Pedestrian Crossing Systems

Pedestrian Crossing Systems

ELTEC’s Pedestrian Crossing Systems are designed to alert approaching motorists that a crosswalk is occupied. Activation of the signals is initiated by either a pole mounted push button, motion sensor or camera. Signal activation time is adjustable; determined by the local signal technician.

Any pedestrian crossing system may be either AC or DC (solar powered). If solar powered is used, the signals/beacons are never programmed to dim (losing their effectiveness) on cloudy days or due to insufficient power. Daytime dimming of any signal is against FHWA (Federal Highway Administration) standards. As specified by the FHWA: “it is not acceptable to dim signal indications or flashing beacons during daytime conditions….” Dimming signals at night is acceptable and advised when light is low or limited thus helping to prevent driver night blindness.

Every ELTEC solar sizing report incorporates geographic location and system loads. At ELTEC, we do not agree that ‘one size fits all’. Our reputation is for robust, high quality with low maintenance pedestrian crossing system at a competitive price.

Each pedestrian system is designed and manufactured to each traffic project specification. We offer wireless communication between poles (on the opposite side of the street) eliminating the need to trench and run conduit for hard-wiring. If the traffic plan requires it, multiple signals from one activation point can be instantly turned ON, including medians or advanced warnings up the road.

Typical Pedestrian Crossing

Standard Solar Powered Pedestrian Crosswalk using Round LEDs


  • Jogging/running paths
  • Hiking Trails
  • Horse Trails
  • Cyclists Crossings
  • Golfers including Carts
  • Middle-of-the-block Crossings

We design and manufacture three styles of pedestrian crossings:

RRFB with signs on both sides

RRFB Wrap Around Light Bar with
Pedestrian Verification Signal


​This system provides a crosswalk with CAUTION signal using round amber flashing beacons (either 8” or 12” diameter). It can be configured with one or two LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) per pole.

A typical installation consists of two or more poles. Each pole supports a small cabinet that houses the electronic controls. As noted above, activation of the beacons has multiple options. If it is solar powered, the cabinet also contains a solar charge controller and battery. A solar panel with a rack (either side-of-pole or top-of-pole) is mounted on each pole.


Studies have shown using RRFB indications significantly increases motorist compliance to “yield to pedestrians” (80%-95%) compared to 15%-20% with standard round flashing signals. For more information peruse our RRFB web page.


When a RYG traffic signal is not justified (under MUTCD guidelines), or a decision to not install a traffic control signal is determined, a hybrid or HAWK pedestrian crossing offers greater pedestrian safety by stopping traffic—not only a warning. Motorist and pedestrians both benefit with this system when there’s significant pedestrian density, higher vehicle speeds, or a wide street or highway.

​A pedestrian hybrid beacon is a special type of beacon (2 red LEDs on top; 1 amber LED below). It is used to warn and control traffic at marked, un-signalized crosswalks to assist pedestrians crossing a street or highway. For more information visit our web page:

Solar Powered HAWK Pedestrian Crosswalk Mounted on Mast Arm

Solar Powered HAWK Pedestrian Crosswalk Mounted on Mast Arm

All ELTEC pedestrian crossings and traffic warning systems meet the Federal Highway Administration’s MUTCD (Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices) and ITE (Institute of Transportation Engineers) standards.

RRFB Approval Termination

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)







A standard system includes poles, flashing beacon(s) with visor or RRFB light bars, pedestrian crossing systems push button and electronics cabinet with pre-assembled wiring for easy installation along with installation documentation.

  • AC or DC solar powered
  • System flexibility: Tailored to meet requirements
  • Optional: Custom powder coating of cabinets, pole, hardware, etc.
  • Programmable Timed Crossing
  • CAUTION (amber) or STOP (red) Alerts: no price difference
  • 8” or 12” LED Signal Heads: no price difference or Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon (RRFB) Light Bars See RRFB Light Bars & Systems
  • No maintenance battery: sealed gel or AGM
  • AC: optional battery back-up
  • Solid State Flasher
  • Meets MUTCD and ITE Standards

When AC power is not available or practical, solar power is the solution. ELTEC’s solar powered Pedestrian Crossing Systems is sized for geographical location and electrical load for optimal effectiveness guaranteeing sufficient power for the flashing beacons the light intensity never fades! Below are additional features for (DC) solar units.

  • Self Contained
  • Top or Side-of-Pole Mounting Rack
  • No Power Interruption
  • No Trenching or Boring Cable
  • No Electrical Bills
  • Electrical Contractors/Technicians Not Required for Installation
  • High Efficiency Self Cleaning Solar Modules Warranted for 20 Years
  • Controller with LCD display showing battery & solar array voltage, output and load current
  • Solid State Flasher. See FS-2A Flasher
  • Sealed Gel or AGM Sealed Deep Cycle Batteries Warranted for 5 Years (pro-rated)
  • Sized by Computer Program: Ensures Power Generated meets/exceeds Load Requirements
  • LED Light Intensity is Not Reduced as a Function of Battery Voltage—Lights Stay Bright!
  • Flash Rate is Constant at Selected Rate: Does Not Vary as a Function of Battery Voltage


Solar Powered HAWK Crosswalk

Solar Solar Powered HAWK Crosswalk

HAWK Crossing using AC Power with Mikros EIC

HAWK Crossing using AC Power with Mikros EIC

Hybrid Crosswalk with Pedestrian Countdown Timer

Hybrid Crosswalk with Pedestrian Countdown Timer

HAWK Pedestrian Crossing with Hybrid Beacon Faces

HAWK Pedestrian Crossing Systems with Hybrid Beacon Faces

Pedestrian Crossing with 2 Signals

Pedestrian Crossing Systems with Two Signals

Mid-Block Crossing with Pedestrian Push Buttons

Mid-Block Crossing with Pedestrian Push Buttons

Rural Bike & Pedestrian Crossing

Rural Bike & Pedestrian Crossing Systems

RRFB LB back side install

AC RRFB with One-sided/2 LED Light Bar

RRFB Entire System

Solar Powered RRFB with Hard Wire Between all Four Poles

RRFB with Pedestrian Verification Light

RRFB with Pedestrian Verification Light

ELTEC's RRFB Wrap Around Light Bar

ELTEC’s RRFB Wrap Around Light Bar

RRFB-DC Telespar pole

Solar Powered RRFB Wireless Pedestrian Crossing Systems on Telespar Pole