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Old 08-09-2021, 10:30 PM
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Default RV6 LED Light Conversion

Hello, All
I recently bought a RV6 and it has the original lighting and they aren't really up to my standards as I love to fly at night. Is there a good drop in LED lights to the current configuration? If so/not what does everyone recommend?
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Old 08-09-2021, 11:03 PM
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I went to FlyLED 6 pack. Incredible difference. I am NOT a builder, and used a street sign for aluminum, but fabricated my own mounting plate. A little paint and it looks fantastic. The difference in light is insane. Recently my home airport runway lights wouldn't come on, and I saw the runway perfectly.
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Old 08-10-2021, 11:29 AM
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Hello, All
I recently bought a RV6 and it has the original lighting and they aren't really up to my standards as I love to fly at night. Is there a good drop in LED lights to the current configuration? If so/not what does everyone recommend?
Is that a normal PAR 36 bulb? If so there are plenty drop in replacements. I used AeroLites. Very happy with there products. I just installed the nav/strobes and they are great so far.
https://www.aero-lites.com/
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Old 08-10-2021, 10:31 PM
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Default FlyLED Combo Landing/Taxi lights

FLYLED Combo kit was not too difficult to retrofit and they also have a nice, small wigwag module that does not require a separate switch.

https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/pr...p/705-0005.htm
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Old 08-10-2021, 10:38 PM
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Hi Nick
You likely have one light aimed high and one low at the moment, with not a lot of light coming from either!

Our Combo lights were designed with tail draggers in mind. One of the spotlights out of the four can be tilted downwards so that it is aimed properly when the tail is on the ground.
Put one of these in each wing and you'll get a heap of light for landing coming from both sides of the plane, and you can still see down both sides of the runway when you're taxiing.
Just the single taxi lights are likely to be twice as bright as what you have now. There's another three on each side aimed for landing...

There is a little more work required than just "drop in" but you will be very happy with the result. The Combos have been one of our most popular products, so I'm sure a few others will verify what I'm saying!

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Old 08-11-2021, 12:34 AM
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Yep, replaced my old halogen light with Flyleds Combo about a year ago, can only recommend the product and Paulís excellent service.

The unit was quite easy to install in the existing bulkhead, and just required the installation of an additional wire for the separate taxi light which I did not have before.
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Old 08-12-2021, 01:33 PM
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I am thinking about going with a seven stars on one side and a combo on the other.

Paul, is it possible to have more than one diffused light on the combo?
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Old 08-16-2021, 11:00 AM
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I purchased rigid flood lights for my 6A and love them. I have a set of rigid lights that I plan to put in my 6 but only need one of them. If you only have one light, and interested in a RIGID, PM me. This is the set I have but in white.

https://www.rigidlightshop.com/p-313...BoCY8YQAvD_BwE
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Old 08-17-2021, 08:18 AM
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Yep, replaced my old halogen light with Flyleds Combo about a year ago, can only recommend the product and Paulís excellent service.

The unit was quite easy to install in the existing bulkhead, and just required the installation of an additional wire for the separate taxi light which I did not have before.
Do you have any pictures of your install and modification of the existing Duckworth bracket? I would like to have the combo but the two light version looks easier to fit in there.

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