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 high intensity activated crosswalk offers increased safety at an affordable price. Because the controls are located in a pole mounted cabinet, the cost compared to a standard intersection controller on a pad mounted cabinet tends to cost substantially less.

Stop on Red Flashing Beacon

Solar Powered HAWK Crossing


​A pedestrian hybrid high intensity activated traffic crosswalk signal is a special type of beacon used to warn and control motorists at marked, un-signalized crosswalks to assist pedestrians crossing a street or highway. As required by the MUTCD, pedestrian hybrid beacons should only be installed in conjunction with marked crosswalks and pedestrian countdown signals.

ELTEC offers a SOLAR POWERED HAWK high intensity activated crosswalk system, using our innovative Mikros EIC (ELTEC Intelligent Controller) with a built-in conflict monitor. 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 crosswalk, 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 Pedestrain Beacon



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


Solar Powered HAWK Pedestrian Crosswalk Mounted on Mast Arm
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