PSC/STL LED ‘Strobe’ Beacon

September 15, 2016

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Whilst giving a similar visual effect as a xenon strobe, with its crisp, bright flashes, the actual light source for our PSC/STL is surprisingly, LED!

Moving forward with technology, we found that we could achieve an effect, very similar to xenon strobe, using LEDs.

While the sleek, low profile design of the product allows ease of fitting, not only is the PSC/STL simple to install, but also extremely economical.


PSC-STL-320


An LED strobe light is typically made up of a matrix of LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes), which are solid state and do not use a gas to create illumination, as xenon strobes do. LED strobes are now also as bright as, if not brighter than, xenon strobes, and have various benefits:

  • Energy Efficient – LEDs have an estimated energy efficiency of approximately 80 – 90% when compared to conventional bulbs. This means the majority of electrical energy is converted to light, whereas with most other light sources a lot of this energy is converted to, and lost as heat.

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  • Less Maintenance – LEDs have a much longer life expectancy than xenon bulbs for greater cost-efficiency.

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  • Light Dispersement – A higher application efficiency can be achieved using LEDs, as they are designed to focus light, so it can be directed to a specific location without the use of an external reflector. This gives a more concentrated beam of light, increasing efficiency.

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  • Durable – LEDs are resistant to shock, vibrations and external impacts, they are extremely durable and can withstand most rough conditions.

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  • More Consistent – LED output is extremely stable and has no arc wander or flash-to-flash variation associated with xenon light sources.

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  • Crisp, Sharp detail – LEDs are capable of running at much higher flash rates than xenon strobes without the loss of intensity that was required with xenons.

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  • Ecologically Friendly – As LEDs are longer lasting than xenon bulbs, there is much less waste in material. They are free of toxic chemicals, therefore helping towards the environment.

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  • Instant Lighting – LEDs offer instant lighting, where xenon strobes may be slightly delayed, LEDs brighten up immediately when powered.

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  • Low Voltage – There are no restrictions where LED lighting can be used, as a low voltage power supply is sufficient. Suitable for indoor or outdoor applications, the use of LEDs allows diversity and versatility.
The PSC/STL LED Strobe Beacon has the capability to join multiple units together if desired, to provide an integrated signalling system.

Available in Red, Amber, Green, Blue & White – further information can be seen here:
beaconlamps.com/products/visual-warning-signals/pulsed-led-warning-signals/psc-stl-series/

 




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