2009

SW7011 : The Lizard Light

taken 15 years ago, near to Lizard, Cornwall, England

The Lizard Light
The Lizard Light
The enormous optic that floats in a bath of mercury. Originally powered by clockwork it is now powered by duplicated electric motors and has a 1,000,000 candlepower bulb that is replaced every 6000 hours. The bulb is permanently lit and automatically backed up. The light is visible from 26 miles. All the UK's lighthouses are now fully automated.

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Category: Lighthouse
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SW7011, 389 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Chris Allen   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 14 April, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 21 April, 2009
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 705 116 [100m precision]
WGS84: 49:57.6223N 5:12.0726W
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