Solar Crosswalk Flashing Beacon
MUTCD Compliant Circular Flashing Beacon Supports Multiple Configuration Options and Add-Ons
Do more with your circular flashing beacon. The Carmanah R820-F increases driver yield rates and improves pedestrian safety in high-traffic locations or those requiring up to four higher-intensity LED beacons. This user-activated, solar-powered flashing beacon helps drivers see pedestrians and cyclists at the crosswalk in any weather and any setting, day or night. It requires no trenching, cabling, or in-ground wiring, and it’s built to last: durable and dependable, this product comes with a 5-year warranty for peace of mind.
Circular beacons are approved in the Federal Highway Administration’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).
Top 3 reasons to choose this solar-powered circular flashing beacon:
- 30-watt solar engine supports passive activation sensors, audible pushbutton stations, and remote monitoring.
- Easy to mount or retrofit onto a range of square and round poles.
- Can support up to four beacons for more visibility or more complex setups.
We put solar to work™Whether your project application is a crosswalk, school zone, or 24-hour sign marking, we can run a comprehensive site assessment to confirm the best solar-powered flashing beacon for your project. We run a field-proven software simulation to create an Energy Balance Report™ to show you how we did it. Best of all? It’s free, and we can have it ready in under an hour.
Configuration Options and Add-Ons
- Overhead crosswalk lighting to increase pedestrian visibility at night
- ADA-compliant pedestrian activation push buttons and sensors
- Multiple beacon mounting configurations
- Added LED enhanced signs
Overhead LightingWhile many mid-block crosswalks are in locations with traditional street lighting, it's typically not enough to adequately illuminate a pedestrian or light the entire crosswalk area. Purpose-built, pedestrian-scale lighting like Carmanah's overhead lighting systems integrate seamlessly with our circular flashing beacons, providing bright, directional, and uniform light that allows drivers to detect pedestrians at a distance and adjust their speed accordingly. Studies have found that adding street lighting can reduce nighttime crashes by 50% and reduce fatal crashes by 43%.
ADA, PROWAG and MUTCD Compliant Pedestrian ActivationAll our crosswalk beacon systems use pushbuttons and activation methods that are compliant to ADA, PROWAG and MUTCD standards and guidelines. The R920-F can support standard pushbuttons with two-tone audible confirmation and visual LED confirmation, accessible pedestrian signal (APS) pushbuttons with locator tone and customizable voice messages. APS pushbuttons with non-contact operation and passive activation sensors are also supported, allowing pedestrians to activate a crosswalk without pressing a button.
APS push button with non-contact operation
Microwave-based passive activation sensor
Beacon Mounting ConfigurationThe R820-F supports multiple beacon mounting setups depending on your project requirements.
LED Enhanced SignsAlong with the standard circular beacons, you can add an LED Enhanced Sign to the R820-F to further strengthen the message to drivers. These flashing signs can also supplement advance pedestrian warning signs to warn drivers a pedestrian has activated the beacon crossing.