Flash Technology  

Franklin,  TN 
United States
  • Booth: 3609

Bright Ideas. Brilliant Results.

Flash Technology makes the world a safer place by offering innovative tower and obstruction lighting solutions and the remote asset monitoring systems that support them. An original equipment manufacturer since 1969, we help clients mitigate risk and meet the day-to-day challenges of obstruction lighting operations. Our ETL-certified and FAA-approved products serve telecommunications, broadcast, wind, airport and utilities markets as well as specialty applications. Our support services include component-level training, installation, troubleshooting and maintenance.

Brands: Vanguard FTS 370i, OL800, Vanguard Red FTS 371, Vanguard Red FTS 371 SMART

 Press Releases

  • New FTS 371 product line offers an entry level option to the affordable Vanguard Red tower lighting series


    Franklin, Tenn. (February 22, 2017) – Last October, Flash Technology launched the latest in red LED tower lighting with the Vanguard Red FTS 371 SMART. This product introduced an efficiency flash mode for lower power consumption, as well as LED monitoring technology to ensure compliance with FAA flashing marker requirements. Its size, field programmability and various monitoring options provide all the features needed in a SMART controller at an affordable price.

    Today, Flash Technology is excited to announce the FTS 371, a new entry level controller to the Vanguard Red series. The FTS 371 is an even more affordable option for those who do not need the extra features of the FTS 371 SMART. For example, the FTS 371 provides only a single dry contact alarm relay for monitoring rather than the (3) relays available in the SMART system.



    FTS 371 FTS 371 SMART
    Dry Contact Alarms (1) (3)
    Data Monitoring No Modbus, Eagle; SNMPv3 also available with optional FTM 190 monitoring unit
    GPS Capable No Yes
    Beacons Supported Up to (1) Up to (2)
    Markers Supported Up to (4) Up to (8)


    Both FTS 371 and FTS 371 SMART meet the following national and international guidelines:

    • FAA AC 150/5345-43H
    • AC 70/7460-1K and -1L marker requirements
    • Transport Canada CAR 621.19
    • ICAO Type B and Type C (6th Edition)
    • DGAC Mexico


    MARKER 371

    Debuting with the Vanguard Red series, DC Marker 371 features an access port for easier wiring installation. A new electronics design accurately monitors multiple markers in all weather conditions. Single and double L-810 options for both AC and DC applications are available.

    With the introduction of the FTS 371 AC product line, Flash Technology will be discontinuing the FTC 2201 red light controller. Boards will still be available as replacement parts for the 2201 controller. Likewise, the FTC 2301 DC red light controller will be replaced with the DC versions of the FTS 371 as they become available in April 2017.

    “Vanguard Red provides flexibility for avian and non-avian programming as well as a variety of monitoring options,” says Wade Collins, director of business development. “For red only telecom, utility and MET tower lighting, it’s simply your most economical option.”


    Stop by booth 3609 at AWEA WINDPOWER 2017 to learn more or contact sales to see an in-person demo.


  • FTS 370i Vanguard Integrated Wind Turbine Lighting
    The FTS 370i is an FAA L-864 or ICAO Type B medium intensity obstruction light. It is an integrated system; no external system controller is required. The system features standard GPS synchronization to ensure proper flashing characteristics....

  • The FTS 370i Vanguard® is available as an FAA L-864 or ICAO Type B medium intensity aircraft warning light. Since it is an integrated system, no external system controller is required. Utilizing red LEDs and optional infrared LEDs the design creates a perfect solution for wind turbine lighting systems.

    For wind turbines with a rotor tip height between 500’ and 700’, two Vanguard 370i’s can be used together on one nacelle to meet FAA AC 70/7460-1L specifications. The Vanguard FTS 370i features standard GPS synchronization to ensure proper flashing characteristics.



    • Interleaved LEDs and by-pass circuitry provide longer life by allowing the loss of individual LEDs up to the 25% limit
    • 200kA surge suppression
    • Patented Fresnel optics to minimize ground scatter
    • Aircraft Detection Lighting Systems (ADLS) interface
    • Versatile mounting options
    • Patented 360-degree light collector
    • Ruggedized GPS antenna for reliable synchronization
    • Field configurable flash characteristics
    • Single dry contact alarm conveys LED, sync and mode status
    • (5) year warranty



    • Infrared Lighting - NVG and NVIS compatibility using 850nm infrared (IR) LEDs
    • Overvoltage Protection - Additional overvoltage protection device mounted inside the nacelle for lightning protection zone 1 (LPZ 1)
    • Adjustable Mounting Pedestal - For mounting in variable mounting positions



    Input Voltage 120-240 VAC
    Frequency 50-60 Hz
    FH Dimensions 15.75” dia. x 7.31” (8.69” top of GPS)
    FH Weight 26.3 lbs. (11.93 kg)
    FH Aerodynamic Wind Area      99.125 in2 (63,900.51 mm²)
    Protection Rating IP65, NEMA 4X


    Power Consumption at 20 fpm (with IR)      Flash Rate (per min) Flash Intensity
    FTS 370i Day (standby) 5W - -
    Night (red) 7W (7W) 20/30/40 (user configurable)      2,000 ± 25%
    FST 370i ICAO Day (standby) 5W - -
    Night (red) 9W (9W) 20/30/40 (user configurable) 2,000 ± 25%

  • OL800 Solar LED Obstruction Light
    Created to meet FAA and ICAO low intensity requirements, the OL800 is an integrated solar solution including an LED light, solar panels and battery. It's easy to install and low maintenance—ideal for MET towers and during wind farm construction....

  • The OL800 is an integrated solar solution including a high-efficiency LED light source, solar panels and battery.

    Per section 13.8 of FAA AC 70/7460-1L, a steady-burning red L-810 light is required during construction if the permanent L-864 flashing lights are not in place. If power is not available, structures should be lit with a self-contained, solar-powered, steadyburning red LED light that meets the photometric requirements of an FAA L-810.

    Created to meet requirements for FAA L-810 and ICAO low intensity Type A and Type B, the OL800 is easy to install and requires minimal maintenance—ideal for temporary installations like MET towers and during wind farm construction.



    • 9.9 lbs (4.5 kg)
    • 63 Wh battery pack
    • Suitable for at least (7) days autonomy in mid to high sun locations



    • 14 lbs (6.4 kg)
    • 100 Wh battery pack
    • 10 days battery autonomy
    • Provides reliable solar obstruction lighting over a wider geographical range



    • -40 to 176° F (-40 to 80°C) maximum
    • -22 to 122°F (-30 to 50°C) optimal
    • Compact - 9.9 lbs. (4.5 kg)
    • Standard - 14 lbs. (6.4 kg)
    • Compact - X-cells (63 watt-hour)
    • Standard - E-cells (100 watt-hour)
    Mounting 3 or 4 hole, 7.87” (200mm) bolt circle mounting pattern
    Wind Loading 140 knots (72 m/s)
    Ice Loading 0.03 PSI (22 kg/m²)
    • High-powered LEDs meet IES LM-80 lumen maintenance ensuring consistent photometrics for life of product
    • Meets requirements for CASA 10 Cd (part 139, Vol 2)
    • Steady-on and 250+ flash patterns
    Energy Storage
    • EnerSys CYCLON pure lead VRLA AGM battery -85 to 176°F (-65 to 80°C) manufacturers operating range
    • On-board battery status
    • Designed for 5-year battery life; Replaceable and recyclable
    • Premium grade UV resistant, polycarbonate lens/head
    • Environmentally friendly, durable powder coated aluminum chassis (applied by trivalent chromate process)
    • Thermoplastic gaskets
    • Waterproof, vented battery compartment
    • Integrated handle
    • Bird deterrent included
    Automatic Light Control Can be turned on or off to adjust output intensity in response to unusually low amounts of sunlight to ensure continued operation
    GPS Synchronization Optional GPS enables two or more lights to flash in unison
    Shock and Vibration MIL-STD-202G (for shock and vibration)
    • EN 60529 IP 69 immersion
    • MIL-STD-202G immersion & damp heat cycling
    • MIL-STD-810G rain & salf fog
    Electrostatic Discharge FAA-STD-0193, EN6100-4-2