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Eaton Launches New Airfield Lighting Constant Current Regulators to Help Improve Power Quality, Lower Energy Costs and Reduce Maintenance Expenses

Date: February 14, 2017

PITTSBURGH, PA — Power management company Eaton today announced a new line of airport lighting constant current regulators designed to provide precision control of runway lighting circuits. The Crouse-Hinds series Pro Power Essential constant current regulators help convert utility power into uniform and continuous output, enabling airport operators to improve airfield safety and illumination quality while reducing energy costs and maintenance requirements.

“Eaton is committed to helping airfields lower operating costs and labor expenses by providing the best quality lighting, power and control products,” said Lisa Sheelan, associate product line manager at Eaton. “Our airfield lighting solutions are designed to reduce maintenance requirements, extend equipment lifecycles and optimize power output, so operators can focus investments on keeping their airports running safely and efficiently.”

Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds series Pro Power Essential constant current regulators are designed for installation in the airfield vault. The regulators use a ferroresonant core designed to create a cleaner sine wave and lower harmonic distortion to improve power line communication and prolong the life of incandescent and LED lamps and signs on the circuit.


Additionally, the Pro Power Constant Current Regulators enable a near perfect 0.99 power factor to reduce electrical losses, while integrated air-cooling mitigates the need for additional heat management equipment. For improved power system management, the units provide full control and monitoring functionality, including onboard L-829 capabilities.

To reduce the overall footprint of power distribution equipment, the current regulators feature a stackable design. For reduced labor, the regulators can be fork lifted from the front or back of the enclosure and provide easy access to capacitor banks for simplified maintenance.

To learn more about Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds Pro Power Essential constant current regulators, visit

Eaton’s Crouse-Hinds series Airport Lighting solutions include a full line of inset and elevated LED lights, signs, power equipment and control and monitoring systems. These solutions have served the airfield lighting industry for over 80 years.

Eaton offers a range of Crouse-Hinds series cable fittings, enclosures, plugs and receptacles, industrial lighting fixtures, signals and alarms, and electronic components designed for the most demanding environments. These products serve customers in the industrial and manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, solar, infrastructure and other markets

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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