SOLAR POWERED LIGHTING SOLUTIONS
Point Lighting manufactures solar powered products and systems for heliports, wind cones & obstruction lighting. Choose from our recommended designs or link to our products by application.
Point Lighting’s manufacturing plant in Bloomfield, CT USA produces almost 100% of the electrical power from a solar power system connected to the utility company.
IMPORTANT THINGS TO CONSIDER ABOUT
SOLAR AVIATION LIGHTING
Days of Autonomy:
This is the number of days where no power generation is possible due to clouds or rain despite the fact that you continue to consume energy. Please note that even on days of complete clouds, a solar powered lighting system still gets some battery charging during daylight hours. Our solar power calculation is based on published annual temperature and solar radiation data. The battery is designed for solar power systems to withstand deep discharge cycling.
The solar power controller is solid-state, encapsulated and mounted in an outdoor NEMA 4X enclosure. The controller does not, and should not, have a low battery cutoff as the lights must stay ON despite marginal conditions. We also add a 30% safety margin. The manufacturer of the lighting should be specified to be an FAA certified manufacturing facility. Beware of competitors’ quotes by distributors and others who simply buy lights and separate solar power materials. They may use lights that do not accurately state the power consumption and do not allow sufficient safety factors. You want these lights to work during the darkest month of the year.
SOLAR POWERED HELIPORT LIGHTING
Point Lighting supplies solar powered heliport lighting systems that meet the same standards as a hard-wired AC powered system. Competitors’ lights with little onboard solar arrays are too dim and just don’t work consistently. Lights with little antennas end up with some lights on and some off. We prefer to use one radio controller with all the lights connected and powered by one central solar array and controller. This permits multiple timed aircraft operations per night while maintaining the capacity.
Need a complete solar heliport lighting system?
The HSOL system is detailed below in the “Designed Solutions.
Need individual solar powered heliport lights?
We offer PEL-SOL portable individual lights that can operate year-round all night without switching.
Need portable battery powered heliport lights?
We have PBLR portable battery lights boxed in kits for use by emergency services.
Need just a solar powered lighted wind cone?
Our PWC-SOL is a selection of standalone solar internally lighted wind cones.
POINT LIGHTING’S DESIGNED SOLUTIONS
FOR SOLAR HELIPORTS
SOLAR POWERED OBSTRUCTION LIGHTING
Point Lighting has decades of experience supplying aviation obstruction lighting systems including controls. Most full systems are not suitable for solar power because of the high load requirements. These non-solar projects include all white beacon systems. Solar obstruction lighting is best suited individual red lights and small red systems such as a tower less than 350-ft tall. Contact Point Lighting for specific projects.
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Point Lighting Corporation personnel will assist customers and their agents in the design of lighting layouts, equipment selection and specifications. In all cases, this represents our interpretation of applicable standards and common practices. No fee is charged for these opinions. Final equipment selection is the responsibility of the end user and to comply with all applicable laws and codes and to ensure proper installation.