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Toolkit for Operators and Engineers

Simple tower light changes will reduce tower energy costs, reduce tower maintenance costs, and reduce bird collisions by more than 70%!

Tower owners and engineers have the opportunity and ability to have a positive impact with no cost and effort! The tower industry has been an active participant in the efforts to allow the extinguishing of steady-burning lights on communication towers. Their involvement ensures that this solution is a cost-effective and easy change to communication towers.

The process for tower operators is explained in the FCC document Opportunities to Reduce Bird Collisions with Communications Towers While Reducing Tower Lighting Costs (PDF).