Additional Technical Documentation
|Trouble Shooting Guide||200 Watt Xenon Trouble Shooting Guide|
|Technical Bulletin||Candlepower Distance Chart|
|Technical Bulletin||Candlepower vs. Wattage|
|Maintenance Instructions||Powder Coat / Chrome Finish Care|
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is Candlepower?
Candlepower is the “capacity of a searchlight to produce light” and does not change over distance. (Note: See chart at top of page which translates Candlepower into Distance).
- What is Lux?
Lux is a measurement of the intensity of the searchlight beam at a specific distance, and it changes as the distance increases or decreases.
- What is the difference between a Xenon and Halogen searchlight?
Halogen Searchlight uses a lamp with a filament, and requires no separate ballast, whereas a Xenon lamp has an “arc” between two electrodes, and requires a ballast. Xenon searchlights service a much greater distance, because the light source is much smaller, and therefore, the beam can be “concentrated” into a much smaller, narrower beam, on demand.
- What is a “Metal Halide” searchlight?
This is a searchlight which uses an arc lamp, similar to a Xenon Arc lamp. However, metal halide lamps have a warm-up cycle, and take from approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute for the beam to come ON. Since C&F makes marine and security searchlights, it is a requirement to have a product which is “instant ON”, therefore, we do not offer this technology.
- Does Carlisle & Finch offer LED Technology?
Yes. Carlisle & Finch offers a full range of LED searchlights, which serve as an effective replacement for Halogen searchlights, and provide the following advantages: longer life, lower power consumption, higher reliability and a much “whiter” beam (rather than a “yellow” Halogen beam). A “white” beam is more effective at identifying objects at night.
- Does LED Technology replace Xenon Technology?
No. Although the development of LED technology has come a long way in recent years, it still can only service a small fraction of the great distances achieved with Xenon searchlights. Therefore, C&F has created “Hybrid” searchlights, which adds auxiliary LED Modules to Xenon searchlights. This “Hybrid” searchlight, composed of Xenon and LED technology, will now effectively service wide areas close to the vessel, and also very long distances, utilizing multiple lighting technologies on demand.
- What is Electric Beam-size Focus?
Electric Beam-size focus, allows the operator to widen and narrow the beam, by activating an electric switch. Since halogen beams are already sufficiently wide, this feature is not as practical for halogen searchlights, however, xenon searchlights can be narrowed and widened very strategically using this feature. Electric Beam-Size Focus is a standard feature, on xenon searchlights.
- What are the various ways a searchlight can be aimed?
There are three ways a searchlight can be aimed as follows: Remote Electric Joystick Control, Remote Manual Lever Control or by using a simple handle attached to the back of the searchlight head.
- Can I get a custom color, or other finishes?
Yes, you can get custom powder coat colors, as well as a polished brass finish, or a chrome finish. Note: In order to provide a custom color, you will have to provide the industry standard paint color (i.e. “RAL” Code), so we can match the powder to the color you desire.
- How can I get parts for an older searchlight?
Simply send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, and describe the part you require, and provide the 5-Digit Serial Number of the searchlight, which will be stamped on a nameplate, located on the searchlight head.
- What is Candlepower?