There are many advantages to using LED technologies for aircraft lighting. Reduced power consumption, lower weight, increased efficiency and improved light quality are at the top of the list. Our recognized experience and expertise in LED lighting and aircraft allows us a unique advantage.
Today’s LEDs are inherently becoming more efficient than incandescent or halogen lamps. The luminous efficacy of typical incandescent lamps is about 14 to 20 lumens per watt, and halogen lamps are about 19 to 24 lumens per watt respectively, with white LEDs reaching 150 lumens per watt.
It is a combination of these factors that have pushed LEDs to become a natural choice for critical lighting applications and for better energy efficiency including superior maintenance characteristics. Not all LED implementations are created equal; there are vast differences in quality and performance of white LED’s themselves and fixture design types.
DPI Labs’ LED fixtures are purpose designed for each unique type application providing ie. wash, overhead, read- ing, area, mood and accent for optimal balance of performance, weight, size, reliability, and energy efficiency. DPI’s fixtures feature a mechanical design that is optimized for LED operation at given installation environments. Unlike most traditional lamps, ie. incandescent, halogen & fluorescent – LEDs are a directional light source and require a specific optical design. Fixture efficiency can be improved by two to three times over existing non LED lamp fixtures; which will result in further reduction in power consumption.