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Old 12-30-2018, 07:45 PM
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Default FlyLed “The Works” plus AeroLED Sunspot

Need advice for lighting the tail wheel model.

My initial plan is to go with Vans AeroLED for Landing lights and the FlyLeds nav/strobe kit. Now I’m thinking to get the FlyLeds “the works” along with the AeroLED for added lighting. Seems this combo could provide downrange lighting as well as “possible” feel in the dark spot in center. Is this worth the extra money or overkill?

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Old 12-30-2018, 07:57 PM
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I don't know anything about Flyleds, but I hear great things about them.

I am using AeroLeds all around and they are wow bright!
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Old 12-30-2018, 09:17 PM
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I am using AeroSun LEDs in the landing light wing locations and the FlyLed wing/rudder strobe / nav light lit. Fun kit to build and install. Now we are very visible from a long way out. Have had multiple comments about visibility. I wired the AeroSun as wigwag on the landing light switch. Now I understand that FlyLEDs is going to have a retrofit circuit switcher to let me use the one switch for both landing or wigwag. Looking forward to installing that !!
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Old 12-31-2018, 01:26 AM
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I would drop an email and have a chat before you make your call. He is very easy to deal with and will let you know your options.

In addition, no need to spend more than necessary and I am sure you will get all you need from FlyLeds for your lighting.

I did. :-)

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Need advice for lighting the tail wheel model.

My initial plan is to go with Vans AeroLED for Landing lights and the FlyLeds nav/strobe kit. Now I’m thinking to get the FlyLeds “the works” along with the AeroLED for added lighting. Seems this combo could provide downrange lighting as well as “possible” feel in the dark spot in center. Is this worth the extra money or overkill?

Thanks!
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Old 12-31-2018, 03:15 AM
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After flying for the past 9 years in my RV-7 with marginally acceptable 250W lights in the leading edges, I decided that I was going to light up the runway with my RV-14. One event that really struck home was when I was making a late evening landing at Calavaras County and ATIS had a warning about deer on the runway. My lights barely lit up the runway 20' in front of me, and there was no way I would see anything in time to avoid it.

At Oshkosh 2018, I purchased "The Works" wingtip nav/strobe/landing light combo from FlyLED, which includes 3 landing lights / 3600 lumens per wing. I built the kit and plugged it into my 3 amp power supply, it lit up my backyard light a UFO landing in Grand Central Park! And that was just one of the wingtips.

But the RV-14 has pre-cut leading edge light cutouts, and I couldn't possibly leave these areas empty. So a few months later, I bought a pair of the leading edge Combo landing/taxi lights. There's another 4800 lumens per wing, for a grand total of 16,800 lumens shining from the wingtips and the leading edge lights!

I just completed putting the second kit (the leading edge kit) together, and wired everything up to a power supply. I don't think I'll have to worry about seeing the runway on a dark night anymore! The total electrical load for all that sunshine is only 14 amps.
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Old 12-31-2018, 08:00 AM
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If you're looking for serious "light", AeroLed has a new light just announced, check out the specs:

Product Features
Highest Performing 14V PAR 36 LED landing light on the market
Power: 95W
14V System Requirement
11,000 Lumens
150,000 Candela
5 Year Warranty
PMA/STC Certified

Retail looks like $650, $700 with integrated wig-wag
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Old 12-31-2018, 10:07 AM
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Thanks all for the info!
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Any info on how much heat is created?
Time limits while ops. on the ground?

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Old 12-31-2018, 11:30 AM
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Any info on how much heat is created?
Time limits while ops. on the ground?
LEDs don’t generate much heat. Less amp draw = less heat.
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Old 12-31-2018, 02:36 PM
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If you're looking for serious "light", AeroLed has a new light just announced, check out the specs:

Product Features
Highest Performing 14V PAR 36 LED landing light on the market
Power: 95W
14V System Requirement
11,000 Lumens
150,000 Candela
5 Year Warranty
PMA/STC Certified

Retail looks like $650, $700 with integrated wig-wag
Walt,
I tried to find this light on their website, do you have the PN?
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