SCHOTT® Jade Reading Light

Designed for the aviation market, the SCHOTT® Jade Reading Light is the first passenger light made of glass to be operated by touch, and offers an unforgettable onboard experience. Inspired by smartphone technology, the award-winning light offers intuitive operation, as well as a vast range of options for cabin designers.

Revolution above the clouds

The modern aviation industry understands that passengers now expect the same level of smart technology in the air as on the ground, and the next generation of aviation lighting will introduce even more features into the cabin, seats, and monuments.

As a leader in lighting innovation, SCHOTT has a keen focus on next-generation aviation lighting, combining function and design to create a unique onboard ambient atmosphere that stays in the memory long after the aircraft has landed. Developed in partnership with PriestmanGoode., the SCHOTT® Jade Reading Light integrates the latest trends in aviation lighting to enhance the passenger experience, while offering seat manufacturers and airlines significant differentiation, design, and maintenance benefits.
Two SCHOTT® Jade Reading Lights with different printing effects
Find out more about the award-winning SCHOTT® Jade Reading Light and its unlimited range of design options.

Key features of the SCHOTT® Jade Reading Light

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Touch-based operation

Passengers interact with the reading light by swiping, just like on their smartphone. The brightness and light beam can be adjusted individually, and even when the seat position is changed, the light beam automatically follows the seat.

Circle of SCHOTT® Jade Reading Lights in different colors and finishes

Unlimited design options

Jade offers endless design creativity. Whether it’s standard or metallic RAL colors, or imitations of stone, fabric or ornaments, any customized decor can be printed ­– even 3D effects can be added.

Two purple SCHOTT® Jade Reading Lights in landscape and portrait formats

Portrait or landscape format

The Jade light is available in portrait format, as well as landscape. This offers designers and seat manufacturers increased flexibility in integrating the light into the overall seat design.

A gray SCHOTT® Jade Reading Light emitting ambient light and light for readin

Functionality meets atmosphere

Jade offers a functional, classic reading light combined with an integrated ambient light to create a unique atmosphere for a premium economy, business or first class seat. It can also be linked to a wide range of seat and cabin scenarios.

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Crystal Cabin Award 2020 Finalist

“Materials & Components” category
Reaching the final stages of the Crystal Cabin Award is a significant achievement and testament to the value of our collaboration. Together, we created a new product that combines expertise in specialty glass technology and expertise in designing user-focused, bespoke products that are tailored to enhance the passenger experience.
Ben Rowan
Director of PriestmanGoode.
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German Innovation Award 2021 Gold

“Excellence in Business to Business – Aviation & Maritime Technologies” category
SCHOTT® Jade is the first reading light for airplane seats made of glass and is not only convincing in terms of formal aesthetics, but also technically at an extremely high level. Even the operation, which is done intuitively by swiping, just like on a smartphone, offers the passenger a feeling of contemporary technology thanks to the improved user experience.
German Design Council
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German Design Award 2021 Winner

“Excellent Product Design – Aviation, Maritime and Railway” category
The reading light stands out with its clear, minimalist design and its intuitive user interface. A modern and contemporary design that looks refined and promises a pleasant lighting atmosphere in the cabin.
German Design Council

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