idiot light

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a colored warning light on an instrument panel (as for low oil pressure)

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Modern aircraft are festooned with warnings of various kinds: stall warnings, landing-gear warnings, Mach overspeed warnings, low-rotor rpm warnings and even idiot lights suggesting doors aren't closed.
Exposed wires in the cockpit look naff and some of the idiot lights are obscured unless you duck your head.
Exposed wires in the cockpit looknaff and some of the idiot lights are obscured unless you duck your head.
The cockpit styling is neat and functional with a large speedo, smaller rev counter in the bottom right corner and idiot lights around the outside.
Dashboards are great to look at, lots of bells, idiot lights, but not much intelligence," continues Roemmele.