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Frequently Asked Questions

We spoke to our customers to find out what questions they had when buying LED Airport Lighting. Read the answers below, or feel free to call us on (888) 423-3191 to speak with one of our lighting experts.

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General Information About Airport Lighting

What Are the Ideal Airport Apron Lighting Standards?

We recommend you consult the appropriate FAA airport lighting guidelines.

What Is the Ideal Color Temperature to Use at an Airport?

Either 4000K or 5000K. These are the best all-purpose color temperatures.

What’s a good solution for Airport Security and Perimeter Lighting?

We recommend flood lighting using powerful LED Airport Flood Lights. These lights, with the proper beam angles, can provide ‘flood’ or ‘highly focused narrow’ beams of light into an area.


LED lights in airport hangar

Before You Buy: Airport Lighting

What Are the Best Fixtures to Use for Airport Apron Lighting?

We offer specialized apron airports. This allows each bank of light to be aimed to avoid glare issues for pilots.

What Are the Best Fixtures to Use for Airport Terminal Lighting?

For general open areas, we would recommend High Bay LED lights. They are perfect for illuminating large open spaces with tall ceilings.

What Are the Best Fixtures to Use for Airport Hanger Lighting?

We recommend bay lights to light these areas. We can replace metal halide and fluorescent fixtures 1 for 1. And provide high-quality, bright lighting for plane maintenance.

What Are the Best Fixtures to Use for Airport Parking Lot Lighting?

We offer many LED shoebox lights that can easily replace 400W and 1000W Metal Halide.  They can also replace High-Pressure Sodium lights.

What Are the Best Fixtures to Upgrade Can Lights in an Airport Terminal?

We have installed metal halide recessed can conversion kits in many airports. They run 24/7.

Can Your LED Airport Lighting Survive Lightning Strikes?

We can install very large surge protectors onto our lights. But a direct strike from lighting is high voltage. And the fixture will not survive. But, it should survive a nearby strike.

high power led recessed lights installed at airport

Installation Information On Airport Lighting

Is It Easy to Retrofit Metal Halide Recessed Lights Inside a Terminal with LED?

Yes, it’s nothing more than a simple bulb and ballast replacement. We have our recessed light retrofit kits installed in several airport terminals.

How Do You Replace a Metal Halide Fixture Inside a Plane Hangar?

It’s very simple, the mounting hardware is very like your existing lights. There are only three wires to connect – hot, neutral, and ground.