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Needles Light House

REF NR: 104

1. Set in the western approaches to the Isle of Wight, the Needles form a narrow chalky peninsula which rises from jagged rocks to 120m cliffs. These rocks have always been a hazard to ships making their way up the Solent to Portsmouth and Southampton Water.


  • Established : 1786
  • Height Of Tower: 31 Metres
  • Height Of Light Above Mean High Water: 24 Metres
  • Automated: 1994
  • Lamp: 1500W 240V
  • Optic: 2nd Order 700Mm Fixed Lens

Character: White, Red And Green Group Occurring Twice Every 20 Seconds (Light 14 Seconds, Eclipse 2 Seconds, Light 2 Seconds, Eclipse 2 Seconds)
Intensity: Red (Intensified) 3,950 Candela, White 12,300 Candela, Red 1,800 Candela, Green 2,680 Candela
Range Of Light: Red (Intensified) 17 Sea Miles, White 17 Sea Miles, Red 14 Sea Miles, Green 14 Sea Miles
Fog Signal Character: Sounding Twice Every 30 Seconds

2. Set of super postcards can from Shalfleet Collection