[TowerTalk] Birds

J.P. w2xx@cloud9.net
Tue, 11 Jul 2000 20:32:05 -0400

Ed wrote:

> I beleive strobes are only allowed during the day for most towers since
> nearby residents would be upset with that bright flashing all night long.
>  The strobes are a lot brighter than the red blinkers.

Not so.

Commercial towers with white strobes don't have the additional burden
of red lights at night time.  They typically have a day/night setting for
strobes that reduces the intensity at night.  We had a situation here on
a local tower lit with strobes where the day setting was carried over into
night time....boy was that sucker bright!

As an aside, towers lit with strobes aren't required to be painted red
and white, as the strobes provide the needed visibility during the day.

73, J.P. W2XX

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