Posted on 01 April 2011
Written by Dieter Loibner
New from Federal Signal is the versatile Model AV1-LED combination audible/visual signal that spotlights a polycarbonate housing rated for rain-tight applications and offers up to 60,000 hours of LED light. Available in 24V DC and 120V AC versions, there is a choice of amber, blue, green, red and clear, and three different mounting configurations (1/2-inch NPT pipe, a 4-inch octagonal electrical box or any flat surface).
A twist-and-lock dome facilitates easy access to the LED, and a Fresnel lens produces "superior visibility in all directions," according to the press release. The integrated buzzer provides 85 dB output at 10-foot distance and flash and sound functions operate independently. The integrated buzzer provides 85 dB output at 10-foot distance while the LED can be adjusted for 60 or 75 flashes per minute. Flash and sound functions operate independently. The UL- and cUL-Listed Model AV1-LED is factory assembled with two color-coded leads and is available from electrical wholesalers at $236 MSRP. Federal Signal Corporation, Oak Brook, Ill, Phone: (708) 534-3400; www.federalsignal-indust.com
This article originally appeared in the Home Waters Section of the April 2011 issue.