PMA approval for PWI’s No Smoking/Seat Belt light LED upgrade

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The FAA has granted Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) to an LED lighting product offered by PWI, upgrading the No Smoking/Seat Belt light from incandescent technology. It is certified for the Beechcraft King Air 90, 200, B200, 300, B300, 1900 and 1900C aircraft.

The LED No Smoking/Seat Belt Light is designed to offer reduced power consumption and last up to 100,000 hours so operators need not worry about changing it again. The company says it has a cooler operating temperature, eliminating warping and discoloration of the placard. The LED light can be fitted into the old board location without changes to the light fixture. Each kit contains two LED light boards – one for each side of the placard. This lighting upgrade is a direct replacement for Teledyne part number 1202-300.

The installation process involves removing the boards with the soldered bulbs. Next, two wires are cut to each bulb board. Then the new connectors are crimped to these wires and the LED boards are installed in the bulb board mounting holes. The final step is attaching the LED wires to the installed connectors.

This year PWI was granted a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by the FAA demonstrating its commitment to quality and that it is a trusted source for interior lighting.

“The bulbs inside the No Smoking/Fasten Seat Belt Sign have been nothing but a nuisance item for decades,” said Ken Blow, vice president, Kadex Aero Supply. “The PWI LED upgrade product is a welcome modification to the King Air and 1900 communities. As a one-and-done kit, the owner/operator will welcome the extra-long life, and the reduced ongoing maintenance costs.”

PWI has grown from coil winding to a diverse range of aircraft lighting products and more. PWI manufactures many FAA-approved LED lights for Beechcraft King Air turboprop aircraft and has the in-house ability to design, engineer and manufacture all types of electrical assemblies, electronics contract manufacturing and magnetometers. All products can be purchased through its growing authorised dealer network.

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