HAWK – Hybrid Pedestrian Crosswalk

HAWK – Hybrid Pedestrian Crosswalk

(a.k.a.) “HAWK” = High-Intensity Activated Crosswalk

Often a traffic signal is not justified under MUTCD standards, but pedestrians can face traffic conditions that are risky to extremely hazardous. The pedestrian activated HAWK traffic control signal offers increased safety and at an affordable price.

Wall Mounted Cab w Transmitter

Solar Powered HAWK Crossing


A pedestrian hybrid traffic control signal is a special type of beacon used to warn and control traffic at marked, unsignalized crosswalks to assist pedestrians crossing a street or highway.

ELTEC offers a SOLAR POWERED HAWK system using our innovative Mikros EIC (ELTEC Intelligent Controller). Now, an off-the-grid, complete, ready to install, solar powered wireless pedestrian hybrid traffic controller is available! AC systems are also available.

To learn more about our Solar Powered HAWK pedestrian hybrid traffic control signal, see the YouTube video below:
The video is also available at: youtube.com

As required by the MUTCD standards (Chapter 4F 2009 Edition), a typical pole/mast arm includes:

  • Two 3-signal beacon assemblies for each approach (minimum requirement)
  • One pedestrian signal head (WALK/DON’T WALK) at each end of crosswalk (countdown timer optional)
  • Pedestrian Activated (push button or passive activation)


A small cabinet housing the Mikros EIC completes the system. If the HAWK system is solar powered, a charge controller and battery are added inside the cabinet; solar panels with a rack are mounted on the pole/mast arm.

Flash Sequence for the HAWK



Solar Powered

  • Efficient MPPT Charge Controller
  • Sized by Computer Program
    • Ensures Sufficient Power During all Months of the Year
    • Sized for Usage—Based upon Estimated Daily Activations
  • Self Contained/ No Electric Bills
  • Eliminates Power Interruptions
  • Electrical Contractors Not required for Installation
  • High Efficiency Self Cleaning Solar Panels
    • 20 Year Warranty
    • Site Specific Mounting Rack Options
  • No Maintenance AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) Battery
    • Performs Better in Cold Climates
    • 5 Year Pro-Rated Warranty

High Efficiency, Low-Power System Components

  • Mikros EIC Electrical Consumption: 2 Watts
  • Beacons consume no more than 4 Watts Each
  • Pedestrian Head (DON’T WALK/WALK) Continuous 24/7: Less than 4 Watts
  • Pedestrian Head + Countdown Timer operating 24/7: Less than 5 Watts
  • Automatic Dusk-to-Dawn Night Dimming

Flexible System

  • Tailored for Project Requirements
  • Wireless Communication & Control Between Signals: Can be Hardwired
    • No Trenching or Boring Cable
  • Pedestrian Push Button: Brand Flexibility
  • Small Footprint
  • AC or Solar Powered

Meets MUTCD Standards

25 Month Warranty


Hybrid Crosswalk: AC on One Side; Solar Powered on Other Side. Wireless Communication Between Poles.
Hybrid Crossing Signals Mounted on 4” Pole Hybrid Signals RED: Pedestrian Cleared to Walk
Hybrid Signals Mounted on 4” Pole

Hybrid Signals Mounted on 4” Pole

HAWK Crossing with Pedestrian Timer
HAWK Pedestrian Crossing with R10-23 Sign Solar Powered Hybrid Pedestrian Crossing Solar Powered Hybrid Pedestrian Crossing
Solar Powered HAWK-Hybrid Crossing
HAWK/Hybrid Signals on Mast Arm: Solar Powered using Mikros EIC Hybrid/HAWK Pedestrian Crosswalk: AC Powered with Mikros EIC