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Part# 11-12980
MFR Model# 01-0790750-10


FAA-PMA Approved
Parmetheus PAR-46 Super-LED lights are a drop-in replacement for outdated halogen lamps.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.



  • Moisture resistant providing stable light output for 10,000 hours of trouble-free operating.
  • Direct replacement for outdated PAR-46 Halogen lamps.
  • Available in a Landing version.
  • Convenient “Drop-In” design for ease of installation:
  • Power wiring attaches to brass screw terminals.
  • Weight is virtually identical to previous PAR-46 lamps.
  • Assembly design includes clocking notch.
  • Polycarbonate, replaceable, hard-coated outer lens.
  • Low current and lightweight
  • Metal, heat dissipating coated housing.
  • Whelen TIR™ (Total Internal Reflector) technology, combining spot and flood optical combination, resulting in superior in intensity and effectiveness.
  • Proudly designed and manufactured in the USA.
  • Five year warranty.


  • Type: Landing (Spot Light, 10 degree horizontal, 10 degree vertical)
  • Unit weighs only 1 lb / 454 gm, virtually identical to previous PAR-46 lamps
  • Five-year HDP Heavy-Duty Professional warranty
  • White LED; clear hardcoated polycarbonate
  • 5.65" round by 2.25" face to screw terminal
  • 2.6 Amps at 14 VDC
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I returned this item but have not seen the refund in my paypal account.

David C
July 8, 2020

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 flight…well daytime anyway…I mean why not right? LED lights should be your first upgrade!

Sherman C
December 15, 2018

Works great. Much brighter than my old light.

Thomas J
December 14, 2018

Good light. Expensive but good. Fit right in.

April 29, 2018

Rocket A
October 13, 2017

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.

July 6, 2017

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.

George E
July 3, 2017

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.

April 22, 2017

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.

Bob F
July 21, 2016

works well

Michael R
March 23, 2020


Q: Is the 10 degree beam on the par plus 46 wide enough to be used whenever flying as a anti collision light?

The manufacturer of part number 11-12980 does not recommend using this light as an anti-collision light.

Q: What is the difference between this lamp and the Whelen PLED461L? Thank you.

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.

Q: Is the part number 11-12980 a replacement for 01-0790750-10?

Yes, we purchase our part number 11-12980 under the Whelen part # 01-0790750-10.

Q: I want to replace the GE-4522 with an LED. I think the WHELEN PARMETHEUS PLUS SUPER LED REPLACEMENT LIGHTS - 14V PAR 46 (your Part # 11-12980 ) is the appropriate replacement but I want to be sure it is the right one before I place an order.

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.

Q: I have a PA_24-250: Is this the correct replacement? When we order 2, I need 1 taxi, 1 landing. Can it be used as both or are they 2 different part numbers?

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.

Q: Will these Parmetheus Plus Super LEDs work with a wig wag system? I only use the wig wag on take off and landing.

Yes, this will work with a wig wag module.

Q: Will this fit on a 1963 skyhawk 172?

No, the Cessna 172 takes a PAR 36 light. You would need to order Part# 11-12976 for a 14V system.

Q: Will these bulbs work on my 1962 Cessna 175C?

No, the Cessna 175 uses a PAR 36 style lamp. You would need either Part# 11-12976 (14V) or Part# 11-12978 (28V).

Q: What are the specs on this WAT Parmetheus Plus PAR 46 LED light? Brightness? Lumens? Candela? Candlelight power?

This light has 105,000 beam candlepower.

Q: Is a rubber gasket necessary? The Par 46 will not fit into the housing on my Cessna 172L with the gasket on it. Tried soap as suggested in the install instructions but no joy.

The install guide notes, "if required install the rubber gasket." It is not required on all installs.

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