Re: Is "Lights Out" FAA Reg?

Date:         03 Oct 97 01:18:32 
From: (Gary Neff)
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In article <airliners.1997.2369@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
(User340037) wrote:
>Airlines dim cabin lights during take-off & landing so that in case
> the cockpit door opens inadvertently during these crucial moments of the
>flight the concentration of the pilots is not disturbed due to sudden
>intrusion of bright light from the cabin.This could also affect the
>visibility of the instrument panel.

It's not a reg. It's not to reduce electrical load. It's certainly not to
keep from bugging the pilots. It's to adapt the passengers eyes for an
evacuation at night. It's done during the day only for consistacy for the
flight attendents, so that they do the same thing every leg.