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 now online and features more than 50 glass compositions.
The digital catalog allows you to navigate easily through our expansive portfolio, which includes aviation blue, green, yellow, red, and white glasses. You’ll be able to view their transmission spectrum and important optical and physical properties.
In harsh environments, such as exterior aircraft and ground lighting, you need a material that won’t degrade over time.Our aviation glasses are often preferred for demanding applications due to their superior durability and resistance to abrasion, chemical corrosion, and thermal shock. Not only do they meet performance specifications, but our glass formulations are also designed to meet industry and regulatory color standards, including:
- Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
- Military Specifications (MIL-SPEC)
- International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
Glass Spectral Data: A Vital Component in Determining Chromaticity
As we discussed in our latest article, “Chromaticity Basics: Factors, Calculation, and Application,” three factors determine chromaticity: the light source, the transmission of the lens or cover material, and the human eye.
The aerospace lighting industry is evolving; LED adoption is accelerating, and lighting manufacturers must now meet new specifications and requirements for these light sources. It’s more important now, than ever, to understand how the lens material influences chromaticity values.
When designing a new light fixture, or changing light sources, you need to understand the impact that the lens has on your light’s chromaticity and transmission values. Exploring our aviation glass catalog will help you understand the differences between our glass compositions, and allow you to select one that enables you to meet your specification.