XeVision® HID products customer feedback and credentials
Hello, I am a pleased and proud owner of my new Landing light. The install took 1.5 hours and went smoothly in my 172N. As a trainer I was replacing that GE 4553 par 46 stage light every 3-4 weeks. This new install will save me thousands over the next 5 years. Pre-sealing the lamp in the reflector prevents the mechanic from gumming up the bulb prior to install and ruining it. Still $500 less than xxxxxxxxxxx which offers an inferior reflector. Excellent 337 copy as well.
GLP Aviation, Inc.
ATTN Dan Blumel/ Jurg Sommerauer
The first kit XV36SL that we installed is flying and the customer is very pleased with the product.
So we have to order one more and we hope to visit you during OSH if you would get a booth in
The same kit than you shipped the last time will be OK with cable and spare connectors please give my last prices 35w and the new 50w
Let us know , see you and 'll pick up in OSH if you 'll be there
Bernard Bonfy AMCA
Some time ago we bought one of your aircraft HID light for our MCR 4S kitplane, and are happy with it. I am in the process of crafting a page on HID light on my website, with a direct link to your site. I would like to ask your permission to publish your homepage HID/incandescent picture (overlay-HID-standard.gif), with explicit mention of your permission and copyright. You'll find my website address below.
Thank you for your answer,
From: Kevin O'Halloran
Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2006 7:29 PM
Subject: HID light test with radios
flew the plane 2 hours today----took down notes---
sat signal on both GPSs was the same weather the light was on or off----left the light on for 30 minutes---then turned it off--no difference. GPS approach went fine---no raim warnings.
shot the ILS at WPA and Clinton Sherman---no glitches----had no effect on the stormscope or radar alt.--TCAD worked fine.-- with everything turned on ( and I mean everything)---when I turned on the Hid light--the only change---the volt meter went from 14.1 to 14. With the light on----no increase ( at least to the second) on retract or extend time. No Hums in the com or intercom
Did find that my wingtip strobes made a click in the overhead speaker when set to Marker beacon---going to have to trace that down. SO--I'm happy---just to be safe---won't use them in the clouds ( wasn't going to do that anyway)
ALSO---going down to Tx in a couple of weeks and let John Atkins test everything with his equipment.
From: Wim Kimmerer [mailto:]
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2007 1:04 AM
Subject: Update on XeVision HD Light
I think I reported a while back that I had a problem with my light (i.e., it quit). I contacted Dan Blumel at XeVision who said it was probably the cable but I should send the whole thing back. I did so, they found the problem (it was the cable) and I had it back in a few days. Reinstalled without a problem and it works fine. And I mean FINE - practically lights up the whole runway!
So XeVision stands behind their product, gives great service, and is yet another vendor to add to the growing list of people who provide us Grummanistas what we need!
Wim Kimmerer Berkeley CA Tiger N1561R at OAK
This is a follow up to our Seminole XeVision installations noted on your website. We still have the same aircraft and have put approximately 3500 hours on each of them since the XeVision Lighting installation. As of this date (November 14, 2007) we have yet to have a single failure of a bulb or ballast or any component in the system. How’s that for GREAT service life?
Thank you for a marvelous product!
Pat Kelly Chief Inspector Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott, AZ
Australian CTT tilt train with an array
XeVision head lights
I'm attaching a PDF of the 337 that was approved by the Farmingdale, NY FSDO for my Cessna 172N model to add to your collection. Being able to download the 337 for the 172M was very helpful to me.
My XeVision landing light is installed in my plane and it's great. No more blown out lights (I have the infamous cowl mounted landing light) and lots of cool, low draw, bright, high color light for my night landings.
Beech B-35 of Kevin O'Halloran
(copy of post made to Beech-owners group)
picture of HID light installed in original housing
paperwork done---feds approved on friday.
I bought the one that is 50 watts----its 4 times brighter than the original
(I had the 100watt Q4509) and uses less than 1/2 the power ( even less power than your position nav lights)----good for 5000 hours---did not know what landing lights were until I got this puppy
Advanced Aircraft Services - Diamond DA-40
Hello Everyone. Since I am new to this forum allow me to introduce myself. My name is Jim Mazzante and I am a managing partner with Advanced Aircraft Services in Lancaster, PA (KLNS). We are an Authorized Diamond Service Center and have been working on Diamond Aircraft for about 5 years. Some of you may have know me and my Technicians when we worked at Airways. We are currently in the process of installing the HID lights from XeVision and should have them completely installed Thursday or Friday. I will try to post some pictures of the final install and a copy of the 337 once I get it approved from my FSDO. If any of you would like to have the install done, please feel free to contact me. Our direct line is 717-735-5179
The installation is approved along with othere DA40. Please find here the FAA 337 field approvals.Dual XeVision XV-19-W installation in Diamond Aircraft DA-40
Download a great DA40 - XeVision HID light installation manual kindly provided by DiamondAviator.org. This installation manual is detailed with plenty of instructional photos.
From: "Meyer, Scott" < >
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 08:59:01 -0500
Subject: WOW !!!
I just had your HID light installed on my AA5B Tiger and it is absolutely amazing. We fly into poorly lit airfields on a regular basis, and the additional light produced by your product increases the safety margin around every flight. Thank you for the great product.
XeVision customer installation and applications photo gallery and feedback
Cascade Aircraft Conversions
Pressure cowl with two XV-22 installed by Cascade Aircraft Conversions
Finished installation and new paint job. Awsome!
Beech B-35 of Kevin O'Halloran
picture of HID light installed in original housing
paperwork done---feds approved on friday. I bought the one that is 50 watts----its 4 times brighter than the original (I had the 100watt Q4509) and uses less than 1/2 the power ( even less power than your position nav lights)----good for 5000 hours---did not know what landing lights were until I got this puppy Kevin
XV-46-SL installation on N999HR C-177B Cardinal
by Edward Page, Thornhurst PA
Please check out his FAA 337 field approval
HID Installation photos by Edward Page
Yak 52 Aerostars Aerobatic Team
The Aerostars were using our XV-36 system to illuminate their smoke system for night performances on their Yak 52 TW.
Watch a cool video showing the awwesome light display at an evening airshow performance (select 'videos').
Light installed on the aircraft belly to illuminate smoke system
Grumman Tiger N641HY of Steve Roberts at Old Bridge on Labor Day.
Cessna 210P HID landing and taxi light installation
XeVision 50 watt HID XV-36-SL and XV-36-ST installation in Cessna 210P cowling
XeVision 50 watt HID XV-36-SL lamp in Cessna 210P cowling
Mark Mahnke, RRdentXeVision HID installations
Lancair IVP installation: XeVision HID 50 watt XV-19
Lancair IV wingtip with XeVision HID 50 watt XV-19
Lancair IV wingtip with XeVision HID 50 watt XV-19 open lens
Lancair IVP XV-19 winglet installation
Hi Dan, Attached a photos of the IV-P winglet installation to date. What we did;
1)We decored bothskins to allow as much space as possible. 2)Prior to closeout, we prefit the lights and support ribs. 3)The actual installation will be finished at a later date due to tha fact this plane is getting de-ice and the leading edge position will change slightly. I want the lens flush with the deice panels.
I did not have to grind any of the bezel on the lights, but there is no extra room. The lights are spring mounted, giving me the ability to adjust the angle if necessary.
I'll send more photos when we complete the installation. I suspect the will not happen for a couple of months.
Please call if you have any questions.
MCR-4S in France with XV-2
La technologie xénon HID nous a semblé tout à fait adaptée, avec une optique de chez ™XeVision ("Zi-Vi-jeune").
Thank you for your answer, Regards, Gilles Thesee, Grenoble, France. An article - written in french - appeared in www.contrails.free.fr
N74418 Grumman Tiger HID Cowl Light Installation
XV-36-SL 50 watt - with field approval ( see FAA 337 approval)
photo by Daniel Rubino
XeVison HID landing light on Grumman Tiger N74418 HID Cowl
Daniel Rubino's comments: I am completely satisfied with the quality of all the components. I will continue to be satisfied if they last the 2,000 hours claimed (don't see why they won't). I was particularly impressed at how easy it was to install the entire package and how well the Click Bond Stud kit works. There was NO interference with any communication or navigation equipment after installation (Garmin 430). On return trip, the tower put 5 planes on a "using-both-sides-left-right-downwind" pattern and the plane farthest out called me in sight when I ruddered the nose in his direction. Awesome!
For a complete coverage of the installation, please contact our office.
Doug Weir's Grumman Tiger
XeVision XV-36-SL, 50 watt
Photo by Lee Verrone (click pic for larger image), Lee also has an approved XV-36 installation on his Gumman Tiger (see approved FAA 337 approval)
Agriculture Helicopter with two XeVision XV-64 for night ops
Rick's RV-6 landing while XeVision beaming away some deer
Xmas tree on Glasair XeVision 50 watt HID (see pulsing clip on our YouTube channel)
XeVision HID utility light on M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank (MBT), installation by GUNMASTERS Defense Systems, LLC
Robinson R44 helicopter with XeVision 50 W HID system (video)
Owner Sebastian Diaz Santelices of Chile - The video shows a pair of XeVision landing and taxi HID lights in the nose of the helicopter. XeVisions's pulsing systems is a great safety addition. Video courtesy of Sebastian - thanks (Jurg - XeVision).
XeVision 50 watt HID XV-36-SL and XV-36-ST installation in R44.
XeVision ballasts with HID lamp and XePulse™ 1 module installatiion in center console of R44 helicopter. Very nice job!
Tom Christensen's beautiful Sonex
XV-23 ldg light in wing leading edge with XePulse™ 1 installation