LIDS TechnostrobeTechnostrobe has presented the initial results of its new solution called Lighting Intensity Dimming Solution (LIDS). The TechnoCentre éolien has tested the LIDS solution on its research site since it was installed in Gaspé, QB, Canada in December 2015.

The data collected reveals that the intensity of the lights can effectively and safely be adjusted to the surrounding visibility present at wind farms. During the trial, the visibility was measured as being greater than 10 km, 83% of the time, thereby allowing the LIDST system to dim the lights by 90%. Since clear nights and great visibility are the norm, the intensity of the lights is far to bright, most of the time. Adjusting the intensity level of the lights according to the surrounding visibility significantly mitigates the impact of the beacons on local communities. The technology can minimize the impact on the night sky for local community’s and offers pilots the necessary visual warning so that they can fly safely around the wind farm.