Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has recently ordered 72 units of Carmanah's Model 601 solar-powered LED aviation lights for temporary use during a runway construction project this summer. The lights will be used to outline the perimeter of the construction area for onsite workers amongst taxiing aircraft.
The Carmanah lights were tested for a period of 6 weeks at Vancouver Intl. on a deployed barricade that can be moved throughout the airfield without the need for cabling or power requirements. With a lifecycle of five to eight years, Vancouver Intl. plans to keep the lights after the runway construction project for future use and ongoing maintenance projects.
Vancouver Intl. is leading 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. Carmanah will add to Vancouver Intl.'s current energy savings program by providing airfield lighting independent of the power grid.
Vancouver Intl. is one of many high profile commercial airports on Carmanah's client list. Others include Chicago O'Hare, Victoria International, Auckland International, Zurich International, Honolulu International and Dubrovnik International.
For more information, contact Allister Wilmott, the Business Development Manager for Carmanah's Aviation Lighting Division.