One of Avlite’s recently completed projects was for the transmission tower of the RACV Head Office, just outside of Melbourne. The customer was looking for economical, functional and low maintenance lighting that can operate reliably in a range of environmental conditions. These were some of the reasons that they chose to work with Avlite LED obstruction lights. The short lead time enabled the client to get started quickly and efficiently. On top of that, they also enjoyed the added bonus of supporting a local business.
In the case of the transmission tower for RACV, one Medium Intensity Light and two Dual Low Intensity Lights were used. They were attached to the top and the midpoint of the tower. These lights are fitted with a Global Positioning System (GPS) antenna and they will synchronise and flash in time with every other GPS-enabled Avlite Medium Intensity Obstruction Light. This enables clear identification of the structure within the Melbourne CBD skyline. The fixture itself includes internal diagnostic checking and has an alarm contact for remote monitoring. If there is an LED or power fault, the alarm relay is released.
The Avlite Systems LED obstruction lights used on the RACV transmission tower offer an extremely bright, energy efficient and good value lighting solution. They are manufactured to exacting standards under strict quality control procedures. Due to the eco-friendly and energy efficient LED technology, globes/bulbs do not need replacing. This results in minimal operator intervention, giving the lights a long-life expectancy and therefore low cost of ownership over their lifetime, as well as making them practically maintenance-free. The optical-clarity acrylic lens is resistant to corrosion and is specifically designed for LED use in order to augment light intensity and uniformity as much as possible.
Some projects do require a more custom solution. Our custom-designed systems can be supplied to also include remote monitoring via GSM, common photocell and synchronisation, amongst other options. There are also solar powered configurations available.
Safety and superior quality are highly important to Avlite. That’s why we make sure our lights are compliant with many international standards, including: ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation), FAA (Federal Aviation Administration), CASA (Civil Aviation Safety Authority of Australia), DGAC (Mexico) and many others.
Avlite LED obstruction lights have been used for many aerial obstruction projects such as large buildings, wind turbines, telecommunication towers, transmission lines and other obstacles that impact aerial navigation. They are available through almost 100 international distributors, or through our company offices which are located in Australia and the United States.
“It is a great benefit to our community to have this [Avlite’s helipad lighting system] installed and commissioned at CareFlight’s Toowoomba base. Avlite’s particular type of lighting lends itself to a lot of applications given that it’s easy to install, doesn’t require electricity as its solar powered and can be remotely controlled. It’s a fabulous technology, obviously a world leading technology and from my point of view, it’s great to see an Australian Manufacturing success story.“
-Cr Mike Williams
“For an aerodrome operator to provide equivalent night-use runway standards for the RFDS and other fixed-base users at around one-third of the cost of a traditional mains-powered runway and taxiway lighting system, there has to be greater recognised merit for this (solar-powered) alternative especially in a location like ours where it is sunny most days of the year.”
“Our industry appreciates the on-going support of this Australian owned and operated company whose solar powered airfield and helipad lighting systems assist in the improvement of safety for both fixed and rotary wing aeromedical flight crews and passengers around the country.”
“As the busiest Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) based in the State [of Queensland], the benefits [of Avlite’s helipad lighting] are many. Not only does it [the system] enhance the safety of our operations, it also helps us to continue to improve our level of service delivery to the community and to our customers.“
-Ashley van de Velde
“These lights [AV-70s] have been a great asset to many outback communities that previously we were not able to access 24/7.”
“Just to let you know the new airport floodlight has now been installed for several weeks and the medical staff and Power and Water staff [who look after the airport] agree it has made things much easier and safer for night-time medivacs. Your assistance with enabling us to have this basic but important infrastructure is much appreciated.”
“Since starting our distributorship with Avlite, we have gone from strength to strength with the great range of solar products and of course the fantastic support of the Avlite staff. It’s been a good year for us. May it continue.”
“Re: Avlite AV70 taxiway lights, are working really well. Thank you for your assistance in getting our ramp up and running.”
-Capt. US Air Force
“[In reference to more than 2,000 AV70 taxiway lights installed] Those Taxiway lights work great, we are not having any problems with those AV70’s. Thanks a lot.”
“The lights are installed and are operating beautifully.”
“[In reference to Avlite radio controlled obstruction lighting] They are really neat to watch come on, they come on instantly and are a great addition to our pilot training school. The lights are currently set on medium intensity as high intensity is very bright.”
“We did install all of the lights. We even used a few red lights as obstruction markers on top of 68 meter power line towers. I finally found a high quality camera and took some photos. I will send them to you as soon as I can download them. We submitted some additional light orders to our contracting office, so you can expect to receive a bit solicitation from them soon. The lights are working great and we appreciate the support.”
“[In reference to a visit to the Avlite production facilities] On arrival at Avlite I was greeted by sales manager Sharon Bedson, and was treated like a VIP. I was given a tour of the production line and had a close look, and an in-depth explanation of all the components of the Avlite system. The staff were fantastic and very helpful. It was truly fascinating and I now have a good story to tell Wanarn community members on my return. I was also shown the vast range of solar system lights and other products that they make.
I have recommended Avlite solar lighting systems to many local communities and Avlite will be my first stop shop if the community needs anything regarding solar power in the future. Well done, and thank you Avlite.”