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FAA Grants Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) to LEDtronics’ Direct Incandescent Replacement LED Lamp for the GE387 Bulb in All DC-9 Commercial Aircraft

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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

Read the datasheet on line at URL: LED Bulbs — FAA Approved #387 Replacement

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