MX SeriesTM

Stop Sign Flashing Beacons and LED Warning Signs

Improve conspicuity and compliance with attention-grabbing warning beacons and signs.

MX SeriesTM

Stop Sign Flashing Beacons and Warning Signs

Improve conspicuity and compliance with attention-grabbing warning beacons and 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
Problem Solution
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.

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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.

Stop signs, including 4-way, 2-way, or T-intersections, and approaches to these intersections

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Fire station and other emergency facilities with regularly exiting vehicles.
Curve Ahead signs or other indicators of sharp turns or blind corners
Wrong Way signs on access ramps or divided highways

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:

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