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PWI receives FAA PMA certification for LED ice light
Gaining PMA certification from the FAA means owners and pilots can now use PWI's brighter, cooler LED ice light as a drop in replacement. Its longer life means less cost and downtime from changing out bulbs.
PWI's LED ice light is good for 100,000 hours of life.

The FAA has given PMA approval for Kansas-based aviation lighting specialist PWI's LED ice light for use in piston aircraft, turboprops and business jets.

“A lot of hard work went into designing and producing the PWI LED ice light,” says PWI president and CEO Robi Lorik. “Getting it PMA certified makes a big difference to owners and pilots who are tired of the cost and downtime from constantly changing out bulbs.”

PWI’s LED ice light provides 100,000 hours of life rather than only 165 hours of life available with bulbs. Compared to other replacement LED ice lights, PWI's provides 210 more lumens giving better contrast, which aids in the visibility of ice formation. It also eliminates the radiant heat that comes with factory-installed bulbs. Less heat means less lens discolouration, cracking and warping over the life of the light.

PWI’s LED ice light part number 7310009-000 is a bayonet mount that is a direct drop-in replacement for bulbs A7079B24, MS25338-7079 and WA7079B24. The ice light is approved for Beechcraft Baron 55 and 58; King Air 90, 100, 200 and 300 series; 99 Airliner series, Hawker 400 and Beechjet 400A. It is also approved for the Cessna Caravan 208 and 208B; Cessna Centurion 210, P210 and T210; Conquest 441; Citation 525 series, 550 Bravo, 560 V, 560XL, 650 series and the 680 Sovereign.

“The PWI LED ice light is a no compromise solution to overall safety and efficiency that saves money over the life of your aircraft,” adds Lorik. “It is valuable to pilots not just for use in cold and icy weather situations but also for the overall safety of the aircraft. This gives peace of mind to pilots.”

The light is designed to be much more efficient and effective, as well as to benefit overall safety by providing focused illumination of potential icing as well as situational awareness when on the ground. PWI’s LED ice light is a powerful alternative to factory installed bulbs. Regardless of outside temperatures, the ice light is perfect for use in dusk and night flights or when taxiing and during take off and landing.

PWI is the OEM for most King Air interior lighting and is the designated OEM for fluorescent lighting for business jets.

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