Why Airlines Dim Interior Lights Before Night Landings

November 23, 2009 at 12:01 am 4 comments

Airplane Interior LightsMaybe you’ve noticed, maybe not. When you’re in an airplane that is landing at night, they dim the main interior lights upon final approach.

Why?

Because, if the landing does not go well and you need to evacuate the plane, your eyes are better adjusted to the darkness outside.

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