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Bob Dubner
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Strobing Runway Lights
      12/21/17 01:36 AM

Russell, Scott has the right of it.

LEDs are being used instead of incandescents because they are cheaper.

But they *are* being sold as *replacements* for incandescents. There is a
built in assumption that a replacement should function the same way as the
thing being replaced.

If they don't function the same way, then they aren't replacements.

In other words, if they are sold as replacements, the functional spec is that
they have a similar radiation profile to the bulbs being replaced.

It's not enough that they are cheaper. They have to work the same way.
<shrug> The need for radiation in the IR spectrum could easily have been
anticipated. I feel sure there are phosphors that re-radiate in that band.
It could have been done. It should have been done.

I suspect that when an accident results from the changed performance of
something marketed as an improved replacement bulb, the plaintiffs in the
resulting lawsuit will prevail.

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Subject Posted by Posted on
* Strobing Runway Lights Scott Dyer [HPN/NY] 12/15/17 04:25 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Terry Carraway   12/18/17 09:27 AM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Russell Holton   12/18/17 12:54 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Ralph Jones   12/15/17 06:25 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Jeff Hartmann CIC   12/15/17 06:23 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Scott Dunham (RDU)   12/15/17 08:27 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   12/15/17 10:15 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Russell Holton   12/15/17 11:12 PM
. * * Strobing Runway Lights Bob Dubner   12/16/17 12:16 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Russell Holton   12/18/17 06:08 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Gil Buettner [KAUW]   12/18/17 05:39 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   12/19/17 01:54 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Russell Holton   12/19/17 02:31 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   12/19/17 08:04 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Russell Holton   12/19/17 08:34 PM
. * * Strobing Runway Lights Bob Dubner   12/21/17 01:36 AM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Terry Carraway   12/23/17 10:27 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Russell Holton   12/24/17 06:54 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights John O'Shaughnessy [FCM]   12/25/17 10:02 AM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Russell Holton   12/25/17 02:06 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Tom Charlton   12/25/17 12:35 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Terry Carraway   12/25/17 07:20 AM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   12/19/17 09:48 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Russell Holton   12/20/17 04:28 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   12/20/17 05:29 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Nancy Zeitlin [HPN]   12/20/17 11:47 AM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   12/20/17 04:07 PM
. * * Strobing Runway Lights Ward Miller POU-NY   12/20/17 05:40 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   12/20/17 09:17 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights John O'Shaughnessy [FCM]   12/20/17 04:24 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Russell Holton   12/20/17 04:37 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   12/20/17 05:33 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Russell Holton   12/20/17 06:28 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Randy Sohn   12/15/17 08:57 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Russell Holton   12/15/17 06:20 PM
. * * Strobing Runway Lights Ray Tackett   12/15/17 05:19 PM
. * * Re: Strobing Runway Lights Scott Dyer [HPN/NY]   12/15/17 06:32 PM
. * * Strobing Runway Lights Ray Tackett   12/15/17 08:13 PM

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