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Hard Rock Stadium | A Legacy in Lights – Miami Gardens, Florida

Application: General Obstruction
Product: FTS 350i-2
Location: Miami Gardens, Florida, USA
Date: 2023



Hard Rock Stadium, nestled in Miami Gardens, Florida, has a storied history as the home of the Miami Dolphins. The stadium stands as a cultural landmark and is host to a wide variety of events, from thrilling football games to star-studded concerts. With such prominence, ensuring safety and compliance with aviation regulations becomes paramount, especially when it comes to tower lighting and obstruction lights. Without robust safety measures and strict compliance with aviation regulations, the consequences could be severe. Issues such as inadequate visibility for aircraft, compromised navigation, and heightened safety risks during events pose significant challenges. In this context, the correct functioning of tower lighting and obstruction lights emerges not only as a regulatory requirement but as a vital component ensuring the safety of air traffic, event attendees, and surrounding communities.

Inside the Miami Dolphins Stadium. Stadium seating and the football field.


As Hard Rock Stadium aimed to upgrade its lighting infrastructure, there was a pressing need for a reliable and compliant obstruction lighting solution. The challenge lay in finding a system that not only met FAA requirements but also seamlessly integrated with the dynamic and visually striking environment of the stadium.


Professionals from RED WHITE TOWER CO. LLC contacted Flash, and in this critical moment, the FTS 350i-2 emerged as the ideal FAA L-864(L) aircraft warning light. This obstruction light stands out for its compact design, featuring a weather-resistant polymer construction, industry-leading surge protection, and radar compatibility with an Aircraft Detection Lighting System (ADLS). What sets it apart is its fully integrated system, making it an efficient and space-saving solution. Its compact and integrated system is engineered to efficiently utilize available space without compromising its robust functionality, ensuring optimal performance without sacrificing valuable real estate.

Key Features:

  • Infrared (IR) LEDs for NVG and NVIS compatibility.
  • Surge immunity of 25kA, withstanding 99% of lightning strikes.
  • Aircraft Detection Lighting System (ADLS) interface.

Did you know the Dolphins are the ONLY team in NFL history to achieve a perfect season? They went 17-0 in both the regular season and playoffs! That's legendary!


Hard Rock Stadium, with its vibrant history, is more than a sports arena; it’s an icon. From hosting five Super Bowls to being a venue for world-class entertainment, it has etched its name in the cultural tapestry of Miami.


In this collaboration, Flash not only met the technical requirements but also contributed to the aesthetic harmony of Hard Rock Stadium. The FTS 350i-2, with its sleek design and robust features, seamlessly integrates into the stadium’s architecture, ensuring safety without compromising the visual appeal. With this fully integrated obstruction lighting system, the stadium can confidently meet FAA regulations while maintaining its iconic status.

Red obstruction tower light. Top view of the Miami Dolphins Hard Rock stadium.
More Facts


  • Infrared (IR) LEDs for compatibility with NVG and NVIS per FAA AC 150/5345-43J
  • Aircraft Detection Lighting System (ADLS) interface (lighting control module sold separately)
  • Surge immunity of 25kA to withstand 99% of all lighting strikes
  • Fully integrated system – no external controller
  • Easy to carry and install on turbines due to extremely low weight
  • Fresnel optics minimize ground scatter, making the light more community-friendly
  • GPS for synchronized flashing
  • Handheld remote controller simplifies light setup
  • Field-configurable flash rate of 20 or 30 fpm
  • Dry contact alarm for beacon, GPS sync and mode change
  • 5-year warranty



  • Adaptor plates for existing mounting brackets
  • Mounting brackets available for multiple turbine manufacturers
  • Overvoltage protection device (OVP)
Wind farm FAA L-864 light