Parmetheus Plus PAR36 LED lights are a drop-in replacement for outdated Halogen PMA Approved. Lightweight, low-current and moisture resistant, they provide stable light output for thousands of operating hours. These LED lights are 40% brighter output than the original Parmetheus Series assemblies.
LED lighting is the ideal technology for aviation applications. Whelen LED lights are time and field-tested for reliability and long-life performance under the tough conditions required by Fire, Emergency, DOT and Law Enforcement professionals around the world.
For a light bulb STC, the amount of paperwork associated with this is astounding. But of course the light is good--hopefully it will last awhile at $258.00 a pop:)
Well made, easy to install, and Bright!!!!
Easy install, dropped right in. Definitely brighter than the old lights, I have a generator still so I can actually turn these on
I installed this lamp on my 1965 Cessna 172F. It installed perfectly and performed flawlessly. It appears much brighter than the original incandescent lamp and draws 6 amps less power!
My 1966 172G still has a generator and does fine until needing the landing or taxi lights. The airplane is in excellent condition and at this time makes no sense to switch to an alternator. As other commenters have said, I like to use the lights during day for increased visibility. But with the excessive current draw I would use them sparingly even at night. These LED lights are magic and solved the current draw issue. And of course the increase in brightness is awesome. Wish I would have changed years ago.
I purchased this for installation on my homebuilt Velocity (still under construction). The kit actually came with the ubiquitous GE 4509 incandescent landing light, but theres no way thatll get installed on this sleek, brand-new Velocity Im building!
After 4 years of flying my Cherokee 140D and replacing the incandescent landing light twice I decided it was time to move to the Whelen LED landing light. I was very interested in seeing my amp load decrease to lessen the overall load on the system and breaker on that circuit. Installation was as simple as replacing the incandescent lamp, and the power draw is miniscule compared to the old GE lamp. I am very happy with the purchase and the performance I have seen so far. I fly in and out of a semi busy non-towered training area airport so I prefer to fly with my light on during takeoff, area flying, and all pattern work. This was the answer to my problem with high amp draw and regular use of the lamp.
Easy installation and it provides substantially more illumination compared to the stock incandescent lightbulb. Highly recommended.
Good light, easy to install with no mods to the cowling of a PA 28-180C. Unlike a regular bulb, the LED has a + and - post. If you get them backwards it will not work.
Part number 11-08294 is Whelen Part number PLED1L. Part number 11-12976 is Whelen Part number P36P1L.
Per Whelen: This is actually measured in candlepower. The Parmetheus Plus would have 60,000 candlepower.
This has a 5 year warranty that will cover all manufacture electronic defects.
The landing light will have a 10 degree spot light and the taxi light will have a 40 degree spreader optic.
This unit alone does NOT have a pulse mode option. An aftermarket pulse system would need to be installed on the aircraft to put the light into pulse mode.
Whelen does have an STC, but it is not included in the box. The STC can be viewed on the Whelen web site, www.whelen.com .
This is just a replacement lamp, that the aircraft owner should be able to replace with a log book entry, but we always recommend you consult with your A&P to verify there are no other requirements.
Yes, the GE4509 is a 14v Par 36 bulb. This is also a 14v Par 36 bulb and will be a direct replacement.
PER THE MFG. - Replaces GE 250 watt lamps. 1500+ lumens
As viewed from the rear of the light, the terminal on the left is ground and the right terminal is positive. The polarity is also shown on the part number label affixed to the light.