Vancouver International Invests in Temporary Solar Barricade Lights
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) recently ordered 72 solar barricade lights for temporary use during a runway construction project this summer. These airport obstruction lights will be used to outline the perimeter of the construction area for onsite workers amongst taxiing aircraft.
The lights were tested for a period of 6 weeks at Vancouver International on a deployed barricade that can be moved throughout the airfield without the need for cabling or power requirements. With a lifecycle of 5 years, the airport plans to keep the lights after the runway construction project for future use and ongoing maintenance projects.
Vancouver International leads the way in current LED energy savings projects as the first Canadian airport to install permanent LED taxiway edge lighting in cooperation with a BC Hydro Power Smart program. The solar barricade lights add to the airport’s current energy savings program by providing airfield lighting independent of the power grid.
Vancouver International is one of many high-profile commercial airports on Flash Technology’s client list. Others include Chicago O’Hare, Victoria International, Auckland International, Zurich International, Honolulu International and Dubrovnik International.
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