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Old 01-04-2021, 07:13 PM
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Hands FREE is the way to be Amigo!

Below is just an example of a headlamp that I use both for night flight (red light available) and pre-flight and stays in my flight bag. I don't fly a lot at night, but this is just the way I roll when it comes to flash lights.

Not endorsing any particular brand or source. The below link is merely an example what's out there.

https://www.rei.com/product/163701/p...lamp?color=RED
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Old 01-08-2021, 10:14 AM
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Default Cockpit lighting keeping it simple...

You might look into a finger-mounted light. My instruments are mostly lighted and I have a mounted light on the starboard area of the cockpit that Vans sells (see picture below) but have found a finger-mounted light to be VERY handy! There are several sources including nitevis.com, flightlite.com (available through My Pilots Store), cejayengeneering.com to name a few. I really like mine in that it points ANYWHERE my finger points. Simple but effective. Red LED light. I keep it strapped to a crossmember under the panel when not in use. Photos:

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Old 01-08-2021, 02:09 PM
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Default Cockpit lights

Thanks avrojocky for being the only one
to answer the gentleman.
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Old 01-08-2021, 04:47 PM
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Thanks avrojocky for being the only one
to answer the gentleman.
Yes: a $250 answer. The one Van sells is quite usable and is $60. The other replies suggested less expensive but viable alternatives.
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Old 01-08-2021, 05:13 PM
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If you can find the 28 volt lights that you like for sale, a small step up converter can be made or bought for under 50 bucks to drive the 28 volt lights off of 12 volts systems.
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Old 01-09-2021, 08:03 AM
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Default Cockpit light

Or just install 12 V bulbs
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