This amazing piece is a RACON light. The name is an acronym for RAdar beaCON.
Racons are receiver/transmitter devices operating in the maritime radar frequency bands, that enhance the detection and identification of certain radar targets. A Racon responds to the presence of a ship’s radar by sending a characteristic pulse train.
They are often used to marl lighthouses, oil platforms, or coral reefs.
A really unusual find, it would make an amazing feature piece, or have it wired by a qualified electrician to create a light feature with a nautical look.
We have another available, and they would look spectacular as a pair.
Measures approx: 78cm x 33cm (tube 22cm diameter)