UTILITY LIGHT CORDAPOLLO 15 LUNAR MODULE.
Flown on Apollo 15, a Lunar Module Utility Light Cord. Consisting of coiled clear-coated copper wire, approximately 38 inches long when coiled but highly extendible, the cable cut at one end but with Beta cloth-covered six-pin Bendix electrical connector. Two snap-button affixed nylon and Velcro tabs along the cord, for mounting to wall of spacecraft.
ELECTRICAL COMPONENT CARRIED TO THE LUNAR SURFACE. With provenance note SIGNED by DAVE SCOTT, explaining "I hereby certify that the Lunar Module Utility Light Cord included with this letter was used aboard the Lunar Module 'Falcon' during Apollo 15 ... The portable Utility Light was used to provide extra lighting inside the Lunar Module during three days of lunar surface activities as well as during the night side of lunar orbits. It was also used to illuminate the tunnel that connected the LM to the CSM. The cord connected the Utility Light to the LM overhead light panel and switches provided one-step dimming for light-intensity control. These lights were used for additional panel lighting, search of remote locations in the spacecraft, and reading. The lights used two miniature incandescent lamps in a machined Teflon housing which acts as a thermal and electrical insulator ... The cord was transferred from the LM to the CSM after rendezvous and docking in lunar orbit."
A large and weighty component of a lunar module.