The Beacon light changes the game completely. Using the newest LED technology, the 50 W beacon light puts out the same amount of usable light on work site as a 500 W quartz halogen with none of the downsides of the quartz halogen lights. The Beacon Light generates light via a 50 W LED integrated chip, which is solid state construction and can therefore endure shocks, vibrations and rough handling without breaking the LEDs. Also, the beacon light is cool running and safe to touch even when left operating for hours and days on end. All these benefits and use significantly less energy when running the beacon light 90% less than a 500 W quartz halogen.