Airfield Lighting Control Systems


Benefit from maximum runway usage while minimizing energy expenditure and increasing the performance capabilities of your airfield lighting system. Carmanah solar airfield lighting products can be managed using a variety of wireless control systems, allowing airfield operators or pilots to remotely activate and change the intensity of all equipment on the airfield. Options include ARCAL pilot control, handheld control, and integrated ATC touchscreen software. Gain instantaneous control of an unlimited number of airfield products from over 4 km (2.5 mi) away.

Wireless Control
Enables remote operation of an airfield lighting system including mode changes for enhanced visibility in poor weather conditions, or blackout or infrared (NVG) modes in response to an immediate threat.

Multiple Configuration Options
Secure, password-protected communications where one or more controllers can be keyed to a system of lights.

Versatile Interface
Contains a radio modem, supporting electronics, and external serial interface. It also supports an interface suitable for connecting to an off-the-shelf, standalone aviation band VHF receiver (ARCAL) to facilitate pilot-controlled lighting operation.

Rugged, Weatherproof Design
Tested to Condition B, Method 104A of MIL-STD-202F for moisture resistance. Reliable operations in temperatures ranging from -40 to 60°C (-40 to 140°F). Weatherproof back-lit LED keypad and LED indicators designed for use with gloves. Removable, replaceable antenna.

Pilot Control
The Carmanah ARCAL system provides air-to-ground (Type I) radio control of Carmanah solar airfield products. Pilots can remotely activate and change product intensities by keying the microphone button of their standard VHF communication transmitter.

Handheld Controller Specification Sheet: English | Spanish | French
Handheld Controller User Manual: English | Spanish
Handheld Controller Purchase Specification: Download
ARCAL Pilot-Activated Lighting Specification Sheet: English | Spanish | French


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Save money with no electrical infrastructure or electrical work required. No transformers, regulators, or cabling necessary. No electricity costs or costly maintenance.


Installs in minutes instead of weeks—no trenching or specialized work crew required. No heavy machinery, trenching, or cabling makes installation quick and easy.


Lights have a product lifetime of over 20 years with no maintenance for seven years on average. Built to withstand the toughest conditions and extreme temperatures.

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