Eager to get pilots and aircraft owners to try the new Parmetheus G3 landing light, WAT (who you may know better as Whelen) has introduced a trade-in and trade-up program that offers a rebate of as much as $70 toward the new G3. The program includes both PAR-36 and PAR-46 lights in 14-volt or 28-volt versions from a few popular manufacturers. Qualifying models from AeroLEDS, Aero-Lites and Aveo Engineering can earn $30-$70 in rebates.
For those with earlier versions of WAT’s Parmetheus landing light, an upgrade to the current G3 will net a rebate of $50-$70, depending on the older model.
The Parmetheus G3 is available in both the PAR-36 and PAR-46 sizes. Both run on 14 or 28 volts. While the G3 in the smaller PAR-36 size can be ordered as either a spot-beam landing light or a wider-beam taxi light, for now the PAR-46 bulb is offered only in the landing-light beam style. The smaller lamps pull less than 4 amps at 14 volts, while the larger PAR-46 lights come in right at 6 amps on 28 volts.
WAT says the Parmetheus G3 in PAR-46 size puts out more than 200K candela initially and is still above 120K candela after 45 minutes. The PAR-36 version puts out more than 130K candela at startup and maintains nearly 70K candela after 45 minutes. All LEDs suffer from some sort of intensity rolloff thanks to heat-management strategies.
The rebate/upgrade program runs through April 30, 2023.