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Name: Needles Light  

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Also known as: The Needles Light

Nearest Town or City:
Alum Bay, , United Kingdom

Location: The Needles Rocks, off western tip of Isle of Wight, England.

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Photo: Tony Denton

Managing Organization:
Trinity House


Tower Height: 102

Height of Focal Plane: 80

Characteristic and Range: White, green or red light (depends on direction), occulting twice every 20 seconds.

Description of Tower: Cylindrical granite tower with white and red bands, topped by helipad.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1785

Date Present Tower Built: 1859

Date Automated: 1994

Optics: Second order Fresnel lens still in use.

Fog Signal: Automatic horn, two blasts every 30 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

The lighthouse can be seen from Needles Park in Alum Bay.

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