Join us at the joint ITE Western & Texas District Meeting in Keystone, Colorado. We're at booth 509 to share the latest RRFB news, talk about our new LED enhanced signs, and explain how our free Energy Balance Report works.
Have You Submitted a Request for RRFB Use Under IA-21?
If you submitted a request for RRFB use under IA-21, these are some tips the Federal Highway Administration is passing along regarding timelines, approval for state or local governments, and more. Find links to various resources for faster approval.
LEARN WHAT’S NEW IN IA-21 VS. IA-11 On March 20, 2018, the Federal Highway Administration issued Interim Approval 21 – Rectangular Rapid-Flashing Beacons at Crosswalks in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD).
Safe Journeys to School Report Spurs Crosswalk Safety Action in St. Albert
Despite infrastructure and safety measures in St. Albert, Canada, pedestrian-vehicle incidents still happen. The city created the Safe Journeys to School project, which reviewed activities, infrastructure, and measures to take a community approach to school route safety.
Carmanah Traffic Announces Winner for Be a Beacon Contest
Carmanah Traffic announced Bridgeway Island Elementary School, in West Sacramento, CA, as the winning entry in the Be a Beacon Contest. Carmanah is excited to provide an R920 Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) system to improve pedestrian access and safety at one of their school crosswalks.
FHWA terminates interim approval of RRFBs in the United States
On December 21, 2017, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) terminated the Interim Approval for Optional Use of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons (IA-11). Since the announcement, the RRFBs have been reinstated with MUTCD Interim Approval 21.
Carmanah Launches the R247-E Solar 24 Hour Flashing Beacon
Carmanah Technologies is pleased to announce the launch of the R247-E Solar 24 Hour Flashing Beacon. The R247-E is the third generation of Carmanah's flashing beacon series, with advancements that include increased light intensity and a lighter, smaller solar engine.
Carmanah Launches R920 Series Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon
This new device includes features proven to significantly improve crosswalk safety and has experienced rapid acceptance and adoption in the industry. The pedestrian-actuated system provides a high-intensity rapid flash pattern to alert vehicles approaching a crosswalk that pedestrians are present.
Carmanah Brings Integrated Solar LED Pedestrian Crossing to North America
The Model R820 Pedestrian Beacon is a fully self-contained, solar-powered LED crosswalk signal. Key advantages include wireless installation in as little as 30 minutes, minimal capital cost, zero operational cost, a "green" power source, and immunity to electrical blackouts.
Oregon DOT Selects R829 Solar School Zone Flashers for Madras Elementary School
At Madras Elementary School, the price of running power to install school zone speed limit sign beacons was prohibitive. The Oregon DOT decided that two of Carmanah's R829 solar-powered LED school zone flashers were the perfect solution.
Solar-Powered LED Pedestrian Beacons to be Installed in Five Colorado Cities
Carmanah has recently received orders from five different cities in Colorado for its R820 Solar-Powered LED Pedestrian Beacons. Each order represents the first installation in each city, and subsequent orders are anticipated once the units are installed and evaluated.
Carmanah Installs New Solar LED Flashing Beacon on Galloping Goose Trail, Victoria, BC
The Galloping Goose is used by more than 150,000 cyclists, pedestrians and horseback riders every year. This is Carmanah's first R247C installation on the trail, which beacon has increased trail safety by warning vehicles that they are crossing the Galloping Goose and to watch for pedestrians and cyclists.
Carmanah Awarded Open Contract for Solar LED Beacons with the Illinois Department of Transportation
Flashing 24 hours per day, 365 days per year, Carmanah's R247C solar LED beacons enhance the visibility of warning and stop signs and draws attention to hazards and road obstructions. They are especially effective in poor weather and heavy traffic areas where accidents are more common.
Carmanah Supplies 24-Hour Solar Flashers to San Juan County Traffic Division
Carmanah has received an order from San Juan County for a number of units of its R247C 24-hour solar LED flasher. These units will be installed at various stop locations where regulatory signs are being missed.
California Elementary School Installs Carmanah’s Ultra-Compact Solar LED Pedestrian Crosswalk Beacons
Carmanah's Roadway Division has supplied the City of Chula, California, two units of its newly released R820C solar-powered LED pedestrian crosswalk beacons. These units are now installed at an elementary school crosswalk in Chula Vista, CA.
Carmanah’s Solar Wireless Crosswalk Warning System Ordered by Largest US Independent School
Hawaii: Kamehameha Schools, the largest independent school in the US, has recently ordered R820 Solar Wireless Crosswalk warning system. Carmanah's high-intensity flashing beacons will provide the school with enhanced visibility of students crossing a busy roadway that separates two parking lots.
Carmanah LED School Zone Flashers Installed by the City of Tacoma, Washington
The City of Tacoma, Washington has recently installed Carmanah's Model R829 solar LED school zone flasher. Since the installation, vehicle speeds have reduced and driver awareness of the school zone has improved.
Solar Crosswalk System Installed by City of St. Paul, Minnesota
In December 2004, the City of St Paul installed a Carmanah R820 solar-powered crosswalk system. These have proven to be a cost-effective way for the City of St. Paul to increase safety for pedestrians using this busy crossing.
Carmanah Receives Second Order for Solar LED Pedestrian Crosswalk Beacons in Bermuda
Carmanah has received a repeat order from Bermuda Government Works and Engineering to install an additional six of Carmanah's R820 solar-powered LED, pedestrian-activated crosswalk warning beacons. These units will be installed at various intersections in Hamilton, Bermuda's largest city.
Carmanah Improves School Zone Safety with Solar LED Lighting Technology
Carmanah is pleased to announce the launch of its ultra-compact R829C Flashing School Zone Beacon - the most advanced solar-powered school zone flasher available. The R829C builds upon the long-established reputation of Carmanah's solar flashing beacons, but is more compact and energy efficient.
Carmanah “Lighting the Way” on British Columbia’s Sea-to-Sky Highway
Carmanah has been contracted by Peter Kiewit & Sons, the official contractors for the Sea-to-Sky Highway Improvement Project, British Columbia, Canada, to supply a preliminary order of three R247C solar-powered flashing roadway beacons.
Carmanah Improves Pedestrian Safety in California with Solar LED Crosswalk Beacons
Carmanah's Roadway Division has received an order from the City of Santa Clara, CA, for three units of its new R820C solar-powered LED pedestrian crosswalk beacon. These initial units will be installed at an uncontrolled, marked crosswalk in the city as part of its pedestrian safety improvement program.
Colorado Town Enhances Construction Safety with Carmanah’s Solar LED Flashing Beacons
Carmanah's Roadway Division has received an order from its Authorized Distributor, Gades Sales Co., for an R247C 24-hour solar-powered LED flasher. The unit has been installed in the Town of Parker, CO.
Carmanah Improves Pedestrian Safety with Edge-Lit Crosswalk Signs in Victoria, BC
Carmanah's Roadway Division has supplied the City of Victoria, BC, with two units of its R450 edge-lit crosswalk signs. These units are now installed at an uncontrolled crosswalk on Bay Street and Dowler Street in Victoria, BC.
Carmanah Provides 24-Hour Solar Flashers for Nevada Intersections
Carmanah has received an order from the Nevada Department of Transportation (DOT) for 12 units of it R247C solar stop sign flasher. These units will be installed for trial purposes at selected rural areas of the state.
Carmanah Contributes to Malahat Safety Improvement Project in British Columbia
Carmanah has supplied the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation with R247C solar-powered flashing beacons for installation on the new median barriers near Goldstream Park on Vancouver Island's Malahat Drive.
BC Ministry of Environment Installs Carmanah Solar LED Pedestrian Beacons at British Columbia’s Cathedral Grove
Carmanah's Roadway Division has supplied the BC Parks Division of British Columbia's Ministry of Environment with six R829 solar-powered LED flashing beacons. These units will be installed in the summer of 2006 in the province's famous Cathedral Grove area of the MacMillan Provincial Park on Vancouver Island.
Carmanah’s Solar LED Flashers Installed in Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina
Carmanah has received an order from the Mississippi Department of Transportation (DOT) for 8 units of its R247C solar-powered LED roadway flasher. These units will be installed for trial purposes in areas of Mississippi that were affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Carmanah Provides Safety for Dangerous Utah Intersection with LED Pedestrian Crosswalk Beacons
Through its Authorized Distributor, Gades Sales Co., Carmanah supplied 3 units of its compact R820C solar-powered LED pedestrian crosswalk to the Utah Department of Transportation (DOT). These units were installed in the Magna area of Salt Lake City, UT.
Carmanah’s 24-Hour Solar LED Flashers Improve Driver Safety for the Regional Municipality of York, Ontario
Carmanah has recently supplied the Regional Municipality of York, ON, with its R247C solar LED 24-hour flashers. These units will be installed over existing stop signs and warning signs throughout the Greater Toronto area.
City of Montreal Installs Solar-Powered LED Warning Flashers
As part of a pilot project, the City of Montreal in Quebec, Canada is equipping traffic signs with Carmanah R247C solar-powered flashing beacons. The bright and effective LED-equipped beacons are intended to help alert motorists to traffic signs in locations where they may otherwise be overlooked.
Carmanah Solar Warning Flashers Enhance Driver Safety in New Jersey
Carmanah's R247 dual solar-powered warning flashers are enhancing driver safety in New Jersey. Installed on warning signs throughout the state, Carmanah's R247 dual warning flashers fit quickly onto existing signposts to help alert motorists to dangerous road conditions ahead.
Carmanah Provides Los Angeles County Schools with Compact Solar LED School Zone Flashers
Carmanah has received an order from Los Angeles County for 18 units of its R829 compact solar LED school zone flasher. Together with a previous phase of this project, a total of 80 Carmanah compact solar school zone flashers will be operating in Los Angeles County.
Carmanah Provides 24-Hour Solar LED Warning Flashers to Florida Department of Transportation
Carmanah's Solar LED Lighting Group has recently received an order for 48 units of its R247 Series solar-powered LED warning flashers from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). These units are scheduled for installation throughout the Greater Tampa area of the state.
Carmanah Provides South Carolina State Department of Transportation with Solar Flashers
Carmanah has received an order from the South Carolina State Department of Transportation (SCDOT) for several units of its R829C solar school zone flasher and R247C solar-powered LED warning flasher. These units will be installed throughout South Carolina.
Carmanah Provides School Zone Warning Flashers to Glenlyon Norfolk School, Victoria, BC
Carmanah's Solar LED Lighting Group recently supplied Canada's first programmable solar LED school zone flasher system to Glenlyon Norfolk School, a private school located in Victoria, British Columbia.
Carmanah Provides Solar Warning Flashers to Ontario Ministry of Transportation
Carmanah has received an order from the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) for a number of its compact R820C solar LED warning flashers. These flashers will be installed for freeway construction zones in the Kingston, Ontario region.
Carmanah Provides The University of California Irvine with Solar Stop Sign Flashers
Carmanah's Solar LED Lighting Group has received an order from The University of California Irvine (UC Irvine) for R247C solar stop sign flashers. These stop sign flashers will be installed at problem stop sign locations throughout the campus.
Caltrans Trials Carmanah’s Solar Beacons for Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) System
Carmanah's Solar LED Lighting Group has received an order for several units of its R247C 24-hour solar beacons from the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). These solar-powered, LED-illuminated units will be installed as part of a field trial for a Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) System.
Carmanah Supplies Crosswalk Warning Systems to Walt Disney Facility in California
Carmanah's Solar LED Lighting Group has received an order from a Walt Disney facility in Southern California for R820C solar-powered LED crosswalk warning systems. These units will be installed to increase pedestrian safety at high traffic zones.
Carmanah Supplies Yellow Warning Beacon for US/Mexico Border Crossing
Carmanah's Solar LED Lighting Group has provided the United States Department of Homeland Security with an R247C 24-hour yellow warning beacon. This beacon will be installed at a US/Mexico border crossing near San Diego, California.
Solar Lights Keep Safety High and Costs Down at Australian Mining Sites
Those are some of the challenges facing many mining and processing plant operators around Australia for which Orion Solar Pty Ltd has helped to provide solutions. Read how a solution was found with solar powered LED marking lights.
Carmanah Provides Rapid City, South Dakota with Compact Solar LED School Zone Flashers
Carmanah's Solar LED Lighting Group has supplied 50 units of it its model R829C compact solar school zone flashers to Rapid City, South Dakota. These flashers were installed in various school zones in Rapid City and were acquired through Carmanah's Roadways dealer in the Mid-West, Brown Traffic Products.
Carmanah Provides Santiago, Chile with Compact Solar Flashing Beacons
Through its authorized Chilean dealer, Ferreteria, Carmanah's Solar Roadway Lighting Group has recently installed several of its R247C solar-powered LED flashing beacons in the Santiago area. These flashers were installed on top of existing poles and warn motorists not to enter ramps on freeways.
Carmanah Supplies Solar LED Pedestrian Crosswalk Lights for BC Traffic Calming Project
Carmanah's Solar LED Lighting Group recently supplied its R820C solar-powered LED pedestrian crosswalk lights to the District of Central Saanich in British Columbia, Canada, to be used as an integral part of a traffic calming project initiated in the community of Brentwood Bay in Central Saanich.
Using a combination of solar power and LED (light emitting diode) technology, Carmanah's solar powered dual flashing beacons emit a constant 55 flashes per minute and offer user-adjustable brightness settings.
Crosswalk Warning Flashers Enhance Pedestrian Safety in Victoria, BC
To help enhance pedestrian safety as children return to school this fall, the District of Saanich in the Canadian City of Victoria, British Columbia is installing pedestrian activated solar-powered flashing beacons at high-traffic crossings throughout the community.
Solar Crosswalk Flashers Enhance School-Zone Safety in Washington State
With the start of a new school year, school-zone safety is top of mind around the world. One Washington State county is taking a proactive stance by equipping crosswalks with school zone beacons—technology that has been proven to reduce vehicle speeds in school zones by five to seven miles per hour.
Colorado Safe Routes to School Project Includes Solar-Powered Beacons
Colorado's school zones are getting a safety upgrade with Carmanah's solar-powered beacons. Part of a Safe Routes to School project funded by the Federal Highway Administration, Carmanah's R829C solar beacons will be placed above school zone signs and programmed to flash at times when children are present.
Solar-Powered Area Lighting Illuminates Wyoming’s Remote Roadways
Carmanah's solar-powered area lighting technology is helping to improve traffic safety at a remote Wyoming intersection, providing much-needed illumination in an area that has no access to electric power.
Major US Department Store Installs Carmanah Flashing Warning Lights
The global head office of a major US department store is getting a safety upgrade with Carmanah's solar technology. Installed throughout the parking lot of the busy office facilities, Carmanah's R247C solar-powered flashing beacons are helping to draw driver attention to stop signs.
The Birkshire Eagle, By Ellen G. Lahr. GREAT BARRINGTON - Several downtown businesses have joined a new local company's effort to buy and install wireless, solar-powered pedestrian lights in Main Street's crosswalks.