Solar Crosswalk Flashing Beacon
Circular Beacon a Versatile Solar or AC Crosswalk Solution
Even in the shade, pedestrians can cross safely. The Carmanah R820-G Solar Crosswalk Flashing Beacon includes multiple solar panel and battery options or an AC connection to help improve compliance at uncontrolled crossings with heavy traffic or heavy shading. This user-activated circular flashing beacon helps pedestrians and cyclists be seen in any weather and any setting, whether day or night. Options include a microwave-based passive activation sensor to detect pedestrians and audible pushbutton support to improve accessibility.
Circular beacons are approved in the Federal Highway Administration’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).
Top 3 reasons to choose the R820-G Solar Crosswalk Flashing Beacon:
- Multiple battery and solar panel options allow for high performance, even in shaded locations or where activations per day are high.
- Solar- and AC-powered versions available with support for up to four beacons.
- Both solar and AC power options support passive activation sensors and audible pushbutton stations to increase user accessibility.
Our Solar Beacon SizingWhether 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 R820-G 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 push button
APS push button
Microwave-based passive activation sensor
Beacon Mounting ConfigurationThe R820-G 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-G 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.