Re: LED Landing light?

John ten Have

You can also replace the Plans light bulb with an equivalent form factor LED light. I did this mod, and you could weld with it, it is so bright.  I sourced the lamp from Ebay as I recall - an after market LED automotive spotlight and then machined the fins on the alloy housing to fit into the original plans frame.



On Thu, 30 Apr 2020 at 08:17, Bob Holliston <bob.holliston@...> wrote:
Ion, bummer about the epoxy sensitivity. However installing the plans landing light should take less than an hour (messing with epoxy) time. That's only for closing out around the foam in the hole you cut for the light and glassing in a little piece of plywood that holds the nut plates for the hinge. All the mechanical stuff takes lots longer. If I was going to do it to a finished EZ I'd probably stand the plane on its tail and cut the hole from the bottom with a saber saw and do the fitting of the bracket. 

On Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 11:14 AM Ian Huss via <> wrote:
Hi Bob, 
I'm not so keen on doing the plans landing light since I'm nursing a mild epoxy sensitivity. I try to save my epoxy exposure for more important repairs. A bolt-on solution is preferred.

0-320 Long EZ 1617 hrs

What's wrong with the plans landing light? It's plenty bright and fully adjustable for landing or taxi. I've used mine only for taxi since I don't land on unlighted runways at night. In fact I don't fly at night unless due to (my bad planning) it ends up that way. I have used it a few times during the day when on a long straight in to a tower airport and the tower says they don't see me yet. That works, especially since I have an auto turn signal unit wired into the three position toggle. 


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