I guess my first question - being a novice airport geek and general question-asker is: what airport runway lights are you looking to put into place? Just thinking to my last flight...
* The tower-mounted rotating white/greenish-bluish rotating beacon?
* The approach / start-of-runway white strobe lights?
* The steady glow of the white runway perimeter lights? (Easy: they're steady glowing if memory serves)
* The cross-runway alternating amber/yellows? (Can be accomplished with the single-function light effect controller, LEC)
* The red warning around work zones (the few I saw were independent flashing reds, which could be perhaps done with the red flashing Pico LEDs)
Hi engahmedfouad , thank you for posting your question. Can I assume you are looking for an effect like this:
Please let me know. This effect uses our forthcoming BrickPixel controller, which is able to control up to 30 LEDs. Each LED needs its own wire connection, and every three LEDs need to connect to a control board. This can become an issue when you have a baseplate and no room for wiring in your runway setup.Reply
Paul George Well I don't know about magical 😁 but sure, we can use that word. We already use this system in our lighting effects for the Ferris Wheel-- one controller can manage up to 30 LEDs in a single, coordinated effect (landing strip, marquee, Knight Rider LEDs, etc.). We plan to sell starter packs of controllers and cables, and also plan to sell the parts individually so you can create your own setup. Keep an eye on the website for more info!Reply
engahmedfouad Here is how the BrickPixel system components would be set up for your runway:
You can have up to 30 lights on each side of the runway (10 daughterboard controllers on each side). On your runway, you'd need to have room to hide the wires for all of the LEDs and also room to hide the daughterboard controllers. This is where it can get difficult-- there are a lot of wires to hide and a lot of controller boards. The overall effect looks amazing, but it takes some planning with your runway build to make sure everything is connected and also hidden.
In terms of pricing, we plan to sell the BrickPixel effect controllers for $21.69, and each daughterboard will be $7.99. LEDs are $37.40 for 10 (warm white) or $40.68 for 10 (cool white). Connecting cables are needed between each daughterboard-- these are likely to be around $15 for 10.
I hope this helps clarify how the system would work and which parts would be needed. Looking at your setup, how many of each component would you need? Using the prices above, you can make an estimate. If you'd like to make a purchase, we can put together a PayPal invoice (you don't need a PayPal account to pay)-- just let us know.