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Don't "green" Airport Beacons Look Blue?  
User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 6588 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3826 times:

By FAA standars, the standard colors used for rotating airport beacons at civilian land airports are white and green. However, based on my observations of several airports, it seems to me that the "green" looks blue. Does anyone here agree? Why is this?


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User currently offlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10130 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 3816 times:
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Nope. They look green to me.

However, tennis balls look green to me as well, though they're technically yellow.

Colors just look different to different people. I don't think there's any deeper mystery here.



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21730 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3740 times:

No, they're definitely green. Not neon green or the sort of green that you'd see on a tree, but they're green.

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User currently offlineMSPNWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1973 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3728 times:

Quoting 1337Delta764 (Thread starter):
Does anyone here agree? Why is this?

To me they've always looked more blueish than greenish. I think a lot of it has to do with your individual sight. People see colors differently, especially in low-light environments.


User currently offlinePHLapproach From Philippines, joined Mar 2004, 1246 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (2 years 4 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3629 times:

Let's be honest. They are more of a spearmint color 

User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (2 years 4 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3356 times:

colors do fade?

new beacon out of the factory, blue?

aging beacon, green?

[Edited 2012-07-01 06:55:44]


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User currently offlinejetblast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1231 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3096 times:

Quoting PHLapproach (Reply 4):

Glad I am not the only one who has thought this while taxiing along at night.

Oh, the airfield looks like a bag of Skittles 



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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6415 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3048 times:

In the US a least, old traffic lights (with non-LED lighting and colored glass lenses) look much more "bluish" than the newer LED ones. But they (and airport rotating beacons) still look green to me  

Maybe more of a teal green? I onced owned a '90s Ford that was painted Cayman Green (cool color). More than one of my friends called my car "blue..."   It was a teal green.



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User currently offlinelarshjort From Denmark, joined Dec 2007, 1487 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3026 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Reply 7):

Maybe more of a teal green? I onced owned a '90s Ford that was painted Cayman Green (cool color). More than one of my friends called my car "blue..." It was a teal green.

My granddad had a green truck, except everyone else would say it was blue.
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User currently offlinekanban From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 3638 posts, RR: 27
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2989 times:
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I have about 200 of the blue glass lenses (from an estate sale) and they vary from cobalt blue to teal.. add light to them and there is intensity differences as well.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31692 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2855 times:

Looks Green to me alright....


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