Part# 11-10568
MFR Model# 01-0771554-11
Whelen #DescriptionApprovalsPart Number
01-0771554-117155411 HORIZONTAL MOUNT, 14 VDC FAA TSO-C30c Type III, E-TSO11-10568


Whelen 71554 Series LED Tail Position Lights are an exact footprint for Whelen Models A555A and 71011 Tail Lights.
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  • Drawing: 71554
  • Weight: 0.14 lbs
  • Dimensions H x W x L Exposed Height: 1.4 (35.56mm) x 1.59 (40.38mm) x 2.07 (52.57mm)
  • Current Draw: 0.13 Amps @ 28 VDC 0.26 Amps @ 14 VDC
  • Available Colors: Aviation White
  • Lenses Clear: Hardcoated Polycarbonate
  • STC: STC SA800EA.pdf


Spruce has always had stock. saves money due to longevity. Whelen has excellent support for there products.

Darryl F
April 23, 2021

Very bright - brighter than expected. Installation was easy. On our 74 Skylane, the wires were about 6-9 inches too short so they needed to be lengthened.

Kevin P
June 8, 2020

Easy install and perfect fit replacing my old Whelen tail light. Cessna 170.

March 20, 2020

Very well made, bright and easy to install item. The order was processed quickly and I got in a couple of days.

Thad B
March 6, 2020

Wonderful product, adds a beautiful look to my aircraft!

Mike M
September 20, 2019

Great looking addition to the tail of my Seabee. Very bright. Bolt pattern was correct but had to enlarge socket hole on my rudder as new socket is a full 1-1/8” diameter. Worth the effort!

Mark D
October 29, 2018

Outstanding Product and high-quality. Straight-forward install on my Grumman AA-5B and many times brighter than the stock lamp. Had to switch the polarity on the wires, but I have had to do that on the wingtip lights (Whelen Chroma) as well. Just switch the spade connectors and youre rolling.

Curt M
August 29, 2018

Havent actually installed it yet:) This will be the last light to go LED or Xenon on my plane. Appreciate the salespersons help on the phone re the orientation: SOME Cessnas take a horizontal mount I believe it was four years models around the M and N series. This is not reflected (no pun intended) in your catalogue, which makes it difficult to order, since it only calls for a vertical mount for Cessnas. Anyway, nice and bright, and I didnt need/want a strobe back there, so perfect.

March 26, 2017

I recently replaced the wingtip lights with the Whelen Orion 600 system and decided to replace the position light on the tail with the Whelen LED position light so that all the lights would match. This product is so much brighter than the old incandescent light bulb, I really love it.

Steve C
September 30, 2013

I ordered the 14V vertical mount version of the Whelen LED tail position light to replace the existing Whelen A555A tail position light installed on my Citabria. In the Aircraft Spruce catalog, Whelen states that “Whelen 71554 Series LED Tail Position Lights are an exact footprint for Whelen Models A555A…Tail Lights”. This is simply NOT true. The base of the LED tail light has a larger diameter than the base of the A555A tail light so it would not fit into the tail of my Citabria where the A555A fit fine. Looking at the two side-by-side, it can easily be seen that the LED base is of a larger diameter than the A555A. The online dictionary definition of footprint is the area occupied or affected by something”. So I’m not sure how Whelen is coming up with the wording of “an exact footprint for”. I ended up returning the LED position light.

Mark W
November 16, 2021


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Q: Is the Whelen LED Tail Position Light 71554 series approved for use in certified aircraft?

Yes, this product is FAA TSO approved for use in certified aircraft.

Q: Does the Whelen LED Tail Position Light 71554 provide strobe as well as position?

Per the supplier: No. If they want the dual function they would need either 12V OR5001V (our part # 11-11975) or 28V OR5002V (our part # 11-11977).

Q: is this unit sealed/moisture resistant?

Per Whelen: Yes, the 71554 series lights are sealed to prevent water damage.

Q: I was wondering what the difference is between this 71554 series LED light and the Orion 500 light?

The Orion 500 is not availabe in a horizontal mount configuration. The Whelen TDS refer to the 11-10682 as a taillight assembly, and the TDS on the Orion 500 as a tail position/anti-collision light assembly.

Q: What is the difference between a vertical and horizontal mount on the Whelen LED 71554 series lights? I have a Cessna 172 M model with the tail nav light on the upper rudder tip.

The vertical & horizontal is in reference to the orientation of the mounting holes/screws.
Vertical = 12 & 6 o'clock
Horizontal = 9 & 3 o'clock positions
Typically 90% of installs require the vertical mount.

Q: May I use the WHELEN LED TAIL POSITION LIGHTS 71554 SERIES in my PA-38 Tomahawk to replace the normal one? Piper p/n: 472 736  * LIGHT - Tail (A-2064-1073).

Yes, that will fit the same footprint.

Q: What is the difference between the 28v vertical mount (Spruce 11-10683) and the 28v (Cessna) 28v vertical mount (Spruce 11-10684) ? I have a Cessna T-310P.

11-10684 has a different electrical hookup. The vendor recommends 11-10683 since it is more of a universal electrical install.

Q: Are all parts (including pigtail assembly) included?

It will come with a length wire and connector as shown in the Installation PDF.

Q: How many hours does this 71554 series LED lamp last?

71554 series carries a 5 year warranty. Projected life is 10,000 hours.

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