Boise, Idaho-based aircraft lighting specialist AeroLEDs has partnered with Pennsylvania’s Sterling Helicopter to gain Federal Aviation Administration supplemental type certificate (STC) approval for the installation of SunSpot 36 and 46 Series LED landing and taxi lights on Sikorsky S-76 helicopters.

The STC is available exclusively through Sterling, which has been a provider of helicopter MRO and engineering services since 1984.

“These new LED lights far outperform what is currently offered on the Sikorsky S-76 series helicopters, increasing lamp life, night flight visibility and terrain awareness,” said Edward Allen, Sterling’s director of engineering.

According to AeroLEDs, its landing, taxi and recognition lighting products are already FAA and EASA approved for thousands of applications.

“The SunSpot Series landing and taxi lights feature the same state-of-the-art design and construction that has been the AeroLEDs hallmark for over 15 years – less drag, less draw, more lumens output (total light output), and are vibration and shock resistant, making them unaffected by adverse environmental conditions,” the company said.

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