Sunday, November 06, 2005

Cockpit Lighting

Tonight I took apart an LED flexible head light to use for cockpit lighting. This particular light uses 4AG13 batteries at 1.5V each. The 6V LED is mounted on a flexible head and projects a bright beam. It was purchased at Lowes, although aircraft spruce carries one that looks identical, part number 13-02846

After cutting the light open, I found that the top of the case is threaded and the top unscrews from the metal base that holds the flexible head. I used a pair of pliers to unscrew the head from the base. I plan to make a 1/2" hole in the panel and an aluminum mounting bracket with a threaded hole that will accept the flexible head.

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