American Aerospace has developed and is offereing a portable, hand-held system for measuring strobe light intensity "On The Wing." The ST-4000 is FAA Approved to meet the requirements of FAA Flight Standards Information Bulletin for Airworthiness FSAW 98-01.
The ST-4000 is designed and manufactured in accordance with SAE standard ARP5029 - Measurement Procedures for Anti-Collision Strobe Lights. This standard is available at the SAE Website.
The Flash Test ST-4000 allows the operator to measure the intensity of all strobe lights without removing them from the aircraft. The procedure is quick, easy, and provides a digital read-out of the strobe intensity in effective cadelas. This is important for record keeping purposes and data gathering. The test can be accomplished during routin maintenance visits, indoors or outdoors, and needs no additional special equipment or setup.
The Flash Test can also be used in the repair shop to ensure proper light intensity output following strobe unit repair or overhaul.