What Kind of Site Are You Working With?Large or small? Temporary or multi-year? These are some basic questions to answer for any worksite, and Airports have to ask them and more. No two airports are exactly the same. Weather conditions, indoor vs. outdoor areas, amount of sunlight— these are some variables when it comes to an airport site, and play a role in equipment decisions. For example, if an airport gets a lot of sweet sunshine, then a solar-powered light is clearly the most efficient option. However, if there is a lot of cloud cover or no sun for long amounts of time (sorry, Antarctica), then you will want a battery powering your lights. Having a light lose power is not just inconvenient at an airport, it can be downright dangerous.
Check What Features You Need (And Want)Once you’ve taken into account the above, you will have a better idea of what features you will need. Obviously, FAA compliance is a must. A reliable power source, durability, and ease of use are also features you’ll want to take a good look at. OTW’s new light boasts:
- Full FAA Compliance
- Solar, Rechargeable Battery
- Rain and Dust Resistant above IP65 Standard
- Steady Burn or Flashing Mode Options
- Surface-Mount Technology
How Do They Attach to Your Equipment?
Although it would be really cool, lights don’t normally just float where you need them to be. They need to integrate into new or existing equipment, hopefully seamlessly. Airports have a lot to pay attention to— active airways, constant work zones, and hazards like FOD (foreign object debris). OTW has had the pleasure of working with many airports around the world, so we are aware of these factors and the many more that are key to keeping a safe environment.
That’s why we’ve made sure our airport lights attach directly to our barricades, without the use of any additional hardware or tools. Plus, our barricades are extremely durable standing up to jet blasts, high and low temperatures, and extreme weather conditions, all while maintaining excellent visibility for everyone from pilots to workers on a construction site.
Make Sure Your Seller Stands Behind Their Product
We recently had a customer reach out to us, and let us know how happy they were with our barricades, and made a point to mention our customer service. When their barricades first arrived, they had an issue with one, and remarked that they were able to get ahold of OTW right away, and had a replacement sent immediately. OTW Safety products come with a warranty, and customer service is our deal. We manufacture our own products, and we stand behind them 100%. We want them to perform to their fullest potential, while also giving our customers peace of mind and a great experience.
Pricing (We know you’ve probably already considered this one, but let’s still talk about it)
We’ve already mentioned that OTW Safety manufactures our own equipment, which means we really stand behind it. It allows us to provide competitive pricing and unique solutions. As you know, there’s more to budgeting equipment than just the purchase price. If a seller has a very low price, really investigate what they might be compromising to get that number down. If you have to replace your lights not long after purchasing them because they die, break, or don’t suit your needs, that quickly becomes an expensive outcome. If you need to replace batteries or bulbs often, those tack on a lot of extra costs. We know that longevity and durability means you are not only saving money, but you’re saving yourself time, stress, and risk as well.
At OTW Safety, as the designer and OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer), we strive to provide our clients with the best products, the best service and the best value on the market. We would love to collaborate with you on your next project— Contact Us Here and let us find a custom solution for you!
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