New mood-lighting product from Astronics

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Astronics PGA has unveiled a new strip light product – Nuancia RGBW – that can be used to program mood-lighting encompassing more than 16 million colors. The system also enables preset color scenarios and present color changes.

“There is a significant increase in ambient lighting interest from airlines and aircraft OEMs, so to service our customers, we’ve taken our existing ultra-reliable lighting products and re-engineered them to provide the industry’s smallest bend radius and closest set LEDs for a flexible, consistent color experience,” said Fabrice Berthelot, president of Astronics PGA. “The possibilities for exciting new cabin lighting designs are immense.”

Lengths are customizable from 100-2,500mm (4-98in) and LEDs can be placed in 50mm (2in) increments, reducing the gaps between lights for a smooth, continuous color wash. Nuancia is 6mm (0.2in) thick and has a 50mm bend radius, which Astronics says makes it flexible enough to illuminate cabin features including ceilings, alcoves, seats, walls, windows and more. Customers can install Nuancia in straight or curved applications, via multiple mounting methods.

A dedicated lighting management system is included to control the strip lights, designed to ensure smooth transitions between lighting phases for various operations. The system uses RGBW LED technology to deliver a comprehensive set of color choices, with options for a range of white lights, from cool to warm settings.

Astronics will display the Nuancia lights at Aircraft Interiors Expo, to be held on April 2-4 in Hamburg, Germany.

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