Honeywell, Phoenix, AZ
Airbus, Toulouse, France

Honeywell's light-emitting diode (LED) wingtip navigation lighting is now standard on new production Airbus A320 Family aircraft, comprising the A318, A319, A320, and A321. Honeywell’s LED wingtip navigation lighting lasts up to 40 times longer than current halogen technology, greatly reducing operator maintenance costs. Drop-in LED replacements make maintenance quicker and easier.

Honeywell's exterior wingtip lighting.
The LED lighting solution promotes safety by ensuring light output is always bright enough to be compliant with Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR). Unlike some other LED solutions, Honeywell's advanced technology accurately determines the life of the light to support continued airworthiness instead of letting the light dim below standards, which allows operators to proactively plan maintenance.

Airbus A320 Family aircraft on final assembly line.
Retrofit LED wingtip lighting for the A320 Family is also available, which requires no aircraft modification for installation.

This product is part of an overall suite of fourth generation LED aircraft lighting products, building on Honeywell’s LED technology that has been used for commercial and military planes for over a decade.

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This article first appeared in the May, 2011 issue of Lighting Technology Magazine.

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