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YYC Upgrade Incorporates Solar Airport Lighting

Flash Technology solar LED airport lights are being installed at Calgary International Airport (YYC) as part of a massive facility upgrade. A new international concourse, expected to be completed by 2015, will incorporate sustainable design principles, reduce energy consumption and minimize environmental impact.

The first phase installation includes our A704-5 solar LED airfield lights fitted with blue LEDs for taxiway edge lighting that can be easily relocated as airfield construction demands. Remote operation of the lights via a secure radio controller will allow the portable A704-5s to deliver the same functionality as permanent, hard-wired airfield lights operated from a control tower. The initial order, made through authorized distributor CP Lights, also included A650 solar LED barricade lights to mark perimeter fencing and several solar LED airfield guidance signs to improve airfield wayfinding during construction.

The solar LED lighting solutions were selected by the Calgary Airport Authority in a competitive bid situation. Completely self-contained and self-powered, Flash Technology products are totally recyclable and feature replaceable battery packs, making them a natural choice for this sustainability-focused project. And the airport lights are field-proven to withstand the most extreme operating environments from equatorial heat to the harsh Canadian winter—a key consideration for Calgary where daily low wintertime temperatures regularly reach -20 °C (-4°F).