Oregon DOT Trials Carmanah’s 24-Hour Solar Flashing Beacon for ‘Stop Ahead’ Warning Signs

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April 20, 2011
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The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has ordered a trial unit of Carmanah’s R247 24-hour solar flashing beacon for a field trial evaluation.

The ODOT, established in 1969, provides safe and efficient transportation to Oregon communities and develops programs for Oregon’s public transportation services.

For this warning sign beacon application, the ODOT was looking for a technology that is MUTCD compliant and could fit onto an existing square telespar (standard square signposts). The MUTCD (Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices), published by The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), includes all the placement standards for the traffic control devices. Carmanah’s R247 solar flashing beacon fit all these requirements and was therefore ordered for a trial installation.

About Carmanah R247C Solar LED Flashing Beacons

Carmanah’s R247C flashing beacons are engineered to flash 24 hours per day, 365 days per year for up to five years with no scheduled maintenance. They utilize the company’s field-proven solar-powered LED lighting technology and patented MICROSOURCE® power management. The MICROSOURCE® intelligence enables Carmanah’s products to automatically adjust to prevailing solar conditions to ensure continuous, dependable operation at nearly any location.

R247C flashing beacons are a fast, cost-effective and reliable solution for improving sign visibility and driver compliance at all-way-stop intersections. As they are ultra-compact and completely self-contained, they can be installed in minutes onto standard sign posts with minimal technical expertise.

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