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Aeronautical Accessories introduces high intensity discharge lights

December 14, 2010  By Carey Fredericks

Dec. 14, 2010, Piney Flats, Tenn. - Aeronautical Accessories, Inc. has announced that it has developed new High Intensity Discharge (HID) lights to add to its existing family of lighting accessories.

The company announced today that it will be offering the new supplemental type certificate (STC) certified HID Nightscanner® and HID Nightscanner® Plus lighting products for Bell, MD, and Eurocopter helicopters.

Both lights offer distinct advantages compared to traditional lighting products in terms of lamp life – lasting 40 to 80 times longer – at significantly less amperage. Additional benefits include:
Dramatically longer lamp life hours at reduced amps
25% percent brighter than the previous Nightscanner light
Approximately 500K in candlepower
2000 lamp life hours
Beam width of 9×9 at only 4 amps
The new HID Nightscanner Plus offers even greater candlepower at approximately 700K, 1000 lamp life hours, and beam width of 9×9 at 4.5 amps.

Both of the new HID lights are compact in size and are available as new kits or can be used as direct replacements for the current Nightscanner light unit. The products can be rotated 360 degrees, can be stowed from any position, provide mounting location options, and offer collective mounted switches for pilot controls. Both of the new HID Nightscanner lights are FAA approved.



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