LED or HID Landing & Taxi Lights?

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Re: LED or HID Landing & Taxi Lights?

Post by joea » Tue Sep 30, 2014 18:48

Arash,

Great find! Maybe finally something I can afford! :)

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Re: LED or HID Landing & Taxi Lights?

Post by Aryana » Tue Sep 30, 2014 21:30

Glad I can help out Joe!
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Re: LED or HID Landing & Taxi Lights?

Post by joea » Wed Feb 18, 2015 15:20

Hey everyone,

ACS just put the LED lights on sale. Its only 10% but thats better than nothing!

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/e ... glight.php

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Re: LED or HID Landing & Taxi Lights?

Post by Matt » Thu Feb 19, 2015 00:14

But attention: These are the smaller PAR36 size. Only a larger PAR46 size LED will be a direct replacement without modification of the Sedan's lamp mounts.

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Re: LED or HID Landing & Taxi Lights?

Post by hangerash » Thu Feb 19, 2015 02:39

What about the condensation issues you experienced Matt? Have those been solved?
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Re: LED or HID Landing & Taxi Lights?

Post by Matt » Thu Feb 19, 2015 03:00

No, Richard,

I have not done any modifications to my Whelen LEDs, yet. My complacency is part due to the fact that there was no condensation ever, during the entire summer flying season. It definitely only forms, when the outside temperatures drop.

But I am still hoping myself to get some feedback from other pilots who might be using a different make of LEDs. So far, none.

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Re: LED or HID Landing & Taxi Lights?

Post by joea » Wed May 25, 2016 16:02

Matt, did you ever get the issue with the LED bulbs taken care of? They lasting a good amount of time now?

Thx,

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Re: LED or HID Landing & Taxi Lights?

Post by Matt » Wed May 25, 2016 23:50

Joe,

I have been using the LEDs for three years (200 flying hours, 40 hours LEDs on), now, without any problems except for the condensation issue described earlier in this thread. I will soon have to remove the landing light lens to clean the inside and will then try out the "remove 2 screws, switch on LED, observe that condensation is gone, reset screws, switch off LED-trick". Will post here, if it worked.

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Re: LED or HID Landing & Taxi Lights?

Post by joea » Thu May 26, 2016 07:33

Thanks much!!

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Re: LED or HID Landing & Taxi Lights?

Post by Matt » Fri Dec 16, 2016 02:02

We just completed the annual on our Sedan, but I postponed the LED issue (which really seems to only be a cosmetic issue during the cold season) to the warmer season in favor of some more important modifications. Sorry, Joe. I will post, as soon as I have results.

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Re: LED or HID Landing & Taxi Lights?

Post by joea » Fri Dec 16, 2016 03:46

Thanks and Gareth and I are looking at doing the LED's on ours as well.

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