These units will be used for taxiway edge, helipad edge, runway edge and obstruction lighting at the Marine Corps second largest air base in the Middle East. This base operates two large runways - one 12,000 and one 13,000 feet long - and both are now using Carmanah's technology for guiding fixed wing and rotary aircraft.
"Carmanah solar-powered LED lighting technology is currently in use at air bases throughout the Middle East. Our lights are quick to deploy and require no external power infrastructure. They are saving our customers literally millions of dollars in installation, operating and maintenance costs", says Carmanah's CEO, Art Aylesworth.
"More importantly, with more than 20,000 aviation lights installed to-date, our products have field-proven their high performance, reliability, and durability in the harshest of environmental conditions."
Since introducing its solar-powered LED aviation lights in early 2002, Carmanah has quickly become the primary supplier to military, commercial and private airfields worldwide. The Company already has installations in more than 80 countries.
In September, 2004, Carmanah's Model 601 solar-powered LED airfield light passed third-party compliance testing for International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) specifications as per Annex 14, Volume I, Sections 126.96.36.199 and Appendix I, 2.1.1.
Accordingly, the Model 601 airfield light is deemed suitable for taxiway edge and apron edge applications in the 188 countries listed as ICAO Contracting States.