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Painted electrical transmission towers require aviation red paint for day and flashing red lights for night

5 Benefits of Solar Tower Lights for Utilities

We've seen a solar-powered lighting trend among our utility customers, to circumvent logistical challenges involved in marking telecom and transmission towers. Discover the 5 key benefits of solar obstruction light solutions.

telecom tower

Vanguard® Medium FTS 370x SMART Product Bulletin

To improve lead times and installation flexibility, Flash created a new config for Vanguard FTS 370d SMART obstruction lights. Technicians may now use a generic SMART unit (system controller and flashhead) on any site, and pair it with a modem that provides the best coverage

FTS 8021 airport approach lighting system at RAF Lakenheath

RAF Lakenheath – Brandon, Suffolk, UK

Home to the 48th Fighter Wing, RAF Lakenheath is the largest base operated by the USAF in the UK. The station employs an FTS 8021, a 21-light voltage-driven airfield lighting system, with an FTC 183 ALS controller.

Gary shows the FTS 370 medium intensity obstruction light and new FTS 270 high intensity obstruction light at NAB 2018

2021 Trade Events

Stop by our booth at these 2021 events for an in-person tower light demo or to discuss how FAA and ICAO lighting regulations may impact your sites.

An L-810 obstruction light or side marker light on a tower leg

3 ways to tell a MKR 372 from a MKR 371

Flash Technology released MKR 372 to conform with the recently released AC 150/5345-43J. MKR 372 is very similar to its predecessor, MKR 371. Here are 3 easy ways to differentiate between infrared and non-IR L-810 obstruction lights.

KCTC Sacramento tower tier 1 beacon being leveled

KCTC Broadcast Tower – Sacramento, California

Operating AM and FM broadcasting on the same tower presents significant radio frequency (RF) interference, which negatively interfered with KCTC Sacramento's tower lights. Learn how Flash resolved the tower's communications issues.

Flash's family of services offers turnkey compliance solutions for customers

Turnkey Compliance Solutions for Obstruction Site Management

Over the past 50 years, Flash Technology has evolved our tower lighting solutions to better meet your needs. Today we offer a unique combination of compliance expertise, technical superiority, manufacturing excellence and exceptional service.

Wind Farm Exclusion Zone Marked by Sealite Aids to Navigation

SPX Announces Acquisition of Sealite

SPX Corporation has acquired Sealite and affiliated entities Avlite Systems and Star2M. These businesses have become a key operating company in SPX’s Aids to Navigation (“AtoN”) business platform, alongside Flash Technology and Sabik Marine.

Communications structure with red tower light at night

10 Easily Avoidable FAA Lighting Mistakes

The FAA has made strides in past years to simplify and clarify obstruction lighting regulations. Despite this, violations of these standards exist in the field. Here are 10 easily avoidable mistakes to help ensure your structures comply with regulations.