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C-Lite Wing Tip Nav Light Indicators

$19.50/Pair
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Part# 5122
MFR Model# 5097

Overview

These indicators identify your wingtips when taxiing at night, and assure you your nav lights are working. Installs in minutes with just a screwdriver, and you don't disconnect the lights to do it. Works with high-or-low-wing aircraft, thick wing too. Designed for use with Grimes #A-1285 and #B-6345 nac lights, which means practically all aircraft.

   
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Specifications

  • Length: 5-1/2"
  • Width: 4"
  • Thickness: 1/4"
  • ID of small holes: 1/4"
  • ID of big hole: 1-1/2"

Reviews

Wouldnt fit my cessna.

Timothy R Verified Purchase

C-LITE WING TIP DETECTORS

October 12, 2023

As expected, install was easy, and they work fine

Craig S Verified Purchase

C-LITE WING TIP DETECTORS

November 30, 2022

Easy install

Glen F Verified Purchase

C-LITE WING TIP DETECTORS

April 11, 2022

Having never seen indicators before, I was skeptical that these were going to work, but they do. For the uninitiated, these go behind the lights backplate, smack up against the wing itself. The little bit of light that is cast straight down (or up) is captured by the acrylic, causing the whole unit to glow. The good is that they are a cheap, simple install and work as intended. Flying around at night puts you a bit more at ease with just a quick glance out to either wingtip to see the gentle glow of the indicator satisfying your curiosity. The bad is that they are not a perfect fit. While I was able to install two pairs on two different aircraft without any modification, I found the screw holes dont precisely line up and the teardrop body is too fat and doesnt match the teardrop shape of the 172 lights. Lot of exposed material that makes them look cheap. However, the 150 has a slightly fatter bulb and hides more of the material. The screw holes could be bigger (no reason why they couldnt be) that would give more freedom of movement during install. The buyer can drill them out himself, though, if needed. Standing next to them, they look a bit odd and look way too long, but sitting in the cockpit you realize that length is required due to dihedral of the wing. I could probably cut off the bottom inch and still see what I need to see. I expect an unwary passerby to walk straight into them some day and break them off, slice their head open or both.

Nick
November 4, 2016

It was nice to see a reasonably priced replacement for these NAV light indicators. The good news is that they are made out of a much thicker plastic that the old originals that my Piper Cherokee had installed. The bad news is that the three screw holes did not properly line up, at least on the Cherokee, with the three bolts. For both sides I was able to line up two of the holes, but had to re-drill the third hole. For that reason I downgraded it one star.

John T
May 6, 2018

After at least 15 yrs of using wing tip detector, it was time to replace with new. These require modification on a Mooney M20E. The old ones fit perfectly under the light fixture. These are larger and the holes do not line up. Ive been resizing and fitting.

Carlos A Verified Purchase

C-LITE WING TIP DETECTORS

July 26, 2022

These REQUIRE disconnecting your Grimes NAV lights for installation, because the indicator mounts flush with the wing and the light base must be removed first. Also, if your lights don’t already have connectors, you will need to cut them and then install connectors, Finally I found only 1 of the 3 pre-drilled holes in the plastic actually lined up - I had to re-drill the other 2 holes in the plastic. So the actual mounting time per wing was about 1 hour, not the “few minutes” as stated. When I tested everything, with the standard Grimes bulb, under daylight conditions in open T hanger, I could not see any reflection. Hopefully when I replace with the much brighter Navstrobe 40 watt LED I will be able to see something. Hence the lukewarm review at present.

Geoff G
September 21, 2018

Bought these to replace some old wing-tip light indicators that had broken. The description says they will fit the Grimes A-1285 lights. They are definitely different sizes from the bases of these lights. They stick out about a 1/4 inch on the bottom and tops of the bases and are also mismatched on the fronts and backs. It would seem somebody would have sent the company a base for the light and they could match them up correctly, but apparently that has not been done. They are thick plexiglass and very strong, which is nice, but the QA is poor.

Robert B
August 15, 2019

These Nav Light Indicators do not fit well on all Greims lights. By the the time redrilled 2 of the holes and sanded the the top to match, I would have been better to start with a sheet of Plexiglass.

Clayton H
May 2, 2019

Plastic is good but non of the holes line up! Must re drill and use a round file to make them fit!

Helmut R Verified Purchase

C-LITE WING TIP DETECTORS

January 21, 2024

Q&A

Please note, Aircraft Spruce's personnel are not certified aircraft mechanics and can only provide general support and ideas, which should not be relied upon or implemented in lieu of consulting an A&P or other qualified technician. Aircraft Spruce assumes no responsibility or liability for any issue or problem which may arise from any repair, modification or other work done from this knowledge base. Any product eligibility information provided here is based on general application guides and we recommend always referring to your specific aircraft parts manual, the parts manufacturer or consulting with a qualified mechanic.

Q: Are the C-lite Wing Tip Nav Light Indicators FAA approved?

Per the manufacturer, Since the C-lite Wing Tip Nav Light Indicators do not remove or replace the indicators, they are okay for use on certified airplanes. No 337 test needed.

Q: These would be going on a Mooney M20 F model... I see a couple of comments they didnt match up very well. I dont mind doing minor tweaks like drilling holes or doing some filing, but if they really dont fit, can I return them?

Yes if unused, these are returnable within 30 days of receipt.

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