Nova-65 Marine Lantern

The Nova-65 features unique and proprietary optics which provide a 360° beam at 3°, 5°, 10°, 20° or 30° vertical divergence.

Utilizing a highly efficient compact lens, the Nova-65 is a one of a kind, small, lightweight marine beacon. The 10° divergence lens is ideal for fixed or floating aids to navigation while the 20° and 30° lenses provide exceptional performance on buoys. The 5° lens can be used to meet specific needs that require a much longer range while still using a minimal amount of power. The 20° and 30° options are ideal for use on tension-leg and spar platforms.

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In 2012, the Nova-65 HI was specifically designed to provide over 10NM range with a vertical divergence of 3°. It is available in white only.

Two options of housing are available for general marine use (GMU): polycarbonate and a ruggedised metal version. For NEC Class 1 Division 2, housing is only available in polycarbonate. For ATEX/IECEx (Category 3), housing is available in ruggedised metal only and with a 10° lens. Both housing options are designed to withstand the harsh marine environment including: ice buildup in extremes of latitude and the high temperatures experienced along the equatorial plane.

IP-66 and IP-68 make Nova-65 the choice of professionals.

  • User selectable power and flash code settings for multiple visual range performance
  • Full monitor and control capability
  • SignalView™ program to set user options
  • Approved by USCG for class A, B and C offshore structures
  • A constant current power source provides maximum lifetime of LEDs
  • Temperature compensated LED drive circuits ensure uniform brightness with ambient temperature change


  • GPS Synchronisation
  • 5° , 10°, 20° or 30° vertical divergence lens
  • 3° vertical divergence lens (white only)
Input Voltage - General Marine Use (GMU) 9 to 36VDC
Input Voltage - Hazardous Area 9.5 to 32VDC
Power Consumption - Nova-65 Variable up to 10W
Power Setting Field selectable
Colours Available Red, green, yellow, white, blue
Operating Temperature for GMU & NEC Class 1 Division 2 -40° C to +70° C
Operating Temperature for ATEX/IECEx (Category 3) -40° C to +60° C
Storage Temperature -40° C to +70° C
Vertical Divergences - GMU & NEC Class 1 Division 2 5°, 10°, 20°, and 30° degrees , all colours 3° degrees, white only
Vertical Divergence - ATEX/IECEx (Category 3) 10° degrees, all colours
Quiescent Current - Light Only <2mA
Quiescent Current - With GPS <3mA
Flash Codes Up to 256 codes, field selectable or via communication links
Synchronisation - GMU & NEC Class 1 Division 2 GPS or hard wire options
Synchronisation - ATEX/IECEx (Category 3) Hard wire only
Monitor and Control Capable
Visibility 360° horizon (omnidirectional)
Sunswitch Threshold Adjustable

Physical Measurements

Base Mounting 230mm (9.1in) maximum diameter
Height 171mm (6.7in)
Weight Polycarbonate 0.77kg (1.7lbs) / Aluminum 1.97kg (4.3lbs)
IP Rating - GMU & NEC Class 1 Division 2 IP66 / IP 68
IP Rating - ATEX/IECEx (Category 3) IP 66