At Carmanah, we have used our 20-plus years of experience to perfect our flashing beacons, which are available in both solar and AC versions. Solar-powered traffic beacons have fast become the preferred choice for crosswalks, school zones, and warning signs, but there are times when AC-powered systems make sense.
When would I choose solar over AC power—or vice versa?
Solar and AC are both viable power supplies for flashing beacons, but sometimes, one may be more practical, cost-effective, or efficient in a given location. Anything from shading to intensity requirements to beacon usage to distance from the power grid will affect which solution is best for a given project. Here are a few reasons you might choose one or the other.
Top 3 reasons to choose solar flashing beacons
Top 3 reasons to choose AC flashing beacons
Every project is different. Contact us today and we’ll walk through your project specs together to find the best solution—whether solar or AC—for your location and application.Contact us to learn more
How solar power works for traffic products
How does solar power work in a traffic beacon? It’s all about energy in and energy out. Hover over the diagram below to see how each step works.
What’s an Energy Balance Report (EBR)?
No matter where you install your digital advisory speed sign or crosswalk beacon, we can run a comprehensive site assessment to confirm the best solar-powered solution 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.