aldis lamp

(redirected from Aldis lamps)
Also found in: Dictionary.

aldis lamp

aldis lampclick for a larger image
A patented hand-signaling lamp normally used by air traffic control for conveying signals to aircraft on ground and those coming in to land. The lamp has three colors—white, red, and green. The signals are conveyed by flashing either one or more colored lights.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Of their wartime chats by Aldis lamp, Jack, who was 20 at the time and who is now 77, said: 'I would go up to the bridge as there was nothing better to do and I would call over and talk to her for a while about anything, nothing in particular.
Stephanie Batstone and Jack Campbell hold an Aldis lamp like the one they used to communicate in Morse by during the Second World War, outside the Imperial War Museum.
Londoner Alex Bateman, who is researching a book he is producing on the famous raid, has written to the Post seeking more detailed information about the crucial role the Aldis lamp played in this unique raid that successfully breached the dams flooding t he Ruhr Valley.