Carmanah Provides Safety for Dangerous Utah Intersection with LED Pedestrian Crosswalk Beacons

April 20, 2011
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Through its Authorized Distributor, Gades Sales Co., Carmanah supplied 3 units of its compact R820C solar-powered LED pedestrian crosswalk to the Utah Department of Transportation (DOT). These units were installed in the Magna area of Salt Lake City, UT.

Carmanah's R247C R820C solar-powered LED pedestrian crossing beacons installed by the Utah Department of Transportation
Carmanah’s R820C solar-powered LED pedestrian crossing beacons installed by the Utah Department of Transportation in the Magna area of Salt Lake City.

Utah DOT was looking for an immediate solution to improve the safety at a dangerous crosswalk in Magna near the location of a pedestrian fatality. Utah DOT performed a cost-benefit analysis and determined that Carmanah’s solar and wireless technology would reduce the installation cost by more than half compared to a typical hardwired system. As well, due to the urgency of the situation, Carmanah was able to provide units to Utah DOT within a week.


About the R820C Solar LED Pedestrian Crosswalk Beacon

The R820C is the most compact, energy-efficient and cost-effective solar LED pedestrian crosswalk beacon available on the market. With no trenching, cabling, grid power hookup, or disruption to traffic flow, the R820C can be installed for a fraction of the cost of traditional hardwired systems; in fact, with minimal technical expertise, this unit can be installed in minutes onto any existing signpost. Once in place, the R820C improves driver awareness of pedestrians at uncontrolled crosswalks.

The R820C is the only self-contained, solar LED pedestrian crosswalk beacon that uses ITE* compliant LED modules and meets all MUTCD** requirements for flashing beacons.

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.


About Carmanah Technologies Corporation

Carmanah is an award-winning manufacturer specializing in energy-efficient technologies. The Company is currently focused on three technology groups: solar-powered LED lighting, solar power systems & equipment and LED-illuminated signage.

Carmanah is headquartered in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada and has branch offices and/or sales representation in 11 cities across Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom. With more than 250,000 installations worldwide, Carmanah is one of the world’s premier suppliers of energy-efficient products.

* The International Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) facilitates the application of technology and scientific principles to research, planning, functional design, implementation, operation, policy development and management for any mode of transportation.

** Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) is the standard for signs, signals and pavement markings in the USA.


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