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joescotty

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Hi ,
I have been given the task to install a floodlight into a property (which is fine ) although the customer has informed me he wanted the floodlight with a blue flashing beacon wired to it so when the floodlight comes on the beacon comes on too , he said that this blue light would deter burglars. does anyone have any ideas on wiring this up ?
Thanks guys.
 

Gryd3

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Hi ,
I have been given the task to install a floodlight into a property (which is fine ) although the customer has informed me he wanted the floodlight with a blue flashing beacon wired to it so when the floodlight comes on the beacon comes on too , he said that this blue light would deter burglars. does anyone have any ideas on wiring this up ?
Thanks guys.
What does he want to use as a beacon?
The motion sensor will close the circuit allowing the flood light to turn on, you could simply wire the blue light in parallel with the flood light as long as:
-The voltage for both lights is the same.
-The combined power/current rating for both lights is below the maximum available for the switch in the motion sensor.

More details on the lights you plan to use would help as well if they are available.
 

joescotty

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hi ,
Thanks for your reply i will be using a 400w 220v-240v floodlight pir floodlight . And the beacon will be a 12v beacon . i was planning on using a transformer to make the beacon 230v.
 

shrtrnd

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I don't know how it is over there, but in the States, blue beacons signify airport facilities. You might want to check into that before you do this.
Flashing alarms here are usually red or amber to signify alarm trip.
 

hevans1944

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Does the 12 V beacon require 12 V DC or 12 V AC? Do you have a model number for the beacon? Does it have a motor-driven reflector that rotates around an incandescent lamp?
 

Gryd3

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Well, regardless of the light you use, you can still connect the 220V side of it in parallel to your flood light.
Take special care to determine if your lower voltage light needs AC or DC, as that will dictate if you can use a simple transformer or AC-DC converter.

Good point mentioned above with light color... I was not aware of any issues in color on your property, but I've never specifically looked for it ;)

If you have issues finding a suitable method of powering that light from the 220V, let us know and we can help explore other options.
 

Arouse1973

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hi adam yes this is what is was going to use.

I think your ok in the UK with blue. I worked for an alarm company many years ago and they had some blue strobes on their bell housings.
Adam
 

Arouse1973

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hi adam how would you plan on going about installing this ?

As mentioned above I would use a small transformer or mini PSU which powered on when the main light came on. How much space do you have?
Adam
 

joescotty

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can you buy anything that has the floodlight and beacon built in or something like this maybe the floodlight with an alarm , any ideas ?
thank you for your help.
 

Arouse1973

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can you buy anything that has the floodlight and beacon built in or something like this maybe the floodlight with an alarm , any ideas ?
thank you for your help.
Not seen anything, but never needed to look properly. Give Google ago.
Adam
 

Gryd3

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Usually the floodlight coming on is enough of a deterent.
Thieves in my area don't even flinch... they are too common unless something makes them unique... ie, brightness, behavior, color, etc.
Many of them welcome the additional light to break into my car/shed... :S
 

joescotty

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yes the same as my customers area although they wanted this to try and make out that the property is alarmed.
 

Bluejets

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So did you take a look at the Ebay link from #15.
Think it might suit you.
 
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