Minimum Performance Standard for Aircraft Position Lights
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) establishes minimum performance standards for new equipment position lights.
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) defines minimum and maximum light intensity in terms of candelas in vertical and horizontal directions about the longitudinal, vertical, and lateral axes of the aircraft. It also defines color tolerances in terms of limiting chromaticities for the light emitted from the position lights. It is not intended that this standard require the use of any particular light source such as quartz-halogen, incandescent, or any other specific design of lamp.
This document establishes minimum performance levels for aircraft position lights including chromaticity, and light intensity in support of TSO and system certification. Information contained herein has been expanded from AS8037C in the areas of minimum criteria for showing compliance, continued airworthiness, glare, and specific criteria related to the use of LED technology. Sections related to chromaticity have been merged and simplified. Additional details have been provided on how to show compliance to regulatory requirements as well as practical applications and the rationale behind the regulations. Qualification categories have also been updated.
Light emitting diodes (LEDs)
Failure modes and effects analysis
Also known as: SAE AS 8037
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