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  1. JAY DEE

    JAY DEE

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    Hi all,
    We live on a large farm,when we want the guys to come back to base for lunch.we used to have a red light on a mast which we would switch on then when the guys saw it lit they would make threre way back to base.but it has blown down in the recent storm so we want to replace it with a simple but extra bright led .bearing in mind it needs to be seen from a mile away.could someone please post a circuit diagram (240 volts) for me to wire up.
    Thank you.
    Jd
     
  2. Alec_t

    Alec_t

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    Super bright LEDs are directional. Sounds like you need a 360º spread of light. Can't you just replace the red lamp?
     
  3. JAY DEE

    JAY DEE

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    Hi there,thanks for your reply,the red lamp was old type 150 watt bulb I want something more efficent.
     
  4. kellys_eye

    kellys_eye

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    Look for a masthead lamp - on boats they are used as 'anchor lights' - all-round white. They are built for external conditions, have 360 degree visibility and are available in LED format.

    Most work on 12V though (some on 24V) but you can add a simple AC-DC power pack for mains operation.

    UK source similar to this:

    https://www.gaelforcemarine.co.uk/en/Gael-Force-12v-Super-Bright-LED-Anchor-Light/m-161.aspx

    If you can't find red then a white one with a simple red filter (plastic film) wrapped around the inside will work.
     
  5. Bluejets

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    We used to use a car horn.
    No missing that.
     
  6. BobK

    BobK

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    Text them.

    Bob
     
  7. kellys_eye

    kellys_eye

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    Send them out WITH their lunch - save them a journey.
     
  8. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    Strap a grandfather clock to one of them. (There may be smaller options)

    I'd probably look for something that flashes. There change in intensity will make it more visible.
     
  9. Bluejets

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    A jigger...??:cool:
     
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