Parmetheus PAR-46 Super-LED lights are a drop-in replacement for outdated halogen lamps. PMA Approved, Lightweight, low-current and moisture resistant, they provide stable light output for thousands of operating hours. The PAR 46 assemblies have an impressive 80% brighter output than the original Parmetheus Series.
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.
Finally had a night landing and all I can say is WOW, compared to my previous GE bulb! I could see the runway much further out and the beam width is perfect! Runs so cool & low power, I leave it on during my entire flightâ€¦well daytime anywayâ€¦I mean why not right? LED lights should be your first upgrade!
Works great. Much brighter than my old light.
Good light. Expensive but good. Fit right in.
Installed in a Mooney J. The light fit perfectly and is very bright compared to the original. The fit and finish of the light are excellent. Compered to the original, it hardly draws any power. very pleased with my choice.
Installed in a 1977 C-172. This rental flys a lot but we have to replace the GE4522 bulb about twice a year, and the A&P charge is around $150 a pop. Not to mention that we usually have someone cancel a night revenue flight. This bulb should last a long time and even has a 5 year warranty. After 18 months we will be money ahead. The Whelen engineer told me this 2nd generation LED landing light puts out the equivalent light of a 400 watt old bulb vs the GE4522 that is a 250 watt bulb. Pilots report much greater visibility on landing and taxi. It doesnt burn out and it puts out much more light. Glad we bit the bullet and did the switch out.
I installed two of these in my 1954 E-35 Bonanza and what a difference they make in landing lights! They are brighter without pulling so many amps like the original 100W flame throwers. Much safer solution - less amps and less heat, allowing me to use them for longer periods of flight for better visibility.
Installed this LED lamp in my 1962 Mooney M20C, was no problem at all to install was a perfect match for the old GE 4522 lamp, I was very impressed the brightness with this lamp, No comparison to the old GE. Last year I also added the Whelen-Orin 650 LED strobes, which was also very easy to install. Love that when I come in for a landing or taking off I can be seen. A total thumbs up on both these products.
Bright as expected. Fit well on my aircraft. The light comes with a round rubber gasket with a U-shaped cross section (with the open end of the U towards the center). The gasket is much to small in diameter to easily stretch around the outside of the light, and the opening of the U is too narrow to properly accommodate the width of the lights rim. The intended purpose of the gasket is unclear. In my case, the previous light did not use a gasket, so it didnt matter.
Itâ€™s an improvement from the original Parmetheis. We leave the landing light on continually, no worries about heat from bulb, power draw, or bulb life. Still ... itâ€™s a bit pricey, thus four stars.
The manufacturer of part number 11-12980 does not recommend using this light as an anti-collision light.
The Wheelen parmetheus plus part number 11-12980 is an upgrade from the parmethus super part number 11-09523. The Led's are different and have a greater light output.
Yes, we purchase our part number 11-12980 under the Whelen part # 01-0790750-10.
Yes, the GE-4522 is a PAR 46 lamp. The Whelen Parmetheus Plus (part # 11-12980) is a PAR 46 as well. Both are 14v. You are correct, 11-12980 is the correct LED replacement for your lamp.
Yes, this is the correct light for your aircraft as this is stated on the STC in the documents tab. This can be used for both landing and taxi light.
Yes, this will work with a wig wag module.
No, the Cessna 172 takes a PAR 36 light. You would need to order Part# 11-12976 for a 14V system.
No, the Cessna 175 uses a PAR 36 style lamp. You would need either Part# 11-12976 (14V) or Part# 11-12978 (28V).
This light has 105,000 beam candlepower.
The install guide notes, "if required install the rubber gasket." It is not required on all installs.