Stop bar lights
Stop bar at Karlstad Airport, Sweden

The stop bar lights are amongst the most important lights on an airport operating at low visibility conditions.

And heavy snowfall is amongst those conditions. A large airport with two parallel runways carried out a comparison test between conventional lights and Advanced Lights. The eastern runway had 64 conventional lights installed, and the western 64 Advanced lights. After the winter season the results showed a stunning result:

The conventional lights had to be taken out of ground 68 times during the winter season, and the Advanced Light 4 times! Yes you read correctly, four – 4 – times, and that was for relamping. The conventional lights suffered from damages from the snow plough, not only destroying the metal, but also letting chops of the hard plastic blade penetrate the rubber gasket holding the prism into position.

This airport is today only using Advanced Light on their stop bars.

What we don’t understand, how can so many other airports accept the cost of the heavy maintenance, obviously a management should pay more attention?


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Stop bar - AL 852 S
Straight AL 852 S
Taxiway stop bar light. Installation in most 8” shallow bases equipped for two M10 bolts, with inlet for anti rotating pins.
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