Stop Sign Flashing Beacons and Warning SignsImprove conspicuity and compliance with attention-grabbing warning beacons and signs.
Stop Sign Flashing Beacons and Warning Signs
Every road presents unique challenges to traffic engineers looking to improve safety. When an intersection, blind corner, or other location is problematic, adding flashing beacons to new or existing signs can help boost sign conspicuity and compliance.
Carmanah’s 24-hour circular flashing beacons have been used effectively by municipalities for years, on applications from stop signs to curve warnings to fire stations. Now, cities can unlock additional safety features like remote access and alerts with our latest MX Series connected circular flashing beacons.
You can see those beacons blinkin’ a solid mile away. We liked them so well we’ve already purchased more Carmanah solar beacons for our school zone signs.
– Mike Villareal, Operations Foreman, Altus Tower
|Drivers are continually blowing through stop signs.||24-hour flashing beacons increases conspicuity and awareness of stop signs, as well as driver caution and compliance.|
|Regular commuters aren’t complying with new speed limits or other posted regulations.||Beacons can help draw attention to new regulations and traffic flows with the onset of bright flashing lights.|
|Drivers and pedestrians aren’t clearing the way for station-exiting emergency vehicles, causing safety issues and delays in response times.||Carmanah’s R838 wireless beacon controller can be utilized by emergency personnel to give road users advance warning that vehicles are entering a roadway.|
|Drivers are ignoring temporary advisory warnings, including heavy equipment and seasonal chain-up requirements.||Beacons can be activated only at certain times using either a manual switch or wireless beacon controller so that they’re more evident to drivers, especially commuters familiar with the route.|
|Signal techs have to rely on the public to call in downed or non-functioning infrastructure.||MX beacons let identified personnel know as soon as there’s an issue, so they can get there and get it fixed—stat.|
What types of signs use 24-hour beacons?
The applications are virtually endless. Add beacons to existing signage or on the approach to existing signage.
See 24-hour flashing lights in action
Watch this video to see our flashing beacon solutions in action.
Solar-powered solutions offer affordability in remote locations
A 2006 Wyoming Department of Transportation study showed that 85.8% of the state’s fatal vehicle incidences occurred on rural roads, so they decided to install Carmanah’s flashing beacons with “stop ahead” warning signs. For these remote locations, solar-powered models were the best choice, with no trenching or wiring required that would have made this project prohibitively expensive. For many locations, solar-powered beacons are the most cost-effective and practical option. Learn more about Wyoming’s R247 beacons to see additional benefits.
We have completed installations like this one across North America and around the world. Here are some additional highlights:
- Major US department store installs 24-hour flashing beacons in parking lots.
- US Customs and Border Protection location in Texas installs flashing beacons on existing poles to reduce speeds.
- Heavily shaded park on Vancouver Island in British Columbia chooses solar-powered LED flashers where grid power isn’t cost-effective.
- Challenging 4-way stop in Altus, Oklahoma, selects solar where power would be cost-prohibitive.
24-Hour Flashing Products
Connected, solar or AC-powered, flashing warning/stop sign beacons and signs.
24-hour flashing wrong-way warning sign for highway off-ramps.
Wrong-way detection system that leverages radar technology to trigger high-intensity flashing lights.
R247-E (Gen 3)
Compact, self-contained, 15w solar-powered system for a single 24-hour flashing beacon.
R247-F (Gen 3)
Bright, 30w solar-powered system for up to four 24-hour flashing beacons.
R247-G (Gen 3)
ITE compliant, solar-powered 24-hour flashing beacon system with third-party device support.