BOROSILICATE GLASS LENSES FOR AIRFIELD LIGHTING
Airports demand reliable airfield lighting products to ensure safety throughout varying operations and visibility conditions. Kopp Glass is recognized as the trusted advisor for providing engineering, manufacturing, and application support through state-of-the-art testing equipment and engineering staff who are active in key industry organizations and committees.
Innovative airfield lighting manufactures work with us because of this expertise in technical glass which enables them to develop differentiated products that can command better margins. It is an exciting time in airfield and obstruction lighting as the industry looks to accelerate the replacement of traditional incandescent technology with more efficient light emitting diode (LED) systems. Leverage our industry and application expertise to expand your product line to include new energy efficient LED lighting products faster.
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HEATED GLASS LENS SOLUTION
LED systems offer many benefits but suffer from one potential issue - reduced heat output. In the past, snow and ice were melted from exterior light fixtures by the heat generated from an incandescent light source. LED light sources lack the ability to heat up the lens. As a result, snow and ice can accumulate and reduce the visual cues that are vital to ensuring the safety of pedestrians, drivers, and aircrews.
We developed a heated lens solution that mitigates the risks associated with the decreased heat output of LED light fixtures. Download our white paper “An Efficient Solution for Snow and Ice Prevention on Exterior LED Light Fixtures” to learn more about our innovative solution.
Through collaboration, we can work with you to develop a heated lens system for your specific application that will perform better than industry-established standards.
If you are interested in small volume orders or replacement lenses please visit our distributor page for more information.
Considerations for Safely Adopting LEDs in Aerospace Lighting
When transitiong to LEDs, it is necessary to have a deep understanding of how they differ from incandescent bulbs and the impact they may have on existing lighting systems and infrastructures.