LED technology is replacing incandescent lighting in various industries including automotive and residential due to its energy efficiency and reliability. Talon Aerospace was the first company to introduce LED products for exterior light applications on commercial aircraft.

ATA Chapter 33 (lighting) generally accounts as the second major expense categories of airlines today. Replacing your incandescent lighting systems with Talon Aerospace LED lights offers long term cost savings.


The main benefits of LED lights are:


Longer life with reduced maintenance:

Talon LED lights are designed for continuous fault free operation without scheduled maintenance. Conventional lighting last up to 4,000 hours while LED last up to 100,000 hours.  Talon   LED anti-collision and navigation lighting is qualified to meet FAR requirements following 30,000 hours in service while the Par replacement lamps have a design life of 20,000 hours in service. Talon LED lights will lead to a reduction in MEL activity and overall cost of ownership.


Reduced weight and power consumption:

LED lighting technology significantly reduces  power consumption. Talon Aerospace is able to remove the current power supplies and replace them with lighter versions, significantly reducing the weight of the lighting system. I.e. for the Airbus 320 anti-collision system Talon lighting removes 36 pounds of weight compared to the current system. This leads to a significant fuel savings, reduction in carbon footprint and increase in payload capacity. As an added bonus the overall load on the generators is reduced by replacing incandescent lights with Talon LED units.


Reduced Inventory and reduced obsolescence:

Talon Aerospace products are designed with commonality in mind.  Talon Aerospace develops products that are easily adaptable to a maximum number of aircraft platforms to reduce overall inventory requirements for the multi-fleet operator. And with the phase out of one fleet the spares inventory can still be used to support remaining fleets.


Fully repairable with a five year warranty:

All Talon LED products are fully repairable and come with a five year warranty.

LED Wing Tip Strobe Assembly

Talon LED Wing Tip Strobe Assembly TAE1228-1D is the second most used wing tip strobe assembly. It has application to replace incandescent strobes for B737NG dual lens winglet, B757/B767 straight wing and B777 tail strobes. The strobe unit has 32 LEDs installed in 4 quadrants of 8.  After 30,000 hrs of service the LED board requires replacement to ensure the strobe remains above required FAA minimums.

LED Wing and Tail Strobe Power Supply

The Talon Aerospace LED Wing and Tail Strobe Power Supply is designed to power the Talon LED wing and tail strobes which replace all incandescent based wing and tail strobe lights installed on various different airframes.

The Talon LED wing and tail strobe power supply is multi purpose and various different functions can be triggered by pin programming within the harness.  The LED power supply and LED strobe will be fit to the aircraft using installation kits which include installation adapters/racks and harnesses. Various applications allow for plug and replacement of the existing LRUs installed on the aircraft.

LED Cargo Light Assembly

Talon Aerospace MD10-MD11 LED main deck cargo lights are designed to replace the fluorescent cargo light fixtures found on board both factory build as well as passenger to freighter converted aircraft.

Cargo light TAE0128-14C-100 has a compact design at 15in long by 7in wide and 2,5in tall. The unit weighs 2lbs compared to the fluorescent fixtures which can weigh up to 4lbs. The housing is constructed from Kydex and the lens from Lexan to reduce the frequent damage issues seen on the metal OEM housing.

The Talon LED cargo light is designed for 30,000hrs of operation and is fully repairable.

After 30,000 hours in service operator can replace LED light boards and is not required to replace complete unit, reducing cost of ownership. The replacement parts will be offered in a 100% replacement item kit.


Talon cargo light TAE0128-14C-100 is FAA STC approved.



Part number: TAE0128-14C-100

Operating voltage: 115 V AC

Weight: 2 lbs (0.89 KG) 

Design-Life: 30,000 hours

Certification: FAA

Light Output: In accordance with SAE ARP1283 Rev A specification