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Old 09-24-2017, 06:59 PM   #1
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Default Replacement LED lights for Warrior 2

Looking to replace my standard light bulbs with LED's to lower the amp load in my plane. I'm about to replace my KX 155 and trying yo look ahead to 2020 and the ADS-B update.
What's an acceptable amp load for a Warrior 2?


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As in strobes and Nav? There a few drop in bulbs that are LED and will work. Whelen makes some and Navworks does too. There's a guy on Beechtalk that sells the same exact bulbs as the Navworks kit for half the cost too.

If you are going with a Nav/Strobe, the Orion 600 or 650 is where I would go.


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Old 09-24-2017, 11:16 PM   #3
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The whelen was a drop in replacement for my 74 warrior. No surgery required at all. It's way better than the standard GE bulb but was 225 I think. Supposed to last for like 2000 hours
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Whelen +1 and the Best.
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Looking to replace my standard light bulbs with LED's to lower the amp load in my plane. I'm about to replace my KX 155 and trying yo look ahead to 2020 and the ADS-B update.
What's an acceptable amp load for a Warrior 2?
Standard light bulbs where> in panel, landing lights, anti collision??
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The requirement is not to exceed 80% of the alternator output. For the Warrior that equals 48 amps (.8 x 60). There is an easy way to check if you have the equipment. You need a clamp type DC ammeter, and an external power supply (not just another battery). You set the aircraft up for night IFR flight. Nav lights, panel lights full bright, pitot heat on etc. Under the rear seat you clamp the ammeter on the large wire leading from the master solenoid (the relay on the side of the battery box. Turn external power and master switch on. Read amperage.
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Standard light bulbs where> in panel, landing lights, anti collision??


In my panel, primarily. I have a couple of bulbs burned out but some of the instruments are simply poorly lit. I'd love to just screw in an LED bulb into an existing socket.
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In my panel, primarily. I have a couple of bulbs burned out but some of the instruments are simply poorly lit. I'd love to just screw in an LED bulb into an existing socket.
I replaced my panel lights. See thread here:
http://www.piperforum.com/showthread.php?t=12565

https://www.superbrightleds.com/more.../attributes/13


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