Airport taxiway lights are an essential part of any airport as they help to make sure that both the pilots and vehicle drivers follow the taxiway correctly, especially at night or when there is low visibility.
This lighting, which is embedded in the usable surface of the taxiway and also set up along the edges to mark the outline thereof, needs to meet a series of international standards of quality.
At Aerolight, we provide two types of taxiway lights. Let’s take a look at them now.
Taxiway Edge Lights
The taxiway edge lights use light-emitting diode (LED) technology, which means they are low on energy and do not overheat as easily. These low- to medium-intensity omnidirectional lights are blue.
They are one of the only MOS 139 airport taxiway lights on the market that has a universal lens, which means that they can be interchanged with any other kind of taxiway or elevated runway lights. This feature alone helps tremendously with minimising the number of spares that need to be kept on hand, which helps reduce costs significantly.
These taxiway lights provide a much higher return on investment given that they operate for about 76 500 hours, which is about 27.5% longer than the average taxiway edge light. Because the light features a twist-to-level system and can pivot up to eight degrees, this means that it is suitable for a variety of uneven surfaces.
The light also has a smooth dome lens, which helps it avoid collecting excessive dirt and dust and minimises maintenance. This lens is borosilicate glass, which is highly resistant to ultraviolet (UV) light and heat. The glass protects it over time and prevents it from discolouring or growing dim, thus giving it a longer life, lowering maintenance and further increasing your return on investment.
Moreover, the powder-coated aluminium body ensures heat sinking and significantly extends the light’s life. Additionally, the product comes prewired with a secondary connector, allowing for faster installation.
Intermediate Holding Point Light
The intermediate holding point light is an omnidirectional yellow light. While it features many of the same things as the taxiway edge light, this one boasts a 28.5% longer life than the average intermediate holding point light, adding up to a total of 77 100 hours.
Like the taxiway edge light, the intermediate holding point light has a stainless steel clamp as part of its standard design, which ensures the securing of the lens. This can be upgraded to a silicone, colour-coded O-grip, which is UV stabilised to ensure that it won’t perish easily. Moreover, the lack of a thread or mechanical parts means that it won’t seize up.
The reason for colour coding of the O-grip is so that it can provide easy identification during the day and provide faster access should repairs or maintenance be required.
These lights are both frangible and independently certified to ensure that they are 100% compliant for your peace of mind.
To order your taxiway lights today, contact us at Aerolight. We have a range of airport lights for sale to meet your airport’s every lighting need.