Electroluminescent Lighting

for Aircraft Panels

 

 

This BLUE-GREEN color will not destroy night vision!

 

BENEFITS
Uniform lighting of the instrument panel due to the illumination of the entire strip's length

The EL light strips will not produce reflections or glare when mounted above the panel

The thin lighting strip is very light weight

Almost impossible to shade your panel due to other factors or items that may move around in the cabin.

 

ELECTROLUMINESCENT  LIGHTING  FACTS  &  QUESTIONS

 

 

What is it?

Well, it is the latest in lighting.  The EL (Electroluminescent Lighting) strips are only ten thousandths of an inch thick! (0.010")  The strips are very flexible and light weight.  The EL strips do not generate heat like conventional lighting..

 

 

 

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How are the light strips powered?

The light strips have to be driven by a small inverter that converts the aircraft 12Vdc into 120Vac.  The frequency of this drive voltage is in the Kilohertz range to maximize the EL light strip's brightness or efficiency.

(+24V Inverters available for a small additional charge.  Please contact us)

 

 

 

Can you dim this type of light?

Yes!  You can accomplish this in the same manner that you do for ordinary panel lights.  Just run the output of a dimmer pot into the inverter.

 

Can you order different lengths?

The light strips are supplied in various lengths.  If you order a light strip a little longer than you require, you can cut it to a shorter length.  This process is simple and can be done by using a pair of scissors.  Simply snip off the end opposite where the wires are attached.  Placing a piece of clear tape over the cut end ensures that the end will be insulated from the inverter power.

 

How do you mount the light strips?

You can use double sticky tape, or use RTV (silicon rubber).  RTV will not loose it's grip during the summer heat of the day.  RTV is also easy to remove later, if you should desire.

 

What connections need to be made to the light strip?

There are two wires attached to the end of each strip.  They are approximately 8 to 12" long.  Simply wire them into the inverter output.

 

Will Electroluminescent Lighting destroy night vision?

NO, . . The Blue-Green color is the same color spectrum that military aircraft use.  This type of lighting has also been employed in submarines as well.

 

 

Can I get the light strips in OTHER  COLORS?

Yes! . . We offer RED and WHITE lighting as well.

 

 

 

 

Can I get WHITE lighting?

YES!  There are many applications for white as well.  Several builders have wanted to put white and/or the blue-green lighting under the canopy side channels, in the baggage compartment, and/or under the arm rests in some aircraft.  These areas are KEY for seeing maps and seeing into the baggage compartments during flight.  The advantages here, are being able to illuminate maps & etc. with little to no shadows.  This is due to the rather long length of the light source.

 

Do I have to purchase an inverter separately?

NO, All kits include the +12V inverters.  (+24V Inverters available for a small additional charge.  Please contact us)

 

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               Ohio Residents will pay 6.75% tax.

 

 

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EL KIT    BG1-24,   $69.00

One, Blue-Green light strip (1in. x 2Ft) & inverter 

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EL KIT    BG1-36,   $99.00

One, Blue-Green light strip (1in. x 3Ft) & inverter 

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EL KIT    BG2-24,   $119.00

Two, Blue-Green light strips (1in. x 2Ft) & inverter 

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EL KIT    R1-24,   $69.00

One, Red light strip (1in. x 2Ft) & inverter 

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EL KIT    R1-36,   $99.00

One, Red light strip (1in. x 3Ft) & inverter 

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EL KIT    R2-24,   $119.00

Two, Red light strips (1in. x 2Ft) & inverter 

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EL KIT    W1-24,   $69.00

One, White light strip (1in. x 2Ft) & inverter 

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EL KIT    W1-36,   $99.00

One, White light strip (1in. x 3Ft) & inverter 

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EL KIT    W2-24,   $119.00 

Two, White light strips (1in. x 2Ft) & inverter 

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