Carmanah Provides 24-Hour Solar Beacons for Traffic Control at New Roundabout in Dallas, TX

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April 20, 2011
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Carmanah’s Solar LED Lighting Group has received an order for several units of its R247C 24-hour solar beacons from a city in the Dallas Fort Worth area. These solar-powered, LED-illuminated units will be installed to warn motorists of the change in traffic control at a new roundabout, which is the first of its kind in this city.

A modern roundabout is a new form of intersection control that provides safe and efficient traffic flow. It is a one-way circular intersection without traffic signal equipment in which traffic flows around a center island. It operates with yield control at the entry points and gives priority to vehicles within the roundabout. Carmanah’s solar beacons will be easy to install for this application, as the poles and signs are already specified and in construction. Carmanah’s beacons are designed so that they will mount to them without any change in design.

About the R247 Solar Beacons

Carmanah’s R247 series solar beacons are the most advanced 24-hour solar LED flashers available on the market. Entirely self-contained, they incorporate industry-standard LED traffic signal heads and are compact and light enough for installation on standard signposts. They have also been engineered to operate for up to five years without any scheduled maintenance.

Unlike any other solar beacon available, Carmanah’s R247 solar beacons feature the Company’s core MICROSOURCE® Energy Management System (EMS), an advanced technology that ensures maximum system reliability while minimizing system size requirements. MICROSOURCE® EMS is a patented intelligence that enables Carmanah’s solar LED beacons to automatically adjust to prevailing solar conditions, ensuring continuous, dependable operation year-round under all types of seasonal and local weather conditions. MICROSOURCE® EMS was developed and refined over a period of eight years and is now field-proven in thousands of installations in more than 110 countries.

Carmanah manufactures compact solar beacons for crosswalks, school zones, and 24-hour applications, as well as LED-illuminated street-name signs and regulatory signs.

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