The development of HEMS-Station® Solar Plus now provides a complete helipad lighting solution for the Air Ambulances helicopters to use in the hours of darkness. A network of these secondary landing sites has now been created using this technology and includes Birmingham, Tamworth, Cheadle and Hereford.
The solution is a solar powered LED helipad lighting system that is securely stored and charged ready for deployment. Autonomous power is provided by the Leading Edge SolarBox, a pole-mounted enclosure topped by a 100W DC Solar professional grade panel into which neatly fits the 20Ah AGM battery and a MPPT solar controller. The DC Solar panel utilises best in class monocrystalline “SunPower” cells, world renowned for quality, robustness and high outputs under challenging conditions.
“Critical to the application of this product is a secure autonomous power supply. Leading Edge offered us a bespoke solution that not only reliably powers our product’s core components but also delivers a seamless mounting arrangement that includes battery housing and fitted neatly into our design.”