Flying can be dangerous especially during bad weather when visibility is extremely low. A helicopter, which generally flies low, and an airplane flying low to land or take off may fly into tall structures and cause a serious disaster. That is why aircraft warning lights are put in place to warn pilots of existing obstructions on their path. Such lights are generally installed on tall buildings, power transmission lines, cooling towers, telecom towers, radio towers, wind turbines, cranes, smoke stakes, chimneys, cable-stayed bridges, and some fences in areas where aircraft may be flying in low altitudes. The aim is to prevent accidents by alerting pilots to potential dangers.
Aviation regulations sometimes decree the installation, operation, and color of these warning lights. For maximum visibility, the lighting systems usually consist of one or more high intensity LED or strobe devices which pilots can see from a long distance before reaching the obstruction.
At Industrial Lighting fixtures we sell LED aircraft warning lights which come in different designs. LED lights have a huge advantage because they have a longer lifespan than the traditionally used incandescent bulbs. Using them reduces maintenance costs and increases reliability of any lighting system.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Are obstruction lights different from aircraft warning lights?
Obstruction lights and aircraft warning lights are the same thing. You can use these terms interchangeably. Choice of terms depends on location.
- Are your aircraft warning lights FAA and ICAO compliant?
Yes. All our aircraft warning lights are FAA and ICAO compliant. Even our solar powered products are compliant.
- Do you sell complete lighting systems?
Definitely. We sell complete systems, including the solar powered version. We can also assist you to set up a customized system with all the necessary components. Contact us today and one of our consultants will give you proper guidelines and assist you with product selection.
- Do you sell any explosion-proof obstruction lights?
Yes. Our LED explosion-proof obstruction light is ideal for onshore and offshore in the gas and petrochemical industries.
- How much is a typical aircraft warning light system?
Our prices depend on the make, model, and accessories that you select. If you request a quote or live chat with us, we can provide prices and lead times.
- Why should I buy from Industrial Lighting Fixtures?
LED Pros WorldWide has been supplying high-quality but cost-effective aircraft warning lights since 2009. Our lighting solutions meet or even exceed FAA and ICAO specifications. We are very knowledgeable and we are available to help you with your private, commercial, and military projects. Contact us today for more information on any of our products.
- What are the FAA and ICAO?
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulates aviation standards in the US while International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) regulates standards in Europe and the rest of the world. While the FAA determines standards for the US, different states may have additional requirements. The ICAO is the major international authority for air navigation, but different countries have their own regulations.
Call us today to know more about what aviation warning lights are best suited for the application you are working on: (844) 533-7767.