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Lighting trends and challenges for the aviation market
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Paper Abstract

Solid state lighting (SSL) has made substantial inroads into the aviation lighting market in recent years. In many aircraft applications, the unique characteristics of this technology make it superior to the light sources presently employed. However, the novelty of this technology also brings new challenges to successful implementation within rigorous aerospace environs. This paper provides an overview of how the advent of solid state lighting has benefited the aerospace lighting industry, examines some of the current applications and looks forward to future uses of SSL in the aviation market. The discussion will include an examination of aerospace requirements and how SSL technology meets those requirements. The authors will address some of the challenges presented by solid state light relative to the aerospace industry and explore how these issues can be overcome.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 2006
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 6337, Sixth International Conference on Solid State Lighting, 633712 (29 August 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.694802
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Jeffrey Singer, Honeywell Lighting (United States)
Scott Mangum, Honeywell Lighting (United States)
John Lundberg, Honeywell Lighting (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6337:
Sixth International Conference on Solid State Lighting
Ian T. Ferguson; Nadarajah Narendran; Tsunemasa Taguchi; Ian E. Ashdown, Editor(s)

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