Looking for advice on LED position lights

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Looking for advice on LED position lights

#1 Post by ctmorawetz » Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:28 am

Does anyone have experience replacing incandescent bulbs on a 172 with LED position lights? What do you recommend? Thanks!
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Re: Looking for advice on LED position lights

#2 Post by robertw » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:41 am

You can't just order up some new LED Nav lights as installing them would constitute a change in the type design. In this case I would think that it is a major modification per CAR 571.06, which means that you would need an STC to approve the installation of LED nav lights. There are some business jets I've seen out there with LED nav light STC's, but I've not seen an older GA aircraft out there with them. Mind you, I haven't been looking either.
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Re: Looking for advice on LED position lights

#3 Post by Chris M » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:20 am

There are actually numerous retrofit options - Whelen, Aveo...

https://www.aircraftspruce.ca/menus/el/ ... ights.html

STC's are available to cover just about any LED swap (Nav, beacon, strobe, taxi, landing, etc). I believe some are even PMA replacements, no STC required.
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Re: Looking for advice on LED position lights

#4 Post by all_ramped_up » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:10 pm

^ This. Just like Taxi/Landing Lights there are basically drop-in LED replacements available.
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Re: Looking for advice on LED position lights

#5 Post by wrenchturner » Thu Sep 21, 2017 5:44 pm

Whelan lights are STC'd for most common GA aircraft already. They fit right in to the current installation. Only thing to remember is they are polarity sensitive
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Re: Looking for advice on LED position lights

#6 Post by adam325i » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:02 pm

If your still looking, here is an option that's Canadian.

http://www.navstrobelighting.com/

https://www.aircraftspruce.ca/catalog/e ... key=110392
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