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Vanguard High FTS 270 Obstruction Light

L-856/L-864 LED High Intensity Obstruction Lights

The Vanguard High FTS 270/FTS 372 lighting system is comprised of high, medium and low intensity LED obstruction lighting. The system provides white lights for day and twilight and either red or white lights at night. It is designed for structures FAA towers B3-B6, C3-C6, F3-F6 and G3-G6, such as broadcast communications towers, smokestacks, chimneys and bridges.

 

Engineered for maximum LED life, the feature-rich Vanguard High product line provides ultimate serviceability, easing troubleshooting and minimizing downtime if maintenance is required.

 

Key Features

 

  • Single panel integrating white, red and infrared LEDs that complies with FAA Engineering Brief 98 and eliminates the need for additional red beacons
  • Standard integrated GPS provides mode change backup using sunrise/sunset data to change mode in case of photodiode failure
  • Altimeter sensors detect errors in a beacon’s tier location, eliminating installation errors and pinpointing the location of the beacon on the tower in case maintenance is required
  • Industry-leading 25 kA surge suppression rating, protecting against 99% of lightning strikes when properly installed and grounded

 

Monitoring

  • Graphics monitoring web page provides clear status of all lights to simplify monitoring and analysisSMART Card – Monitor and control the system remotely and receive full diagnostic information through LTE modem or Ethernet-based connectivity; SNMP, Modbus or Eagle protocols may be used; included on all systems
  • Graphic annotated tower on webpage interface provides clear status of modes and alarms and facilitates deeper monitoring and analysis of individual lighting elements
  • 7 standard alarm dry contacts
  • Optional Wi-Fi Interface – Offers command and control capabilities on mobile devices local to the site
  • Optional Relay Expansion – Allows up to 28 additional dry contact alarm points for greater insight into cause of alarm

 

 

Installation & Maintenance

  • Quick connect cables ease installation and troubleshootingPre-terminated quick connect cables with twist-lock plugs reduce installation error and enable troubleshooting flexibility
  • Remote firmware upgrades can update boards on the tower as well as the ground, reducing the need for truck rolls and tower climbs
  • Local mode override at each light unit speeds up troubleshooting

FH 372 – AOL Beacon

Input Voltage

100-240 VAC, 277 VAC

Dimensions

15.75 dia. x 7.3” (400 dia. x 185.7 mm)

Weight

26.3 lbs. (11.9 kg)

Power Consumption

114 watts

Aerodynamic Wind Area

0.7 ft2 (0.065 m2)

  

FH 270 – Flashhead Assembly

Input Voltage

100-277 VAC at 50/60Hz

Dimensions

20.7 x 37.1 x 12.4” (525.8 x 942.3 x 315 mm)

Weight

105.2 lbs. (47.7 kg)

Aerodynamic Wind Area

5 ft2 (1.5 m2)

  

Beacon Power Consumption*

FH 270
L-856

Day (white)
Twilight (white)
Night (white)

299 w
52 w
38 w

40 fpm
40 fpm
40 fpm

270,000 +/- 25%
20,000 +/- 25%
2,000 +/- 25%

FH 270
L-864

Night (red)
Night (red, infrared)

36-38 w
38-42 w

20/30/40/60 fpm
20/30/40/60 fpm

2,000 +/- 25%
2,000 +/- 25%

FH 372
L-864

Day (white)
Twilight (white)
Night (white)

66 w
66 w
21.5 w

40 fpm
40 fpm

20,000 +/- 25%
20,000 +/- 25%
2,000 +/- 25%

FH 372
L-864

Night (red)
Night (red, infrared)

24.2 w
21.5 w

20/30/40/60 fpm
20/30/40/60 fpm

2,000 +/- 25%
2,000 +/- 25%

 

 

MKR 372 – Marker Interface Enclosure and Marker Lights

Interface Input Voltage

100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz

Interface Dimensions

16.1 x 10.5 x 4.9″ (408.9 x 266.7 x 124.8 mm)

Interface Weight

10.1 lbs (4.6 kg)

Interface Aerodynamic Wind Area

1.08 ft2 (0.1 m2)

Interface Power Consumption

With markers:
19.6 w steady, 4.2 w flashing
Without markers: 4 w steady

Marker Input Voltage

12-48 VDC (24 VDC is used)

Marker Dimensions

9.0 x 2.75 x 2.13″ (228.6 x 69.9 x 54.1 mm)

Marker Weight

1.6 lbs (0.7 kg)

Marker Aerodynamic Wind Area

0.16 ft2 (0.05 m2

Marker Power Consumption (steady)

2.5 W
3.9 W IR

Protection Rating

IP66

  

FTC 270 – Controller

Input Voltage

120/240 VAC at 50/60 Hz

Dimensions

23.8 x 17.5 x 8.5” (605 x 444.5 x 216.2 mm)

Weight

Base System – 25.1 lbs. (11.4 kg)
Fully Loaded System – 35.5 lbs. (16.1 kg)

Protection Rating

IP66

Power Consumption

Base System – 7.2 W
Base + Relay Expansion – 12.8 W
Base + SmartCard/Modem – 11.3 W
Base + SmartCard/Modem + WiFi – 13.3 W
Base + SmartCard/Modem + WiFi + GPS – 13.9W
Fully Loaded System – 19.4 W

  

*Only 30 fpm for red night is applicable for FAA-certified applications filed under AC 70/7460-1L.

Certifications

FAA logoFTS 270 – FAA high intensity L-856
FTS 270 – FAA medium intensity L-864
FTS 372 – FAA medium intensity L-864
FTS 372 – FAA medium intensity L-866
FTS 372 – FAA medium intensity L-866
FTS 372 – FAA medium intensity L-885
Transport Canada CAR 621 logoIntertek TVOC Transport Canada CAR 621 high intensity CL-856, medium intensity CL-864
ICAO logoIntertek TVOC high intensity types A and B, medium intensity type B
Flash Technology is an ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturing facility.Flash Technology is an ISO 9001:2015 manufacturing facility.

 

Datasheet

Vanguard High FTS 270 datasheet

 

Current Manual

Vanguard High FTS 270/FTS 372 product manual
Manuals for older product revisions can be found in the Knowledge Base.