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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Different types of Warning Signals

Different types of Warning Signals

Industrial warning lights are used in a wide variety of different applications. There are three different types of flashing lights most used in industrial applications: flashing strobe lights, rotating lights, and pulsing lights.

Here’s a brief insight into the different types of warning signals:

Flashing Strobe Lights.

A strobe light is used to emit regular flashes of light. 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 that can cover a wide range.

You commonly see such devices on moving machinery, security gates, lifting equipment, service vehicles and in emergency evacuation situations such as fires, chemical spills and hazardous gas leaks.

Rotating Lights.

Rotating lights are specifically designed to provide an effective warning signal. Often used on moving vehicles, a rotating or revolving mirror light is ideal because of its efficiency. Rotating beacons have an LED internal with a motorised mirror, the mirror works as a reflector, giving a focused light beam that attracts attention. By using LED’s in these devices, they are incredibly bright and only consume a small amount of power, making it a cost-effective signalling solution.

Rotating beacon lights are used in the same way as flashing strobe lights, but you will most familiarly see them on emergency vehicles such as ambulances, police cars and fire trucks.

Pulsing Lights.

Pulsed lights, also known as blinking lights, are commonly used within harsh industrial areas as they are highly durable and able to withstand vibrations and shocks. By using LED pulsing beacons, they are also a cost-effective signalling solution.

Pulsing lights are commonly used in hazardous areas such as construction sites and on machinery.

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Are you in need of a Telephone Ring Beacon?

Are you in need of a Telephone Ring Beacon?

Telephone Ring Initiated Beacons are designed to be used where a visual signal of a ringing telephone is necessary. This type of beacon has become a necessity in noisy environments where high ambient noise levels persist to more everyday environments such as care homes where it may be hard to hear a telephone ringing for various reasons, but a visual beacon can be seen from further away.

D G Controls telephone beacons work by detecting the ringing voltage on ANALOG lines and flashes in time with the ring signal. Once the ringing stops, the light stops flashing.

Some beacons require a fitted cable for installation, others plug directly into the telephone line for further ease and convenience. Either way that it is connected, it’s undeniable how beneficial these beacons can be in areas that are hard to hear clearly.

It is also worth noting that in areas where the need for an extra alert is required, a telephone initiated sounder beacon is also a great option. These units flash and sound in time with the ring signal on ANALOG lines.

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Lamps Explained

Lamps Explained

In today’s modern world, global warming, the environment, and energy saving is a big concern for our planet’s future. For this reason, certain lamps are no longer beneficial to be using and we are gradually moving forward to more energy efficient and durable lamps using the latest technology available.

As a manufacturer who requires lamps for our product, we have moved with technology to introduce mostly LED beacons across our range. In years gone by, our range has consisted primarily of three types of lamps; these being filament lamps, xenon lamps and LED lamps. Let’s have a look at each of these lamps in further detail:

So, what is a filament lamp? This lamp is one of the most common types of light bulb which typically contains a thin coil of wire called the filament, hence where the name comes from. They usually heat up once an electric current passes through the thin coil which produces light as a result. The advantages of filament lamps are they are low cost to purchase and are simple to use and replace. However as environmental factors have increasingly influenced the electronics market these types of lamps are becoming obsolete.

What is a xenon lamp? This lamp produces a very short burst of high intensity light. This happens by discharging the energy stored in a capacitor through the xenon flash tube that is filled with xenon gas at a low pressure. Xenon lamps use around 60% less power consumption than a typical incandescent lamp.

What is an LED lamp? A Light Emitting Diode is a special type of semiconductor diode which emits light when electric current flows through it. LED’s reach maximum brightness output in an instant when powered, is the most energy efficient of all lamps using around 75% less power consumption than a typical incandescent lamp and can be controlled into many different modes.

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Have you seen our range of Rotating Mirror Beacons….?

Have you seen our range of Rotating Mirror Beacons….?

Traditional rotating mirror beacons, now incorporating a solid state LED light source, these beacons certainly can’t be missed!

With more and more filament lamps becoming obsolete, we upgraded our standard rotating mirror beacon to provide an extremely high light output, with an ultra-low current draw, using LED displays.

Ideal for fire and security systems, as well as systems that feature battery back-up in case of failure of the primary power source.

To find out more, drop us an email, or give us a call, and we’ll get back to you right away!

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