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Don't "green" Airport Beacons Look Blue?  
User currently online1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6648 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3926 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 onlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10338 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3916 times:

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 onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21865 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3840 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, 2021 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3828 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, 1248 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3729 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 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3456 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, 1232 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3196 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, 6428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3148 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, 1524 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3126 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, 3864 posts, RR: 27
Reply 9, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3089 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, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2955 times:

Looks Green to me alright....


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