Flash News

Installed coupling transformer for FTB 205 high intensity lighting system

Improved Operation for FTB 205 Lighting Systems

In June 2018, the FTB 205 high intensity xenon tower lighting system began shipping with a new coupling transformer assembly. Integrating couplers into the transformer assembly increases the reliability of the lighting system by improving tube and trigger performance. For additional information, please download the instruction sheet...

Cairo International Airport uses FTS 800 airport approach lighting systems

Cairo International Airport – Cairo, Egypt

The United States Air Force originally built Payne Airfield (now Cairo International Airport) in the 1940s. A major air cargo and passenger hub, it served Allied Forces in World War II. After the war, American forces vacated the airfield and the Civil Aviation Authority took over...

Flash employs pedestrian and forklift traffic lanes as well as padded rubber matting to alleviate joint stress and the chance for electric shock in our manufacturing production lines.

Workplace Safety is a Top Priority

No service or job is so urgent and important that work cannot be performed in a safe manner. Flash Technology embodies this belief and expects employees to maintain safety standards in every aspect of their role. To enforce these standards, Flash Technology developed a safety...

3G technology being retired; replace monitoring modems with LTE

Cell Carriers to Begin Retiring 3G Networks in 2019

Verizon will discontinue 2G/3G network operations in 2019. AT&T will maintain its 3G network to 2021. Flash advises clients to start replacing 3G modems now to ensure continued monitoring compliance....

Broadcast communications towers

TECK90 Cabling System Technical Bulletin

Available in #8 and #6 gauge, TECK90 cables facilitate quicker, more cost-effective lighting system installations versus conduit. Designed for challenging environments including extremes of wet, damp and dry conditions, TECK90 resists chemical and mechanical abuse and is suitable for hazardous locations. ...

Thunder Ranch supplies the energy to brew Budweiser and is FTS 370i wind farm lighting

Budweiser Wind Farm at Thunder Ranch – Billings, Oklahoma

Budweiser is committed to shifting 100% of their global brewery operations to renewable energy by 2025. They claim this "impact is equivalent to taking 48,000 passenger vehicles off the road every year." Step one was just realized in the United States. Starting in 2018, all US-produced beers...

Vanguard® Medium FTS 370 Series

As leaders in lighting compliance since 1969, Flash Technology provides turnkey solutions with a collaborative approach — ensuring you receive a reliable, cost-effective solution that meets your unique lighting needs. The legacy continues with the robust Vanguard Medium....

Vanguard Medium FTS 370 in Snowville UT

Vanguard® Medium FTS 370 Power Supply

Flash Technology is issuing this technical bulletin to notify our customers and technical teams about a possible issue with some power supplies in Vanguard FTS 370 lighting controllers from June 2016 to October 2017. In monitoring product performance, Flash Technology noticed an intermittent operational condition affecting...

Our Vanguard Medium FTS 370d flashes red at night on the middle of the Orlando Eye

Orlando Eye – Orlando, Florida

A 400-foot tall giant Ferris wheel, the Orlando Eye is the tallest observation wheel on the East Coast and less than 10 miles from many major Orlando-area attractions. 1 mile to the convention center 2.3 miles to Universal Studios 2.5 miles to SeaWorld 7.3 miles...

FTB 314 red obstruction lighting and other legacy systems will replace their photocells with the new PHD 516 photodiode

PHD 516 Replaces PEC 510 in Legacy Lighting Systems

Flash Technology is issuing this technical bulletin to notify customers, sales, technical support and service teams that the PEC 510 photocell used for legacy obstruction lighting systems will be replaced by the PHD 516 photodiode. Systems impacted include all xenon systems, FTC 121, FTC 361X...

SNMPv3 monitoring threats for the SC 370 and FTM 190

Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerability Technical Bulletin

This past week news reports have announced a security flaw of a CPU feature called speculative execution that affected a majority of processors in the computing industry. Two potential attack threats called Meltdown and Spectre that exploit the security flaw are causing concerns. A couple...

Wind turbine lighting is required at all wind farms

2018 Trade Events

Our team will attend many events this season, but will only exhibit at the industry events listed below. If you plan to attend one of these, we hope you'll stop by our booth! You can also contact sales for a one-on-one meeting during an event or to...

Widows Creek Power Plant in Alabama is lit by 10 FTB 205 high intensity obstruction lighting systems controlled by an FTC 121

Widows Creek – Stevenson, Alabama

A major coal-fired power station, Widows Creek Fossil Plant provided electricity to northeast Alabama for more than 60 years. Its 8 units could generate a total of 9 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity each year. The plant also boasted one of the world’s tallest chimneys at...

Amazon's wind farm in Texas is lit by the FTS 370i wind turbine lighting system

Amazon Wind Farm – Snyder, Texas

In western Texas, 12,000 people call Snyder home. Snyder's economy is driven by energy – specifically oil, gas and wind. This area of Scurry County hosts the largest, most productive oilfield in the US, a portion of the fourth largest wind farms in the nation...

FAA infrared lighting regulations defined for night vision compatibility

FAA Prepares Infrared Lighting Specifications

The FAA released a draft of Engineering Brief No. 98 in October titled Infrared Specifications for Aviation Obstruction Light Compatibility with Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS). The Vanguard product line offers an infrared LED option that meets these proposed specifications....