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FAA L-860

FAA L-860 – Runway edge lights for Visual Flight Rules (VFR) runways
Omnidirectional: White

 

FAA L-860E – Runway threshold/runway end lights for VFR runways
Bidirectional: Red-green, red-red
Unidirectional: Green

 

FAA L-860HR and L-860HS – Raised (HR) and Semi-Flush (HS) Heliport Lights
Omnidirectional: Green

 

Runway Light Applications

  • TLOF Lights – Green omnidirectional L-860HR or flush L-860HS lights spaced no more than 25 ft. apart.
  • FATO Lights – Green omnidirectional L-860HR or flush L-860HS lights spaced no more than 25 ft. apart.
  • Landing Direction Lights – 5 green L-860HR or L-860HS lights marking the approach centerline. Spaced 15 ft. apart, beginning between 20 and 60 ft. from the TLOF perimeter.
  • Flight Path Alignment Lights – 3 or more green L-860HR or L-860HS lights spaced 5-10 ft. apart.

 

L-860 Runway Lights Color, Beam Coverage and Intensity

TypeColor2 to 10 Degrees10 to 15 Degrees
L-860WhiteMinimum 15 ecd, minimum average intensity 25 ecdMinimum 10 ecd
L-860EGreen
Red
Minimum 10 ecd, minimum average intensity 15 ecd
Minimum 3 ecd, minimum average intensity 5 ecd
Minimum 5 ecd
Minimum 1 ecd

  

L-860HR and L-860HS Helipad Lights Color, Beam Coverage and Intensity

0 to 15 Degrees16 to 90 Degrees
Minimum 10 ecd, minimum average intensity 15 ecdMinimum 5 ecd

 

References
FAA AC 150-5390-2 – Heliport Design
FAA AC 150/5340-30 – Design and Installation Details for Airport Visual Aids
FAA AC 150-5345-46E – Runway Lights and Taxiway Lights
FAA EB 87 – Heliport Perimeter Light for Visual Meteorological Conditions

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