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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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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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’?!

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https://beaconlamps.com/products/visual-warning-signals/pulsed-led-warning-signals/pseled-series/

Different Type 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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Rotating Beacons

Rotating Beacons

Rotating Beacons are ideal for various applications and are a great option for when an alternative is required to a flashing or static warning signal.

Applications include vehicles, such as trucks and forklifts, fire and security systems, industrial process control indication and warning and area’s where an audible warning might be difficult to hear.

There are three types of rotating beacons:

The first type is a filament lamp rotating mirror beacon. However due to global unavailability of filament lamps, these types of beacons are now becoming obsolete. Environmental factors have influenced the electronics market, pushing the use of LED’s in technology over filament lamps.

The next type is a LED rotating mirror beacon. Whilst this is a higher-priced option in comparison to the filament lamp model, this beacon has a low power consumption with a high light output. It is also long life making it ideal for more regular use with less maintenance required.

This unit works by using a slanted mirror style reflector onto a cluster of LED’s. The light is reflected off the mirror as it spins and creates a beam of light.

Lastly is a LED simulated rotating beacon. This one has no moving parts, just sticks of LED’s that light up in a sequence to create the effect of a moving light. Again, by having LED’s this has a long life and low power consumption.

By cutting out the mirror it allows this type of beacon to be used in much smaller housing giving a wider range of applications it can be used for.

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