Solar Runway Lighting Case Study

Solar Runway Lighting Case Study

Solar Runway Lighting Case Study

Solar Runway Lighting Case Study

By:Avlite Systems | September 26, 2016
Application: Pilot Activated Solar runway lighting for public use/privately owned airfield
Location: United States of America
Site: North Hampton, New Hampshire
Date: Spring 2015


Avlite’s Solar Runway Lighting System Part of New Hampshire (USA) Airfield Reconstruction Project

Avlite supplied AV-70 solar runway lighting with PALC (pilot activated lighting control) to Hampton Airfield in North Hampton, NH, USA.

As part of a reconstruction project for the privately owned, public use airport, the AV-70 runway lighting system was installed to replace existing, unreliable lighting.

Avlite’s self-contained solar runway lighting was easy to install since no wiring or conduit trenching was necessary; total installation time was less than two hours.

The airport owner opted for a flexible installation. The solar lighting was installed on 11 lb tiles allowing for easy repositioning during site maintenance such as snow plowing and lawn mowing.

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  • Automatic Pilot activation – no standby personnel required
  • Solar LED lighting best value for money at 1/3 of the cost of traditional lighting system
  • > 40% cost saving using Avlite’s rubber mounting tiles versus concrete pads
  • Robust, long-lasting, low maintenance fixtures

Avlite Difference

All Avlite System Products are manufactured to exacting standards under strict quality control procedures. Avlite's commitment to reasearch and development, investing in modern equipment and advanced manufacturing procedures has made us an industry leader in solar aviation lighting. By choosing Avlite Systems you can rest assured you have chosen the very best.

Experienced & Trained Personnel

Avlite have world class application specialists in Aviation lighting products and solutions designed specifically for defense, government, civil and humanitarian aid operations. This team includes leading sales support, quality control plus in-house engineers who design and develop products to FAA, ICAO and military standards.

Worldwide Distribution team

Avlite are represented worldwide by three regional offices and a network of valued distributors to offer support when needed.

Agile Manufacturing

Avlite manufacturing capabilities include in-house Surface Mount Technology electronics and robotic assembly lines, rotational and injection moulding. The advantages include strict quality control and an ability to customise products. This customisation includes graphics, operational controls and monitoring options delivered via a purpose-built manufacturing plant.

Product Innovation

Avlite’s world leading research and development team is continuously developing innovative new solutions to their customer’s real-world challenges. This innovation is a result of customer requirements to maximise efficiency and safety whilst minimising cost.

Precision construction

Avlite manufactures solutions to exacting standards and strict guidelines to ensure they perform reliably in the most remote and toughest environments. All from a manufacturer that is ISO9001:2008 certified.

Rapid Turnaround

Avlite’s in-house manufacturing capabilities offer an advantage to customers requiring solutions quickly. By completely owning the production cycle Avlite are able to meet fast delivery requirements.