PWI Cabin LED Lights Are Now Approved for Use in Additional Aircraft

July 9, 2020

PWI continues to expand the use of its LED lighting products after the FAA announces the approval of three PMA (Parts Manufacturing Approval) parts for use in additional aircraft.

The FAA has permitted the LED No Smoking/Seat Belt light for use in Pilatus PC-12, PC-12, 45 and PC-12-47. The LED No Smoking/Seat Belt light lasts up to 100,000 hours. It also requires less power and operates at a cooler temperature. The cooler operating temperature prevents warping and discoloration of the placard. This same LED lighting upgrade has already been certified for use in Beechcraft King Air models 90, 200, B200, B250, 300, 350, B300, 1900 and 1900C aircraft.

The FAA has also approved the use of the 1495 bulb replacement LED reading light in the following aircraft: Beechcraft King Air B200T, B200CT, Beechcraft Premier Jet 390 and Beechcraft 1900, 1900C, Cessna Citation III model 650, and the Bombardier Learjet 31, 35, 36 and 55.

The FAA approved the use of the 1308 LED replacement reading light in Beechcraft King Air C90, C90A, C90GT, E90, 250, B200, B200C, B200T, B200CT, B200GT, B200CGT, Citation 650 and Learjet models 35, 36 and 60, 60XR.

Lastly, the FAA also approved the 303x reading light for use in the Learjet 35, 36 and 55.

“Our replacement LED reading lights are an important benefit for plane owners,” says Robi Lorik, President and CEO of PWI. “In addition to the very long service life, our LEDs run at a much lower heat, so no more burned fingers. And they run at less than 10 volts and draw less than 0.05 amps, which is vital in critical situations when the battery may be weak”.

 All three LED reading light upgrades improve existing lighting by operating at a lower temperature while using 1% of the power that incandescent bulbs require. That means that the engines are not driving the generators, lowering fuel consumption and wear-and-tear in turboprops. These LED upgrades also provide 100,000 hours of operating life while furnishing a warm, welcoming cabin atmosphere. PWI LED reading lights are already PMA approved for use in more in more than 50 different aircraft including single engine piston planes to turboprops to jets.