Aircraft Warning Lights & Obstruction Lighting
Our range of Aircraft Warning and Obstruction lighting is available in DC, AC, and self-contained Solar configurations with optional, GSM or Star2M satellite monitoring to control, monitor, manage and maintain your assets. These lights are extremely reliable, cost-effective and energy efficient and Systems Interface has the capability to supply and install worldwide.
Aircraft warning lights or obstruction lighting are lighting devices attached to high rise obstacles or buildings to increase visibility for climbing and descending aircraft. These buildings must be marked with long-lasting beacons to ensure the safety and ease of landing for aircraft.
There is a multitude of factors that can influence the performance of obstruction lights which could include poor weather (visibility), the aircraft proximity to its destination and the intensity of the light itself, which is why it’s crucial that your lighting is high in brightness but also low in intensity, and our brand-new range of LED obstruction lights are no exception.
Previously, incandescent lamps would be used in aircraft warning lights, however, these have a limited lifespan and therefore higher maintenance costs. Our range of LED aircraft warning lights use bright red LEDs instead, with a significantly improved lifespan and higher reliability. By choosing a solar panel option, you can benefit from not requiring wiring installation making them ideal for structures with limited connectivity. For installations which require the highest availability, our dual head airfield warning light allows for a failover light, should the main light ever fail.
Regulations & Height Requirements
According to the ICAO, there are three main types of aircraft warning lights for fixed structures. The required type of light depends on the height of the structure and proximity to an airfield:
Low intensity – A constant red light either with an intensity of 10cd (Type A) or 32cd (Type B). These lights should be used on structures with low extensions and heights above the lower ground of 45m.
Medium intensity – A white flashing light with an intensity of 20,000cd (Type A), a red flashing light with intensity of 2,000cd (Type B), or a red constant light with intensity of 2,000cd (Type C). These should be used where the surrounding terrain of a structure is greater than 45m.
High intensity – A white flashing light with an intensity of 200,000cd during the day, 20,000cd during twilight and 2,000cd during the night (Type A). Or Type B which reduces the day requirement to 100,000cd. These should be used when the structure’s height above the surrounding terrain exceeds 150m.
Our range of LED obstruction lights meet these regulations as recommended by the ICAO Annexe 14.
Browse our range of obstruction lights
Our new range complement the completely self-contained Solar-powered LED obstruction lighting products, with integrated solar modules and battery systems, which save users considerable costs in power, cabling and on-going maintenance compared with traditional incandescent systems. View our range below or download our aircraft warning lights light brochure.