Landing/Taxi Lights and where I am now

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Postby Johnny C! » Tue May 29, 2007 9:34 pm

Do we really have to spend that much for lights???

I have been toying with putting lights in the end of
the front spars. I asked Troy about it & he said it was
OK to do this.

I have aquired a set of 55 watt halogen driving lights,
& with a little relief on the spar ends & the glass wing tips,
I hope to be able make a clear flat wrap-around lens to
enclose them.
 I going to slick my plane up as much as possible to
get the best cruise. That's why I want my lights inside.
Troy or Jamie had mentioned mounting lights on the
nose gear bronze bushings, but I think this would
cause vibrational issues.

I hope my description makes sense...

Johnny C!
There are many things that happen really fast when you are
flying an airplane. There is no sense in rushing any of the others.

I would much rather be looking down at the runway, than up at it.

Duane Sorenson & Rick Norton Gone West 6/8/09. Godspeed
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Postby scubarider » Wed May 30, 2007 1:35 pm

There were several reasons why I went with the new technology in HID.  The HID is cooler, brighter, less wattage required for brightness, do not burn out {so bulb replacements like halogen}, less volts required, smaller with same candle power.  If you want to actually use the lights you get for visibility to ground then you need to spend the money.  If you are looking just to light up for taxi or just added front light for saftey then less money might be wiser.
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Postby NightOwlHID » Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:42 pm

Why not go HID? Im new here but I can get you the kit for less than $200 plus shipping... its super simple to install and would fit pretty much any light bezel.  just an idea

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Re: aircraft hid landing light

Postby Dave Krall CFII SEL SES » Sat Jun 21, 2008 12:32 am

NightOwlHID wrote:Why not go HID? Im new here but I can get you the kit for less than $200 plus shipping... its super simple to install and would fit pretty much any light bezel.  just an idea

Let me know... PM me if you want
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Sounds good, why don't you post us some PIX of what you have with specs? Thanks. I have one super duper HID but am looking for a strong backup.
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Aircraft HID lighting

Postby NightOwlHID » Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:36 am

Ok Heres some pics of what I have.. these are our standard and slimline ballasts and MR16 HID bulbs.. Depending on the aircraft/application there many other bulbs as well that we supply and use.. We use these in our offroad vehicles all the time.. fully sealed, vibration resistant and waterproof. these are built to take a  beating and still function perfectly at a fraction of the price of our competitors!

these are

35w - Xenon Gas High Intensity Discharge  Bulbs  - rated to last 3500 hours
Digital ballasts with ASIC chipset controllers which are used to give a steady and contant light output - no flickering
weight: 17oz each (standard ballast)
Input current :  3.4A peak - 8.5A
output 35w
Light lumen's  : 3200 lumen's
comes with one year warranty.
Prices start at $199 a set.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask..
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Postby Dave Krall CFII SEL SES » Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:40 am

NightOwl, what is the diameter of the housing for that HID bulb?
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MR16 HID bulb

Postby NightOwlHID » Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:56 pm

Dave Krall CFII SEL SES wrote:NightOwl, what is the diameter of the housing for that HID bulb?

Hi Dave,
If you are talking about the mr16 HID in the pic above its 2" dia. 1.95 to be exact.
Also, there are HID bulbs made for just about any light bezel out there... If I dont have them in stock I can usually get them with in a week.. I just need a picture or or bulb type if known and I can tell you pretty quick if its gonna work or not.

thanks!

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