LED Cargo Lighting Kit

Existing lighting on the KC-135 provides less than 1 foot candle of light at the typical Aeromedical Evacuation patient position. This leads to AE crews holding spotlights to support patient monitoring and or emergency procedures during transport.

Patriot Taxiway working with our customer has developed the following solution to provide more light inside the cargo bay of the KC-135. The Patriot Taxiway system provides over 20 foot candle at the patient position, which is an improvement of over 30 times the light found currently in the KC-135 cargo compartment.

This kit adaptable to most cargo bay:
KC-135

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    Provides much needed light improving safety in the cargo bay of the KC-135

  • • Aeromedical Evacuations
  • • VIP and Troop carrying flights
  • • AEF Deployments
  • Portable Solution for low-cost Fleet Recapitalization

  • • Portable kits allow for installation on specific mission packages
  • • Portable kits reduce the need for new lighting across the KC-135 fleet (For example: 4 kits can support 12 aircraft mission requirements)
  • Cost advantages

  • • Low cost portable kits can be purchased at the unit level
  • • Portable kits can be removed to reduce weight for local missions
  • • Portable kits can be installed and removed in two hours
  • Commanders: Please have your aircrews and maintainers review this site.

    For pricing and delivery, please contact us at:

  • • Office: (920) 269-4440
  • • E-mail: info@patriottaxiway.com
  • The following video shows the Patriot Taxiway Lighting system in operation.

    Master Power/Control unit mounted to the wall

    Master control setting

  • • All lights controlled from panel
  • • Egress: All lights on full
  • • Step switch bright to dim
  • Station Control Setting

  • • Individual light head dimmer control
  • • Adjustable potentiometer
  • The following video shows the Patriot Taxiway Lighting system in operation.

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    Kit comes complete with all mounting hardware, lights, cables, and accessories in a durable wheeled storage case

    Light weight -- Easy to install and remove

  • • Overhead Support Bars attached to unused cargo hooks at the top of the bulkhead
  • • 12 light bars (each 3ft long) installs from the galley to the APU
  • - 10 light bars along the length of the cargo bay
  • - 2 additional light bars over the cargo door
  • The following video shows the Patriot Taxiway Lighting system in operation.

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    Electrical Characteristics Input:

  • • 4.0 Amp Max
  • • 115 V AC/ 400 Hz - Available from TCTO 1806 (Can connect at all three stations for power)
  • Output:

  • • 30V DC – 10.0 Amp Max
  • • DC output to support 12 light heads
  • Lighting Characteristics

  • • Portable Cargo Light Kit provides 15 foot-candles at the floor
  • • Existing on board cargo lights provide 0.3 foot-candle
  • • Diffused lens provides light spread for uniform work lighting
  • • High CRI for Aeromedical work
  • Mechanical Characteristics

  • • System Weight less than 100 lbs (Excluding case for storage)
  • • Overhead Support Bars made from aluminum for strength and weight savings
  • • Overhead Support Bars break down into sections for easy assembly and storage
  • • Form 1067 filed with Tinker AFB, OK for installation on KC-135
  • The following video shows the Patriot Taxiway Lighting system in operation.

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