Remote Lighting Controller v3

Remote Lighting Controller V3   

The Remote Lighting Controller (RLC) offers a unique combination of both VHF and Cellular 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 3) 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
  • Windsock timeout alert
  • 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 3G, 4G & LTE 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) V3
Manual *
Bug Fix
New Features/Comment
Beta None at this time None at this time    

software (V3.11)

software (V3.11 Zip)

manual (V3 Issue 5)

installation guide (V1)

case insert (V1)

No Supports SMS over IP networks if available

software (V3.10)

software (V3.10 Zip)

manual (V3 Issue 4)

installation guide (V1)

case insert (V1)


Windsock Alert corrected

Auxiliary input Cancel does not cancel function


software (V3.08)

software (V3.08 Zip)

manual (V3 Issue 3)

installation guide (V1)

case insert (V1)


Solar PV VE MPPT data reporting

VHF cancel of all Channels


software (V3.05)

software (V3.05 Zip)

manual (V3 Issue 2)    


* Caution manuals are up to 10MBytes

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