LIDS Technology dims the obstruction lights when not needed

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LIDS Technology is said to be safe, simple, effective and cost efficient. It is also proven technology that is manufactured by wind experts in lighting and meteorology. Its web interface can provide feedback to the community in real time.

Obstruction lights on wind farms are necessary for the safety of pilots and travelers. When at maximum intensity, the lights facilitate navigation during the worst visibility conditions.

However, under clear skies, the lights can be too bright for the purpose they serve. Thanks to LIDS (Lighting Intensity Dimming Solution) Technology, light intensity can now be tailored to suit the surrounding visibility. And that’s good news for everyone. In the air, and on the ground.

The contest is that the presence of obstruction lights on tall towers is necessary for the safety of both pilots and travelers. These lights are set to flash at 2000cd (maximum intensity level) to provide pilots guidance when navigating through the worst possible visibility conditions – all night, all year round.

The solution: LIDS Technology now provides a means of tailoring the intensity level of the lights on a wind farm in accordance with the surrounding visibility. The purpose of the solution is to dim the lights under clear skies. In fact, under great visibility (10 km of visibility or more), the intensity of the lights is reduced by 90%.

The result: Using the leading-edge Technology can help developers obtain a greater level of community acceptance for their projects.

Windpower Engineering & Development

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