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Old 07-07-2021, 07:49 AM
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Default Help- landing light conversion to LED RV-8

What is a good conversion landing light from my current wing tip landing lights? One current bulb burnt out so I want to go to LED. Thanks
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Old 07-07-2021, 08:44 AM
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What is a good conversion landing light from my current wing tip landing lights? One current bulb burnt out so I want to go to LED. Thanks
For the complete conversion there is "The Works" from Flyleds.com https://flyleds.com/products/#!/The-...651/category=0



For the landing light by itself there is this option of a drop-in replacement for the MR-16 halogen: https://flyleds.com/products/#!/Sing...015/category=0

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Old 07-07-2021, 12:15 PM
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First thing to do is verify what bulb you have in your wingtip. Can't tell for certain from the picture, but it looks to me like it might be a PAR 36 bulb. Commonly used and easily replaced with units from a variety of sources, aviation and non-aviation. If it is a PAR 36 bulb the replacement is a simple task. Search with google: "PAR 36 replacement site:vansairforce.net" and you will find all kinds of suggestions.
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Old 07-07-2021, 12:19 PM
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AeroLEDs Pulsar NS (NAV/ACS), SunTail (POS/ACS) and AeroSun Vx (landing/taxi/wig/wag)---GREAT Seat up
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Old 07-07-2021, 05:19 PM
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+1 for FlyLEDs. At least four times as bright with a quarter of the amperage draw from the Vans light kit. Straight drop in replacement for the wingtip lights.
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Old 07-07-2021, 09:11 PM
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Default Paint on FLYLED's

Those are awesome. How did you paint the circuit boards on your FLYLED's?
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Old 08-04-2021, 05:57 PM
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Those are awesome. How did you paint the circuit boards on your FLYLED's?
We encourage you to build the kit first, then mask the LEDs and paint the boards to suit your paint scheme. That way you can cover up the solder joints on the board as well.
Use low tack painting tape to avoid damaging the LEDs. A couple of customers have also used Liquid Latex to mask the LEDs, which brushes on and peels off afterwards. Use the rest of the bottle for Halloween makeup later on!

Thanks to Carlos for answering the OP!

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