Heliport Beacon or also called “Lysfyr” in Danish
Heliport beacon is designed to provide a long range visual guidance and identification of a heliport and insure safe environment for helicopter operations. A heliport beacon is typically located on or adjacent to the heliport preferably at an elevated position and so that it does not dazzle a pilot at short range. The beacon is fully compliant with ICAO Annex 14 Volume II (section 5.3.2 Heliport Beacon) and also in compliance with Danish regulation: “BL 3-8 Bestemmelser om etablering og drift af helikopterflyvepladser" regarding “lysfyr” (section 8.14.10).
Obelux Heliport Beacon provides omni-directional flashing white light fully compliant with ICAO Annex 14 Volume II. The light can be controlled in many different ways, including Serial Communication (RS-485), dry contacts, and dip switches located inside the light. The beacon incorporates its own power supply unit and controller module, including photocell for automatic Day/Twilight/Night switching. It also includes infrared (IR) for Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatibility.
Please pay attention to the very short ICAO flash duration = 0.5 -2.0 milliseconds. This is very often overlooked!
See relevant section from Danish regulations below (download document below).8.14.10 Lysfyr 126.96.36.199 Der skal etableres et lysfyr ved helikopterflyvepladsen, der placeres således, at dette ikke blænder indflyvende piloter. 188.8.131.52 Lysfyret skal udsende gentagede serier af korte hvide blink som angivet i figur 15 i bilag 1 til denne BL. Lysfyret skal være rundstrålende og have en intensitet og lysfordeling som angivet i tabel 2.
Tabel 2 – Lysfyr effektiv intensitet
Elevation 10º = 250 Candela (effektive)
Elevation 7º = 750 Candela (effektive)
Elevation 4º = 1700 Candela (effektive)
Elevation 2,5º = 2500 Candela (effektive)
Elevation 1,5º = 2500 Candela (effektive)
Elevation 0º = 1700 Candela (effektive)
5 year warranty - the longest in the industry
Infrared (850 nm) incorporated for NVG compatibility
Does not require any additional controllers
Incorporated photocell for automatic intensity adjustment
Several intensity adjustment levels available
Aluminium body and glass cover
Height only 408 mm, and weight 14 kg
Operating voltage 100-240 VAC
Flash characteristics 0.8 sec – 1.2 sec – 0.8 sec
Flash duration 0.5-2.0 milliseconds
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