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FTS 830 Current Driven Airport Lighting

L-849 Unidirectional Airport Approach Light
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Flash Technology’s FTS 830 current driven solution is a versatile unidirectional FAA L-849 airport approach light. It can create a wide variety of installations ranging from simple runway end identifier light (REIL) to MALSR, ALSF and other alignment and threshold-marking systems. Configurability for single-step or three-step intensity and a separable flashhead and power converter to accommodate diverse terrain contribute to the FTS 830’s popularity among airports of all sizes.


FTS 830 Features

  • Identifies runway end and acquisition of active runway
  • Use as a Simple Runway End Identifier Lights (REIL) system or as an addition to complete any number of approach light systems, such as MALSR, MALSF, SSALSR, ALSF I and II for runway alignment and runway threshold marking
  • Mount the flashhead and power converter together to form a single unit or separately to adapt to specific terrain needs
  • Compatible with air-to-ground radio controllers and ground-to-ground remote systems
  • Modular design for easy maintenance
  • Powered and controlled from constant level current, in series line
  • Longer flashtube life due to low voltage (±500VDC) required for operation
  • Can be set for single-step or three-step intensity
  • Intensity stepping is controlled by the level of current from the constant current regulator (CCR)
  • Designed to operate with an L-828 CCR
  • Flash Technology meets the Buy American Act with all our airport lighting systems


FTS 830 Options

  • 50 Hz and 60 Hz systems
  • Control and monitor approach lightFTM 181
  • Automatically change approach light intensity to match intensity of CCR controlled runway lights with the FTC 435
  • Internal system controller – FTC 415
  • Component level technical training available


This product complies with ICAO lighting regulations.

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Flashhead – FH 800

Flash Rate

120 fpm


30° minimum horiztonal coverage


10° minimum vertical beam

Elevation Angle

Adjustable elevation angle 0 to 25°


4 lbs. (1.82 kg)


10.75″ H x 7.30″ W
(226.06 x 198.1 mm)


Voltage Driven Power Converter – PC 830

High Intensity Power Consumption

100 watts at 60 fpm
175 watts at 120 fpm

Medium Intensity Power Consumption

45 watts at 60 fpm
65 watts at 120 fpm

Low Intensity Power Consumption

25 watts at 60 fpm
30 watts at 120 fpm


2.8 to 6.6 amps


50 or 60 Hz


Solid state



Internal Surge Protection



21 lbs. (9.53 kg)


12.25″ H x 19.44″ W x 13.44″ D
(311.2 x 493.8 x 341.4 mm)


Effective Candela

High Intensity

Standard – 15,000 ECD
Canadian – 20,000 ECD

Medium Intensity

Standard – 1,500 ECD
Canadian – 2,000 ECD

Low Intensity

Standard – 300 ECD
Canadian – 450 ECD


Intertek L849 certificate of conformance styles A and E



FTS 830 Datasheet


Current Manual

FTS 430 | FTS 830 Rev 11 (2.35MB)
FTS 430-2E / FTS 830-2E Addendum Rev 1 (851KB)
FTS 430-2EN / FTS 830-2EN Addendum Rev 1 (1.73MB)
Manuals for older product revisions can be found in the Knowledge Base.