Cabin lighting design is constantly evolving and advancing. Beadlight is pushing the boundaries
of lighting and developing new products and technologies to stay at the forefront of the sector
he cabin lighting market is
an innovative sector which
is always looking for new
supplied the first
LED reading light
to be fitted in a
developments and technologies,
not only to improve the customer
experience, but also to facilitate
installation and maintenance.
Cabin lighting design has evolved
dramatically over the last decade. Lighting
is used to create atmospheres, define
zones and even promote branding, helping
airlines to create a more comfortable
environment for their customers.
An excellent way to see how LED
lighting technology has progressed is to
look at the development of the reading
light in detail. The reading light used to be
purely a light to read by, and while this is
still the primary function of the light, it is
not the sole purpose. Just some of the
requirements of the reading light include
producing the correct level of output and
the required colour temperature, fitting
seamlessly within the seat design, and
producing an attractive light. For aircraft
cabin designers and fitters, the light needs
to be low energy, lightweight, compact,
and customisable to fit interior designs.
Beadlight specialises in the design and
manufacture of high-quality reading lights
and has been at the forefront of the LED
market since 1997, when it supplied the
first LED reading light to be fitted on
a commercial plane.
Using lighting to create an atmospheric
and personal zone within an area helps
enable space to be used more effectively.
The development of LEDs has helped this
task, for example enabling reading lights
to have a defined ‘light cone’, creating a
task light that can be controlled within an
area. This defined use of LEDs has almost
completely removed unwanted light
pollution. Beadlight works with customers
to ensure that the correct light intensity
and cone is produced for each application.
This is done by applying different
mechanical and optical techniques to
ensure the optimum result is produced.
The use of ambient lights is becoming
increasing popular in first and business
“ IT IS IMPORTANT THAT LIGHTING
INSTALLATION IS EFFICIENT”
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It is important when considering
lighting design to assess your lighting
requirements early in the design process.
This way you can take advance of new
technologies and developments to create
a truly first-class environment.
Developments in lighting have
enabled the passenger experience to
be transformed in ways that would not
have even been considered 20 years ago.
Beadlight is constantly pushing the
boundaries and developing new products
and technologies to stay at the forefront
of cabin lighting.
class, to create a more comfortable, homey
and relaxed feel. Beadlight has designed
ambient lights with up to six switching
levels to allow the user or cabin crew to
set the required level.
While creating optimum lighting for
the end user is the most important factor,
it is also important that the installation
of the lights themselves is efficient.
Beadlight works with interior designers
to ensure that lights can be integrated
into their designs, offering innovative
and easy-to-fit front and rear fix options.
A factor that is considered in every
design is the use of space, as space inside
every aircraft must be maximised as far
as possible. LEDs have enabled smaller
and smaller lights to be produced, and
Beadlight has worked to reduce the depth
of its reading lights in order to enable
customers to fit them into composite
panels, enabling space to be saved on
panel depths – space which can be used
in other areas. For example, the Mono CS
light launched this year has a mounting
depth of just 11.5mm.
1. THE COMPACT DIABLO LIGHT CREATES A
SOFT AMBIENT GLOW AND COMPLEMENTS
DIFFERENT DESIGN STYLES
2. THE THE OSTRO LIGHT INCORPORATES A
ROTATING MECHANISM AND OPTIONS OF
SWITCHING LEVELS, WITHIN AN INSTALLATION
DEPTH OF 14.5MM
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