Landing Light Installation

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Landing Light Installation

Postby plbarrett2004 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 2:39 pm

I'm getting ready to begin riveting the wing skins et al.

I am definitely going with leading edge landing lights, but I have not decided upon a particular system... although I'm leaning towards the lights Mike found via Baja Designs. That being said, I'm not buying lights now. The plans recommend installing the leading edge lights (or at least the mounts and lens etc) before closing the leading edge. But I'm leaning towards installing everything when I buy the actual lights... which will be much further down the road. Is it super difficult to retrofit the leading edge lights?
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Postby cjensen » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:46 pm

It's not all that difficult to change lighting types, and the hole can really be cut any time. I swapped out my original halogen's for LED's after the wings were on, an while access wasn't the best, I got it done with relatively minor irritation.
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Postby plbarrett2004 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:54 pm

Thanks Chad... that's exactly what I was hoping to hear.
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Aurora

Postby paulie » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:55 pm

Check out Aurora leds. Baja is a ripoff.

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Postby captain_john » Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:42 pm

Paulie,I like those lights!

I like the price too!

I think I will give them a try!

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Postby plbarrett2004 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 8:18 am

Yeah, the Aurora LED price point is fantastic. Their lumens are slightly lower that Baja, but otherwise they look very comparable...

Has anyone installed them?
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Postby bullojm1 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:45 am

Those Aurora LED's do look great....why didn't anyone point them out before I dropped the bucks on the Baja Designs LED's? :bang:
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Postby plbarrett2004 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:56 am

They have a return policy... someone needs to buy them and do a comparison test in their driveway.
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Link, please

Postby jdubner » Fri May 02, 2014 5:32 pm

I'm late to the thread -- can someone give me a link to the LED lights in question? I'm ready for a replacement for my standard Duckworth halogen bulbs.

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aurora link

Postby paulie » Fri May 02, 2014 10:57 pm

auroraledusa.com


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