Anyone else wondering why Lightspeed is shown as a Cirrus supplier on the webpage? All others on the page are part of a/c; like Garmin, Arnav, Hartzell, etc.
Does this mean there will be a factory installed Lightspeed panel mount (like the Bose X offers, for example)? My preference for Bose over Lightspeed is the panel (NO BATTERIES!) option, so I could switch my preference pretty easily.
Just wondering in NC
I had LightSpeed headsets installed in my SR20 and the front seats use “ship’s power” to run the headsets … NO BATTERIES. I apparently like you do not like the idea of running something in the plane on batteries. The LightSpeed headsets work great. While it is a personal decision, I find the LightSpeed headsets to the best value on the market. Boise is over priced and I don’t like their fit and feel as well as the LightSpeed.
I also put LightSpeed 20Ks in the back seats with batteries. The only reason for a battery headset is portability. Should I fly in another plane it is highly unlikely that it would be equipped with jacks compatible with LightSpeed headsets so I opted to have the back seat headsets available to take with me.
Unfortunately, there appears to be no “standard” for headset jacks or the power level required to run them. You can request that your plane’s jacks, which come standard for Telex headsets, be rigged for use with LightSpeed. The bottom line is anything other than Telex will likely cost extra.
Hope that helps. I know I didn’t answer you question about why listed as a vendor, but I thought this was more of what you wanted to know.