Aircraft Warning Lighting Design Guide

Obstruction Lighting Guide 

Any structure that exceeds 200' above ground level generally needs to be marked (lighted) according to FAA/ICAO Regulations. 

There are many factors that can affect obstruction marking requirements, such as weather, terrain, proximity to airports, etc. The information presented in the guide is intended to provide basic guidance for structure marking. 

The FAA and ICAO guidelines presented  describe minimum requirements for various structure heights and descriptions of equipment to be used. Note that for Red Lighting Systems, the tower must be painted in alternating levels of aviation orange and white to provide maximum daytime visibility (red lights are for nighttime only). In the case of white or dual lighting systems, the need for painting the tower is eliminated. 

Aircraft warning lights on buildings

This article has been extracted from "Obstruction Lighting Guide" by Cooper Crouse Hinds 

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