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
TAE1228-4A

Talon LED Wing Tip Strobe Assembly TAE1228-4A is the most widely used wing tip strobe assembly. It has application on a large variety on different airframes in both wing tip and/or tail strobe position. The strobe unit has 48 LEDs installed in 6 rows of 8. LED strobe TAE1228-4A is also used to integrate aft position light functionality for various fleet types like Airbus 318-340, DC-9, MD80, MD90, B717 and Embraer E-series. The top and bottom row of LEDs illuminates constant while the 4 middle rows flash, integrating the strobe and position light into one unit. After 30,000 hrs of service the LED board requires replacement to ensure the strobe remains above required FAA minimums.

Aircraft Centerline LED Strobe
TAE0328-2

LED Wing Tip Strobe Assembly
TAE1228-1D

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.