Astronics

Exterior Lighting


Overview

As aerospace manufacturers look to consolidate their supply base, Astronics meets that need by offering a full suite of lighting technologies to foster a "one stop shop" experience for our customers, as evident in our broad product offerings.

Astronics offers a full suite of exterior lighting systems:

  • Navigation lights
  • LED anti-collision and landing/taxi lights
  • Ground recognition/beacon lights
  • Wing inspection lights
  • Wing tip marker lights
  • Logo lights
  • LED PAR lights
  • HID taxi/landing lights
  • Evacuation area lights

Product Information

ACL and Position Lighting

The 87-03916/17 Series lights, also known as the μPTAs, are complete anti-collision and position light systems (forward & rear).

micro-pta

Learn more about our ACL and Position Lighting

Emergency Lights

The 84055 Series of exterior emergency egress lights are robust lighting units designed to provide safe exit path marking on the aircraft exterior.

Emergency-Lights

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Exterior Lighting Systems

Astronics offers a full suite of exterior lighting systems.

B737 exterior lighting

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Formation Lights

Formation lights are thin film Electroluminescent (EL) technology based devices. The lights are used in aircraft to help pilots navigate aircraft safely at night while flying in formation.

Formation-Lights

Learn more about our Formation Lights

Ground Recognition Beacon

Designed to provide a solution for ground recognition lighting on a variety of aircraft. All power supply and flash circuitry is integral to the unit.

ground recognition beacon

Learn more about our Ground Recognition Beacon

LED Landing and Taxi Lights

Astronics LSI set the benchmark by pioneering LED wingtip mounted lighting systems and now offers the highest performing LED PAR lights in the industry.

PAR-lights

Learn more about our LED Landing and Taxi Lights

ACL and Position Lighting

Each lighting assembly includes anti-collision, forward position and rear position light functions. One set of lighting assemblies replaces up to 6 individual lights. This lighting technology is a modern, long life alternative to existing incandescent and strobe systems with no filaments to break or capacitors to be replaced. These advantages will greatly reduce operational costs and improve dispatch reliability. All units comply with the color requirements stated in FAR Parts 23 and 25 for Aviation Red, White and Green and are FAA TSO certified.


Product Information

The 87-03916/17 Series lights, also known as the μPTAs, are complete anti-collision and position light systems (forward & rear). Astronics set the benchmark by pioneering the LED wingtip mounted external combination lighting system with its earlier generation designs. The new μPTA system incorporates all of the same high reliable functionality but in a smaller, lighter, more efficient design.

Features

• Solid aluminum & hard coated polycarbonate construction
• All position and ACL function combined into one assembly
• Meets FAR requirements for anti-collision functionality
• Meets FAR requirements for navigation functionality
• High reliability with over 20,000 hours MTBF
• Designed to be mounted on a wingtip or winglet in the airstream
• Self-contained power supply, no external power supply is necessary
• Active drainage systems to prevent condensate build-up on lenses
• Synchronization Master/Slave flashing to meet FAR maximum flash conditions
• 50 Flashes per minute +/- 10 (ACL)
• Forward position lights (Aviation Red = LH, Aviation Green = RH)
• Rear (Tail) position light is Aviation White
• Meets EMI and lightning test requirements
• 87-03916 LHS (Red FWD Position Light)
• 87-03917 RHS (Green FWD Position Light)

Power

Input: 28VDC
4.5 Amperes (maximum)

Weight

87-03916 0.55 pounds (0.25 Kilograms)
87-03917 0.55 pounds (0.25 Kilograms)

Overall Dimensions

Length 5.85 inches (14.9 cm)
Protrusion in Airstream 2.25 inches (5.7 cm)
Depth 1.00 inches (2.5 cm)
Width 1.78 inches (4.5 cm)

Connectors

803-004-07ZNU6-4PN on light
803-00X-06ZNU6-4SN on aircraft (mating)

Certifications

TSO-C30c, TSO-C96a
SAE8037B, SAE8017C
FAR 23, 25-1385, 1387, 1389, 1391, 1393, 1395, 1397,1401

Ordering Information

Please contact us for technical inquiries and ordering information.

Emergency Lighting

The 84055 Series of exterior Emergency Egress Lights are robust lighting units designed to provide safe exit path marking on the exterior of the aircraft. Commonly referred to as an Overwing or Underwing Light, the light is designed to meet the US FAA FAR requirements of .03 foot-candles over a twenty-four inch square. Its rugged potted design allows it to be impervious to supersonic speeds and harsh temperature ranges. A new pressure differential variant will permit the light to be installed in pressurized locations. Drawing a mere 1/2 amp, this is the design of choice when emergency battery supplies are limited.

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Features

  • Solid aluminum and acrylic construction
  • Bonding stud for composite mounting
  • Floating nut plates
  • High reliability with over 20,000 hours MTBF
  • Designed to be mounted behind a fairing lens or in the airstream
  • Self-contained power supply, no external power supply is necessary
  • D38999 Mil type connector for corrosion resistance
  • Meets EMI and lightning test requirements

Certifications

  • FAR 14CFR 25.812
  • RTCA DO-160/E

Power

Input:     22-28VDC

.55 Amperes (maximum)

Weight

.44 pounds (200 grams)

Overall Dimensions

Height   1.65 inches (4.2 cm)

Width    3.70 inches (9.4 cm)

Depth    0.84 inches (2.1 cm)


egress lighting dimensions

testing protocols egress lighting

Ordering Information

Please contact us for technical inquiries and ordering information.

Exterior Lighting Systems

As aerospace manufacturers look to consolidate their supply base, Astronics meets that need by offering a full suite of lighting technologies to foster a "one stop shop" experience for our customers, as evident in our broad product offerings.

Astronics offers a full suite of exterior lighting systems:

  • Navigation lights
  • LED anti-collision and landing/taxi lights
  • Ground recognition/beacon lights
  • Wing inspection lights
  • Wing tip marker lights
  • Logo lights
  • LED PAR lights
  • HID taxi/landing lights
  • Evacuation area lights

Product Information

Lighting Technologies

Ordering Information

Please contact us for technical inquiries and ordering information.

Formation Lights

Formation lights are thin film Electroluminescent (EL) technology based devices. The lights are used in aircraft to help pilots navigate aircraft safely at night while flying in formation.

The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.


World Class EL Lighting

Astronics is the leader in the design and manufacture of formation navigational lighting for military aircraft, helicopters, ships, and for approach and landing guidance lighting systems. Their 30 years of experience in satisfying unique customer lighting requirements with fiberglass encapsulated EL lights has resulted in Astronics being a world class supplier in the EL formation lighting market. Astronics Formation Lights are capable of operating in extremely severe environments. The EL phosphor provides for a solid state device that emits a uniform luminance over its entire surface. Since EL lamps have no filaments or bulbs they do not experience catastrophic failures and are the ideal light source to withstand the extreme shock and vibration common to the rugged environment of military aircraft. In addition to our superior EL formation lights, Astronics now has LED formation lights available for custom design.

exterior lighting system

Our highly visible area light source provides excellent distance recognition and orientation clues. Fighter and Helicopter pilots utilize formation lights to safely fly in close proximity. Helicopter pilots also use these area light sources to assist them when landing in tight locations. EL lighting is preferred as it is very uniform and non irritating to the dark adapted eye.

Dual mode formation lights can be used for normal visual operations and / or NVIS viewable operations where Night Vision Goggles (NVGs) are employed. The light unit consists of an Aviation Green portion and a near infra-red portion. The near IR red emitting section of the formation light provides, to night vision aided personnel, the same benefits of our normal visible light to the naked eye. When in the covert mode individuals not wearing night vision aids cannot easily detect these light sources, however they are readily recognized through Night Vision Goggles. These light sources thus allow for a higher level of safety when operating at night in a darkened covert mode. They are also adjustable to meet operational or mission goals. In general, the larger the lit area, the more easily it can be acquired at distance.

Ordering Information

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Ground Recognition Beacon

The 84017 series is a self-contained LED ground recognition light assembly. The design is intended to provide a solution for ground recognition lighting on a variety of aircraft. All power supply and flash circuitry is integral to the unit. Since the unit is mounted directly to the fuselage, only a small hole is required to be cut in the aircraft.


Product Information

  • Low Profile
  • DO-160D Qualified
  • Integrated Flashing - no added power supply required
  • Lightweight

 

Ordering Information

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LED Landing and Taxi Lights

Astronics LSI set the benchmark by pioneering LED wingtip mounted lighting systems and now offers the highest performing LED PAR lights in the industry. This family of PAR lights incorporates efficient high reliable functionality, versatility, and lighting performance within standard PAR packaging.


Product Information

LED lighting technology is a modern, long life alternative to existing incandescent and halogen systems with no filaments to break. These advantages will greatly reduce operational costs and improve dispatch reliability.

The PAR light family consists of three sizes of LED lights: PAR 36, PAR 46, and PAR 64. The PAR 36 and PAR 46 are available in landing or taxi configurations while the PAR 64 is configured as a landing light.

The PAR 64 is an LED replacement for parts: 4559, Q4559, Q4559X, TAE0728-1.

These PAR LED replacement lights last up to 100x longer than incandescent landing and taxi lights

Features

  • Solid aluminum housing with black anodized finish
  • Robust glass lens construction with special anti-fog coating
  • Direct replacement for many standard aviation PAR lights
  • High reliability with over 20,000 hours MTBF
  • Self-contained power supply, no external power supply necessary
  • Built-in thermal protection
  • Power connects through #8 screw terminals
  • Meets most stringent categories and electrical test requirements per RTCA DO-160G
  • Received Parts Manufacturing Authority (PMA) from FAA for commercial aircraft
  • Extremely long life, up to 30,000 hours vs. 150 hours for incandescent lights
  • Low power, under 100W, vs. up to 600W with incandescent

Power

Input: 28VDC or 28VAC RMS 400 Hz
2.00 Amps @ 28VDC or 2.50 Amps at 28VAC (maximum)

Weight

1.0 pounds (454 grams)

Overall Dimensions

Diameter 4.4 inches (11.18 cm)
Depth 1.8 inches (4.57 cm)

Certifications

RTCA DO-160/F

Applications

  • Nose Gear Taxi Lights
  • Runway Turn off Lights
  • Icing Lights
  • Engine Lights
  • Recognition Lights
  • Logo Lights

Ordering Information

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Contact & Support

Astronics LSI, New York

130 Commerce Way
East Aurora, NY 14052 USA


E: LSINYsales@astronics.com

P: +1.716.655.0800

Astronics LSI, New York

130 Commerce Way
East Aurora, NY 14052 USA


E: LSINYsales@astronics.com

P: +1.716.655.0800

Astronics LSI, New Hampshire

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Lebanon, NH 03766 USA


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P: +1.603.643.7766

Astronics LSI, New York

130 Commerce Way
East Aurora, NY 14052 USA


E: LSINYsales@astronics.com

P: +1.716.655.0800

Astronics LSI, New York

130 Commerce Way
East Aurora, NY 14052 USA


E: LSINYsales@astronics.com

P: +1.716.655.0800

Astronics LSI, New York

130 Commerce Way
East Aurora, NY 14052 USA


E: LSINYsales@astronics.com

P: +1.716.655.0800

Astronics LSI, New York

130 Commerce Way
East Aurora, NY 14052 USA


E: LSINYsales@astronics.com

P: +1.716.655.0800