Fri, Sep 11, 2009
Super Bright White Light In Long-Lived Bulbs
LoPresti Aviation has received FAA
STC approval for BoomBeam HID lights on the Citation 560. This
complete kit will give aviation's top performing business jet an
increase in safety and a reduction in maintenance costs.
"Every Citation pilot knows that Citation flights are measured
in 'Bulbs per Hour', with one of six lights burning out with
high-cost frequency." According to Curt LoPresti, CEO of LoPresti
Aviation, "Safety is aviation's number one agenda. We know that the
addition of BoomBeam HID lights to all aircraft greatly improves
their visibility and safety. Lights on 24/7 is now possible with
our filament free, low power draw system. Replacement bulbs are a
thing of the past. LoPresti has taken this out of the equation by
offering their BoomBeams with a 5000 hour/5 year warranty.
"Like any pilot who has flown any 500 Series Citation, I have
often found myself on short final "second-guessing" if I skipped
the checklist item 'Landing Lights -> On'," said Citation pilot
Philip Francis. "I finally had an opportunity to test your new HID
lights that were installed on our Citation 560 Ultra, with a flight
landing late in the evening. The lights are so bright and so white
in contrast to the dim yellow original lights that, prior to
crossing the threshold while still 20 to 40 feet in the air, I can
see clearly the entire length of the runway confirming that it is
free of any objects or animals."
"I now use the recognition lights and landing lights for every
takeoff and landing during the day without the expense and concern
of having to constantly replace one of the six lights which would
frequently become unserviceable, (burnout) due to vibration
encountered during flight and on the ground causing a filament to
break," he continued.
Light kits are available for both wing and main landing gear
locations on many Cessna Citation Aircraft.
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