Aeronautical Accessories introduces high intensity Nightscanner® and Nightscanner® Plus discharge lights

December 13, 2010

Piney Flatts, TN – December 13, 2010 – Aeronautical Accessories, Inc. has announced that it has developed new High Intensity Discharge (HID) lights to add to its existing family of lighting accessories.

The company announced today that it will be offering the new supplemental type certificate (STC) certified HID Nightscanner® and HID Nightscanner® Plus lighting products for Bell, MD, and Eurocopter helicopters.

Both lights offer distinct advantages compared to traditional lighting products in terms of lamp life - lasting 40 to 80 times longer - at significantly less amperage. Additional benefits include:

  • Dramatically longer lamp life hours at reduced amps
  • 25% percent brighter than the previous Nightscanner light
  • Approximately 500K in candlepower
  • 2000 lamp life hours
  • Beam width of 9x9 at only 4 amps


The new HID Nightscanner Plus offers even greater candlepower at approximately 700K, 1000 lamp life hours, and beam width of 9x9 at 4.5 amps.

Both of the new HID lights are compact in size and are available as new kits or can be used as direct replacements for the current Nightscanner light unit. The products can be rotated 360 degrees, can be stowed from any position, provide mounting location options, and offer collective mounted switches for pilot controls. Both of the new HID Nightscanner lights are FAA approved.

For more information on the new HID Nightscanner and HID Nightscanner Plus lights, contact the Aeronautical Accessories, Inc. sales team at 1-800-251-7094,, or visit

About Aeronautical Accessories, Inc.
Aeronautical Accessories, Inc., an affiliate of Bell Helicopter, designs, manufactures, warehouses, and distributes the most advanced helicopter parts and accessories through a worldwide network of over 110 countries. A division of Edwards & Associates, the ISO:9001/AS9100 certified organization has been distributing innovative, quality rotorcraft products since 1979.

About Bell Helicopter
Bell Helicopter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., is an industry-leading producer of commercial and military, manned and unmanned vertical lift aircraft and the pioneer of the revolutionary tiltrotor aircraft. Globally recognized for world-class customer service, innovation and superior quality, Bell's global workforce serves customers flying Bell aircraft in more than 120 countries. More information is available at

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron in known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at

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