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Fuselage mounted anti-collision lights utilizing high power LEDs
Author(s): John Lundberg; Nicolo Machi; Scott Mangum; Jeffrey Singer
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Paper Abstract

As LEDs continue to improve in efficacy and total light output, they are increasingly finding their way in to new applications in the aviation industry as well as adjacent markets. One function that is particularly challenging and may reap substantial benefits from this new technology is the fuselage mounted anti-collision light. Anti-collision lights provide conspicuity for the aircraft by periodically emitting bright flashes of light. The color, light distribution and intensity levels for these lights are all closely regulated through Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) documents. These lighting requirements, along with thermal, environmental and aerodynamic requirements, drive the overall design. In this paper, we will discuss the existing technologies used in anti-collision lights and the advantages and challenges associated with an LED solution. Particular attention will be given to the optical, thermal, electrical and aerodynamic aspects associated with an LED approach. A specific case study will be presented along with some of the challenges that have arisen during the design process. These challenges include the addition of an integrated covert anti-collision lighting.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5941, Fifth International Conference on Solid State Lighting, 59411B (14 September 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.617565
Show Author Affiliations
John Lundberg, Honeywell Lighting and Electronics (United States)
Nicolo Machi, Honeywell Lighting and Electronics (United States)
Scott Mangum, Honeywell Lighting and Electronics (United States)
Jeffrey Singer, Honeywell Lighting and Electronics (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5941:
Fifth International Conference on Solid State Lighting
Ian T. Ferguson; John C. Carrano; Tsunemasa Taguchi; Ian E. Ashdown, Editor(s)

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