jspringe

Dimmable cockpit lights?

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Should the instrument panel lights and cockpit lights be dimmable?  The rotary knobs suggest that they should be dimmable, but I have no idea what the real aircraft has.

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They should be working rheostats but I guess because of the shear number of them, at least a dozen, they elected to keep it simple and provide on/off function.  We complained during beta after they nearly burned our retinas out and toned down the brightness to what most of us agreed was a good compromise between night VMC and hard IMC flying settings.

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Personall, I'd prefer one dimmable panel light over three different panel lights with the same intensity.. I mean, who will leave one or two lights off anyway and fly with only the captains side illuminated?

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I thought it was more a function of the lighting implementation, and the limitations thereof. You'll note that there are dimmable lights in the 737, 777, and 747.

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