The lighthouse circuit and
software have been updated to utilize very bright, very low
power LED lamp modules.
These devices contain 24
individual LEDs arranged in an array that sends light out in
every direction. They are very bright while only drawing a
small fraction of the power that halogen bulbs consume.
In order to make these
modules work in a realistic way the software has been rewritten
and a faster microcontroller has been used.
A very bright 24 LED
Because of the updated
software algorithm the LEDs give a very "lighthouse like"
light that had been possible only with incandescent bulbs
between flashes (one second to one minute)
An optional CDs (light
sensor) sensor can be added to turn the light on at dark and
off at sunrise
An optional mode can
be activated that will only leave the lighthouse operating
for six hours once darkness turns it on
A second optional mode
can be selected that keeps the bulb dimly lighted in between
The LED modules can be
ordered in bright white and warm white
to the software can be ordered. These include longer pause
durations than one minute, multiple flashes before the pause
(i.e. 3 flashes close together then a 30 second pause), etc.