Astronics launches ambient cabin lighting system


Aerospace electronics company, Astronics PGA, has introduced the new Nuancia RGBW strip lighting system, designed to provide flexible illumination options for aircraft seats and cabins. With this system, aircraft manufacturers and airlines can program mood-lighting systems to accommodate more than 16 million colors, create preset color scenarios, and present color changes.

“There is a significant increase in ambient lighting interest from airlines and aircraft OEMs, so to service our customers, we’ve taken our existing ultra-reliable lighting products and re-engineered them to provide the industry’s smallest bend radius and closest set LEDs for a flexible, consistent color experience,” stated Fabrice Berthelot, president of Astronics PGA. “The possibilities for exciting new cabin lighting designs are immense.”

Nuancia is claimed to be the first cabin lighting product available in customizable lengths from 100mm to 2,500mm and with LEDs placed in 50mm increments, which reduces gaps between lights for a smooth, continuous color wash.

At only 6mm thick and with a 50mm bend radius, Nuancia is flexible and can be used to illuminate the cabin environment, including ceilings, alcoves, seats, walls, windows and more. Customers can install Nuancia in straight or curved applications, via multiple mounting methods, to highlight the cabin without hot spots. A dedicated lighting management system controls the strip lights to ensure smooth transitions between lighting phases for various aircraft operations, such as takeoff, meal service, or IFE time. The system uses red, green, blue, and white (RGBW) LED technology to deliver a comprehensive set of color choices, with options for a range of white lights, from cool to warm settings.

Astronics will display the Nuancia lights at Aircraft Interiors Expo, April 2-4, in Hamburg Germany (Stand 3B30).

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