Fresh Aero Aviation - LED Lighting and tools for homebuilt & Sport (LSA) and general aviation aircraft

Fresh Aero Aviation  manufactures and markets high quality innovative products for the homebuilt and general aviation community. We also manufacture and market specific products for Van's RV, Sonex and Grumman AA-1 & AA-5 Series aircraft.

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Fresh Aero EasyBrow Lights for Homebuilt and other Aircraft

Great News! We've lowered the price of the EasyBrow light strips to less than half their previous price! We're able to purchase these lights in volume now and we're passing the lower price on to you, our customer.

EasyBrow Lights are now just 50 cents per inch and are offered in 2 inch (24mm) 3 LED increments in any unbroken length up to 16 feet. When you order, just enter the length you need (in even numbers) in the quantity box. For example, if you need a 36 inch continuous length, enter 36 as the quantity and you will receive a 3 foot EasyBrow Light. If you need more than one EasyBrow strip, enter the total length of all the strips in the quantity box and note specifically what you need in the comments box. For example, one 36 inch 12 volt strip & one 18 inch 12 volt strip. We are working to simplify the ordering experience in our shopping cart, but this the best we can do for now.

Also, we strongly recommend the MIL Spec wiring and shrink wrap option as the wires can be difficult to solder to the light strip without the proper holding fixtures and miniature soldering equipment. Note: leads are a 7 dollar option  listed as a separate product in our "FllightLights" category. Order the wire lead option for every EssyBrow strip you purchase.


Note: Single 2 inch segment is only available in 12 volts dc. Longer segments are available in both 12 and 24 volts dc.


We offer the EasyBrow Light with a protective clear silicone covering with foam tape that will protect the EasyBrow from contamination if frequently handled. Do you need it? These are our thoughts......

Once mounted, these lights don't see much exposure to contamination as they're nested under the lower eye brow and you don't see them. However, if your passengers frequently grab the eye brow (not a good thing), then you may want to order the protective covering to protect the LEDs. Cleaning will be a breeze too. If you have any questions, just call or email me. Bob


Please read before ordering the EasyBrow Light

LEDs are sensitive to voltage variations. They're solid state devices that don't behave like incandescent bulbs. The relatively slow reaction time of incandescent  bulbs to voltage variation provide a buffer and brightness level remains relatively constant. LEDs will "see" the pulsating voltage variation of more than one or two volts and react quickly with a noticeable "flicker" (two volts about 14% variation in a 14 volt aircraft electrical bus). This flicker can vary from "just noticeable" to seriously distracting, depending on the voltage variation.

That said, if you don’t purchase the optional dimmer, you may want consider purchasing the optional voltage/power reducing “Resistor kit”. This resistor will reduce the EasyBrow brightness to a level that are more consistent with typical panel brightness. Another benefit with this addition is a reduction in sensitivity to voltage variation. If your voltage variation is about 1 volt or less, you probably won't perceive any flicker at all.

If you suspect a large voltage variation in your aircraft electrical system, you need to test for and correct this issue before purchasing the standard configuration EasyBrow Lights. We're currently writing a web page that will discuss the voltage variation issue in detail and ways to resolve the issue -- we'll post a link here soon. But in the interim, just call or email us for more info. We are prototyping a promising capacitor modification that will eliminate flicker, even with larger voltage variation. Also, we've introduced a rechargeable battery operated EasyBrow Light kit that solves the variation issues and provides battery backup redundancy too. This will post on this page very soon. Again, contact us if you want more information.    

The Clear Silicone Protective Cover -- The EasyBrow Lights can be purchased with a protective clear silicone sleeve with 3M foam tape on the back that will protect the EasyBrow from contamination if frequently handled. Do you need it? These are my thoughts.

Once mounted, these lights don't see much exposure to contamination as they're nested under the lower eye brow and you don't see them. However, if your passengers frequently grab the eye brow (not a good thing), then you may want to order the protective sleeve option to protect the LEDs. Cleaning will be a breeze too. The sleeve thickens the light bar slightly, but not enough to pose any visibility issues. If you've trained your passengers not to grab the eyebrow when entering and existing your aircraft, than you probably don't need the sleeve. If you have any questions, just call or email me. Bob


 Fresh Aero EasyBrow Eye Brow Lights for Homebuilt and Other Aircraft - Blue, Red, Green or White LEDs (per inch) - 50 cents

Optional silicone clear sleeve for EasyBrow Lights (per inch) - 12 cents

Fresh Aero EasyBrow Lights integrated LED Dimmer with hardware and vinyl knob - $19.50

Two 18 inch MIL-W-22759 aircraft wire leads soldered and shrink wrapped on one end (for any length) - $8.50

Optional Angled Mounting Strip with attached LED Light Strip, soldered/shrink wrapped 18 inch leads, adhesive and mounting screws (per inch) - $2.50


Buy on our Shopping Cart - Just the Strips

Buy on our Shopping Cart - AngleMount Strips



Or call us and we can take your order. You can also just provide your email address, and we can send you an e-invoice that you can pay with a credit card or a PayPal account







    

We make EasyBrow Lights for Grumman instrument panels, illuminating them like they've never been lit before. We're now offering other aircraft owners the opportunity to install these great lights in their aircraft.

If you fly at night, you know that good instrument panel lighting can really make a difference. EasyBrow lighting can be the perfect solution! Just mount Fresh Aero EasyBrow LED Lights on your eye brow above your panel or convenient location and bathe your panel in pure even light.

The EasyBrow Lights consist of strips of LEDs only 8mm wide and 2mm thick (about 5/16'x3/32"). These lights can be purchased in 2 inch increments up 16 feet in length with MIL-W-22759 aircraft wire leads soldered and shrink wrapped on one end. We know of no other company that offers this kind of custom flexibility.

And EasyBrow lights use only a fraction of the power of incandescent bulbs!

The EasyBrow Lights mount easily to almost any surface in any configuration with the attached 3M tape.


Other Features Include ---

State of the art LED solid state lighting in blue, red, green and white A 2.5 foot length weighs less than 1 ounce (1.5 oz. with the optional protective covering)

Great redundancy! The special series parallel circuitry means that even if you loose an LED (not likely), only 3 LEDs in the total array will fail. You won't even notice!   

Available in both 12/14 and 24/28 volt dc versions

The EasyBrow lights Illuminate the entire instrument panel with bright and clean light. No halos, shadows, hot spots or weak spots – just beautiful even light. The EasyBrow accentuates the needles and indices on the gauges and makes reading the instruments a joy! And unlike dedicated instrument lights, these lights will illuminate your charts on your yoke and lap too.

Very long life cycle. The LEDs on the EasyBrow Light have a life span approximately 60,000 hours!

Many times brighter than the traditional panel lighting and about half the power consumption

EasyBrow lights operate extremely cool with no heat build-up.

All components have a UL flame retardant rating of at least HB 94

They are fully controllable using existing panel rheostats or dimming controls -- from dim to full bright.

We also offer a beveled mounting strip that mates with the EasyBrow light to prevent rearward glare and direct all the radiated light into the instrument panel.

These lights bath your panel in beautiful light and will not diminish night vision.

Vibration proof design. Aircraft vibration will not be a factor.


The New Rechargeable Battery Backup EasyBrow  Light

The Fresh Aero Rechargeable Battery Backup EasyBrow Light is a perfect combination of redundancy,adaptability and reliability.

The 2.2 ampere rechargeable sealed lead battery will provide at least 8 hours of lighting power and can be in any convenient location.The battery is recharged with the included recharging cable and plug that just plugs into an existing power receptacle or it can hardwired into your electrical bus. The battery is charged during daytime flying.

The control box with an integrated dimmer mounts on the left side panel and controls lighting and charging.

An added bonus - this system is immune to voltage variation because the battery is completely independent of the aircraft electrical system when the lights are on.

Click here for the Rechargeable Battery Backup EasyBrow Light page.

Great News! We've lowered the price of the EasyBrow light strips to less than half their previous price! LED lighting costs are dropping and we're able to purchase these lights in volume now, so we're passing the lower prices on to you, our customer.






WHY BUY YOUR LED LIGHT STRIPS FROM FRESH AERO? 

We know that you have several sources to chose from when purchasing LED lighting and light strips. Why buy from Fresh aero? Here’s why!

High Quality and Competitive Pricing

Our LED lights are manufactured to the highest quality and tolerances. And we test every light strip we ship for proper operation and specifications. Also, our pricing for these high quality lights is hard to beat.

We’ve prototyped with cheaper LED light strips and believe us when we say that you get what you pay for! Cheaper light strips use very thin printed circuit boards with paper thin terminals that are difficult to solder wire leads to. Also the quality, of the actual LEDs and adhesive tape leaves much to be desired.

Many More LEDs for Any Given Length

Our LED light strips are densely populated with LEDs every 5/8 inch. This provides an even full light with no shadows or weak spots for the entire length of the strip. Most suppliers don't offer LED lighting with this density at our cost.

Optional Clear Silicone Covering

We offer LED Strips with or without a clear silicone covering. The silicone covering is an option for protecting the LEDs from fingerprints and other contaminants.

Four Colors to Choose From

We offer four colors of LED light strips - blue, red, green and white.

12 & 24 Volts

Both 12/14 and 24/28 volt dc lighting is available - all at the same price.

Any Length with Optional Soldered Leads 

We offer a soldered lead option for only 5 dollars. This option consists of 24 inches of 20 gauge military spec. MIL-W-22759 aircraft wire leads soldered and shrink wrapped on one end of the strip. This is available on any length light strip. We know of no other company that offers this kind of custom flexibility.

Optional AngleMount Strip Option

Fresh Aero now offers a new mounting option, AngleMount - a beveled mounting strip that mates with the EasyBrow light strip. This mounting option will direct all the radiated light into the instrument panel - not on the floor and provides much improved panel illumination.

The AngleMount includes the LED light strip and soldered/shrink wrapped 18 inch leads, all integrated with the  mount. The AngleMount can be mounted with the attached adhesive strip or the included screws. Also, they can be bent to conform with the curvature of the panel eye brow using very little heat from a heat gun. They are available in the same lengths as our standard light strips up to 48 inches.up

A New Dimming Control Option

We offer a 20 turn dimming  potentiometer for all your LED dimming needs. The broad liner adjustment dimmer provides a smooth extended range and performs exceptionally well with the EasyBrow Lights.







Important note:

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Download the EasyBrow Light installation instructions in PDF format here.

EasyBrow LIght Notes - General.pdf