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Point Conception Light

 
Location: west entrance to Santa Barbara Channel near Lompoc, CA

Local Marine Forecast.

There are no active watches, warnings or advisories 

Latest Condiitions.

About Point Conception Light

The location of the light is west entrance to Santa Barbara Channel. The nearest city is Lompoc, CA. The station was first established in 1856. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1882.

The lighthouse is a white tower behind a white building.

The tower has a flashing white light at a focal plane height of 133 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 20 nautical miles. The tower height is 52 ft. The light has a period of 30 seconds.

Open to the Public?: No    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 6-200 (U.S.)
Identification number: G3964 (International)

Emergency light of reduced intensity when main light is extinguished.

HORN: 1 blast ev 30s (3s bl), operates continuously.

A 'flashing' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is shorter than the total duration of darkness and the appearances of light (flashes) are usually of equal duration. So in the 30 second period, the light is on for less than 15 then off for more than 15.

Point Conception Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Feb. 25, 1981, reference number 81000176.

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