Accession Number : ADD013596

Title :   Emergency Lighting Unit.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 23 Mar 81, patented 21 Dec 82,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Miller, George R

Report Date : 21 Dec 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : An emergency lighting unit having a electroluminescent lamp is provided for use in locating an aircraft exit. The emergency lighting unit contains a battery and an inverter for converting DC battery current to high frequency alternating current required for illumination of the electroluminescent lamp. Various means are provided for automatically lighting the lamp during a distress situation. The lighting unit is configured to serve as a handle for use in leaving a disabled aircraft.

Descriptors :   *LIGHTING EQUIPMENT, *AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT, *PATENTS, ALTERNATING CURRENT, EMERGENCIES, EXITS, ILLUMINATION, AIRCRAFT, MARKER LIGHTS, ESCAPE SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE