Dialight Corp. says it has developed an LED, medium-intensity, red-white flashing beacon for marking broadcast and communication towers, wind turbines and other obstacles that pose a hazard to aircraft navigation.
This new beacon is designed to overcome problems affecting conventional lighting systems. It says Xenon and incandescent beacons can vibrate in windy conditions and have a relatively short life, according to Dialight.
The new beacon offers a solid-state design that enables 20,000 candela flashing white combined with a 2,000 candela steady or flashing red all-LED obstruction light. It is designed to meet FAA and International Civil Aviation Organization standards.
The beacon is designed to withstand high levels of vibration and severe environments. Operating temperatures range from -55 to +55 degrees C and the company says the beacon can withstand conditions such as direct sunlight, windblown rain, wind speeds of 200 kph, high humidity and salt fog.