Solar Crosswalk Flashing Beacon
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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.


Our Solar Beacon Sizing

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 Lighting

While 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 Activation

All our crosswalk beacon systems use pushbuttons and activation methods that are compliant to ADA, PROWAG and MUTCD standards and guidelines. The R820-F can support standard push buttons with two-tone audible confirmation and visual LED confirmation, accessible pedestrian signal (APS) push buttons with locator tone and customizable voice messages, and passive activation sensors.
standard pedestrian pushbutton
Standard push button
standard aps pushbutton
APS push button
passive microwave pedestrian detector
Microwave-based passive activation sensor

Beacon Mounting Configuration

The R820-F supports multiple beacon mounting setups depending on your project requirements.
Single integrated
Dual vertical
Dual horizontal back-to-back
Dual horizontal
Quad horizontal

w11-2 led enhanced crosswalk signLED Enhanced Signs

Along 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.

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