May 1, 2013
Product Focus: Lighting Technology
By Ed McKenna
The transition to light emitting diode (LED) lighting technology on aircraft is nearly complete, at least for new platforms. While some cost and technology issues remain, the advanced lighting systems can now be used almost everywhere from cockpit displays to landing lights to mood lighting in the cabins. The technology is providing an efficiency boost and aesthetic improvement, especially in the cabins of new and increasingly existing aircraft. From a big picture perspective, “we see an almost...