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
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.
|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.|
What types of signs use 24-hour beacons or can be enhanced with LEDs?
The applications are endless. Add beacons in addition to existing signage or on the approach to existing signage; use LED flashing and lighted signs to replace existing static signs.
Stop signs, including 4-way, 2-way, or T-intersections, and approaches to these intersections
Yield signs, including at approaches to intersections or roundabouts, or at highway on-ramps or off-ramps
Curve Ahead signs or other indicators of sharp turns or blind corners
See 24-hour flashing lights in action
Watch this video to see our flashing beacon solutions in action.
Curious about connectivity?
We partnered with leading intelligent transportation systems (ITS) solutions provider Applied Information to develop StreetHub, a portfolio of beacons and signs that leverages cellular technology to allow authorized personnel to remotely monitor and control their complete network from a single easy-to-use web-based platform. With StreetHub, you can set and adjust the schedules of your 24-hour flashing beacons from anywhere, plus collect data, manage alerts, monitor battery health, and more—all without having to make a manual site visit.