Step 6: Configuring the Lighting Outputs
Tsunami has four function outputs used for controlling the locomotive lights.
Each can be set for a variety of effects or as simple on/off lights. In addition, you can use the Grade Crossing Logic to automatically activate the selected lighting effect when you blow the whistle.
Tsunami provides six CVs for customizing the lighting effects:
CV 49, Headlight Configuration CV 50, Backup Light Configuration CV 51, FX5 Light Configuration CV 52, FX6 Light Configuration CV 59, Lighting Effect Flash Rate CV 60, Grade Crossing Effect Hold Time.
Setting the Hyperlight Effects
Each lighting output has a corresponding CV that determines its operating characteristics:
Hyperlight Select - Each output can be programmed to one of several Hyperlight™ Lighting Effects as listed in Table G. Most effects are self- descriptive and primarily warning beacons used for diesel locomotives. Some effects, such as the Mars Light, were used in some steam engines as well.
Dimmable Headlight - The function output is normally an on/off output. If the output is on, the output level will be reduced about 60% whenever the dimmer function is on.
Mars Light - This effect simulates the sweeping figure-8 pattern of this popular warning beacon.
Pyle National Gyralite - The Gyralite is similar to the Mars Light, but generates a slow, wide, oval headlight sweep pattern.
Dual Oscillating Headlights - Similar in appearance to the common twin- sealed-beam headlight, the oscillating headlight uses a moving reflector to sweep the headlight beam in a tight circular motion.
Single and Dual Strobes - The Strobe effects simulate the white-hot burst of light associated with the Xenon Strobe.
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