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Panel Lighting

I haven’t flown our airplane at night yet, though it is equipped for night flight.  One shortcoming is the interior lighting–it’s easy to see the screens and lighted instruments, but difficult to read the switches and other controls.  I fixed this today.

There are inexpensive, dimmable LED light strips available now in a variety of colors.  They’re self-adhesive, too, which makes them really easy to install.  We already had a lighting controller and a dimmer knob installed, so I just needed to stick it on and run the wires to the lighting controller.  Here’s a picture.  We chose red, since it’s supposedly less harmful to night vision.

One Comment

  1. Rob Sr says:

    Lights are really cool. Like the color.