LED High Mast For Airport Lighting

Energy Efficient LED High Mast light For Airport Lighting

An airport lighting needs the proper illumination to be secure. To ensure that pilots can land safely, it is essential to illuminate all potential obstacles and the approach route clearly. Wide beam angles, less glare, and clear illumination are requirements for airfield lighting. In order to ensure optimum illumination in all weather circumstances, ZGSM Lightings have undergone extensive testing. This helps airports maintain proper visibility for both ground staff and pilots.

ZGSM Lighting’s Energy Efficient Airport Lighting

The most energy-efficient lighting in its class is provided by ZGSM Lightings. With 165 lumens per watt, these effective luminaires reduce energy costs by more than 80% in the majority of applications without compromising visibility or clarity. ZGSM Lightings are especially well-suited for the airport environment thanks to its combination of efficient lighting, excellent visibility, and effective lighting.

Airport Lighting

Lighting standard of Airport Apron Lighting

According to the EN12464 standard, terminal aprons, loading areas, aircraft maintenance stations, etc. all have different illumination requirements. If label reading is required in the loading area, the requirements will need to increase accordingly. Additionally, to prevent light pollution, restrictions on light above horizontal angles need to be imposed to avoid disturbing residential areas and aircraft pilots.

Apron lighting
Type of area, task or activity Maintained illuminance Lux illuminance uniformity Uo Glare Rating limits (RGL) Colour rendering indices (Ra)  Specific requirements 
Hangar apron  20 0.1 55 20  
Terminal apron 20 0.25 50 20  
Loading areas 20 0.25 50 40 For reading labels: Em = 50 lx 
Fuel depot  50 0.25 50 40  
Aircraft maintenance stands  200 0.5 45 60  
1. Direct light in the direction of the control tower and landing aircraft shall be avoided.
2. Direct light emitted above horizontal from floodlights should be restricted to the minimum.
According to Standard of EN 12464-2:2014 

Key Factors to Consider in Airport Apron Lighting

Define lighting areas: Areas that require special attention to lighting at airports mainly include the terminal apron and loading and unloading areas. The design of these locations is often closely tied to the overall airport layout and therefore may be irregular in shape. In order to achieve the best lighting effect, we recommend providing CAD drawings of these areas so that we can perform lighting simulation and design. As for other areas such as taxiways, runways, runway thresholds, exits and connecting roads, specialized lights are required and it is recommended to consult other suppliers for detailed information in this regard.

Illumination and uniformity: In airport apron lighting, illumination and uniformity are key parameters, which directly affect whether the lighting is sufficient and uniform. The preceding sections have clearly stated specific requirements for these two parameters, and lighting simulations should be carried out in accordance with these requirements to ensure that the expected lighting effects are achieved.

Glare and light pollution: When light emerges from the lamp, it needs to be avoided from shining directly in the direction of the tower and landing aircraft, as this may have an adverse effect on tower command and pilot operations. In addition, special attention needs to be paid to avoiding glare problems in airport lighting. According to the requirements for airport apron lighting as per the EN12464 standard, higher standards for glare are also proposed. At night or in bad weather conditions, reducing glare can prevent light from affecting the pilot’s field of vision, thereby reducing the difficulty of operating the aircraft.

ZGSM’s Airport Apron Lighting

Lighting design: ZGSM can perform lighting simulation according to the shape, size and illumination requirements of the apron provided by the customer. At the same time, ZGSM can also provide lamp pole designs for installing lamps.

Asymmetric light distribution: ZGSM’s floodlights and high pole lights are equipped with asymmetric light distribution, which can effectively reduce glare. At the same time, the use of covers and reasonable lighting layout can more effectively reduce glare, ensure clear vision for pilots and ground staff, and improve safety.

Dimming: Dimming technology also plays an important role in apron lighting. Dimming technology allows light brightness to be dynamically adjusted based on the real-time needs of airport staff to adapt to lighting needs during different time periods and climate conditions. ZGSM’s lamps have corresponding solutions. For example, in extreme weather conditions, lights need to be turned on urgently to meet the lighting needs of drivers and airport staff, or after the number of midnight flights decreases, the brightness of the lights needs to be appropriately reduced to save energy, etc.

Reduce the time and money on replacement: One of the longest rated lifespan in the business belongs to ZGSM Lightings. The Airport Lighting Luminaires have a patented cross ventilation system that uses a proprietary thermal management design to limit the amount of heat inside the Luminaire. This is crucial since heat degrades LED Lighting, shortens a lamp’s overall lifespan, and accelerates the loss of lumens.Using this patented technique, ZGSM Lightings maintain a constant airflow, which keeps the internal electronic components cool and increases the Luminaire’s lifespan. When you move to ZGSM Lighting, you will find that you spend a lot less time changing and maintaining lamps and fixtures because of the long lifespan of ZGSM Lighting in general.

Long lifetime: The prolonged lifespan is crucial for applications at airports and airfields. In many situations, a burned-out bulb or fixture poses a major safety risk in addition to being an irritation. Pilots cannot see the runway well when a lamp burns out, which increases the likelihood of accidents. ZGSM Lighting options decrease the likelihood of light failure, saving you time, money, and labour when replacing burned-out lamps.

Use ZGSM Lighting to Make the Runway Brighter

The ideal choice for a modern airport lighting is ZGSM Lightings. With energy-saving LED luminaires from ZGSM Lighting, you can replace your outdated lighting and ensure proper visibility while saving money on maintenance and electricity.

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