- Cabin interior light - a successful project story
Cabin interior light - a successful project story
Many aircraft owners want to get rid of old halogen lights and equip them with new, modern and efficient LED lights.
Modern and efficient LED lights usually have different dimensions, are usually smaller, lighter, require less power and can be regulated in many ways. This usually goes hand in hand with a new cabin retrofit, which doesn't necessarily make things easier.
Light is perceived individually by each person. If it is too bright for one person, it is just right for the other. If one person wants a warmer shade because he is used to it, the other wants a shade that is as cold as possible.
The psychological effects of light and further information to our expertise can be found here.
This also applies to the choice of colour. With the entry of LEDs in aviation, innumerable possibilities of colours have become possible. The entire colour spectrum can be covered from blue to red.
When selecting the light, the wishes and ideas of the customer must be met in a very targeted manner.
And not only that! At the same time, the commissioned company must exchange ideas with the interior supplier. The manufacturer of cabin light has to find out exactly which materials with which surface and colour are used in the case of a retrofit. This is the only way to predict the light effect on the cabin.
This leads us to the following questions:
• General requirements? (Entire cabin, partial lighting, dimming, fixed settings)
• Functional requirements? (see and identify, distinguishability, shapes, space)
• Biological requirements? (Activation, recovery, relaxation, security)
• Psychological requirements? (Spatial orientation, privacy, security, familiarity)
• Architectural requirements? (Structure of the room, length, height, width)
• Interior? (Material and texture of the floor, walls, ceiling, seats)
• Controlling? (manually individually in the cabin, by the pilot, automatically based on the time)
The customer we're talking about wanted the TwinOtter to be both, a luxury aircraft and a VIP aircraft. It should be possible to swap out the cabin seats for four relaxing VIP seats to convert the upper class cabin into a VIP cabin.
The lighting should meet both of the specific requirements of the demanding passengers.
The customer is very satisfied with the overall result. May we surprise you too?
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