Autonomous Lighting Dimmer from AIM Altitude up for Crystal Cabin Award


AIM Altitude’s Generation 2 Autonomous Lighting Dimmer (ALD) has been shortlisted for a Crystal Cabin Award in the electronic systems category. The Generation 1 ALD was developed by AIM Altitude to autonomously control monochrome LED lighting within monuments. With no connection to the aircraft data protocols or manual interaction from cabin crew, the LED loads automatically rise and fall in intensity in response to the surrounding cabin lighting.

The Generation 2 ALD began flying in late 2016. It was developed by AIM Altitude to meet Boeing 787 lightning strike requirements and to allow potential for switched input where multiple zones are required. The ALD can drive approximately 10m of linear LEDs as a standalone product, or extra ALDs can be added to the chain to increase the load capacity to an effectively infinite number. The ALD can be used to control mood lighting in seats, galleys, closets and social areas – coffee and cocktail bars for example.

The Generation 1 ALD has been in service since November 2012 and is certified and flying on aircraft types including the A350-900, A380-800, Boeing 777, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 787-8 and Boeing 787-9. The Generation 2 ALD launched on an AeroMexico Boeing 787-9 delivered on October 20, 2016. AIM Altitude holds all the intellectual property rights for the ALD and both generations have approval under FAA and EASA type certificates.

The winners of the Crystal Cabin Awards will be announced at Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany, on April 4, 2017.

February 6, 2017

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