1st Order Stevensons Equiangular Refractor (Fresnel) Lens
Lens and Mercury Bath discontinued 25th November 2016
Maughold lighthouse Isle of Man 2013
Notice to Mariners
25/11/16 Temporary Beacon (Sabik 350) in operation
In use until permanent LED lights are fitted
The lens to remain but is covered and no longer operational
Maughold lighthouse lens 2013
Photographs above taken in 1984 when the foghorn was still in operation
Siren 7 sec blast every 90 secs
Foghorn discontinued 1987
When the light was automated on 31/3/1993,the domestic accommodation and engine room were sold.
The purchaser converted the engine room to accommodation and then complained about the light
flashing in the windows,Northern Lighthouse Board had some of the lantern panes blanked out.
Plaque on Machine Case (2013)
Prior to automation there was a paraffin light and clockwork drive in operation.
250 Watt multi-vapour lamps + lampchanger + lamp monitor photocells (2011)
Operation of the light is monitored at Northern Lighthouse Board Monitoring Center.
Attendant visits on a fortnightly basis carry's out system checks and checks physical condition of building.
September 2004 the Retained Lighthouse Keeper (Isle of Man) superceded the Attendant and visits on a monthly basis.
Technicians visit at least annually to check,modify and update equipment as required.
Emergency Light Orga 250mm lantern,
Type FML 302 SA
Flasher Type SSF12/5/D
Light source 60 watt bi-filament lamp.
Used Pelangi 6 lamp autochanger with 12 volt 50 watt bulbs
Same type as Langness
The lens and base had been bolted together before I had a chance to take a photograph.
Hence the use of Langness photograph of lampchanger.
All photographs Copyright Fred Fox.