All lights and controls in the cockpit are required to be labeled. Imagine a pilot’s surprise when either the red light or white light on this panel illuminates in flight! Is it time to switch tanks, or did the oil pressure just go out of limits? Is a door open, or is the alternator dead? Without knowing the answer, the potential situation could pose a serious problem.
Columnist Jim Weir puts two, two, two LED lights in one hole, angled to ensure the maximum nav light visibility in any direction. He explains how to put the system together and explains why heat matters.