New Webinar: Lens Material Selection for Exterior Aircraft Lighting

New Webinar: Lens Material Selection for Exterior Aircraft Lighting

When designing an exterior aircraft lighting fixture, it is necessary to choose a cover lens material that is resistant to pressure, abrasion, and impact.  With the onset of LED technology, manufacturers of lighting fixtures essentially have two options for cover lens materials: glass or plastic. This decision affects safety, maintenance, and total cost of ownership.…

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New White Paper Demonstrates How Abrasion Resistant Lenses Lower Maintenance Costs

Kopp Glass

In this two-part study, Taber abrasion and high-velocity particulate impact testing are used to evaluate the suitability of borosilicate glass, polycarbonate, and aviation grade acrylic in exterior jet aircraft lighting applications. In the aerospace industry, Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology promises to keep planes operating longer with reduced maintenance costs and lower power consumption. With…

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SAE A20 Aircraft Lighting Committee Spring Meeting Highlights

SAE A20 Aircraft Lighting Committee Spring Meeting

From March 23 through March 24, I attended the SAE A20 Aircraft Lighting Committee’s spring meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Discussion amongst the 36 attendees focused on recently published SAE documents, identification of documents that will be sent out for ballot shortly, and status of the MIL-STD-3009 specification review. These meetings offer an excellent opportunity…

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New Aviation Glass Digital Catalog and Spec Sheets

Aviation Glass Catalog

For more than 50 years, we have manufactured glasses to meet the changing needs of the aerospace lighting industry. As a result, we have one of the largest portfolios of aviation colored glasses available. We’re pleased to announce that you can view these glasses in a new digital format; our new aviation glass catalog is…

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