ELTEC’s Pedestrian Crossing Light Systems are designed to improve roadway safety for pedestrians and motorists. In order to alert motorists when a crosswalk is occupied, signals will be activated by pole mounted push button, motion sensor, or camera systems. To accommodate a variety of applications and locations, our signal activation time is adjustable and may be set by a local signal technician.
All of our pedestrian crossing lights come with the option of either AC or DC (solar powered). When the solar power options are in place, signals are designed to stay bright during daytime conditions, even on cloudy days or in situations with insufficient power. Our solar powered options are fully compliant with FHWA (Federal Highway Administration) standards, which prohibits dimming of indication signals or flashing beacons during daytime conditions. However, our systems may be dimmed for night or low light conditions, which is both accepted and advised to help prevent night blindness in drivers.
At ELTEC, we know one size doesn’t fit all, so each one of our pedestrian systems is designed and manufactured with its own traffic project specifications in mind.
We design and manufacture three styles of pedestrian crossing lights for a variety of applications. With solutions for recreational trails, cyclist road crossings, and a number of other pedestrian crosswalks, ELTEC is committed to building and improving safer roadways with new technology and a wider array of customization options.
With advancing technology and ever-changing traffic regulation, it’s important that ELTEC stays up to date by offering innovative solutions for our client’s pedestrian crossing light needs. For pedestrian crossing lights, we have 3 distinct styles:
STANDARD (ROUND SIGNALS/BEACONS)
This system provides crosswalks with a CAUTION signal, using round amber flashing beacons (8” or 12” diameters available) with configuration options of one or two LEDs per pole.
A typical installation consists of two or more poles, each of which supports a small cabinet housing the electronic controls. WIth a solar powered configuration, the cabinets will also contain a solar charge controller and battery, while a solar panel rack will be mounted on the side or top of each pole.
RECTANGULAR RAPID FLASHING BEACONS (RRFB)
Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons are rectangular shaped, high intensity signal heads that flash in a wig-wag, rapid flickering pattern. The alternating signals offer a direct, ultra-bright concentration and wide-angle intensity.
Studies have shown that RRFB indications significantly increase motorist compliance in “yield to pedestrian” situations, at almost 80%-95%, up from 15%-20% with standard round flashing signals. You can learn more about RRFB and its benefits here.
PEDESTRIAN HYBRID BEACON (a.k.a HAWK)
A pedestrian hybrid beacon is a special type of beacon with 2 red LEDs on top and 1 amber LED below employed to warn and control traffic at marked, un-signlaed crosswalks to assist pedestrians crossing a street or highway.
HAWK systems are often installed in locations where RYG traffic signals are not justified under MUTCD (Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices) guidelines, or there was a decision made to not install a traffic control system. These systems offer an alternative way to actually stop traffic, increasing pedestrian safety. For areas with a higher pedestrian density, higher vehicle speeds, or wider streets, these systems can be beneficial to both motorists and pedestrians. To learn more about our HAWK systems and where they’re used, check our info page here.
All ELTEC pedestrian crossing lights and traffic warning systems meet the Federal Highway Administration’s MUTCD (Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices) and ITE (Institute of Transportation Engineers) standards.
Federal Highway Administration returns RRFB’s to approved product list.
The new approval was announced on March 20, 2018. As a result, all patents rights have been made public, and all manufactures may produce RRFB’s
Read below for the appropriate use of (IA-21)
DOWNLOAD RRFB INFORMATION SHEET
Download Pedestrian Safety Article
ELTEC and 511 Technologies Announces IoTraffic Systems
“TIGERS” Made Safer with HAWK Crosswalk
New RRFB WW+S Flash Pattern (IMSA Jan/Feb ’15)
Long Construction Project Comes to an End
Municipal Magazine Pedestrian Safety Feb ’14
“Great Debaters” College and Marshall Hospital (ISMA May-June’12)
Oregon Coast Increases Pedestrian Safety with RRFB’s (IMSA Nov-Dec ’10)
City of Dallas installs Solar Powered RRFB crosswalk (FOX 4 News)
Not All RRFB Signals Are Created Equal (The Municipal Oct’12)
Whether you are looking to enhance safety with solar powered pedestrian lights or need a comprehensive solution to your traffic concerns, ELTEC has the traffic control products you need.