Heliport Lighting & Helipad Lights
Heliport lighting is used to make landing and taking off from helipads safer through greater visibility and enhanced information for pilots. This includes windsocks for wind direction and speed, helipad beacons for identifying the pad and perimeter lights for touchdown and lift-off.
Types of heliport lighting
The exact lighting requirements of your setup will depend on the amount of space you have around the helipad and how the helipad is used. This may include:
Perimeter lights - Used to mark the area of a helipad where the helicopter will land and take off from. These should usually be coloured green for take-off and landing.
Flood lights - Used to provide uniform surface lighting where the TLOF and FATO lights need to be supplemented with floodlighting.
Approach lights - Indicate the preferred direction of approach in the area around the helipad.
Obstruction lights - Should be used to mark any potential obstacles around the helipad.
Aiming point lights - Should form a pattern of six, evenly spaced, omnidirectional white lights in a triangle.
Heliport beacon - A bright flashing light that indicates the location of the helipad. Should be provided when long-range visual guidance is necessary or identifying the heliport is difficult due to surrounding lights.
Helipad Lighting from Systems Interface
Our heliport lighting solutions remove the need for grid-power, allowing them to be portable and deployed quickly while also saving on installation costs.
An optional wireless controller can be added to your setup for effortless control of your heliport. This creates a 2.4Ghz wireless network to which your lights and a controller can connect to. Through the controller, you can control light intensity, switch between visual or infra-red and turn the whole system ON or OFF.