Carmanah’s Solar LED Lighting Group has supplied 50 units of it its model R829C compact solar school zone flashers to Rapid City, South Dakota. These flashers were installed in various school zones in Rapid City and were acquired through Carmanah’s Roadways dealer in the Mid-West, Brown Traffic Products.
Rapid City was looking for a cost-effective solution to improve safety at all its school zones in the City. Traditionally, supplying power to a school zone can be a very costly process. After testing two R829C Carmanah units for several months, Rapid City was impressed with Carmanah’s compact design, ease of installation, reliable performance and autonomous operation. After the successful field trial, Rapid City ordered 48 more units.
The hours of operation for all R829C school zone flashers are controlled by Rapid City personnel using Carmanah’s intuitive Windows®-based school zone software.
About the R829 Solar School Zone Flasher
Carmanah’s R829 school zone flasher utilizes the Company’s patented MICROSOURCE™ Energy Management System to automatically adjust to prevailing solar conditions for reliable year-round operation under all weather conditions. Drawing on Carmanah’s innovative compact solar control module or “solar engine”, the R829 can be mounted high above the sidewalk, out of the path of pedestrians and out of the reach of vandals.
Significant long-term cost savings are also achieved by the R829, as it requires no external grid power. Other key operational benefits included no bulbs to replace for the life of the unit, as well as no scheduled maintenance or servicing for up to 5 years, at which point only the battery pack may need exchanging. Carmanah manufactures compact solar flashing beacons for crosswalks, school zones, and 24-hour applications, and LED illuminated street-name signs and regulatory signs. More than 250,000 installations worldwide attest to the reliability and operational benefits of Carmanah’s products.