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post #1 of 6 Old 05-17-2010, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
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I assume that you do not want a real light house light, but after that some idea of size is needed.

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Revolving or flashing?

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The old style yellow emergency lights for the tops of tow trucks and snow plow trucks would have a 12 volt motor and a drive belt. You could use a transformer or battery charger to get to 12 volts DC. Check around at garage sales, flea markets?
The new ones, strobe lights, use an electronic flashing chip/capacitor/ to make it flash, but I 'm not sure if you can get it in white color. I've seen white on school buses though, so they're out there.

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You can still by revolving reflectors with incadescent lamps in a variety of colors. Check < > for instance.

Problem with this product is that it is rated for 105 flashes per minute....way to fast to simulate a lighthouse. The good thing is, I'm thinking some kind of potentiometer (think: your old Lionel train set transformer) could drop the voltage enough to slow the motor. That would also dim the lamp in kind.

The motor base could be dug into to examine it for gearing changes? Probably not even gears but you know what I'm getting at....

I was considering a similar project for my wife's pond, so let us know what you come up with.

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I am new to all this Forum, and I was reading in the Introductions, going to post my own but ran across your question. I recently bought one from Sherwood Creations. There link is
Hope this helps.
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