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LED logo light gains PMA tick for King Airs and Citations
PWI has applied LED technology to many Beech King Air lighting challenges, and this tail floodlight addresses visual branding, aircraft visibility and thus mission safety.
The PWI LED logo light for Beechcraft King Air and Beech models.

Wichita, Kansas-based aviation lighting specialist PWI has received FAA PMA approval for its LED Logo Light for Beechcraft King Air 90, 200, 300, B300/350 and Beech 1900 C/D models. Additionally, two of these same lights are used by the Cessna Citation X 750 as wing inspection lights. PWI's new LED boasts as many service hours as 625 bulbs.

Illuminating the vertical tail surface in the Beech aircraft, this new LED floodlight highlights a company logo and/or slogan, often painted on the tail. The powerful 5,000K colour temperature LED improves night visibility, provides long life, accurate colour illumination and improved light output with lower heat. The Citation X 750 benefits from the higher light output by illuminating the leading edge and top surface of the wing, assisting in ice formation discovery.

The LED Logo Light is not only about business and fleet marketing, it also enhances safety. Visibility during taxi manoeuvres as well as during take off and landing are made safer. It also helps medevac ATC personnel identify an aircraft on the ground, and then to supply directional instructions to other aircraft in proximity.

The PMA-approved aircraft comprise;

- Beechcraft King Air C90, C90A, C90GT, C90GTi, E90, 200, 200T, 200C, 200CT, B200, B200T, B200C, B200CT, B200GT, B200CGT, 300, 300LW, B300, B300C, - - - Beechcraft 1900 C and D models;

- Cessna Citation X 750 (mounted in the fuselage and used as wing inspection lights).

The PWI LED Logo Light includes the LED light, light socket, reflector and pivoting adjustment bracket. These new parts eliminate any pre-existing corrosion that could affect the performance of the new light over its extended lifespan. Original aircraft wiring is used without modification.

Replacing the 160-hour life A70828 halogen bulb, the PWI LED light offers 100,000 operational hours, saving 625 bulb replacements over the life of the LED. The three-LED design also produces 1600 lumens, which is 600 more than the 3,000K halogen bulb. The PWI LED requires only 11 watts while the bulb uses 50.4 watts and draws 4.5 times less amps, generating less than half the heat and preserving the floodlight lens. The PWI LED has been tested and passed DO-160G vibration testing.

- PWI part number: 7310050-000

- PMA: PQ4159CE, Supplement 32

- Warranty: three years

- Halogen bulbs replaced: A70828, A708-28, LP1982SP (King Air and 1900) and 34A0228070-67 (Citation X 750)

β€œPWI has applied LED technology to many Beech King Air lighting challenges, and this new LED tail floodlight addresses visual branding, aircraft visibility and thus mission safety,” says CEO and president Robi Lorik. β€œIt also makes viewing the aircraft from the FBO and out on a crowded ramp easier, and I know our charter and airmed customers will appreciate that. No bulb beats our LEDs for long service life.”

PWI is the OEM for most King Air interior lighting. Its aviation products can be purchased through its growing authorised dealer network.

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