TORRANCE, CA — March 19, 2003 — LEDtronics today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted
Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) status to LEDtronics for their BSD-1884-0CW
LED lamp as a direct replacement for the GE387 incandescent lamp. This PMA
covers all models of the DC-9 commercial aircraft with approvals pending
for Boeing 737, 747, 767, MD11 and MD10 aircraft.
The FAA requires products to be approved prior to use in commercial aircraft.
Approval is accordance with provisions of 14CFR part 21 Subpart K. Additionally,
the FAA has determined that the fabrication inspection system established
by LEDtronics at 23105 Kashiwa Court, Torrance, California 90505 meets the
specifications as required by part 21 subsection 21.303(h) and; therefore,
granted approval for manufacture of BSD-1884-0CW for DC-9, all models.
This bulb-type is employed in No Smoking/Fasten Seatbelt signage as well
as other indicators such as those marking lavatory locations and emergency
exits. No modifications are required to existing holders and fixtures to
install BSD-1884-0CW lamps because the envelope dimensions of the BSD-1884-0CS
are consistent with the GE38 bulb. The LEDtronics BSD-1884-0CW offers several
advantages over GE387 lamps such as using up to four times less power, operating
at a lower working temperature (23C / 40F), and carrying a 5-year guarantee
as opposed to 7,000-hour life for the GE387 bulb.
Founded in 1983, LEDtronics leads where others only follow when it comes
to designing, manufacturing and packaging state-of-the-art LEDs to meet
the world’s constantly changing lighting needs. Our inventive product
line encompasses an array of direct incandescent lamp replacement Based
LED Lamps, low-cost snap-in and relampable Panel Mount LED Lamps and holders,
high intensity sunlight-visible Discrete LEDs, PCB LEDs circuit board status
indicators, surface mount diodes SMT LEDs, full-spectrum rainbow RGB LEDs
and Infra-Red (IR) LEDs.
For additional information, contact LEDtronics toll free at 1-800-579-4875,
telephone 310-534-1505, fax at 310-534-1424, click here to email us or
mail at LEDtronics Inc., 23105 Kashiwa Court, Torrance, CA 90505. Visit
our website at www.LEDtronics.com.
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