intensity runway lighting requirements, but with a saving of up to 80% when compared to the equivalent in tungsten halogen. Over time the height above grade for inset fixtures has reduced from 12.5mm to the FAA style 3 of 6.3mm, but pushing the boundaries further, the FX range reduces this further to 3.5mm. The holding of spare to support the product can be restrictive but by using common parts across the FX range this requirement can be reduced.
There are two styles of fixtures that can be used to illuminate the runway and approach systems. These are elevated and inset fixtures, which are available in the FX range. While the elevated threshold and runway end lights provide the standard bi-directional light output, the High Intensity Runway Lights (HIRL) offers an optional omni-directional element for circular guidance on both the inset and elevated fixture. Other standard applications such as runway centreline, touch down zone, are available and the new addition to the portfolio the inset approach light.
For safe navigation around the taxiway infrastructure in poor visibility conditions, taxiway centre line lighting, stopbar, and intermediate holding bar lighting is required. All these applications with variants on beam type and curves, are available in the standard IEC 8” configuration. The interchangeable electronics within these types of fixtures, offer an open circuit detect should there be a failure of an LED element in line with the FAA engineering brief 67.
Compliant with the latest standards
- ICAO Annex 14. Vol 1
- FAA AC 150/5345-46
- FAA Engineering Brief No. 67
- IEC 61827
- Stannag 3316 (NATO)
- Other standards available on request