Vega VLB-5X


Vega’s fully self-contained up to 5.5 NM beacon, the VLB-5X includes the latest LED technology; new battery technology; and an advanced charging algorithm, which supports the battery to perform well in extreme weather conditions.

The VLB-5X is capable of delivering up to 5.5 NM of visible light @ TC=0.74. Also available with optional GPS and Remote Monitoring.

Available in either fully Self Contained (SS)  or Stand Alone configuations (SA) for use with 12VDC external power applications.

The VLB-5 series lanterns have been extremely successful for Vega, with 000's sold worldwide since being introduced, with the US Coastguard being a significant user of the VLB-5 series lanterns.


Vega VLB-5X
  • Optical range – 5.5 NM
  • Lead Crystal Battery technology and advanced charging algorithm 

  - Excellent battery life in hot climates 

  - Excellent battery capacity in cold climates 

  - Excellent battery tolerance to becoming flat

  • Large solar cell capacity 8W or 16W
  • Five colours meeting IALA chromaticity requirements 
  • Light intensity automatically adjusts with flash character setting (Schmidt-Clausen)
  • 12 options for day to night transition light levels 
  • More than 256 flash characters 
  • Calendar control of beacon operation 
  • Alarm output (system notification)
  • Available as Self Contained (SS) or Stand Alone (SA) versions
  • Made in Europe
  • 3 Year Warranty

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Body UV stabilised nylon
Lens Moulded acrylic (PMMA)
Bird spike  Plastic and stainless steel
Base Nylon 6/6 with 30% glass fill
Solar panels Mono Crystalline silicon
Top cap UV stabilised ASA
Mounting 3 & 4-hole on 200mm PCD available on same base
Degree of Protection IP68
Temperature 40°C to 50°C
Salt Continuous exposure to salt water and spray
Wind 140kt
Ice loading 22kg/m2
Shock/Vibration 75g shock - 5g vibration in all direction
Electrical performance  
Solar power (SS) Solar: 8W Battery: 12Ah 12V
Reverse polarity protection Yes
Battery Lead Crystal® battery 12Ah 12V or 24Ah 12V (2x 12Ah)
Solar panel 4 x 2W Mono Crystalline panels (SS)