[TowerTalk] Strobe Light Sticker Shock

wowly wowly@email.msn.com
Sat, 18 Mar 2000 17:26:40 -0500


Ongoing costs of strobes are terrific. Hope you or someone here can tell me
if any strobe tubes bought three years or ago are still functioning. I've
never had a medium intensity tube last more than two yrs. (two lasted less
than 1 yr), and our cost has been $367 apiece at the broadcast facility I
work for.

We've a couple 300' jobs that have red obstruction lights midlevel (These
are painted towers)

What type of tower are you extending?
-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Lovell <pizzabob@cookeville.total-web.net>
To: towertalk@contesting.com <towertalk@contesting.com>
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2000 4:52 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Strobe Light Sticker Shock

>Hi, everyone --
>I'm extending a guyed commercial tower from 140' to 280' and will
>consequently need to light it.  In order to avoid having to paint the
>tower, I am considering a combination medium-intensity strobe/red beacon.
>The Flash-Tech strobe I have on the 200' tower next to my home cost around
>$6000-7000, I'm told.  (I didn't pay for it myself, so not sure. . .)  I
>would like to avoid such a high cost for obvious reasons, as I already have
>a H-P red beacon from another tower.
>Anyone know where an inexpensive medium-intensity strobe can be had?
>to goodness there's some sort of cheaper alternative, one would think.
>Any replies appreciated -- thanks!
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