The VLB-5 XSS is designed for applications requiring a range of 2 NM to 4 NM at 0.74 T.
Ideal for use on medium-sized buoys such as the JET 2500 navigation buoy or the DB 2000 data buoy platform, this self-contained model is a solar-powered light with 7.2 W total solar panels and a 12 Ah battery. The light is available in five colours: red, green, white, yellow and blue. All colours meet the IALA chromaticity requirements.
The light comes in two models: standard and large. The large self-contained model can be used for high-latitude or high-duty applications with 14.4 total solar panels and either 12 or 24 Ah batteries. The battery used in the unit is a long-life GEL lead-acid unit capable of being used in temperatures down to -20° Celsius.
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°.