Douglas Head from the sea (2003)
Sealite Lanterns Type SL-300-1D5-2
All Lanterns flash in normal operation
Notice to Mariners 2017
8/2/17 Temporary Beacon (Sabik 350) in operation
Douglas Head Scenic View (2003)
Old Engine Room_________Tower and Private Residence
Douglas Head Station (2002)
Control Panel (2004)__________________ Sealed Beam Lamp Array (2004)
The metal panels in front of the lamps are called collimators,whose purpose is to give a sharper more defined flash
and reduce the risk of spurious or false flashes
RLK or Technicians view when changing lamps (2011)
Circuit of sealed beam lamps (2004)___________AGA PRB21--Gearless Drive Unit (2004)
Two double banked units of 12 lamps mounted facing in opposite directions,turned by an AGA PRB21 Gearless Drive Unit rotating at 3 rpm,gives a flash every 10 seconds.|
Range 24 miles
Only 8 of the lamps (30 Volt 200 Watt) run at 25 Volt 150 Watts to give increased service life are used in normal operation 4 in each bank are 6 Volt 28.5 Watts used as emergency lamps (Loss of mains electric power or complete failure of main lamp banks)
Removed February 2017 Replaced by Temporary Beacon (Sabik 350)
Removed 18/1/2018 when Sealite Lanterns Type SL-300-1D5 bought into operation
Operation of the light is monitored at Northern Lighthouse Board Monitoring Center.
Attendant visits on a fortnightly basis carry's out system checks and checks physical condition of building.
All photographs Copyright Fred Fox.