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Tom Smith
 

At 500 lums this works just fine for me.

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Tony Rothwell
 

Hey Tom, we think alike - mine have been flying 22 years now.  Would like to go from halogen to LED bulbs but getting narrow beam (5-12 deg) in LED is difficult!!
Advantage of landing lights in the wingtips is getting around amongst others on the aprons and parking lots.  Steady or wig-wag....... works for me!

Photo IS the correct way up - if you live in the Southern Hemisphere anyway!!


On Sun, 10 May 2020 at 11:39, Tom Smith via groups.io <trcsmith=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
At 500 lums this works just fine for me.

Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
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Tom Smith
 

Second one I've seen. I think we have a great setup. I modified the lamps somewhat to fit.


Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN


-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Rothwell <tony13rothwell@...>
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Sent: Sat, May 9, 2020 7:09 pm
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED lights

Hey Tom, we think alike - mine have been flying 22 years now.  Would like to go from halogen to LED bulbs but getting narrow beam (5-12 deg) in LED is difficult!!
Advantage of landing lights in the wingtips is getting around amongst others on the aprons and parking lots.  Steady or wig-wag....... works for me!

Photo IS the correct way up - if you live in the Southern Hemisphere anyway!!

On Sun, 10 May 2020 at 11:39, Tom Smith via groups.io <trcsmith=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
At 500 lums this works just fine for me.

Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN
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Jim Evans
 

Tom,  do you have ant issues with the lights illuminating the canard and thus affecting your forward vision?
Jim

On Sun, May 10, 2020, 17:23 Tom Smith via groups.io <trcsmith=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Second one I've seen. I think we have a great setup. I modified the lamps somewhat to fit.


Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN


-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Rothwell <tony13rothwell@...>
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Sent: Sat, May 9, 2020 7:09 pm
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED lights

Hey Tom, we think alike - mine have been flying 22 years now.  Would like to go from halogen to LED bulbs but getting narrow beam (5-12 deg) in LED is difficult!!
Advantage of landing lights in the wingtips is getting around amongst others on the aprons and parking lots.  Steady or wig-wag....... works for me!

Photo IS the correct way up - if you live in the Southern Hemisphere anyway!!

On Sun, 10 May 2020 at 11:39, Tom Smith via groups.io <trcsmith=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
At 500 lums this works just fine for me.

Tom Smith  A&P/IA
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Tom Smith
 

NO! IN fact they put just enough light brushing the canard so anyone above or in the pattern can see the plane.
I think, my opinion that it looks cool, not at all overwhelming.Next night flight I'll see if a picture will turn out.


Tom Smith  A&P/IA
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-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Evans <jevansez@...>
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Sent: Sun, May 10, 2020 3:00 pm
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED lights

Tom,  do you have ant issues with the lights illuminating the canard and thus affecting your forward vision?
Jim

On Sun, May 10, 2020, 17:23 Tom Smith via groups.io <trcsmith=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Second one I've seen. I think we have a great setup. I modified the lamps somewhat to fit.


Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN


-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Rothwell <tony13rothwell@...>
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Sent: Sat, May 9, 2020 7:09 pm
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED lights

Hey Tom, we think alike - mine have been flying 22 years now.  Would like to go from halogen to LED bulbs but getting narrow beam (5-12 deg) in LED is difficult!!
Advantage of landing lights in the wingtips is getting around amongst others on the aprons and parking lots.  Steady or wig-wag....... works for me!

Photo IS the correct way up - if you live in the Southern Hemisphere anyway!!

On Sun, 10 May 2020 at 11:39, Tom Smith via groups.io <trcsmith=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
At 500 lums this works just fine for me.

Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
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Tom Smith
 

Tony Rothwell  at (tony13rothwell@...) has the same light location as I. He sent me a picture of his Cozzy. He sent the picture, but sense it was taken in Australia it showed up upside down. SmileJoy.

COZ Downunder.jpg


Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
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-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Evans <jevansez@...>
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Sent: Sun, May 10, 2020 3:00 pm
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED lights

Tom,  do you have ant issues with the lights illuminating the canard and thus affecting your forward vision?
Jim

On Sun, May 10, 2020, 17:23 Tom Smith via groups.io <trcsmith=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Second one I've seen. I think we have a great setup. I modified the lamps somewhat to fit.


Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN


-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Rothwell <tony13rothwell@...>
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Sent: Sat, May 9, 2020 7:09 pm
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED lights

Hey Tom, we think alike - mine have been flying 22 years now.  Would like to go from halogen to LED bulbs but getting narrow beam (5-12 deg) in LED is difficult!!
Advantage of landing lights in the wingtips is getting around amongst others on the aprons and parking lots.  Steady or wig-wag....... works for me!

Photo IS the correct way up - if you live in the Southern Hemisphere anyway!!

On Sun, 10 May 2020 at 11:39, Tom Smith via groups.io <trcsmith=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
At 500 lums this works just fine for me.

Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN
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nosedragger48154
 

Tom, that really looks good, the only problem I I have a VariEze, however it may work in the Cozy!

 

Sincerely,

 

Mike Scovel

SE Michigan

VariEze

 

Mbl     (313) 608-7202

Email   ezdriver@...

Email   info@...

             http://www.brighterstick.com

 

 

 

From: members@canardzone.groups.io <members@canardzone.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Smith via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, May 9, 2020 9:39 PM
To: jenatepilot@...; members@canardzone.groups.io
Subject: [Canard Zone] LED lights

 

At 500 lums this works just fine for me.

 

Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN

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Ian Huss
 


This is perfect but I don't even have the lower winglets. I was hoping for a bolt-on solution.

Ion


From: Tony Rothwell
Date: Sun, 10 May 2020 05:27:08 MDT

Hey Tom, we think alike - mine have been flying 22 years now.  Would like to go from halogen to LED bulbs but getting narrow beam (5-12 deg) in LED is difficult!!
Advantage of landing lights in the wingtips is getting around amongst others on the aprons and parking lots.  Steady or wig-wag....... works for me!

Photo IS the correct way up - if you live in the Southern Hemisphere anyway!!
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Tom Smith
 

Make a hard point under the outboard wing and fab a bullet shape for the light and secure it. Lots of ways to do it.


Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN


-----Original Message-----
From: nosedragger48154 <ezdriver@...>
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Sent: Mon, May 11, 2020 5:51 am
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED lights

Tom, that really looks good, the only problem I I have a VariEze, however it may work in the Cozy!
 
Sincerely,
 
Mike Scovel
SE Michigan
VariEze
 
Mbl     (313) 608-7202
Email   ezdriver@...
Email   info@...
             http://www.brighterstick.com
 
 
 
From: members@canardzone.groups.io <members@canardzone.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Smith via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, May 9, 2020 9:39 PM
To: jenatepilot@...; members@canardzone.groups.io
Subject: [Canard Zone] LED lights
 
At 500 lums this works just fine for me.
 
Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN
Attachments:

Tom Smith
 

Here are my wheel fairing lights. They will strobe-wig-wag- or steady. I mounted them in the tips of the
fairings and I used white silicone to hold them in.
IMG_9850.JPG
IMG_9851.JPG
IMG_9852.JPG


Tom Smith  A&P/IA
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Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN


-----Original Message-----
From: nosedragger48154 <ezdriver@...>
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Sent: Mon, May 11, 2020 5:51 am
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED lights

Tom, that really looks good, the only problem I I have a VariEze, however it may work in the Cozy!
 
Sincerely,
 
Mike Scovel
SE Michigan
VariEze
 
Mbl     (313) 608-7202
Email   ezdriver@...
Email   info@...
             http://www.brighterstick.com
 
 
 
From: members@canardzone.groups.io <members@canardzone.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Smith via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, May 9, 2020 9:39 PM
To: jenatepilot@...; members@canardzone.groups.io
Subject: [Canard Zone] LED lights
 
At 500 lums this works just fine for me.
 
Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN
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Wolf D.
 

Can you send them as attachments? Yahoo strips images.

-Wolf

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: "Tom Smith via groups.io" <trcsmith@...>
Date: 5/11/20 12:52 (GMT-06:00)
To: ezdriver@..., members@canardzone.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED lights

Here are my wheel fairing lights. They will strobe-wig-wag- or steady. I mounted them in the tips of the
fairings and I used white silicone to hold them in.


Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN


-----Original Message-----
From: nosedragger48154 <ezdriver@...>
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Sent: Mon, May 11, 2020 5:51 am
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED lights

Tom, that really looks good, the only problem I I have a VariEze, however it may work in the Cozy!
 
Sincerely,
 
Mike Scovel
SE Michigan
VariEze
 
Mbl     (313) 608-7202
Email   ezdriver@...
Email   info@...
             http://www.brighterstick.com
 
 
 
From: members@canardzone.groups.io <members@canardzone.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Smith via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, May 9, 2020 9:39 PM
To: jenatepilot@...; members@canardzone.groups.io
Subject: [Canard Zone] LED lights
 
At 500 lums this works just fine for me.
 
Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN
Attachments:

Attachments:

Tom Smith
 

Yes I sent them both ways. They are from crazedpilot.com


Tom Smith  A&P/IA
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Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN


-----Original Message-----
From: Wolf D. via groups.io <bd5wingnut@...>
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Sent: Mon, May 11, 2020 10:56 am
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED lights

Can you send them as attachments? Yahoo strips images.

-Wolf

Sent from my Samsung Galaxy smartphone.


-------- Original message --------
From: "Tom Smith via groups.io" <trcsmith@...>
Date: 5/11/20 12:52 (GMT-06:00)
To: ezdriver@..., members@canardzone.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED lights

Here are my wheel fairing lights. They will strobe-wig-wag- or steady. I mounted them in the tips of the
fairings and I used white silicone to hold them in.
IMG_9850.JPG
IMG_9851.JPG
IMG_9852.JPG


Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN


-----Original Message-----
From: nosedragger48154 <ezdriver@...>
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Sent: Mon, May 11, 2020 5:51 am
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED lights

Tom, that really looks good, the only problem I I have a VariEze, however it may work in the Cozy!
 
Sincerely,
 
Mike Scovel
SE Michigan
VariEze
 
Mbl     (313) 608-7202
Email   ezdriver@...
Email   info@...
             http://www.brighterstick.com
 
 
 
From: members@canardzone.groups.io <members@canardzone.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Smith via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, May 9, 2020 9:39 PM
To: jenatepilot@...; members@canardzone.groups.io
Subject: [Canard Zone] LED lights
 
At 500 lums this works just fine for me.
 
Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN
Attachments:
Attachments:

Tom Smith
 

From crazedpilot.com Don't know why the the photos don't go through.

Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN

nosedragger48154
 

Working a different solution for the VariEze, but I am considering this for the Cozy.

 

Sincerely,

 

Mike Scovel

SE Michigan

VariEze

 

Mbl     (313) 608-7202

Email   ezdriver@...

Email   info@...

             http://www.brighterstick.com

 

 

 

From: members@canardzone.groups.io <members@canardzone.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Smith via groups.io
Sent: Monday, May 11, 2020 11:41 AM
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED lights

 

Make a hard point under the outboard wing and fab a bullet shape for the light and secure it. Lots of ways to do it.

 

 

Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: nosedragger48154 <ezdriver@...>
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Sent: Mon, May 11, 2020 5:51 am
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED lights

Tom, that really looks good, the only problem I I have a VariEze, however it may work in the Cozy!

 

Sincerely,

 

Mike Scovel

SE Michigan

VariEze

 

Mbl     (313) 608-7202

Email   ezdriver@...

Email   info@...

             http://www.brighterstick.com

 

 

 

From: members@canardzone.groups.io <members@canardzone.groups.io> On Behalf Of Tom Smith via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, May 9, 2020 9:39 PM
To: jenatepilot@...; members@canardzone.groups.io
Subject: [Canard Zone] LED lights

 

At 500 lums this works just fine for me.

 

Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN

Attachments:

Ian Huss
 

Hi Tom, 

Did you use theCrazed pilot Bullet LED PAIR - Tiny High Output Landing/Strobe Lights or LED Lights  ?



 They look great but do you think they put out enough light for landing (250 lumens each)? I bet they're fine for taxiing, but landings too? The wigwag controller is a bonus too! Now I gotta figure out where to put yet another switch.

Thanks a bunch, I remember seeing your writeup before but couldn't remember where.

Ion


 
Re: LED lights
From: Tom Smith
Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 12:02:04 MDT

Yes I sent them both ways. They are from crazedpilot.com


Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN


Tony Rothwell
 

Ian,

Those lights look great for Taxy and for making your aircraft stand out as wig wag lights but they stress they have a wide beam so no, not suitable as serious landing lights.

Cheap though.

Tony
VH-COZ


On Tue, 12 May 2020 at 12:16, Ian Huss via groups.io <lisnion=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Tom, 

Did you use theCrazed pilot Bullet LED PAIR - Tiny High Output Landing/Strobe Lights or LED Lights  ?



 They look great but do you think they put out enough light for landing (250 lumens each)? I bet they're fine for taxiing, but landings too? The wigwag controller is a bonus too! Now I gotta figure out where to put yet another switch.

Thanks a bunch, I remember seeing your writeup before but couldn't remember where.

Ion


 
Re: LED lights
From: Tom Smith
Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 12:02:04 MDT

Yes I sent them both ways. They are from crazedpilot.com


Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN


Jim Evans
 

I still haven't heard how much heat is produced not so much with these but with the higher output LEDs. Can someone supply that info and how they deal with the heat?


On Mon, May 11, 2020, 22:16 Ian Huss via groups.io <lisnion=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Tom, 

Did you use theCrazed pilot Bullet LED PAIR - Tiny High Output Landing/Strobe Lights or LED Lights  ?



 They look great but do you think they put out enough light for landing (250 lumens each)? I bet they're fine for taxiing, but landings too? The wigwag controller is a bonus too! Now I gotta figure out where to put yet another switch.

Thanks a bunch, I remember seeing your writeup before but couldn't remember where.

Ion


 
Re: LED lights
From: Tom Smith
Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 12:02:04 MDT

Yes I sent them both ways. They are from crazedpilot.com


Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN


Tom Smith
 

Yes, I do use them in the wheel pants, and soon mounting one each on left and right side just aft of the passenger head aimed at the winglets.


Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Evans <jevansez@...>
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Sent: Tue, May 12, 2020 3:44 am
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED lights

I still haven't heard how much heat is produced not so much with these but with the higher output LEDs. Can someone supply that info and how they deal with the heat?

On Mon, May 11, 2020, 22:16 Ian Huss via groups.io <lisnion=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Tom, 

Did you use theCrazed pilot Bullet LED PAIR - Tiny High Output Landing/Strobe Lights or LED Lights  ?



 They look great but do you think they put out enough light for landing (250 lumens each)? I bet they're fine for taxiing, but landings too? The wigwag controller is a bonus too! Now I gotta figure out where to put yet another switch.

Thanks a bunch, I remember seeing your writeup before but couldn't remember where.

Ion


 
Re: LED lights
From: Tom Smith
Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 12:02:04 MDT
Yes I sent them both ways. They are from crazedpilot.com


Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN


David Fife
 

Ours are similar. I made these 10 yrs ago, still working fine. 
Parts are 3 -triple LED On a printed circuit board, small heat sink, 2- LED drivers, bulk head in nose of pants To hold Assy and lens.
One set for each wheel pants. Wired with switch for steady on or sequential flashing. Tower tells us they see us 5 miles out in daytime. 

If you want pics and material list I can supply. Email me at aircrafttips@...

Dave Fife 
N12LZ LONG EZ

On May 11, 2020, at 2:06 PM, Tom Smith via groups.io <trcsmith@...> wrote:


From crazedpilot.com Don't know why the the photos don't go through.

Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN

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Tom Smith
 

No heat to speak of.

Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Evans <jevansez@...>
To: members@canardzone.groups.io
Sent: Tue, May 12, 2020 3:44 am
Subject: Re: [Canard Zone] LED lights

I still haven't heard how much heat is produced not so much with these but with the higher output LEDs. Can someone supply that info and how they deal with the heat?

On Mon, May 11, 2020, 22:16 Ian Huss via groups.io <lisnion=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hi Tom, 

Did you use theCrazed pilot Bullet LED PAIR - Tiny High Output Landing/Strobe Lights or LED Lights  ?



 They look great but do you think they put out enough light for landing (250 lumens each)? I bet they're fine for taxiing, but landings too? The wigwag controller is a bonus too! Now I gotta figure out where to put yet another switch.

Thanks a bunch, I remember seeing your writeup before but couldn't remember where.

Ion


 
Re: LED lights
From: Tom Smith
Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 12:02:04 MDT
Yes I sent them both ways. They are from crazedpilot.com


Tom Smith  A&P/IA
Long-EZ N12TS
Cell-707-592-0869
KVCB
KJ6PZN