Hellisøy Lighthouse

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Hellisøy Lighthouse
Hellisøy fyr1.JPG
View of the lighthouse
Hellisøy Lighthouse is located in Hordaland
Hellisøy Lighthouse
Location Hordaland, Norway
Coordinates 60°45′07″N 04°42′37″E / 60.75194°N 4.71028°E / 60.75194; 4.71028Coordinates: 60°45′07″N 04°42′37″E / 60.75194°N 4.71028°E / 60.75194; 4.71028
Year first constructed 1855
Automated 1992
Foundation Granite
Tower shape Round
Markings / pattern Red with 2 white stripes
Height 32.3 metres (106 ft)
Focal height 46.5 metres (153 ft)
Original lens 3rd order Fresnel lens
Intensity 960,000 candela
Range 18.8 nmi (34.8 km; 21.6 mi)
Characteristic F Fl W 30s
Racon O
Admiralty number B4134
NGA number 4176
ARLHS number NOR-022
Norway number 200000

Hellisøy Lighthouse (Norwegian: Hellisøy fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in Fedje municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. The lighthouse lies on the small island of Hellisøy, just off the southwest coast of the larger island of Fedje. This tower was built in 1855, making it Norway's second-oldest cast iron lighthouse. It is essentially a copy of the Eigerøy Lighthouse built a year earlier on the southwest coast. The lighthouse was automated in 1992.

The lighthouse emits a continuous white light with a more intense flash every 30 seconds. The light sits at an elevation of about 46 metres (151 ft) above sea level. The 32-metre (105 ft) tall round cast iron tower is painted red with two narrow white horizontal bands. There is a 3rd order Fresnel lens in the lighthouse that has been in use since 1903. The lens puts out a light with an intensity of 960,000 candela which can be seen for up to 18.8 nautical miles (34.8 km; 21.6 mi).[1][2]

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  1. ^ Kystverket (2014). Norske Fyrliste 2014 (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245013542. 
  2. ^ Rowlett, Russ (19 July 2011). "Lighthouses of Norway: Bergen Area". University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2014-04-03.