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Lyngvig Fyr

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Lyngvig Fyr
Lyngvig Lighthouse
313005

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Structure in General

lighthouse
existing [completed]

Facts

  • In 1920 the burner was exchanged with a kerosene mantle burner.
  • The lens rotated a full cycle every 20 seconds requiring the weight to be pulled up every 4 hours.
  • The rotating lens was driven by precise clockwork that had weights which could move all the way down the stairwell.
  • The lighthouse's operation was automated in 1965.
  • First light from the lighthouse was emitted on November 3, 1906.
  • In 1955 the clockwork mechanism for rotating the lens was replaced with electric motors.
  • The decision to build the lighthouse was taken after a tragic stranding in 1903 where 24 sailors were killed.
  • The light can be seen from a distance of 21 nautical miles.
  • The lighthouse was first connected to the public power grid in 1955.
  • In 2000 the lamp was changed to a 250 W natrium lamp with a light intensity of 300,000 candlepower and a range of 22 nautical miles.
  • This is the 5th tallest lighthouse in Denmark.
  • The lighthouse is sited on a 17-meter high sand dune which gives a total height of 53 meters to the rotating lens.
  • The lighthouse was built with a rotating lens and an acetylene gas burner installation.
  • In 1946 the burner was replaced with an electric lamp powered by the lighthouse's own power plant.

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Location

Holmsland Klitvej 109
6960
Hvide Sande
Ringkøbing Amt
Denmark

Technical Data

124.67 ft
1906

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