Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon
MUTCD Compliant Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon Supports Multiple Options
Do more with your Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB). The Carmanah R920-F increases driver yield rates in high-traffic locations. User-activated, this solar-powered flashing beacon improves yielding compliance at mid-block crosswalks and more. With a highly visible, irregular flash pattern, the RRFB allows pedestrians and cyclists to be seen day or night, no matter what the weather conditions. The battery, energy management system, and solar panel are contained in one unit, making the R920-E an easy-to-install, self-contained solution. 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.
The RRFB has interim approval in the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD); it is approved for use in the United States (review IA-21 guidelines here), as well as other regions including Canada and overseas.
STUDIES SHOW: FHWA Research shows that RRFBs can increase driver yield rates to 96%, much higher than other types of beacons or paint alone, which might only provide rates of 18%. Read the full FHWA report here.
Top 3 reasons to choose this solar-powered RRFB:
- 30-watt solar engine operates at high intensities for a greater range of project applications.
- Easy to mount or retrofit onto a range of square and round poles.
- Can be upgraded to include passive activation sensors, audible pushbutton stations, and remote monitoring.
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
- Remote connectivity for scheduling, system monitoring and reporting
- Overhead crosswalk lighting to increase pedestrian visibility at night
- ADA-compliant pedestrian activation pushbuttons and sensors
- Single or dual directional light bars
- Added LED enhanced signs
Remote ConnectivityWe 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 monitor your RRFBs from anywhere, plus collect data, manage alerts, and more—all without having to make a manual site visit. Click here to download the R920-F-HUB specification sheet.
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 RRFBs, 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
Light Bar ConfigurationThe R920-F supports a single or dual-directional light bar setup.
Uni-directional light bar
Bi-directional light bar
LED Enhanced SignsAlong with the standard light bars, you can add an LED Enhanced Sign to the R920-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 RRFB crossing.