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Hey SkyGeek help me choose a landing light bulb: regular or quartz?

Which landing light bulb should you choose: "regular" or quartz? Great question. SkyGeek suggests two things:

1) Always have a spare bulb on-hand in the hangar. (If you're headed out and your bulb goes, that might be cause for a scrubbed flight. Seems a shame).

2) Use the quartz bulbs. Why? Read on…

I don't know about you, but for a few extra dollars per year, after a great after-sunset landing, we really don't want to run off the taxi way before getting to ramp, risking our airplane (and our pride) just for the sake of an extra 10-15 bucks. So it pays to have a landing/taxi light that's long lasting. For example, the most common landing light bulb is the GE4509; about $9. It's quartz direct replacement (Q4509) : about $25. What the difference? It has a slightly narrower beam but operates more efficiently, according to GE, producing more candlepower than the GE4509 , at 140,000 CP versus 110,000 CP. The Q4509's beam is slightly narrower and more focused than the GE4509 but you probably won't notice much of a difference. But the real reason for going with the quartz is bulb life: You can expect at least 100 hours for the GEQ4509, but only 5-10 hours on the regular 4509. So for only a small amount of increased cost, you get over 10 times bulb life (and a brighter bulb) why bother with the regular? Skygeek doesn't think you should. (But if you decide to go the regular route, no worries, we have all those, as well as the quartz, in stock).

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GE-4313
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PAR36
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Wattage
250
Voltage
13
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$24.32
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GE-4502
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PAR36
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Wattage
50
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28
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$14.75
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GE-4505
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PAR36
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Wattage
50
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28
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$14.50
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GE-4509
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PAR36
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Wattage
100
Voltage
13
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$7.98
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GE-4522
Bulb Type
PAR46
Base
Screw Terminals
Wattage
250
Voltage
13
Price
$22.86
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GE-4532
Bulb Type
PAR46
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Screw Terminals
Wattage
100
Voltage
28
Price
$300.88
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GE-4537
Bulb Type
PAR46
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Wattage
100
Voltage
13
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$14.19
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Part Number
GE-4541
Bulb Type
PAR56
Base
Screw Terminals
Wattage
450
Voltage
28
Price
$31.52
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GE-4551
Bulb Type
PAR46
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Screw Terminals
Wattage
250
Voltage
28
Price
$13.43
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GE-4552
Bulb Type
PAR64
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Screw Terminals
Wattage
250
Voltage
28
Price
$34.67
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GE-4553
Bulb Type
PAR46
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Screw Terminals
Wattage
250
Voltage
28
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$22.38
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GE-4554
Bulb Type
PAR46
Base
Screw Terminals
Wattage
450
Voltage
28
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$52.18
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GE-4555
Bulb Type
PAR64
Base
Screw Terminals
Wattage
1000
Voltage
115
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GE-4557
Bulb Type
PAR64
Base
3 Screw Terminals
Wattage
1000/400
Voltage
28
Price
$39.58
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Part Number
GE-4559
Bulb Type
PAR64
Base
Screw Terminals
Wattage
600
Voltage
28
Price
$29.15
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Part Number
GE-4570
Bulb Type
PAR46
Base
Screw Terminals
Wattage
150
Voltage
28
Price
$16.10
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GE-4572
Bulb Type
PAR46
Base
Screw Terminals
Wattage
150
Voltage
28
Price
$31.32
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GE-4580
Bulb Type
PAR46
Base
Screw Terminals
Wattage
450
Voltage
28
Price
$20.26
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GE-4581
Bulb Type
PAR46
Base
Screw Terminals
Wattage
450
Voltage
28
Price
$28.36
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Part Number
GE-4582
Bulb Type
PAR46
Base
Screw Terminals
Wattage
450
Voltage
28
Price
$40.51
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Part Number
GE-4587
Bulb Type
PAR36
Base
Screw Terminals
Wattage
250
Voltage
28
Price
$18.71
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GE-4589
Bulb Type
PAR36
Base
Screw Terminals
Wattage
50
Voltage
28
Price
$13.79
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GE-4591
Bulb Type
PAR36
Base
Screw Terminals
Wattage
100
Voltage
28
Price
$18.91
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GE-4594
Bulb Type
PAR36
Base
Screw Terminals
Wattage
100
Voltage
28
Price
$13.72
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Part Number
GE-4595
Bulb Type
PAR36
Base
Screw Terminals
Wattage
100
Voltage
28
Price
$18.91
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Part Number
GE-4596
Bulb Type
PAR36
Base
Screw Terminals
Wattage
250
Voltage
28
Price
$14.94
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GE-4626
Bulb Type
PAR36
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Screw Terminals
Wattage
150
Voltage
28
Price
$14.19
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Part Number
GE-4627
Bulb Type
PAR36
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Screw Terminals
Wattage
100
Voltage
28
Price
$36.24
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Part Number
GE-4635
Bulb Type
PAR46
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Screw Terminals
Wattage
450
Voltage
16.5
Price
$30.18
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