Incandescent Marine Lantern Type FA-249

Incandescent Marine Lantern
Incandescent Marine Lantern

Range : 3 – 10 NM at 0.74T
Ideal for : buoys, docks, piers, jetties, marinas.

The FA-249 Marine Lantern is a rugged, compact and lightweight signal lantern constructed to withstand the mechanical stresses of service on buoys; it includes a number of features designed to endure harsh marine elements while maintaining structural integrity and reducing the need for maintenance. Available in white, red, green and amber.

Features :

  • A 3‐piece lens mounting system engineered to eliminate lantern failures from cracked or broken components at the lantern hinge point.

  • Candlepower output of the acrylic lens exceeds that of larger conventional pressed glass lenses because acrylic has a higher color transmission factor and better optical characteristics.

  • Fittings in base for electrical connection.

  • 2 options for a tool‐less entry system: Stainless steel thumb screws, Stainless steel latches (The SS latch can be secured with a padlock to deter vandals).

  • Silicone rubber gasket for air‐tight seal.

  • Candelabra, pre‐focused, marine signal lamps mounted on a rotating mechanism (Flash changer) that automatically brings the next lamp into precise focal position when the operating lamp fails.

Optional Features :

  • External photocell, which limits lantern operation to hours of darkness only.

  • Cat optic insert designed to catch light lost in top of lantern and redirect it to horizontal plane, increasing horizontal candlepower by 5%.

  • TR-3 Power Supply with 120/240 VAC Input and 3 amp 12 Volt flashed output.

  • Uniflash® Series wireless synchronization system.

  • UHF/VHF radio for monitoring status of buoy lighting system or radio receiver for self-test actuation.

  • Battery Charger and Small standby battery.

  • Step-down transformer for AC/DC lamp changer in fixed burning applications.

• FM Approved.
• NI/I/2/CD/T2D.
• ATEX Conformity Certificate (ZONE 2).
• Certificate Number: Epsilon 05ATEX1407.
• Directive: ATEX Directive, 94/9/EC.
• Coding: II 3 G EEx nL IIB T3.

Height470 mm (18.5”)
Weight2.95 kg (6.5 lbs.)
Input Voltage6, 12, and 24 VDC; 120/240 VAC
Power Consumptionxxxxx
Avaliable ColoursClear, Red, Green, Amber
Quiescent Currentxxxxx
Lens Type155 mm 360° Acrylic Fresnel Lens
Vertical Divergence4.0° ‐ 4.5° to 50%
Monitor and ControlOptional
SynchronizationUniflash® Wireless, Cabling (Optional)
Lantern HousingMolded Lexan® Lens Ring and Base
Mounting(4) 16 mm (5/8”) Holes on a 200 mm (7 ⅞”) Bolt Circle, 90° Apart (3‐Hole Mounting Pattern Also Available)
Operating TemperatureComponent Dependent
Ingress RatingIP‐56


Lamp C-8 FilamentFA-249FA-249 with Catopic Insert
6V, 0.25 A3031.5
6V, 0.46 A8589
6V, 0.70 A110115
6V, 0.90 A125131
12V, 0.25A6467
12V, 0.55A120126
12V, 0.77A180189
12V, 1.15A260273
12V, 2.03A402422
12V, 3.05A823864
12V, 9.0A**37703958
CC-8 Filament
12V, 0.5A192201
12V, 1.0A512537
12V, 2.0A10501102
12V, 3.0A13801450
Halogen Lamps
12V, 20W939990
12V, 35W14101475
12V, 50W14701540
12V, 75W18901980
Incandescent Marine Lantern Drawing
Incandescent Marine Lantern Drawing

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