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Voslapp Range Rear Light

Voslapp Range Rear Light
Voslapp Range Rear Light
Voslapp Range Rear Light
Location Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Coordinates 53°34′53.53″N 8°7′51.25″E / 53.5815361°N 8.1309028°E / 53.5815361; 8.1309028Coordinates: 53°34′53.53″N 8°7′51.25″E / 53.5815361°N 8.1309028°E / 53.5815361; 8.1309028

Year first constructed 1962
Foundation 26 posts, 50 centimetres (20 in), approx. 15.5 metres (51 ft) long
Construction concrete
Tower shape cylindrical, three galleries
Markings / pattern red and white horizontal bands
Height 201 feet (61 m)
Focal height 198 feet (60 m)[1]
Intensity 1,590,000 cd
Range 27 nautical miles (50 km; 31 mi)
Characteristic white light, 3s on, 3s off, synchronized with Voslapp Range Front Light
Admiralty number B1138.1
NGA number 114-10216
ARLHS number FED-249

Voslapp Range Rear Light (German: Voslapp Oberfeuer) is an active lighthouse and range light in Voslapp, state of Lower Saxony, Germany. At a height of 201 feet (61 m) it is the twenty-second tallest "traditional lighthouse" in the world.[2] It is located 4.3 kilometres (2.7 mi) south-southwest of Voslapp Range Front Light, behind the dike at the village of Voslapp, about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) north of Wilhelmshaven.


The tower is 4.5 metres (15 ft) in diameter. The lamp used is a 250 W lamp.

The Voslapp range lights replace a single lighthouse which was built in 1907.

The site is open, but the tower is closed to the public.

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