April 9, 2013
Lufthansa Technik and SCHOTT develop new aircraft cabin lighting system
At the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Lufthansa Technik AG and SCHOTT AG are presenting a completely new development in cabin lighting systems for aircraft. For the first time, aircraft owners can take advantage of LED technology while avoiding the color changes that occur when LEDs age. The new system “nicemood”, which has already been approved for use in aircraft, mixes and regulates the light output of different diodes and thus enables significant cost savings compared with traditional lighting while dramatically improving lighting quality. With nicemood, Lufthansa Technik und SCHOTT present a system that enables cabin illumination to be optimally tailored to passenger needs with very simple controls and minimal installation work. It is suitable for any size aircraft and can be integrated in any cabin, from the smallest business jet to a widebody plane. The system consists of four elements: Lufthansa Technik’s wireless access point and interface unit, SCHOTT’s Heliojet TCS (True Colour Stabilization) – the actual lighting system and the control system interface, which can be either a VIP passenger’s smart phone or a touchscreen control used by the cabin crew.