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Solutions for General Aviation and VFR Runways

Affordable

Lower cost than conventional lighting—with no sacrifice to quality, durability, or service.

Easy setup

Enjoy fast shipping and minimal installation time with no electrical infrastructure required.

Reliable

Ensure visibility with proven equipment that is backed by over 20 years of worldwide experience.

Airport lighting in 5 easy steps

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Discuss

Speak with our experts to find your ideal solution.

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Order

Buy equipment for less than conventional lighting.

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Deliver

Receive your equipment in two to three weeks.

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Install

No trenching, cabling or electrical work required.

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Enjoy

Land safely with no maintenance for seven years.

Easy to install, operate, and maintain with no electricity costs.

Solar airport lighting for general Aviation and VFR runways

Carmanah has been an industry leader in airport lighting for over 20 years and our products have demonstrated time and time again that they can stand up to the harshest conditions and operate reliably, independent of electrical infrastructure.

Our airport lighting is self-contained, easy to install, and requires virtually no maintenance for seven years on average.

Thinking of lighting your runway? Carmanah Technologies has the products you need to enable night flying capability at your airport.

Our A704 compact 250cd runway light and A650 taxiway light are the ideal airport lighting solution for general aviation (GA) and VFR runways (visual flight rules).

Airport owner/operators who install Carmanah airport lighting typically save up to 48% on the total lifecycle cost of their airport ground lighting (AGL) installation, with no electricity costs for the life of the system.

Optional wireless control and pilot control (ARCAL) available.

A704 – Runway Light

The A704 solar runway light meets FAA and ICAO requirements for medium intensity runway edge, runway threshold/end and simple approach lighting. It is available in three battery sizes with maximum outputs of 250 cd, 500 cd and 750 cd. Furthermore, the A704 solar runway light is lower cost than traditional runway lighting — with no sacrifice to quality, durability or service.

Powered by high-endurance batteries designed for aerospace with a lifetime of over 2500 cycles, our runway lighting is built to last for over 20 years with no maintenance for seven years on average.

Complies with:

  • FAA L-860 LIRL
  • FAA L-861 MIRL
  • FAA L-863 portable
  • ICAO non-precision
  • ICAO non-instrument
  • CASA MIRL

Product Comparison

ICAO Requirement
FAA Requirement
Carmanah A704 Compact
Runway Light
Annex 14, Volume 1

non-precision ≥ 25 cd

AC 150/5345-46D

L-860 LIRL ≥ 25 cd

Maximum 250 cd
Annex 14, Volume 1

non-instrument ≥ 25 cd

AC 150/5345-46D

L-863 portable ≥ 20 cd

 Maximum 250 cd
Annex 14, Volume 1 Section 5.3.9.6

instrument runway spacing ≤ 60 m

non-instrument spacing ≤ 100 m

AC 150-5340-30H

spacing ≤ 200ft. (61 m)

6o m to 100 m spacing, depending on application

A650 – Taxiway Lighting

Available in several colors, the A650 solar taxiway light and barricade light meets FAA and ICAO requirements for taxiway lighting and general purpose marking. The A650 solar taxiway light is lower cost than traditional airport lighting – with no sacrifice quality, durability or service.

Powered by high-endurance batteries designed for aerospace with a lifetime of over 2500 cycles, the A650 is built to last for over 20 years with no maintenance for seven years on average.

Complies with:

  • FAA L-861T taxiway
  • FAA L-863 portable
  • ICAO taxiway

Applications:

  • Taxiway and apron edge
  • Helipads
  • Construction, barricades, and fences
  • Temporary or permanent markings
  • Hazard marking

Product Comparison

ICAO Requirement
FAA Requirement
Carmanah A650
Taxiway Light
Annex 14, Volume 1 Section 5.3.18.8

≥2 cd from 0° to 6°

≥0.2 cd from 6° to 75°

AC 150/5345-46E

L-861T taxiway

≥2 cd from 2° to 10°

Visually verified from 15° to 90°

≥ 3 cd blue from 0° to  6°

≥ 0.7 cd blue from 6° to  90°

(capable of ≥10 cd steady on, other colours)

AC 150/5345-50B

L-863 portable

≥1.4 cd from 0° to 6°

≥0.7 cd from 6° to 9°

≥0.14 cd from 9° to 14°

≥ 3 cd blue from 0° to  6°

≥ 0.7 cd blue from 6° to  90°

(capable of ≥10 cd steady on, other colours)

Annex 14, Volume 1 Section 5.3.18.3

straight taxiway ≤ 60 m

curved taxiway ≤ 60 m

turn pad ≤ 30 m

AC 150/5340-3

200ft. (61 m) max.

25 m to 60 m spacing, depending on application

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