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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Have you spotted a Yellow or Amber beacon on your travels recently…?

Have you spotted a Yellow or Amber beacon on your travels recently…?



The colour Yellow or Amber naturally triggers a person’s thoughts to slow down and to be cautious. For this reason, yellow/amber coloured beacons are used on slow moving vehicles, on construction sites, airports and in other establishments to increase awareness to crowds. This colour encourages caution in places where unexpected hazards exist. When extra due care and caution is required, amber lights will be used in conjunction with red lights.

Looking at yellow and amber coloured beacons on the roads, as this is the most common area you will see them in your day to day life, these are used on:


-Road works
Used to alert that there may be disruption, slow moving traffic and hazards ahead in the road.


-Large/slow moving vehicles
You will see these beacons on bin lorries, recovery trucks and large load trucks.


-Zebra crossings

Where a pedestrian may cross the road at any given time, so caution is required at all times when approaching.


-Bridges & train crossing lines
Often used here in conjunction with red lights to give the extra caution needed.

On roads, yellow and amber lights should only be used to warn drivers and pedestrians alike of unexpected or unusual conditions, they must be used appropriately to be used to their full effect.

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Our friendly Sales Team are always on hand to help do the hard work for you! They can help you to choose the correct product for your application, go to onsite visits on your behalf and help you gather all information together you may need to include in your presentations from data sheets to certifications and video’s of your chosen product.

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Use our 56 years in the business to your advantage! Contact Lisa, Stacey or Matt with any assistance you may need with your Beacon lights, Warning lights, Safety lights or Sounders; however big or small your enquiry, you can always rely on us!

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A Short Guide to Beacon Lights

A Short Guide to Beacon Lights

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

Different types of beacons lights and different colours are utlised 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 attract instant attention to an end-user and even if the end-user does not understand the colour code, they will immediately understand to proceed with caution from the bright light.

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

Industry Requirement

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

– 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 also on tall buildings as further guidance to pilots.

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

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

– On roads, traffic management systems use many different types of lights from red cross warning to green walking man, you will most commonly see a red/amber/green traffic light. It provides simple and effective instruction for the road user and pedestrian alike.

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 differientiate the difference of 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.