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Crew Station Lighting - Commercial Aircraft

2019-10-18
CURRENT
ARP1161B
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice covers the recommended requirements for the lighting and characteristics of instruments; information plates and displays, emergency, cautionary, advisory and status displays; circuit breaker and toggle switch positions; and the recommended requirements for the utility lighting system.
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Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) Compatible Illuminated Pushbutton Switches and Indicators

2017-08-24
CURRENT
ARP4822A
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) reviews the basics of NVIS compatibility and discusses the specific illuminated pushbutton switch and indicator requirements for sunlight readability, color, luminance, and NVIS radiance when used in NVIS compatible cockpits. The recommendations and special considerations set forth in this document are made to give the design engineer a better understanding of MIL-L-85762A and MIL-STD-3009 NVIS compatibility requirements and to provide information on the visual characteristics of NVIS compatible pushbutton switch and indicators. The recommendations are primarly for military aircraft since civilian aircraft FAR requirements typically do not cover NVIS applications with the exception of those covered by RTCA/DO-275.
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Design Criteria for White Incandescent Lighted Aerospace Instruments

2017-07-19
CURRENT
ARP798B
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) covers the general requirements and test procedures recommended for use with white incandescent integrally lighted instruments. Its use should provide uniformity of illumination from instrument to instrument and legibility under daylight operation. An appendix is provided to familiarize the designer with some of the techniques used to obtain uniformity of color and illumination in various types of instruments.
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Lights, Instrument, Individual, General Specification For

2016-03-16
CURRENT
AS50571B
This specification covers the general requirements for red and white individual instrument lights. This document has been streamlined. Appendix A to MIL-L-5057F lists those documents required for MIL-L-5057F acquisition and is a mandatory part of MIL-L-5057F. Those documents listed in Appendix A have the same status as those referenced directly in MIL-L-5057F (first tier documents). All other documents, referenced through tiering, may be used as guidance and information to supplement MIL-L-5057F. This document’s scope is limited to lamp source designs solely. Furthermore, the use of red lighting should not be considered for new design and included within this document to support requirements for existing military aircraft that still operate with this system of lighting.
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Flight Deck Lighting for Commercial Transport Aircraft

2014-10-09
CURRENT
ARP4103A
This document recommends design and performance criteria for aircraft lighting systems used to illuminate flight deck controls, luminous visual displays used for transfer of information, and flight deck background and instrument surfaces that form the flight deck visual environment. This document is for commercial transport aircraft except for applications requiring night vision compatibility.
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Photometric and Colorimetric Measurement Procedures for Airborne Electronic Flat Panel Displays

2014-05-01
CURRENT
ARP4260B
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) contains methods used to measure the optical performance of airborne electronic flat panel display (FPD) systems. The methods described are specific to the direct view, liquid crystal matrix (x-y addressable) display technology used on aircraft flight decks. The focus of this document is on active matrix, liquid crystal displays (LCD). The majority of the procedures can be applied to other display technologies, however, it is cautioned that some techniques need to be tailored to different display technologies. The document covers monochrome and color LCD operation in the transmissive mode within the visual spectrum (the wavelength range of 380 to 780 nm). These procedures are adaptable to reflective and transflective displays paying special attention to the source illumination geometry. Photometric and colorimetric measurement procedures for airborne direct view CRT (cathode ray tube) displays are found in ARP1782.
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Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS) Integrally Illuminated Information Panels

2013-10-20
CURRENT
ARP4967B
This document is intended to highlight critical design issues that a panel designer should understand when designing panels for NVIS applications. It is not intended to be a discussion of the benefits of one lighting technology versus another. See ARP4168 for a more complete discussion of these lighting technologies.
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Lighting, Integral, For Aircraft Instruments: Criteria for Design of Red Incandescent Lighted Instruments

2012-04-04
CURRENT
ARP582D
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) covers the general requirements and test procedures for illuminating systems for integrally lighted aircraft instruments in order to provide (a) uniformity of illumination within each instrument, (b) legibility of instrument presentation under daylight or integral light, and (c) uniformity of illumination between instrument displays.
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Electroluminescence, Design Criteria and Recommendations for Use in Aerospace Vehicle Crew Station Areas

2012-02-09
CURRENT
ARP922B
The scope of this ARP is to provide general requirements for application of electroluminescence to Aerospace Vehicle Crew Station Area instruments and control panels. The design brightness and color recommendations stated in this ARP are intended to apply where a crew station has multiple usage of electroluminescence in both instruments and control panels and when different manufacturers may be involved. These recommendations may also be helpful for the design of individually used displays incorporating electroluminescence, however, this light source has extensive design versatility through variance of manufacturing and operating parameters and the numerous acceptable design recommendations will not be stated herein. Electroluminescence will herein be referred to as EL.
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Flight Compartment Glare

2011-07-29
CURRENT
ARP6161
This document is a tool for the certifying authority, cockpit designers, instrument suppliers, lighting suppliers, and component suppliers. It is an aid to understanding and meeting relavant regulatory requirements, particularly those relating to pilot compartment view {CFR 25.773(a)(2)} and instrument lights {25.1381(a)(2)} for glare arising from visible eletromagnetic radiation.
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Lights, Instrument, Individual, General Specification For

2010-01-08
HISTORICAL
AS50571A
This specification covers the general requirements for red and white individual instrument lights. This document has been streamlined. Appendix A to MIL-L-5057F lists those documents required for MIL-L-5057F acquisition and is a mandatory part of MIL-L-5057F. Those documents listed in Appendix A have the same status as those referenced directly in MIL-L-5057F (first tier documents). All other documents, referenced through tiering, may be used as guidance and information to supplement MIL-L-5057F. This document’s scope is limited to lamp source designs solely. Furthermore, the use of red lighting should not be considered for new design and included within this document to support requirements for existing military aircraft that still operate with this system of lighting.
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Photometric and Colorimetric Measurement Procedures for Airborne Electronic Flat Panel Displays

2009-04-22
HISTORICAL
ARP4260A
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) contains methods used to measure the optical performance of airborne electronic flat panel display (FPD) systems. The methods described are specific to the direct view, liquid crystal matrix (x-y addressable) display technology used on aircraft flight decks. The focus of this document is on active matrix, liquid crystal displays (LCD). The majority of the procedures can be applied to other display technologies, however, it is cautioned that some techniques need to be tailored to different display technologies. The document covers monochrome and color LCD operation in the transmissive mode within the visual spectrum (the wavelength range of 380 to 780 nm). These procedures are adaptable to reflective and transflective displays paying special attention to the source illumination geometry. Photometric and colorimetric measurement procedures for airborne direct view CRT (cathode ray tube) displays are found in SAE ARP1782.
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Design Criteria for White Incandescent Lighted Aerospace Instruments

2007-03-21
HISTORICAL
ARP798A
This SAE Aerospace Recommended Practice (ARP) covers the general requirements and test procedures recommended for use with white incandescent integrally lighted instruments. Its use should provide uniformity of illumination from instrument to instrument and legibility under daylight operation. An appendix is provided to familiarize the designer with some of the techniques used to obtain uniformity of color and illumination in various types of instruments.
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Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS) Integrally Illuminated Information Panels

2007-03-12
HISTORICAL
ARP4967A
This document is intended to highlight critical design issues that a panel designer should understand when designing panels for NVIS applications. It is not intended to be a discussion of the benefits of one lighting technology versus another. See ARP4168 for a more complete discussion of these lighting technologies.
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