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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Have you seen how our ‘E’ Series Beacon has evolved..?

Have you seen how our ‘E’ Series Beacon has evolved..?

D.G. Controls Series E beacon is one of our original products and now over 50 years later it is still very much a core product in our range.

This IP65 rated beacon measures 194mm x 146mm and was originally manufactured as a Xenon Flash beacon quickly followed by Rotating Flash, Pulsed Filament and Static Light versions.

Over the years this beacon has been adapted to include a sounder and more recently has been transformed into an 8-mode multi-function beacon whilst moving with the technological advancements of our time. Today this versatile product has moved on from filament lamp models as technology has evolved. It is now available in Xenon Strobe, Rotating Mirror LED, Static 360° LED and 8-mode LED versions with the 8 modes consisting of Static, Standard Pulse, Slow Pulse, Fast Pulse, Triple Pulse, Random Flash, Strobe and Revolving.

Incorporating fixing drill outs on 51mm centres for direct conduit box mounting (gasket supplied!) with alternative 3 drill outs on 100 PCD. Central 20mm diameter entry in the base and 2 side flat pads to allow for alternative entries.

There’s a reason this beacon has stood the test of time, ticking all the boxes, what’s not to love about our ‘E’?!

Further information as always can be seen here:
https://beaconlamps.com/products/visual-warning-signals/pulsed-led-warning-signals/pseled-series/

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

Different Type of Beacons

There are many different types of beacon lamps with varying modes, however the most common modes are Static, Strobe, Rotating and Pulsing. Here we will take a look into 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 most 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.

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 a 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 working normally.

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Pulsed LED Beacons

Pulsed beacons are commonly used to warn of dangers or to signify an alarm. They work by an electronic circuit inside the beacon that controls the light source; turning it off and on constantly according to the flash rate set by the end-user, for example, 120fpm.

Here we shall take a look into the Pros & Cons of Pulsed LED beacons:

ProsCons
Minimal input current giving maximum light output and colour balance.Higher initial cost.
Long life. 
Single colour or 3 colour units in one housing. 
Low power consumption. 
Higher efficiency. 
Small amount of heat generated. 
Fast pulsing possible – LED beacons achieve full brightness faster and can therefore flash more per second. 
Less susceptible to shock and vibration. 

LED technology in beacons is now the way forward due to global unavailability of filament bulbs as environmental factors have influenced the electronics market. The resultant product is LED Pulsed Beacons.  D.G. Controls Ltd offer a wide range of these beacons, utilising the latest technology LED’s.

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PSU/LED Product Enhancement

PSU/LED Product Enhancement

 

We are pleased to promote our new improved PSU/LED indicator, which now replaces our original SBU product.

Often used together as a 2 or 3 high traffic light (also known as our MIH/2U or MIH/3U), our Series U now has a wider voltage range, incorporating the additional benefit of an extra function.

This IP65 rated, uni-directional LED signal is now available as a Pulsing (flashing) product, whilst still offering an easily selectable Static (non-flashing) option.

Whilst increasing this products versatility and adding an extra function, we we also able to remove the transformer from the circuit board, increasing its reliability and durability!

 

This Status Indicator is extensively configurable, with the option to add units from our Series T, Series U and Series W ranges, as well as the IAS-T Sounder and ISB-T Sounder Beacon.


       – IP65

       –  Pulsed (flashing) Uni-directional LED Signal with easily selectable Static (non-flashing) option

       –  Low current consumption

       –  24V – 36V dc and  115V – 230V uc (ac/dc) models

       –  Side and Base entry


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