Perimeter, Deck- and Service Flood Light / Pop Up

PDSFL - Perimeter, Deck- and  Service Flood Light

  • Combines 4 light functions in one housing
  • Pneumatically lifting from deck / fully flat surface when not operated
  • Multisensor self-controlled status monitoring
  • Adapts to surrounding deck surface and -designs

The Combined Perimeter / Flight Deck-/Deck Edge Light is designed to mark the deck´s outer limits (perimeter circle) and illuminate the entire flight deck in a way which does not dazzle pilots vision. It is fully retracted to provide an absolutely even deck surface and therefore provides an obstacle free deck, enabling ball sports etc. It will pop up pneumatically when used for helideck operation. The housing is made of massive seawater resistant aluminum for performance in extreme marine environments. The visible surface around the top-light can be adapted to the surface of the surrounding deck, e.g. teak, resin compound or alike.

The Pop-up-Light offers the following functions with customer specified color schemes:

  1. Deck Flood Light, illuminating the flight deck with a downward directed light beam (below the horizon) to illuminate only the flight deck. This light is also available in a very limited horizontal angle of not more than 10° to lighten particular deck markings.
  2. Deck Flood Light for NVG mode acc. STANAG 1445 (green),
  3. Perimeter Light with Visibility of abt. 2 nm from 0° to abt. 20°
  4. Deck Edge Light, >20° elevation, with low, dazzle free light intensity
  5. Helicopter Service Light (HSL) (optional), used after touch down to illuminate the helicopter for service, refueling, rearmament or crew/passenger exchange operations.

System integrity and operational reliability is controlled by Optonaval´s internal electronics combining multiple sensors measuring temperature, humidity and electric current, providing 24/7 monitoring of the CFD/EL´s status. In that respect, the CFD/EL will show an upcoming malfunction before it actually fails. Easily exchangeable standard dry agent cartridges provide effective absorption of residual humidity. Nitrogen filling -as alternative mode of humidity control- is available as optional feature.