LED Aircraft Lighting technology offers many advantages over conventional Halogen and Xenon bulb-based aircraft lighting technologies. LEDs directly convert power into light, are 10x more efficient than incandescent, draw far less current than conventional lighting and require no external hi-voltage power supply.
When integrated into a well-designed lighting system with adequate heat sinking and solid-state mounting, LED based lighting products will easily last over 30,000 hours of continuous operation. Unlike most other light sources, LEDs do not have their lifespan reduced by on/off cycles. AeroLEDs products are designed to keep the LED junction temperatures well below their maximum rated values to ensure that the manufacturer’s rated life projections are achieved, and all the LEDs are hard mounted to avoid stress failures. Halogen bulb landing lights typically only last 100 hours, and Xenon strobe tubes typically only last 2000 hours in the aircraft environment.
The LEDs used in AeroLEDs products have high lumen efficacy ratings, and as a result our products typically use less than 1/3 the power of halogen bulbs. This significantly reduces the electrical load on the airplane’s battery and alternator system. On final approach, low engine RPMs result in a reduced output from the alternator, so halogen bulbs typically brown-out the electrical system and produce less than their rated light output at full voltage. AeroLEDs LED lights maintain their full light output even at lower battery voltages
SHOCK / VIBRATION RESISTANT & TEMPERATURE TOLERANCE
The LEDs in our product are solid-state mounted devices that can tolerate high levels of shock, vibration, and extreme temperatures (-55 deg C to +70 deg C) without failing. The primary driver of Halogen bulb filament failures and Xenon tube lead failures is airframe vibration. Our LED lights are designed to tolerate this high vibration environment indefinitely.
Our L.E.D strobes products utilize a built-in power supply and are very lightweight. They are designed to run directly on 14VDC or 28VDC aircraft power. The old Xenon strobe power supply / boxes are not required. Converting to AeroLEDs wingtip strobes or Anti-Collision beacon can remove up to 3.5Kg (7Lbs) of weight from the aircraft.
Our LED strobe products are streamlined designs that take advantage of the small size of LED light sources to create an aerodynamic profile that produces less drag than traditional Xenon strobe housings.
BUILT-IN PULSE MODE AND SYNCHRONIZATION
Most of our Landing & Taxi light products have a built-in pulse mode that flashes the light on and off at a 1Hz rate when power is applied to the pulse mode power wire. All our landing light products can be synchronized with each other regardless of model to create a Wig-Wag alternating flashing pattern for enhanced in flight visibility for air to air and air to ground collision avoidance and recognition. All our strobes have a synchronization signal that can allow them to flash in unison when connected together.
HIGHER COLOR TEMPERATURE WHITE
Our lights use 6500K (sunlight equivalent) colour temperature LEDs for superior visibility as compared to yellower halogen sources. The higher colour temperature light stimulates all the cones in the fovea of the human eye, which is the area of the eye that provides the highest resolution vision. 6500K is also superior for air-to-air recognition since it looks like sunlight reflecting off a mirror, where yellower light sources are not as attention getting.