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WHELEN MODEL 71055 LED BEACON FOR CESSNAS

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Overview

This new self-contained (no external power supply) LED beacon is designed to replace the quartz halogen flashers on single engine Cessna's 1967 & later, and Aero Commanders. That's well over 30,000 aircraft! Its size (2.5" dia. x 3" high) also permits replacing remote mounted strobe lights & power supplies on many different fixed wing platforms as well as some rotorcraft. Utilizing LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology, Whelen is able to provide the following advantages compared to existing light assemblies.

Features

  • Lamp Life - The LED light source has shown conservative lab life results greater than 20,000 hours
  • Reduced Power Consumption - More efficient than alternative light sources
  • No external power supply
  • Reduced operating Costs
  • Shock & Vibration Resistant - No fragile filament
  • Utilizes State-of-the-Art Surface Mount Technology
  • No EMI or RFI Interference
  • FAA TSO-C96a Class III Approved
  • Hard Coated Clear Polycarbonate Lens
  • Unit complies with color requirements per FAR Parts 23, 25, 27 and 29 for Aviation Red
  • Reduced Weight (0.55 lbs.)
  • 3 year warranty

Specifications

  • Lamp: LED (Light Emitting Diode)
  • Voltage: 14 VDC or 28 VDC
  • Input Current: 1.2 AVG @ 14 V 0.6 AMPS AVG @ 28 V
  • LED Color: Aviation Red
  • Approx. Life: 10,000 Hours
  • Weight: 0.55 Lbs.

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Reviews

Perfect fit with no fuss on my 76 177rg. Very bright and Im very happy with it.

Richard H
June 19, 2019

Excellent product. Easy to install. Very bright!

Perry H
January 24, 2019

Installed on 1969 C-150J without the need for any crazy airframe modifications. Removed old flasher and beacon, minor wire work, unit installed and ops check complete. We did complete a 337 as per the Manufactures installation instructions. No bleed over in headset as last unit did. The picture is deceiving as the lens is not tinted at the top, clear all around. Recommend Spruce post an actual photo of the unit to clear that up.

Steve
December 7, 2018

Installed easily and gives brilliant light. It eliminated the audio noise we were getting in our headsets from the old beacon. We did not have to fill out a 337 for the 182q. Only downside, very expensive.

Jeffrey G
September 5, 2018

This is not plug & play. You will need molex pins & crimper and the wiring must be changed slightly with the removal of the old flasher unit. It is bright, I hope it lasts a long long time. Typ. overpriced acft part.

Nathan V
August 27, 2018

1/2 hour install on my C206. Very bright both day and night.

John
July 31, 2018

Easy to install and very bright.

Nathan
February 12, 2018

Easily installed in existing mounting area with minor modification to the existing wires. Very bright and should last longer than the aircraft.

Joel P
April 28, 2017

Bill F
April 3, 2017

WOW! That is the best description comparing this LED beacon to the incandescent that it replaced. While you had to look at the old to see if it was on, you have to look away from this one to avoid being dazzled. Install was super easy, just need to remind buyers that if their beacon is the factory original, they need to remove the ballads resistor that it uses before installing this Whelen unit.

George Y
March 16, 2017

Q&A

Q: Is the gasket needed for initial Installation, or just sold as a replacement for maintenace crew use?

The gasket in question (part number 11-10407 found in the "Accessories" tab) is part of the light assembly and is needed at all times. This is a gasket that goes between the lens and the base to inhibit moisture issues.

Q: Is the gasket (11-10407) part of the LED beacon or do you need to purchase one for a new installation?

This gasket is part of the beacon assembly. For installation, you do not need to purchase an additional gasket. It is ready for install out of the box.

Q: What are the dimensions of this Whelen 71055 LED Beacon?

The dimensions of this LED Beacon 71055 are 2.5" dia. x 3" high.

Q: Regarding Whelen Model 71055 LED Beacon: What is the base dimension? Mounting hole size?

We have added the drawing sheet to the documents tab of this web page. Please review it there for all dimensional drawing information.

Q: How bright is the light? Candle power or lumens? /

Per supplier: this is TSO-c96a Class III which is 100 Effective Candela.

Q: Why is this only for '67 and later Cessna's?

This is what the manufacturer recommends for plug and play replacement.

Q: Is the Whelen Moxdel 71055 LED Beacon for Cessnas FAA Approved?

Yes, this is FAA TSO-C96a APPROVED.

Q: Does the Whelen 71055 series blink or it is a steady light?

The 71055 series LED beacon blinks. It has a flash rate of roughly 40 cycles per minute.

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