Broadcast & Telecom Lighting | TECK90 Cable

High Intensity Install Tips for Broadcast Towers

Vanguard® Medium FTS 370d with TECK90 Cable for Towers up to 700’ AGL


FTS 370d Vanguard II dual red and white led faa tower lighting system

The FAA has liberalized regulations in AC 70/7460-1L and now permits the use of medium intensity lighting on broadcast and telecom towers up to 700’ AGL. Deploying a Vanguard Medium FTS 370d system with TECK90 cable is more cost effective and faster to install than conduit.


Available in #8 and # 6 gauge, the ruggedized TECK90 cable protects equipment from RF interference and damage. Designed for challenging environments including extremes of wet, damp and dry conditions, TECK90 cable resists chemical and mechanical abuse and is even suitable for hazardous locations.



  • Lower installation time and cost
  • Protection from RF interference and damage
  • Industry-leading 25kA surge immunity
  • Ruggedized photodiode in metal housing with shielded cable
  • Input power breaker switch eliminates replaceable fuses
  • Patented Fresnel lens minimizes ground scatter
  • Interleaved LEDs and by-pass circuitry provide longer life
  • 6 AWG TECK90 cable shown with connector

    ADLS interface

  • Configurable to meet AC 70/7460-1L (avian-friendly)
  • Dry contact monitoring (day, night, marker, PED, GPS, comm alarms and mode status)
  • (5) year warranty



  • Infrared Lighting – NVG and NVIS compatibility using 850nm infrared (IR) LEDs
  • SMART Card – Monitor and control the system remotely and receive full diagnostic information through LTE modem or ethernet-based connectivity; SNMP, Modbus or Eagle Protocols can be used
  • LTE Modem – Greater reliability
  • Outdoor Wi-Fi Antenna – Diagnostics and lighting inspections
  • GPS Synchronization
  • Remote Upgradeable Firmware




Input Voltage

100-240 VAC
±24 VDC (optional)
±48 VDC (optional)


50-60 Hz

Marker Power Consumption

2.1 watts per marker*
3.4 watts per marker with IR

Marker Dimensions

9” x 2.75” x 2.13” (228.6 x 69.9 x 54.1 mm)

Marker Weight

1.6 lbs. (0.7 kg)

FH Dimensions

15.75″ dia. x 7.31″

FH Aerodynamic Wind Area

99.125 in2

Controller Dimensions

23″ x 17.13″ x 6.44″

Controller Weight

44 lbs (20kg)
Protection RatingIP65, NEMA 4x

* Not included in system consumption


L-864/L-865 System Power Consumption


White Day

80 watts (70 watts with IR)
40 fpm
20,000 ± 25% ECD

Red Night

40 watts (40 watts with IR)
20/30/40 fpm
2,000 ± 25% ECD

White Night

40 watts (40 watts with IR)
40 fpm
2,000 ± 25% ECD


L-866/L-885 System Power Consumption


White Day

110 watts (100 watts with IR)
60 fpm
20,000 ± 25% ECD

Red Night

50 watts (50 watts with IR)
60 fpm
2,000 ± 25% ECD

White Night

50 watts (50 watts with IR)
60 fpm
2,000 ± 25% ECD

* Only 30 fpm flash rate is applicable for FAA certified applications filed under AC 70/7460-1L, and requires the use of L-810(F) depending on the height of the structure


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