Remote Lighting Controller v2


Remote Lighting Controller V2   

The Remote Lighting Controller (RLC) offers a unique combination of both VHF and GSM-SMS control and monitoring of helipad lights and peripheral equipment. The unit is available as VHF only, SMS only and combined VHF/SMS. Options include a Remote/Mimic station to control or simply monitor the system.

The FEC Remote Lighting Controller (version 2) offers:

  • Three 20 Amp heavy duty relays in the box - enables linked peripheral shutdown
  • 3 Independant timers (one for each channel/relay) programmable from 10 seconds to 60 minutes
  • Battery backed-up real time clocks/calendars for systems management and audit
  • Local and remote test and diagnostics integrated into the unit
  • Very low power consumption - Approx. 3W (idle) and less than 30W max. (when internal winter heater on)
  • Operates from 110-240V AC 50-60Hz or 12V DC (ideal for solar and batteries)
  • Direct system control through keypad (with PIN security)
  • BMS interface (three relay outputs and one auxilliary input) for additional monitoring and control
  • Weather station interface

VHF Receiver

  • Traditional VHF Pilot Controlled Lighting (PCL) configuration
  • 25kHz and 8.33kHz VHF channel spacing
  • Simple frequency setting through front panel - no fiddley switches
  • Defined number of presses to activate Circuits 1, 2 or 3
  • Programmable time-out periods for each of the three channels
  • VHF operation can be remotely enabled/disabled for extra security

GSM/SMS Transceiver

  • FCC/EU approved, Integrated 2G Cellular Radio for SMS control
  • Secure PIN code protected SMS commands to monitor and control your installation
  • Secure SMS status reporting - check out your installation before taking off
  • Remotely activate Circuits 1, 2 or 3 and have the status sent straight back to your mobile


  • UHF (UK/EU:868MHz, USA 915MHz) transceiver for wireless control of FEC HEMS-Star® and MIL-Star®
  • Optional MetPak weather station for meteorological information from your helipad. Data includes:
    • Wind direction and speed
    • Temperature, Dew Point and Relative Humidity, and
    • Pressure
  • Non-GSM RS-232 output for network connection

In Development

  • Please contact us.

Buy from: FEC

Download Systems Architecture

Download Operational Architecture

Download datasheet

Download 8.33kHz Channel to Frequency Table

Download Declaration of Conformity (DOC) EU


  Remote Lighting Controller (RLC) V2
Manual *
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software (V2.13)

software (V2.13 Zip)

manual (V2 Issue 13)

software (V2.12)

software (V2.12 Zip)

manual (V2 Issue 12)


* Caution manuals are up to 10MBytes

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