April 10, 2016 – Aircraft cabin lighting specialist, STG Aerospace has launched a new LED reading light. Named liTeMood, the lights are billed as an ‘affordable plug-and-play replacement’ for Boeing 737 NG incandescent reading lights. The passenger-centric lighting units feature a photometric design that delivers a square light pattern which defines the individual passenger space, while preventing light spill onto neighboring passengers and reducing the glare on tray tables, eBooks and tablets.
According to STG, the lights are over 10-times more reliable than incandescent lights, and offer an 80% power reduction to increase the electrical efficiency of the aircraft.
Commenting on the product, Dr Sean O’Kell, director of innovation at STG Aerospace, commented, “We have designed a really clever optic that instead of providing a circular light source, delivers a high-quality uniform square light pattern which provides a better reading environment and defines the passenger space. Our new reading light is the latest example of our commitment to human-centric lighting and has been designed to tick all the boxes – the quality of light, the quantity of light, the passenger experience and the ease of installation – for the airline it really is just like changing a bulb.”
Designed to, liTeMood® LED reading lights have been designed to optimise the retail environment. They feature a multi-phosphor LED with a high CRI (Colour Rendering Index) in the excess of 95 which renders colours more vividly, making magazines more readable, inflight meals more enticing and on board merchandise more attractive for purchase.
Nigel Duncan, CEO of STG Aerospace, added: “Attention must be paid to providing passengers with a sense of control and personal privacy in their immediate environment, while offering airlines a high quality lighting ambience and high CRI levels to optimize their retail environment and increase yields.”