A look at an HAI member up close and personal. Since 2006, Bellevue, Washington-based Luma Technologies has designed and manufactured lighted displays and custom switching products for both rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft. The company was founded with the goal of bringing affordable solid-state technology to the rapidly changing cockpit environment. Luma combines creative analytical design with proven solid-state optical and LED technology to increase the reliability and performance of traditional lights, switches, and other cockpit controls. What’s more, most of the company’s technology is goggles-ready, allowing for immediate compatibility for NVIS (night-vision imaging system) operations. Luma’s integrated LED displays replace traditional ganged and matrixed annunciator banks with high-performance LED technology combined with one or more single-piece, multicelled legend plates. This approach eliminates intermittent and burned-out lamps, scalding surface temperatures, and uneven or jammed cap assemblies common with standard assemblies. LED Annunciators Luma’s latest line of LED annunciators, the LT-3000 Series, features a host of traditional and low-profile packaging options. The series’ unit was originally developed as a drop-in LED solution for “Grimes” style designs used on older aircraft with traditional, screw terminal–type hardware. The product has similar applicability on Russian-made Mi-8 and Mi-17 helicopters and offers a quick, affordable solution for aircraft struggling with

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