AeroLEDs introduces SunSpot 46 landing/recognition light

BOISE, Idaho — AeroLEDs has introduced a larger, more powerful light that can be used for landing, recognition and taxi purposes.

Though it only consumes 70 watts maximum in power, the SunSpot produces 4,000 lumens, company officials said. The legacy lights it replaces, like the GE4553 which draws 250 watts, develop 3,750 lumens when new, officials note.

The larger SunSpots are available in two models, the 46 HX and 46 LX. Both lights have screw terminals that can be connected in either polarity for steady on light, and the HX has three additional wires that support a built-in pulse mode that can be set up for individual pulsing or synchronized with other lights for wig-wag.

SunSpots have a rated life of 50,000 hours and will withstand temperatures of -55°C to +70°C, according to company officials. Both versions of the SunSpot can operate on 14VDC or 28VDC systems.

The SunSpot 46 LX sells for $650, and the 46 HX is priced at $750. At this time, they can be installed in Experimental aircraft, special use aircraft and LSAs. A PMA for certified aircraft is expected this summer.

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