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    Red Beacons

    Red beacons often serve as a warning about hazards and danger. A red beacon light on a traffic signal is also indicative of this. Normally, it signifies an emergency, a dangerous situation, or something that must be handled immediately.

    It is recommended that a red beacon light signal light is used to identify failures in the signalling system. These values exceed safe ranges such as temperature, or if live or moving goods are present. Moreover, the red beacons have become an essential part of numerous industry sectors, as they serve to indicate live equipment and heavy machinery.

    Types of red beacons

    Here are some common types of red beacon lights:

    1. Flashing Red Beacon Light

    They are red beacon lights that flash more slowly than strobe beacons. School buses, emergency vehicles, and construction vehicles are all common places to find them.

    2. Red LED Beacon

    The LED technology used in these red beacon lights provides bright, energy-efficient illumination. Among the vehicles that use them are emergency vehicles, construction vehicles, and school buses.

    3. Red Rotating Beacon light

    These are red beacon lights that rotate or flash to attract attention. They are commonly used on emergency vehicles and construction vehicles.

    Why red beacons are used?

    Seeing that red is an internationally recognised colour indicating danger, the colour is primarily used as an indication of when it is time to cease the activity and move to a safer place as quickly as possible.

    Red beacons are made up of a powerful lamp and motor assembly that rotates the light across 360 degrees and can commonly produce a flash effect by shining through adjustable vents. The light is powered by a battery or a generator, and it is controlled by a switch or a circuit that allows the driver to turn the light on or off as needed. Moreover, the red beacons are usually mounted in a location that is visible from all directions, such as the centre of the roof or the front of the vehicle.

    Depending on the application they're most often mounted in either permanent installations such as roof-tops or portable versions suitable for mounting on vehicles.

    The intensity of the light can vary depending on the purpose but is generally high enough to be visible over long distances meaning these beacons have been used for both safety and communication purposes.

    RS offer a great selection of Red beacon lights from industry-leading brands including Moflash, Klaxon, Schneider Electric, Clifford & Snell, and of course RS PRO.

    Robust and reliable our red beacons are available in a range of different light effects such as flashing, rotating, steady and strobe. Bulb types include LED, Xenon, and incandescent.

    Features and Benefits

    • Manufactured from high-quality tough materials
    • Easy to install and maintain
    • Supply voltages including 230 V ac and low voltage AC/DC.
    • Range of mounting options including magnetic mount, base mount, panel mount, wall mount, tube mount, and surface mount.
    • Splashproof, weatherproof, and waterproof with ingress protection ratings including IP23, IP55, IP65, IP66, and IP67.
    • Standard base, deep base, and shallow base options.
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