FAA L-801A (Models: AB-500HP64, AB-1000D, AB-1000F)
We offer a complete line of rotating beacons for airports and heliports of all sizes. With a product visibility range of 30 to 40 miles and a candlepower range from 190,000 to 400,000, operators are sure to find just the right beacon to meet their needs. All units offer any combination of white (clear), green, red and amber color filters to meet current specifications.
Our most popular and efficient beacon. Designed for large airports where operating cost is a factor. Visibility range up to 30 miles using half the power of larger units. Lamps mounted in heavy cast aluminum housings with quick release lens for easy lamp replacement. Lamp housing and rotating mechanism are completely weather resistant. Simple installation. Standard green and white (clear) color filters. 24 flashes per minute with 12 RPM motor.
Our top-of-the-line in two-headed rotating beacons. Featuring light-weight aluminum enclosure. Heavy-duty gear motor. Completely adjustable angle heads with hinged door for easy lamp replacement. Optional arctic kit available for cold weather environments. Standard green and white (clear) color filters. 24 flashes per minute with 12 RPM motor.
Designed for all heliport applications. Featuring three 500 watt lamps with white (clear), green, and amber color filters. 36 flashes per minute with 12 RPM motor. Range up to 30 miles. Light-weight aluminum enclosure. Easy installation. The right choice for any heliport.
AB-1000F* - Visibility 40 Miles, 400,000 Candlepower
Two fail-safe beacons with automatic lamp switching. Should either of the primary lamps burn out, the stand-by pair of lamps will automatically light and cancel the primary set. Standard tell-tale circuit warns operations when stand-by lamps go on. Standard green and white (clear) color filters. 24 flashes per minute with 12 RPM motor. All features of other models with aluminum enclosures.
• Photo Electric Cell: Turns beacon on at sunset, off at sunrise. No wasted electricity for 24 hour operation.**
• 24 Hour Time Clock: Beacon only runs during hours as preset by operator.**
• Receiver/Controller: Controls beacon by radio from aircraft.
• Arctic Kit: An installed option for beacons operating in cold weather environments. Kit automatically keeps motor and beacon housing warm when temperature drops. Requires additional separate 117 volt circuit.
Beacons are guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one year (exclusive of bulbs or lamps).
* FAA Approval per specification L-801A. Arctic kit option does not affect approval. All models are available 220/240V AC, 50Hz for export.
** These devices should not be used for loading the beacon. It is recommended that they be used in conjunction with an appropriately sized contactor.