Lighthouse: high tower topped with a beacon light to guide ships at night.
Solar valve: system of regulation that captures the rays of the sun.
Lantern pane: glass panel.
Service room: room used for the upkeep of the light.
Bedroom: room used for resting or sleeping.
Control room: room used to operate the light.
Living quarters: room where the lighthouse keeper lives.
Gallery: viewing platform.
Cupola: domed roof.

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EN : Lighthouses
FR : Phare (signalisation maritime)
ES : Faro


An aid for navigation and pilot at sea, a lighthouse is a tower building or framework sending out light from a system of lamps and lenses. Lighthouses are used to mark dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoals, safe entries to harbors and can also assist in aerial navigation. Because of modern electronic navigational aids, the number of operational lighthouses has declined.

Animation : Lighthouses and Waves

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