|LED based self-contained, High Impact, red, Polycarbonate Optical Lens. Lighter, Brighter, Cooler Longer Life (up-to 50,000 hrs.) and draws less than 1 amp. (.13 amps) @ 12vdc. Weighing in at 3.5oz. it stands 3" high and 2.5" in diameter.|
Works like advertised . No amp draw. Simple install.
I reviewed this item previously and this is an update. The beacon I received would not flash. As others have discovered, if the mounting studs are grounded the beacon will come on steady and not flash. Isolate the studs with a grommet and it works fine. I had a long talk with the folks at the factory and they asked me to send it back. I received a replacement that worked perfect. I was told that they were implementing a fix for the grounding issue so this shouldnt happen in the future. The beacon is LED, fair on the brightness with the red lens and very cheap compared to other LED beacons. It is all plastic and would probably not hold up to impact all that well but we have it on the belly of a c-170 that hardly ever lands on pavement. So far so good. You could replace this whole unit for the price of a bulb or lens on the other beacons. Not TSO, but check the regs on aircraft certified without anti-collision and do the proper paperwork.
I read other reviews and have solution for light not flashing then my thoughts. I bench tested before I left spruce, worked fine. Installed on AC and light came on solid. Wtf. Found out it can not be chassis grounded. The studs must be isolated from the airframe. For being led it is way to dim and kinda directional. 4hrs and still working. Good luck
well I would like to give this beacon a good review because its hard to find a reasonably priced LED beacon these days. Installed the unit easy enough but when tested it comes on nice and bright but does not flash. When I tried to return the item to Spruce, they said that I would have to go through the manufacturer for returns. Very confusing. Spruce always takes care of me but not with this beacon. Manufacturer first asked if there was a flasher unit in my circuit and of course there isnt. they said their flasher is part of the bulb circuit and said to ship it back and they would have to evaluate it before sending a replacement . Dont know why they wouldnt just swap it out. Unit is all plastic and similar in construction to the whelen 70509. Jury is still out on this one. I will update the review if someone gets me a working unit.
Wire terminations on the LED assembly are not adequately secured in place. One lead broke off before I was able to install.
Update, crapped out today going on 5 months
The dimensions are 3" high and 2-1/2" diameter. It is a 12 volt light.
Per the supplier: No, there is not.
Yes, the bulb is included.
Per the supplier: The unit flashes at a Rate of 50 to 60 per min.. no motor and no turning. Self contained in the lamp its' self.
The PSA Enterprises 8000 Series (LED) Red Anti-collision Beacon is not PMA/TSO'd and is designed to be used with experimental aircraft.
The PSA 8000 series red anti-collision beacon (11-07241) is rated at 50 effective candle power.
This unit has attached studs for mounting.