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Old 02-02-2021, 08:43 PM
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Hi folks,

I have an Rv-7 with the Duck Works leading edge round 100W landing light. Id like to replace it with an LED light. Are there any drop in options out there that could be recommended?

Thanks!
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Old 02-02-2021, 09:02 PM
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I have these and its like the sun came up. Aircraft Spruce has them.


https://aeroleds.com/products/sunspot-36-4313-landing/
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Old 02-02-2021, 09:03 PM
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These two products fit the bill:
https://flyleds.com/products/#!/Doub...026/category=0

https://flyleds.com/products/#!/Doub...371/category=0

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Old 02-02-2021, 09:06 PM
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Send an e-mail to paul@flyleds.com. He will point you in the right direction. His products are great and I'm sure he could direct you to a retrofit that won't take long at all to install. I bet this is the one he points you to, but that's speculation:

https://flyleds.com/products/#!/Comb...298/category=0
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Old 02-02-2021, 10:02 PM
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Hi folks,

I have an Rv-7 with the Duck Works leading edge round 100W landing light. Id like to replace it with an LED light. Are there any drop in options out there that could be recommended?

Thanks!
Dont have the Duck Works lights but I do have the wing tip lights with the original Vans halogen light kit. The FlyLEDs Kit was an easy drop in replacement for both taxi and landing lights, at least three times brighter, and a quarter the amperage draw. Im sure their leading edge light is similar and comparable.
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Old 02-03-2021, 10:23 AM
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I just replaced my Duckworks HID light with one of these:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088NP81YV...t_b_asin_image

Not quite a drop-in replacement. I had to build a simple adapter plate from some .03 stock and I had to increase the opening height in the DW bracket. I had the rectangular, not round, DW light. $32 for 2 of them. As bright as the sun.
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Old 02-03-2021, 10:36 AM
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Hi folks,

I have an Rv-7 with the Duck Works leading edge round 100W landing light. Id like to replace it with an LED light. Are there any drop in options out there that could be recommended?

Thanks!
Any PAR36 bulb will work - I used the Whelen Parmetheus Plus P1L and P1T for Landing and Taxi.
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Old 02-03-2021, 11:57 AM
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I just replaced my Duckworks HID light with one of these:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088NP81YV...t_b_asin_image

Not quite a drop-in replacement. I had to build a simple adapter plate from some .03 stock and I had to increase the opening height in the DW bracket. I had the rectangular, not round, DW light. $32 for 2 of them. As bright as the sun.
Steve, do the LEDs create any EFI noise in your radio? This looks like an interesting option for replacing the old-school (1999) DW lights.
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Old 02-03-2021, 01:05 PM
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Steve, do the LEDs create any EFI noise in your radio? This looks like an interesting option for replacing the old-school (1999) DW lights.
I swapped mine out with pretty much the same as Steve, I have had no trouble, very happy
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Old 02-03-2021, 04:39 PM
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AeroLEDs SunSpot36 (45 or 100Watt versions available).

https://aeroleds.com/products/sunspot-36lx-landing/

https://aeroleds.com/products/sunspot-36-4313-landing/
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