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Posted by Lisa on June 28, 2023 in Uncategorized

Lamps Explained

In today’s modern world, global warming, the environment, and energy saving is a big concern for our planet’s future. For this reason, certain lamps are no longer beneficial to be using and we are gradually moving forward to more energy efficient and durable lamps using the latest technology available. As a manufacturer who requires lamps […]

Posted by Lisa on June 21, 2023 in Uncategorized

Beacons and their Applications

When choosing a beacon or sounder as a warning signal there are many things that need to be considered for selecting the correct signal for the intended environment. As a general rule, when choosing the best beacon or sounder for your application you firstly need to start by looking at the location of the intended […]

Posted by Lisa on June 14, 2023 in Uncategorized

UK Manufacturing at it’s best!

Did you know, here at DG Controls every single product is hand built, individually tested and hand packed at our site in Swadlincote…? We do this to give you total confidence and faith that every product that leaves our site is in top condition and ready to be used straight away. We are also slightly […]

Posted by Lisa on June 7, 2023 in Uncategorized

What is an IP Rating?

An IP (Ingress Protection) rating is a method of measuring how effective an electrical enclosure is of resisting liquid or particle ingress to ensure the internal parts remain fully functional. The first edition was set by the IEC Technical Committee (EN 60529) in 1976 with the aim of creating a universal standard for enclosure protection […]

Posted by Lisa on May 31, 2023 in Uncategorized

The U Series Beacon

Did you know? The U series beacon is designed to be easily configurable. Multiple units can be joined together from the T, U, V and W series allowing you to create your own signalling system! – IP65 rated – Low current consumption – 12-36vdc and 115-230vuc available – Pulsed or static options, selectable via the […]

Posted by Lisa on May 24, 2023 in Uncategorized

What is a Beacon?

What is a beacon? What applications would require a beacon?? Let us enlighten you! A beacon is a purposely noticeable device that is designed to attract attention to a certain location. Beacons are undeniably one of the most beneficial devices that we have that helps not only in providing safety, but also security. In today’s […]

Posted by Lisa on May 17, 2023 in Uncategorized

Have you seen our range of Rotating Mirror Beacons….?

Traditional rotating mirror beacons, now incorporating a solid state LED light source, these beacons certainly can’t be missed! With more and more filament lamps becoming obsolete, we upgraded our standard rotating mirror beacon to provide an extremely high light output, with an ultra-low current draw, using LED displays. Ideal for fire and security systems, as […]

Posted by Lisa on May 10, 2023 in Uncategorized

What are Beacons used for?

If you stopped right now and looked around, the chances are that you would notice at least one type of beacon. Whether it be in the office or on the street, they are the most common visual indicator and part of everyday life. There are so many uses for beacons: Warning Beacons The most common […]

Posted by Lisa on April 26, 2023 in Uncategorized

Have you seen how our ‘E’ Series Beacon has evolved..?

D.G. Controls Series E beacon is one of our original products and now over 50 years later it is still very much a core product in our range. This IP65 rated beacon measures 194mm x 146mm and was originally manufactured as a Xenon Flash beacon quickly followed by Rotating Flash, Pulsed Filament and Static Light […]

Posted by Lisa on April 19, 2023 in Uncategorized

deegee @ Europort, Rotterdam – November 2023

Another date for your diary! Our wonderful friends at Calpe Industrial will be exhibiting this year at EUROPORT. The show runs 7-10th November 2023, Calpe can be found at booth 2007 and they will be delighted to meet with you to discuss any beacon and sounder requirements you may have! Europort is based in Rotterdam, […]