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HelioJet from SCHOTT and Lufthansa Technik qualified for use in aviation

The first joint development between SCHOTT and Lufthansa Technik, the cabin lighting solution HelioJet, has now been successfully qualified for installation in aircraft. First installation is expected in an Airbus during summer 2013. This marks yet another important milestone for the two companies on the way to officially launching HelioJet.

“We are extremely pleased to be able to announce that HelioJet has successfully been qualified just in time for the start of the Aircraft Interiors Expo. Now, nothing more stands in the way of installing our lighting solution in aircraft. We look forward to taking orders from our customers,” both Dr. Armin Plichta, Director of Transportation for SCHOTT Lighting and Imaging, and Andrew Muirhead, Director of Innovation at Lufthansa Technik AG, agree.

“Light plays an important role when it comes to creating an atmosphere on board an aircraft that makes passengers and cabin crew feel comfortable. With HelioJet, we have achieved our objective of developing an innovative lighting solution that offers guests the comfort they appreciate,” Plichta says. Muirhead adds that passengers are not the only ones who will benefit from this new technology: “HelioJet requires only about a fifth as many light diodes as other LED solutions. This has a positive effect on the reliability, maintenance and costs and makes our latest development attractive for all airlines.”

HelioJet is based on an optical light converter at the ends of which two LEDs feed white light. Unlike conventional LED solutions, light is not generated by several connected diodes, but rather evenly mixed in the optical light converter. For this reason, HelioJet shines as homogeneously and brilliantly as a gas-filled fluorescent tube, yet is much more durable and energy-efficient. In addition, the light beam and aperture angle can be adjusted precisely with HelioJet.

All those interested in learning more about the innovative cabin lighting solution HelioJet are invited to pay a visit to the partners SCHOTT and Lufthansa Technik in Hamburg at the Aircraft Interiors Expo from April 9 - 11 (booths 6B69 and 6B68). The two companies will be presenting their solutions for creating mood lighting scenarios in passenger cabins at this event.

Product characteristics of SCHOTT® HelioJet:

- Extremely homogeneous light dispersion

- Consistently high light stability

- Low maintenance

- High MTBF (mean time between failure)

- The LEDs are exchangeable

- Environmentally friendly

Press release issued by SCHOTT North America, Inc. - Lighting and Imaging on April 4, 2013


 Contact details from our directory:
Lufthansa Technik Inflight Entertainment, Aircraft Interiors, Aircraft Interior Furniture, Emergency Lighting Systems, Cabin Management Systems, Aircraft Interior Lighting Systems, Inspection Service, Passenger Seating, Radome Covers, Radomes
SCHOTT North America, Inc. - Lighting and Imaging Fibre Optic Cable, Aircraft Interior Lighting Systems


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