A manufacturer of LED lighting equipment announced the debut of its latest LED-based L-864 Red Medium Intensity Beacon. The lighting from Dialight, Farmingdale, New Jersey,features a compact flash head to reduce wind load on fixed obstructions such as wind turbines, towers, skyscrapers, and bridges. Operating at just 20 W, the series offers the lowest power consumption of any L-864 product to help save energy and reduce operating costs.
With under an 8.5-in. height, the shock and vibration-resistant series offers the lowest profile to reduce the impact of wind sheer on the structure, making it well-suited for high-altitude applications and improved performance in inclement weather.
The energy-efficient design features optics to minimize ground scatter and nearly eliminate community-light pollution. In addition, sharp beam cutoff provides a lower level of scatter—below 0.1 millifootcandles—over a mile, while delivering an FAA required 2,000 candelas to passing aircraft. Compared to other LED and incandescent beacons that can scatter more than 0.3 millifootcandles and disturb residential areas, Dialight’s series almost eliminates observable light pollution on the ground.
Designed for easy retrofit from existing incandescent fixtures, the LED offers up to 10 or more years of life expectancy to reduce maintenance costs and frequency of risky tower climbs associated with outdated beacon equipment.
The D464 series can be set to steady burn or outfitted with a 20 to 40 flash-per-minute controller.