AV-OL-70-R – Self-contained solar LED obstruction light
The metropolitan area of Peru’s capital, Lima, has seen significant growth in recent decades. The population growth and demand for wireless services has put a strain on existing wireless networks. Providers of mobile networks, communications, and other wireless entities were eager to expand service offerings, which created the need for construction of new telecommunications towers in the surrounding areas.
The city of Lima’s mountainous region has peaks in excess of 5,000 feet, which is where the new telecommunications towers were to be situated. The rural location boasted little in the way of road infrastructure for ongoing maintenance and inspection. The supply of tower materials and labor to the mountain tower sites was challenging and with material theft and vandalism an additional concern, it resulted in the need for fast installation of reliable equipment. Obstruction lighting was required for all of the planned towers to ensure the safety of air traffic into the Lima airport.
Avlite’s AV-OL-70 self-contained solar LED obstruction lights were identified as the best solution to ensure the towers were continuously lit, should the supply of power ever be compromised. This was due to the dual internal high performance solar modules angled for maximum solar collection.
The fast installation of Avlite’s AV-OL-70 solar powered obstruction lights was effortless as no power cables were necessary and each light is self-contained and fully autonomous. The automatic night activation and remote performance monitoring allowed the AV-70’s to turn on automatically when required. With a 10-to-12 year service life, the AV-OL-70s can be expected to run reliably, with little to no maintenance.
Chosen for achieving true self-sufficient dusk-till-dawn operation in a small form factor environmentally sealed package, Avlite’s AV-OL-70 is the field proven choice in obstruction lighting
BTS was able to meet their rigorous tower construction deadline and budget, minimize the possibility of equipment theft and vandalism, and offer their customers additional antenna locations for expanded wireless services in the Lima area while ensuring the safety of nearby air traffic.