The XeTREME series is a true game-changer in aviation high-intensity LED for BOTH landing and taxi light performance.
By out-of-the-box thinking, XeVision has achieved efficient and dependable extreme brightness for LED "light engines", with certified and published Lab measured outputs greatly exceeding anything currently on the world market (see above, the documented performance comparison graph photo).
High-power LEDs inherently generate a lot of heat while in operation. The excess heat needs to be dissipated quickly, otherwise, the system may suffer a possible thermal run-away which dramatically lowers the LED output, and lowers the LED lifespan, which in the worst case may even destroy the LED. Common solutions for LED lights are implementing passive heatsinks to address this adverse effect, however, usually not efficient enough. To avoid damage to the LEDs in those LED lights, the power to the LEDs is reduced by an electronic safety circuit with the negative result of significantly reduced brightness. In contrast, XeVision® opted for a very effective Active Cooling approach.
XeVision's proprietary active cooling design guarantees sustained highest light output and long component life by a meticulously designed cooling concept starting at the LED to substrate level, selecting low thermal resistance materials and TIM (Thermal Interface Material), and ending with a fan supporting pin fin heatsink very efficiently dissipating heat to the ambient air.
For the advanced high-efficiency design concept, XeVision selected state-of-the-art high-power LED chips and optimized TIR optics together with a protective high visible light transmission hardened AR (anti-reflective) glass. After several years of development and extensive testing, we established that the light fixtures were producing more than 96% of brightness even after days of continuous operation under ambient conditions, around 25ºC. Fixture and heatsink temperatures stayed well below 60ºC thanks to our proprietary no-compromise active cooling design for the LED light engine including the supporting control electronics.
The XV36-LED-7UN LED landing light is an extreme powerhouse in regards to luminous intensity and a benchmark for a lamp with a par 36 form factor generating > 320'000 cd (Candela / Candle Power) of light at 100 W power input, more than double what the closest competitors currently claim for initial output. The landing light easily reaches 800 m (1/2 mile) of range at a comfortable 9º beam angle. The visible area is quite uniformly illuminated allowing excellent clarity of view. The size and range of the beam pattern are a good match for fast and slow landing aircraft. The light power provides a great enhancement for "See and be seen" during all phases of flight.
XeVision's proprietary strobe mode, dubbed XeStrobe™, is purposely designed by their engineers for better recognition. The XeStrobe™ pattern and high brightness light beam of this LED landing light is a perfect solution to mitigate bird strikes. Used together with the LED taxi light version, the wider taxi projecting angle helps to reach flocks of birds over a wider range. By using both Landing and Taxi fixtures with the XeStrobe™ pattern selected “To be seen” is a no-brainer even for birds. XeStrobe™ is far superior to the traditional wig-wag pattern.
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This light is currently non FAA approved. Any install in a certified aircraft would need to receive a form 337 field approval. The manufacturer is seeking FAA STC approval for these lights.
That depends on the system nominal voltage, 14 or 28 VDC. @14 VDC input: 7.5 to 7.75 amps for High, strobe ~ 2 amps (avg), Low 4.25 amps | @28 VDC input: 3.75 amps for High, strobe < 1 amp (avg), Low 2.25 amps. Full power mode is about 105 total watts at any voltage from about 12 to 32 VDC.