TEKTITE - IR Landing Strip/Runway Light - 3C-7400-8IR - Portable Infrared Strobe Light -
Des,ription: A portable, steady-burning Infrared (IR) lens LED light for marking covert fixed-wing tactical, expeditionary, and emergency airfield runways. As used by forward deployed military. 99% INVISIBLE TO THE NAKED EYE (allows ground crew set-up without NVE). Visible to Gen 1 and up.
An 870nm/no visible signature IR mode ONLY, for Gen 2+ and up (reduced range, NVE needed for setup) is available below.
Initially designed for expedited airfield lighting
for oil exploration companies, Tektite's LANDING STRIP LIGHT operates from standard C alkaline batteries, and is one of the first LED aviation lights to be used for fixed wing operations at remote airfield landing strips and expedited airfields.
Self-contained and watertight, they are used for temporary runway edge, taxiway and ramp lighting. Quickly deployed for temporary operations, they can be staked into place for semi-permanent installation.
Angled toward the approach vector, these INFRARED LENS lights are effective for marking the edge of primitive landing strips, for rotary or fixed-wing AIRCRAFT EQUIPPED WITH FLIR or NVG's/NVE.
These lights are not FAA approved, but make better alternatives than smudge pots, flares, vehicle headlights, or other improvised lighting for emergency landing strips. The facility management must decide the number of lights needed for your situation(a maximum spacing of 200' between lights on each side of the runway is conventional). An IR LZ STROBE is suggested to mark the approach end of the strip.
Spring-loaded weighted bases (PVC-coated lead) keep the lights upright in high winds and prop wash. No assembly is required, so there's no fumbling around in the dark, simply lift out and twist-on.
Six optional lens colors (visible, non-NVG)are available: blue (taxiway), green, red (end of runway/runout), amber, yellow, & white (standard). Special Infrared/black (IR) versions are available for night vision equipment use, to approved government/military organizations.
The final landing decision is ALWAYS the pilot's responsibility, and use of these lights in any area must be with the consultation and approval of the pilot and/or local Authorities..
Operators Liability- The system has been designed to be operated under normal visual meteorological conditions for night flying by a pilot with normal vision ENHANCED BY NIGHT VISION EQUIPMENT. The system is utilized at the operator's discretion and risk. The suppliers accept no liability whatsoever whether implied or explicit for any incidents/accidents that may incur. The operator must ensure that trained personnel operate the system and are made fully aware of aviation safety and that the runway remains clear of animals, pedestrians and obstructions at all times during landings and takeoffs. Only competent and currently night rated pilots may use this system. Use by student pilots training for night rating is prohibited.Features:
Easy to use, a 2-person team and a vehicle can deploy in minutes.
Compact, versatile, effective & affordable.
Quickly guides pilots to the specified landing site from miles away.
Won't blow around even under heavy prop wash, no ground attachment needed.
Uses include Forward area, disaster recovery area, and remote area landing strips.
Units can be permanently mounted easily with a single fastener.Specifications:
Power: 43.4 Lumens
Materials: ABS and LEXAN®, Vinyl-Coated lead base
Bulb: 14 white LED array
Bulb Life: 10,000+ hours
Burn Time: 20+ hours
Batteries: 3 C-cell Alkaline (included)
Weight: 3.75 lbs. (1.7 kg)
Dimensions: 11.5" (29 cm) tall x 6" (15 cm) Dia. at base
U.S. Patent #6,168,288 & #6,814,463
Lights fold flat for storage