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Case Studies

From the Burj Khalifa to the Freedom Tower and Cairo International Airport to Whiteman Air Force Base, Flash Technology has installed industry-leading obstruction and airport lighting systems around the world. Airfields, buildings, helipads, wind farms and iconic arches rely on our systems to protect them year round. While we can’t share all of our projects publicly, we invite you to explore the case studies below as well as our FAA and ICAO-compliant obstruction lighting and airfield lighting solutions.

Airfield Lighting

Obstruction Lighting

An OL2A blue safety light marks a Union Pacific railyard blue safety flag

Union Pacific Railroad – Des Moines, Iowa

The largest freight hauling network in the United States, the Union Pacific Railroad required an efficient, low-maintenance blue safety light to complement blue flags used in the railyard. The OL2A solar safety light helps ensure the railyard complied with Federal Railroad Administration safety regulations.

The Westin hotel in Nashville, Tennessee uses the FTS 361X-5 L-864 Medium Intensity Red Obstruction Lighting System

Westin Hotel – Nashville, Tennessee

At 27 stories high, the Westin Hotel provides a panoramic view for the region’s highest rooftop bar. Called L27, the sky-high venue includes seats for 200, a pool and, of course, live entertainment. In the Nashville, Tennessee skyline, the Westin is lit with an FTS

An A704 solar runway light installed at a Bahamas airport

Family Islands Airports – The Bahamas

16 remote airports throughout The Bahamas required lighting in order to cost-effectively improve nighttime airfield safety. With solar lighting, they didn’t need electrical infrastructure or technical expertise. Flash Technology's field-proven and reliable solar airfield lighting was easy to install without any disruption to airfield operations.

The British Royal Air Force employs FTS 800 series runway approach lights at RAF Mildenhall

RAF Mildenhall – Suffolk, United Kingdom

RAF Mildenhall has hosted units from the USAF Air Combat Command, Air Force Special Operations Command, Air Mobility Command and United States Air Forces in Europe, as well as United States Navy units. The RAF employs FTS 800 voltage driven L-849 unidirectional airport lighting to

limerick generating power plant tower lighting

Limerick Generating Plant – Pottsdale, Pennsylvania

Located northwest of Philadelphia next to the Schuylkill River, the Limerick Generating Station meets the electrical needs of more than 2 million households. Marked with FTB 205 high intensity white tower lighting systems, its cooling towers can be seen from the One Liberty Observation Deck

10 airports in Nigeria employ solar airfield lighting to mark their runways

Nigerian Airports Choose Solar Airfield Lighting

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) is dedicated to being a world-class provider of safe, secure and efficient services for the carriage of passengers and goods across Nigeria. Lighting runways to allow for nighttime use is a key component of FAAN’s stated goal and

medium intensity flashing red obstruction light on tower

Portugal Power Marks Towers with OL800 Obstruction Lights

Flash Technology distributor InfoControl has installed a large number of solar obstruction lights in Portugal. The Flash Technology OL800 LED obstruction light has been successfully installed on 150 Portugal power towers, increasing safety by making the structures visible to air traffic. The towers and corresponding power lines that cross over

Penonomé Wind Farm wind turbine lighting

Penonomé Wind Farm – Panama

Spanning more than 46,000 acres in Panama’s Coclé province, Wind Farm Penonomé is the largest wind farm in Central America. It boasts 108 wind turbines with a total wind capacity of 270 megawatts. The Vanguard Medium FTS 370i integrated wind turbine lighting system marks farm.

More than 600 solar airport lights provide poor weather, evening and nighttime guidance at Truckee Tahoe Airport

Truckee Tahoe Airport – Truckee, California

As part of a safety improvement program at this general aviation facility, Truckee Tahoe Airport first installed solar-powered taxiway lights in 2003. After a thorough analysis, solar enabled them to save over $272,000 versus a cabled, AC-powered system!

Wind Farms Across America

According to the American Wind Energy Association, wind farms across America operate in 40 states plus Puerto Rico and produce more than 88,000 jobs. Flash is proud to light many of these wind turbines with the Vanguard Medium FTS 370d, FTS 370i and FTB 324

The WindSeeker at Cedar Point is manufactured by Mondial Rides and list by an FTS 370d aviation tower lighting system.

Cedar Point – Sandusky, Ohio

On a peninsula in Lake Erie, Cedar Point is the second-oldest amusement park in the United States and home to 6 roller coasters taller than 200 feet. As with other tall structures, amusement park rides of a certain height have to marked for day and

Freedom Tower / One World Trade Center uses an FTB 205

Freedom Tower – New York, New York

Officially named One World Trade Center, the same as the North Tower of the original World Trade Center, the Freedom Tower is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the second tallest freestanding structure. An FTB 205 high intensity xenon lighting system marks the

São Bento do Norte Wind Farm Brazil

São Bento do Norte Wind Farm – Brazil

The São Bento do Norte wind complex comprises 47 Vestas 2MW turbines installed across the district and is lit with Flash Technology's ICAO-compliant FTS 370d Vanguard Medium wind turbine lights.

United States Air Force uses FTS 830 approach lighting system at Kadena Air Base Okinawa, Japan

Kadena Air Base – Okinawa, Japan

Kadena Air Base is home to the United States Air Force’s largest combat wing—the 18th Wing—and associated units. Kadena helps pilots acquire the runway with Flash's FTS 830 current-driven airport lighting.