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TWR 300MM Tower Beacon

TWR 300MM Tower Beacon

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I bought this at an antique show a little over a year ago. The seller didn't know anything about it and didn't seem to care either way so I got it for WAY less than the ones on eBay !

Its currently wired to a 30FPM flasher/relay and resides in my living room and man is it BRIGHT !

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Light Information

Manufacturer:TWR
Model Reference:300 MM
Lamp
Lamp Type:2 X 620w Incandescent
Filament/Radiator Type:C-9
Base:Mogul Prefocus
Shape/Finish:PS-40
Service Life:3,000
Fixture
Fixture Type:Tower Beacon
Socket Type:Mogul Prefocus
Location:my collection
Electrical
Wattage:2 x 620
Voltage:120
Physical/Production
Dimensions:30.5"T X 13"W AND HEAVY !
Application/Use:Tower Beacon

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Jul 07, 2019 at 10:44 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux
I use to work for a company that sold these...you don't realise just how big they are until see them up close. Great catch Tim!

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Jul 07, 2019 at 11:15 PM Author: Lumex120
Looks like a water bottle in the thumbnail. And yeah they are massive. I got to see some LED beacons for wind turbines at a convention and they were like 2' across... they look so tiny when they are actually up there.

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Jul 08, 2019 at 05:36 AM Author: rjluna2
I have always like this slow flashing light that fades out

Pretty, please no more Chinese failure.

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Jul 08, 2019 at 08:29 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
Thanks, Eric i figured they were big I didn't expect it to be so HEAVY ! This weighs about the same or a little more as a M-1000

@ Lumex120 : There is a huge wind farm I pass on my way to a race track in Indiana, ( The wind farm is in Ohio right by the state line) All of the LED beacons are linked together, it looks really CREEPY at night to see miles and miles of red beacons all flashing simultaneously, perfectly in sync !

@ rjuna2 : The big bulbs in this definitely fade in and out ! It's kinda mesmerizing to watch !

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Jul 29, 2019 at 06:00 PM Author: kai
Here in Germany it has become routine practice to link LED beacon systems in groups of wind turbines, even of different owners/operators. People perceive this view as much less objectionable than a wild mess of randomly blinking lights.

And when looking out of the window I also see three wind turbines which are meanwhile 20 years old and still have incandescent obstruction lights. Indeed, the slow fade-up and fade-down is mesmerizing.
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Jul 29, 2019 at 06:22 PM Author: HomeBrewLamps
i once sat atop a tower on one of these. Not very comfortable seats but nice view.

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Jul 29, 2019 at 08:45 PM Author: wide-lite 1000
@ kai : I didn't think about it that way ! however It's still kind of creepy to see mils and miles of red lights flashing in sequence, Maybe if they were in multiple groups of 50 or so, each group flashing separately from the next they wouldn't be so bad - they remind me of some kind of old science fiction/ alien movie !!

@ HomeBrewLamps: Probably was a GREAT view , I still think you were NUTS !!

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Jul 30, 2019 at 08:18 AM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

i once sat atop a tower on one of these. Not very comfortable seats but nice view.

Was this on an AM radio tower? If so, you're lucky you didn't get electrocuted.

Your mission - should you choose to accept it - is to save unique and rare HID lighting before it's all scrapped.

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Jul 30, 2019 at 08:29 AM Author: GE101R
There were some NOS on Ebay sales about a year ago. They were enormous.
The power company my dad worked at would pay a lineman 300.00 to replace the top beacon lamps, 200.00 for the next lower set, and 100.00 for the bottom set. In the 60's-70's that was good money.
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Jul 30, 2019 at 11:38 AM Author: kai
however It's still kind of creepy to see mils and miles of red lights flashing in sequence

And if the situation is the same than here in Germany each one should even put out a mere 100 candelas, as opposed to the 2,000 candelas of regular obstacle lights. It's a special specification called "W,rot" that also allows further dimming with visibility detection: With visibility better than 5 km down to 30 candelas, better than 10 km down to 10 candelas. All just to prevent a further rise of protests, against wind farms getting larger and larger.


Was this on an AM radio tower? If so, you're lucky you didn't get electrocuted.

As long as he did not touch tower and ground at the same time... There is indeed a practice, although not permissible everywhere, to switch the transmitter back on as soon as maintenance crews are climbing up the tower, away from ground potential.

Lots of pictures from people illegally climbing MW/LW antennas appeared from the postsoviet space. And they always make me wonder what made these people so sure that no working transmitter was connected to the tower. You just can't see from outside what's going on inside the equipment buildings.
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Jul 30, 2019 at 08:06 PM Author: WestinghouseCeramalux

As long as he did not touch tower and ground at the same time... There is indeed a practice, although not permissible everywhere, to switch the transmitter back on as soon as maintenance crews are climbing up the tower, away from ground potential.

Yes, that is what I had in mind. I've been around several MW (AM) radio sites and know the danger.

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Jul 30, 2019 at 08:47 PM Author: GE101R

Yes, that is what I had in mind. I've been around several MW (AM) radio sites and know the danger.


The "Mighty 1090, KAAY Little Rock" 1960-70's 50,000 Watt AM Station that could be picked up all the way to Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the upper Mid-West at night. . http://windsofchangekc.com/index_1.html
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