Category Archives: Pedestrian and RRFB

Pedestrian and RRFB Category for Eltec

Oregon Coast Increases Pedestrian Safety with RRFB’s (IMSA Nov-Dec ’10)

Oregon Coast Increases Pedestrian Safety with RRFB’s

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Lewis and Clark were emotion-ally challenged when they camped on Oregon’s coast. Their journal indicated months of gloomy, wet weather with sunny days few and far between. ELTEC’s RRFB.

(Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon) system has improved pedestrian safety for some of Oregon’s residents, especially during stormy weather.

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Not All RRFB Signals Are Created Equal (The Municipal Oct’12)

Not All RRFB Signals Are Created Equal

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Acr673269359556026357Rectangular rapid flashing beacons approved by the Federal Highway Administration for uncontrolled pedestrian crossings are a hot product within the traffic industry. In January of this year, the FHWA clarified that the LED indications in RRFBs must meet the SAE J595 Class 1 light intensity of 200 candela. A compliant RRFB indication can no longer “meet the minimum specifications of Society of Automotive Engineers standard J595” as originally stated in the July 16, 2008 memo. What does that really mean?

 

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Not All RRFB Signal’s Are Created Equal (IMSA Nov-Dec ’12)

November/December 2012

Not All RRFB Signal’s Are Created Equal

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Submitted by: Susan Marshall, Electro technics Corporation (ELTEC) and Mike Grenert, Whelen Engineering, contributing author.
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Rectangular Rapid Flashing Bea-cons approved by the FHWA for uncontrolled pedestrian crossings are a ‘hot’ product within the traf-fic industry. In January of this year, the FHWA clarified that the LED indications in RRFB’s must meet the SAE J595 Class 1 light intensity of 200 candela (cd). A compliant RRFB indication can no longer “meet the minimum specifications of Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) standard J595” as originally stated in the July 16, 2008 memo. What does that really mean? What other factors affect the quality of a RRFB signal/indication?

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