Æðarstein lighthouse (Æðarsteinsviti)
|Year first constructed||1922|
|Tower shape||square tower with balcony and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||orange tower, red lantern|
|Height||6 m (20 ft)|
|Focal height||10 m (33 ft)|
|Characteristic||Fl WRG 5s|
The Æðarstein lighthouse consists of a square concrete tower, painted orange. A red metal lantern house is placed on top of the tower. The focal plane of the light is 10 m (33 ft). The overall height of the tower, including the lantern, is 10 m (33 ft). The lighthouse is automated. The site (but not the tower) is open to visitors.
The Æðarstein lighthouse was built in 1922. The architect and engineers were architect engineer Thorvald Krabbe and Gudmundur J. Hlíðdal. Before 1966 the lighthouse was white with two horizontal stripes. The light was converted to electric power in 1987.
The light flashes every 5 seconds. The flash is white, green or red, depending on the direction of the viewer.
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