GLASS LENSES FOR EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR AIRCRAFT LIGHTING
The emergence of LEDs and other lighting technologies has introduced complex challenges into the aerospace industry. Our extensive glass portfolio includes clear and colored filter glass formulations designed to meet FAA, MIL, and ICAO regulatory standards for both incandescent and LED light sources.
- Clear borosilicate
- Aviation colored borosilicate
- IR transmitting filter glass for covert lighting
- NVIS compatible filter glass
COMPLEX GLASS MOLDING FOR OPTIMAL AERODYNAMICS
From the wing panel to the position lights - every component of an aircraft must be fine-tuned and engineered to ensure maximum performance and efficiency. Our specialized manufacturing process enables us to mold glass into complex contoured shapes while meeting rigorous dimensional tolerances. You don’t have to rely on expensive fabrication and machining costs to achieve optimal aerodynamic forms.
|Exterior Lights||NVIS Glass for Interior Lights|
|Landing, taxi, and runway turnoff lights||Post lights|
Wing and engine inspection lights
|Cargo and service lighting||Bezel and dome|
|Logo lights||Edge-lit panels|
BOROSILICATE GLASS: TOUGH MATERIAL FOR TOUGH ENVIRONMENTS
Throughout the long life of an aircraft it will endure punishment from harsh environments. There is not time for broken parts and repairs. Choose borosilicate glass for your exterior lighting designs and extend your average time-on-wing. Unlike most polymer lenses, borosilicate glass is resistant to:
- UV degradation
- Chemical corrosion
- Abrasion from fine particulate
- Thermal stress
Our custom manufacturing capabilities paired with our extensive knowledge of glass science and optical engineering enable us to provide comprehensive solutions for the most complex lighting designs.
Borosilicate Glass Continues to Outperform in Exterior Aircraft Lighting Applications
A new informative series will discuss emerging industry trends. In this first article, Kopp Glass' resident product development expert, Jim Forish - Director of Product Design, discusses how borosilicate glass lenses outperform other materials in exterior aircraft lighting applications and provide the lowest total cost of ownership to those who bear the maintenance burden. Read the White Paper