Flashing Lights Put in School Zones

HACIENDA HEIGHTS – Solar-powered flashing lights installed in 31 school zones throughout Los Angeles County will warn motorists of upcoming school zones and reduced speed limits, the manufacturer announced Thursday.

Teams from Santa Cruz-based Carmanah Technologies Corp., one of the nation’s largest solar power providers, installed the lighting as part of the state’s Safe Routes to School program.

The flashers charge in all weather conditions, operate maintenance-free for five years and are programmable for 500 days, according to Carmanah.

They were installed in Hacienda Heights, La Mirada, Santa Fe Springs, Azusa, Pasadena, City Terrace, Walnut Park, Florence, Rosewood, Palmdale and Stevenson Ranch.