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Let There Be Light (Emitting Diodes)

As winter draws in, airports begin to assess the dangers of low runway visibility
Friday, December 5, 2008

Power savings, reduced maintenance and better performance are the supposed benefits of using light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for airfield lighting. But their uptake has been hampered by both the existing infrastructure and the licensing authorities.

For the past 15 years trials have been run to test the use of LEDs on airfields and around five years ago LED lights slowly began to replace incandescent bulbs in traditional airfield lighting systems...

Read the full article on Airport-Technology.com.