Did you know there are different types of beacons..?

Did you know there are different types of beacons..?

There are different types of beacon lights – a static beacon, a strobe beacon, a rotating beacon and a pulsing beacon. The mode you select for your application will not only aid increased awareness, but it will also help people to know how to react.

Looking a little further into each type of these beacons:

⚡ Static Beacon Lights.

A static beacon light is a light that is constantly lit, also called steady lights by many. It draws awareness to its application and is most commonly seen as a sign that something is safe. For example, static lights are mostly used in the colour green, a colour people recognise as safe. The calming green colour and continuously lit light symbolize to most that it is safe to continue with your task.

⚡ Strobe Beacon Lights.

Flashing strobe beacon lights feature a high signalling effect through bursting white light and are widely used in warehouses and industrial facilities. This device is composed of a glass tube filled with xenon gas that helps to produce a bright flashing sequence and are ideal to use when a wide area needs covering.

⚡ Rotating Beacon Lights.

A rotating beacon light is specially designed to provide an effective warning signal and are most commonly used on moving vehicles because of its high efficiency. This device consists of a motorised mirror which works as a reflector giving a focused light that attracts attention. You will often see these types of beacon lights on emergency vehicles.

⚡ Pulsing Beacon Lights.

Pulsing beacon lights are often used in hazardous areas where due course and attention is required. The flashing light often signals caution is required. An LED pulsing light is an ideal choice for these areas as they can withstand vibrations and shocks and continue working normally. 

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Beacons & their applications

Beacons & their applications

Deegee Warning Beacons and Sounders can be used in a wide variety of different applications, including Loading Bays, Aviation Warning and Emergency Evacuation to name a few – and can be found worldwide!

Shown here are the deegee  XFL Xenon Strobe Beacon, and PSD Surface Mount LED dual Function Beacon in situ on Airport Boarding Stairs, for increased safety!

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Beacon Lights – A Short Guide

Beacon Lights – A Short Guide

🚨 Beacon Lights – A Short Guide 🚨

Beacon lights play a vital part in providing safety to todays world. They have become a part in our daily lives, providing safety even when we do not realise it.

Different types of beacon lights and different colours are utilised in different applications and situations to provide warning and guidance to the public.

Beacon lights are extremely effective tools in providing safety at road, sea, airfields and many other places. Their powerful light attracts instant attention to an end-user and even if the end-user does not understand the colour code, they will immediately react and proceed with caution from the bright light warning.

Here we will take a short look at some industry requirements and colour requirement of beacons:

⚡ Industry Requirement:

–         Emergency vehicles tend to use rotating beacons. Rotating beacons are extremely effective as they have an extremely high light output and are suitable for vibration atmospheres.

–         On roads, traffic management systems use a few different types of lights. You will most likely see a red/amber/green traffic light and red cross warning/green walking man. They provide a simple and effective instruction for the road user and pedestrian alike.

–         Marine industries require a very high IP rated beacon light and are commonly the colour red as it is mostly used at night, and this provides an unmistakable warning.

–         Aviation industries tend to use a solid red beacon which provide a very specific angle and brightness of light. They are used to guide pilots onto a runway and on tall buildings as a further guidance to pilots.

–         Rail industries tend to use red wig-wag lights which flash alternately to help those outside the train to take notice of the approaching vehicle.

⚡ Colour Requirement:

–         Red beacons usually indicate danger, hazard and emergency situations. The colour red is considered as a powerful signal that can trigger an automatic message to any viewer.

–         Amber/Yellow beacons are used to warn people to be cautious and to be aware that a hazard may be upcoming. This colour triggers people to slow down instinctively.

–         Green beacons indicate safety, it delivers a message that a particular situation is currently being handled and the area is safe. This colour offers people assurance that everything is under control.

–         Blue beacons are most commonly used on emergency vehicles, they provide a clear difference to when red beacons are used, ensuring the viewer can differentiate between the emergency situation at hand.

–         Clear beacons are often used alongside other coloured beacons and are often used in offices and schools as an alternative indication left open to the end-users specific requirements.

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Did you know there are different types of beacons..?

Did you know that beacons have various functions for different applications..?

There are many types of beacon lamps with varying modes, however the most common modes are Static, Strobe, Rotating and Pulsing.

Here’s a quick overview of each of these modes as the mode you select for your application will not only aid increased awareness, but it will also help people to know how to react.

Static Lights:

A static light is a light that is constantly lit, also called steady lights by many. It draws awareness to its application and is commonly seen as a sign that something is safe. For example, static lights are mostly shown in the colour green, a colour people recognise as safe. The calming green colour and continuously lit light symbolize to most that it is safe to continue with your task. Although there are other instances where static lights are used, this is the most common instance you will see.

Strobe Lights:

Flashing strobe lights feature a high signalling effect through bursting white light and are widely used in warehouses and industrial facilities. This device is composed of a glass tube filled with xenon gas that helps to produce a bright flashing sequence and are ideal to use when a wide area needs covering.

Rotating Lights:

A rotating light is specially designed to provide an effective warning signal and are most commonly used on moving vehicles because of its high efficiency. This device consists of a motorised mirror which works as a reflector giving focused light that attracts attention. As always, these can be used on many different applications, but you will often see them on emergency vehicles and lorries.

Pulsing Lights:

Pulsing lights are often used in hazardous areas where due course and attention is required. The flashing light often signals caution is required. An LED pulsing light is often an ideal choice for these areas as they can withstand vibrations and shocks and continue to work normally.

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Beacons and their Applications

Beacons and their Applications

When choosing a beacon or sounder as a warning signal there are many things that need to be considered for selecting the correct signal for the intended environment.

As a general rule, when choosing the best beacon or sounder for your application you firstly need to start by looking at the location of the intended warning signal and consider:

– The IP rating needed by the signal enclosure.

– The ambient temperature of the area.

– The available electrical supply in the area.

– The noise level in the area if selecting a sounder – note, it needs to be louder than the noise already in place.

– The existing light in the area if selecting a beacon – note, it needs to be brighter than the lights already in place.

– Potential explosion area.

Bearing these points in mind, you now need to consider the application fully that the warning signal is to be used on. A visual signal must be applied in such a way that anyone who sees it can recognise it and is able to react immediately to it. The colours Red/Amber/Green are the most standard form of visual signalling and most people can recognise and relate to each colour. The colours Blue and White give additional levels of indication.

Again, as a general rule, these colours mean:

Alternative colours and even shapes may be used to signify the above table, this is just a general guideline. Ultimately, it is up the end user what they wish each colour to signify on their application.

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