Self-Contained LED Marine Lantern with AIS
Self-Contained LED Marine Lantern with AIS

Self-Contained LED Marine Lantern w/ AIS

Range : 3 – 6.3 NM at 0.74T
Ideal for : ports and harbours, aquaculture, fixed or floating structures

Medium intensity, weather-protected marine lantern with a high intensity LED light source paired with solar panel, battery array and AIS Aid to Navigation (AtoN) transceiver that can be combined with optional GPS synchronization, External IO port and/or battery charging port. Available in Yellow, Red, Green and White.

  • Low power consumption.
  • High energy efficiency.
  • High flexibility in its use.
  • Ability to replace batteries.
  • LEDs on a protected metal core PCB for maximum useful life.
  • LEDs monitored for excess temperature.
  • Flexible electronic configurations.
  • Use on offshore platforms, port and harbor, aquaculture, fixed or floating structures.
  • Multiple self-contained solar/battery configurations possible.
  • Available in 4 colours. Colours meet IALA chromaticity requirements.

Class A, B and C compliant in accordance with USCG 8th District 33 CFR Part 67 for artificial island and structures, and 33 CFR Part 66 for 3 and 6.3 NM private navigation aids.

Key Features :

  • Solar power:  4 x 10W solar panels.
  • Rugged, weather-resistant construction materials: High impact resistant polycarbonate for ice, ultraviolet exposure, salt air and seawater spray at a wide range of ambient temperatures.
  • High intensity, energy efficient fan beam LED array: Maximum visible range up to 6.3NM at 0.74T pending flash character in optimal conditions.
  • IR Remote: Powering on & off, set / retrieve configuration parameters such as flash pattern, effective intensity, day/night control, etc.
  • IALA approved colors: Single color LED engine – white, yellow, red or green.
  • Integrated bird deterrent: No additional accessories required.
  • Longevity – Estimated average service life of 10 years.

Optional Features :

  • Incorporated internal self-contained AIS: Type 1 or 3.
  • GPS Synchronisation : Optional internally mounted hardware will allow the lantern to flash in-sync with other PMAPI and third party lanterns that are GPS synced.
  • External I/O port: Allows connection to an external monitoring device or for hardwired synchronisation to other lanterns.
  • Battery charging port.

    Self-Contained LED Marine Lantern with AIS drawing
    Self-Contained LED Marine Lantern with AIS drawing

Performance Features :

  • Power consumption : variable up to 8.3W.
  • Lead crystal battery : (1) 12V 35Ah.
  • Operating voltage : 9 to 19VDC.
  • Intensity control : Effective lantern intensity set on modified Allard’s Law.
  • Flash character control: 256 programmable flash characters and 2 custom flash characters.
  • Day/Night transition level settings: Programmable for active at all times or only after sunset. Day / Night level settings (sunset / sunrise transition) can be field programmed.
  • Calendar control – Programmable season on/off date.
  • Input protection – Lantern power input is reversed polarity protected for field repair.
  • Ripple delay – 0.05 to 12.7 seconds & master/slave sync options.
  • Storage mode – Automatic storage mode with adjustable automatic wake up.
  • Programmable sleep and test modes.
  • Dynamic compensation circuitry for the candela low output, based on internal temperature, LED flash duration and LED color, to always keep the same programmed output intensity.

Standards :

  • EMI/EMC : N55015:2013 ratiated and conducted emissions*; EN61547:2009 Immunity; FCC 47 CFR Section 15 Class A*.
  • Optical Test: IALA Recommendation E-122 (2001) and E-200-3 Part 3 (2008).
  • Colour : IALA Recommendation E-200-1 Part 1.
  • Daylight : IALA Recommendation 1038
  • Power supply : IEC60945 Section 7 normal and peak voltage, and reverse polarity protection.
  • Ingress : IPX8 to IEC60529.
  • Shock : MIL-STD-202G Method 213B Cond H*.
  • Vibration : MIL-STD-202G Method 204D Cond B*.
  • Immersion : MIL-STD-202G Method 104A Cond B withstands immersion to 1m depth*.
Operating temperature range (°C) -30°C to +°50C
Operation humidity (%) 100
IP Rating IP68* Optic Head Only
Body material UV stable polycarbonate
Lens material Acrylic
Mounting 3 – 4 hole, Ø 200mm
Solar panels Mono-crystalline
Solar body Rotationally moulded
Dimensions (HxD) 711.2 x 736.6 mm | 28 x 29 in
Weight Varies by battery used
Power Consumption Type 1 AtoN (FATDMA) Less than 0.09Ah/day (with 3 minute position reporting rate)
Power ConsumptionType 3 AtoN (RATDMA) Less than 0.8 Ah/day (with 3 minute position reporting rate)
Channels 50
IEC 61108-1 Compliant
GPS Antenna Internal or external available separately
GLONASS Option available
Spurious Response Rejection 70dB
Transmitter X 1
Receiver X 2
Frequency 156.025 to 162.025MHz in 25KHz steps
Output Power 1W, 2W, 5W or 12.5W
Channel Bandwidth 25KHz
Channel Step 25KHz
Modulation Modes 25KHz GMSK (AIS, transmit & receive)
Bit Rate 9600 b/s (GMSK)
Receiver Sensitivity < – 110dBm @ 20% PER
Adjacent Channel Selectivity 70dB
Waterproof IP66 and IP67 rated for water ingress
IEC 60945 ‘Exposed’ category
Operating Temperature -25°C to +55°C
AIS Standard IEC62320-2:2008
Environmental IEC60945:2002-08
GPS Performance Standard IEC61108-1:2002-07
Safety EN60950-1:2006 +A11:2009 +A1:2010 +A12:2011
EMI/EMC N55015:2013 radiated and conducted emissions*; EN61547:2009 Immunity; FCC 47 CFR Section 15 Class A*
Optical Test IALA Recommendation E-122 (2001) and E-200-3 Part 3 (2008)
Colour IALA Recommendation E-200-1 Part 1
Daylight IALA Recommendation 1038
Power supply IEC60945 Section 7 normal and peak voltage, and reverse polarity protection
Ingress IPX8 to IEC60529
Shock MIL-STD-202G Method 213B Cond. H*
Vibration MIL-STD-202G Method 204D Cond. B*
Immersion MIL-STD-202G Method 104A Cond. B withstands immersion to 1m depth*
Type 1 and Type 3 options available
Supports configuration by VDL command
Chaining option available as standard
Customizable sensor interfacing
X 10 Virtual AtoN support
Five isolated digital inputs
Two isolated analogue inputs – 0 to 36VDC
Three non-isolated analogue inputs
Two relay drive outputs
Analogue current sense (up to 5A)
Four non-isolated logic level input / output channels
NMEA0183 (IEC61162-1/2) port
Two RS232 ports – at 38400 baud
SDI-12 interface
Light source 12 White LEDs 12 White LEDs 12 White LEDs 12 White LEDs
Visible range (NM)¹ 3 – 6.3 3 – 6.3 3 – 6.3 3 – 6.3
Effective intensity range (cd) ² 10 – 180³ 10 – 180³ 10 – 180³ 10 – 180³
Horizontal divergence 360° 360° 360° 360°
Vertical divergence at 50% intensity ± 3.5° ± 3.5° ± 3.5° ± 3.5°
Peak intensity (cd)F 325 325 325 325

¹ Visible range based on IALA standards at atmospheric transmissivity of 0.74
² Effective intensity computed from Blondel Rey method
³ Maximum Effective Intensity limited by ambient temperature and flash length. See PHAROS-SC35 Standby Calculator for expected performance.

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