Project Description

Vega VLB-5 SA

Standalone Navigation Light

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The VLB-5-SA is the standalone version of the VLB-5. The light is designed for applications requiring a 2 to 4NM range at 0.74T and available in red, green, white, yellow and blue. All colours meet the IALA chromaticity requirements.

The VLB-5 LED beacon is available in 2 standalone models; VLB-5SA (standalone) 12v for use with external DC power supply and the VLB-5SAM (standalone mains) for use with external AC power supply. This was previously named the VLB-67.

The use of highly efficient optics and electronics has resulted in high energy efficiency. The low energy needs of the beacon reduce the solar panel and battery requirements in the overall design. Vertical divergence of the lens at 50% of the peak intensity is better than 7 degrees.

Vega provide a VLB-5 calculator on their web site to determine the supported range for different flash characters dependant on location. See Vega VLB-67 Calculator.



  • RS232 Data Port
  • GPS synchronisation
  • Hard wire synchronisation
  • Hard wire synchronisation (to work with positive transition sync signals)
  • The mechanical design of the VLB-67 LED beacon has been designed for life of 10 years. Features include:
  • 3 or 4-hole mounting on 200 PCD
  • Waterproof body to IP68
  • Easy programming
  • Day/night transition level settings
  • Programmable flash characters