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#113983 - 12/05/02 06:05 PM Aircraft Landing Light
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#113984 - 12/05/02 06:13 PM Re: Aircraft Landing Light
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Wow, I can't believe that flew...haha.
Anyway, I worked on landing lights once and had to use special strippers to guarantee that the conductor did not get nicked. I believe the FAA also has strict guidlines.
#113985 - 12/05/02 06:44 PM Re: Aircraft Landing Light
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The $2.99 jelly jar is a nice touch.

I guess 60 watt bulbs are FAA aproved for landing strips now.
#113986 - 12/05/02 07:03 PM Re: Aircraft Landing Light
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Those special "breakaway" conduits and fixture mounting should count for something.
#113987 - 12/05/02 07:18 PM Re: Aircraft Landing Light
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Loc: Strasburg,PA,USA
This smacks of little country airstrip. (My formal "training" is in aviation, I have my pilots license and mechanics license, so I have "puddle jumped" in and out of some of these strips. The "official" lighting on the runways that I know of, is all low voltage stuff. This might be too, the bulbs look the same as any other, hence only the two wires.

The plumbing grade "conduit" is a nice touch.

#113988 - 12/06/02 11:45 AM Re: Aircraft Landing Light
j a harrison Offline
Registered: 05/22/02
Posts: 106
Loc: southampton, england
all i have to say is,

i wouldnt employ the men who fitted that to even change a bulb,

but it did make me chuckle.

John H
#113989 - 12/06/02 12:09 PM Re: Aircraft Landing Light
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Loc: New York City
One of them is a green wire in the broken pipe, though. If green is supposed to signify the ground...and the red is normally the hot, where's the neutral? I don't see a neutral.

Also, what's in the grey/white box that that ceiling light (which is what it is) is bolted onto?

I've seen fixtures like that in someone's room (without the concrete block, of course )
#113990 - 12/06/02 02:03 PM Re: Aircraft Landing Light
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sven -- Chances are, in the socket under the lamp is one of those quarter-sized "flasher buttons."
#113991 - 12/06/02 09:08 PM Re: Aircraft Landing Light
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I've seen plenty of vapor-proof ceiling lampholders used for this, but never anything this blatant. Vapor-proofs almost look like the real thing.


I'll take pics someday of the 2400V "rabbit" lights at the end of the local runway that seem to be fed with 600V triplex!
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