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Solar Elevated Runway Guard Lights (ERGL)

24-hour Unidirectional Marking at Airfield Intersections

Flash’s solar elevated runway guard lights (ERGL) provide a distinctive warning to pilots that they are approaching a runway holding position and are about to enter an active runway. The ERGL has a high intensity LED light source and is powered by our industry-leading solar engine power supply (SEPS). The ERGL installs in minutes with no trenching, cabling or external power, and can be relocated just as quickly.

 

An ideal choice for airfields that require improved safety measures but experience difficulties with grid access, a solar ERGL makes it even easier to retrofit existing runways with this effective and preventative solution.

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  • Elevated runway guard lights provide 24-hour unidirectional marking at runway and taxiway intersections
  • Installs in minutes and can be relocated just as quickly
  • Includes LED lights, frangible column and tether
  • Fixture flash rate is controlled from an intelligent lighting control system module located in the SEPS; alternating flashes, 45–50 per minute
  • Adjustable light beam can be aimed both vertically and horizontally – 0-20° vertically, ±20° horizontally
  • Significant reduction of maintenance costs and relamping expenses through long-lasting LED technology—average LED life of 56,000 hours under high-intensity conditions and more than 100,000 hours under actual operating conditions
  • Engineered for reliable performance, the energy management system (EMS) monitors and adapts brightness to environmental conditions for consistent operation and long life under tough conditions
  • 7+ days of autonomy (operation without solar charging), scalable to meet requirements up to 40 days
  • 5+ years of battery life

 

SEPS Models

The ERGL is available in 2 SEPS models, standard and wireless. With the standard SEPS, the unit will activate automatically between dawn and dusk with pre-set illumination. The wirelessly controlled SEPS allows the unit to be activated remotely via a Handheld Controller.

 

Fixture Construction

The ERGL fixture is fabricated from corrosion-resistant materials and all exterior surfaces are painted aviation yellow for added protection and visibility. Includes high-strength ERGL base plate. The 2 ERGL light sources are surrounded by a black faceplate and independent visors to reduce the amount of incident sunlight, thereby maximizing the contrast during the LED on/off cycle.

 

Installation

ERGL systems are typically installed in pairs with one unit on either side of the taxiway holding position. The ERGL should be installed according to FAA AC 150/5340-30. The SEPS should be installed on a level concrete pad within 20 feet of the ERGL. For a temporary application, the wiring between the SEPS and the ERGL can be above ground. Both the ERGL and SEPS contain side conduits for cabling access.

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    Operating conditions

    Temperature-40 to +131 ºF (-40 to +55 ºC)
    Humidity
    0-100%
    Wind
    Withstands wind velocities up to 300 mph (480 kph)

     

    Solar engine power supply (SEPS)

    Installed Weight
    132 lbs (59.8 kg)
    Shipping Weight
    Box 1 (SEPS) – 76 lbs (34.4 kg)
    Box 2 (battery) – 68 lbs (30.8 kg)
    Installed Dimensions
    42.9 x 29.9 x 17.4″ (1089 x 759 x 441 mm)
    with wireless antenna at 55° tilt
    Shipping Dimensions
    Box 1 (SEPS) – 46.9 x 25.5 x 14.0″ (1191 x 647 x 356 mm)
    Box 2 (battery) – 13.1 x 8.3 x 7.4″ (332 x 210 x 188 mm)
    Temperature
    Operating: -22 to +122 °F (-30 to +50 °C)
    Storage: -40 to +176 °F (-40 to +80 °C)
    Chassis
    Weather and corrosion-resistant construction of stainless steel and powder-coated aluminum
    Mounting
    Frangible couplings and floor flange mounts
    Wind Loading
    300 mph (480 kph) min. installed at 55° tilt
    Tilt
    15°, 35°, 55°
    Diagnostics
    Onboard feedback indicators for battery status, system status, battery reverse polarity and solar panel reverse polarity
    Certifications
    ROHS, WEEE, CE, FCC

     

    Battery

    Power
    12 VDC 105 A-hr at C/100 discharge rate
    Type
    Replaceable and recyclable, absorbent glass mat (AGM) SLA
    Charger
    Temperature-compensated, maximum power point tracking (TC-MPPT)

     

    LED driver

    Channels
    Channel A: 18–38 VDC from 0.3–1.4 A and 5–100% duty cycle, constant current
    Channel B:18–38 VDC from 0.3–1.4 A and 5–100% duty cycle, constant current
    Automatic Light Control (ALC)
    When enabled, automatically adjusts to low levels of sunlight to ensure continuous operation
    Available on Channels A and B
    Control, Autonomous Mode
    Dusk-to-dawn flashing or 24-hour flashing
    Load Cabling
    22′ (6.7 m) cable can exit onto the surface or down into a ground pot

     

    PV panel

    Power
    95 W
    Type 61215
    High-efficiency monocrystalline, IEC
    Lifetime
    10 years at 90% output

     

    Wireless

    Range
    2.5 miles (4 km)
    Frequency
    900 MHz ISM band, FHSS
    Encryption
    256-bit AES
    Control, Ondemand Mode
    Seamless integration with existing Flash wireless solar products
    Up to 8 independent groups
    Flash, emergency and autonomous modes
    Ondemand temporary mode (high, medium and low), configuration mode, ARCAL

    Datasheet

    ERGL datasheet
    Solar airfield accessories

     

    Current Manual

    Solar ERGL manual Rev C
    Manuals for older product revisions can be found in the Knowledge Base.

     

    Quick Start Guide