Minimum Performance Standard for Aircraft Position Lights
This SAE Aerospace Standard (AS) establishes minimum performance standards for new equipment position lights. This Aerospace Standard defines minimum 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.
Rationale: Certain areas of clarification have been identified for showing means of compliance to the regulations. Additional details pertaining to new technology of lighting equipment and test equipment are to be added. Proposed changes presented to committee in Fall of 2017 and Spring of 2018