Somerville, Victoria, Australia October, 2018 – Avlite Systems is pleased to release the AV-426 Series II Radio Controlled Solar Runway or Approach Airfield Light. The new airfield light features next generation solar technology including MPPT (maximum power point tracking – extracting maximum available power from each solar panel), enhanced optics and a modernized composite fixture.
The AV-426 Series II is substantially more efficient with the introduction of new high-efficiency solar panels and active MPPT solar regulator for maximum power generation. In addition, the enhanced optics using the latest LED technology provide superior visibility whilst vastly reducing power consumption.
The increased efficiency, operating runtime and new design of the AV-426 Series II provides customers with a trusted airfield light with significant savings in power. Available in a new short chassis for easy installation and handling, both the AV-426 short and tall models have the combined technology improvements, as well as being constructed from next generation composite materials that are made from environmentally friendly materials and can be recycled at the end of its service life.
The AV-426 is designed for a range of solar aviation applications including permanent approach, runway edge, threshold, helipad and tactical airfield lighting. With the ability to be controlled anywhere in the airfield by a handheld radio controller or from the air traffic control tower, and requiring no trenching and underground cabling, the new class-leading AV-426 airfield light is ideal for airports world-wide.
All configurations are qualified by 3rd party test authorities to meeting FAA and ICAO international standards.
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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
The lights are installed and are operating beautifully.
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.