Busy intersections, high-speed crossings, and stops around sharp curves can pose serious danger to drivers and pedestrians – especially at night and in rain, snow, or fog. Whether posted on highways or back roads, in suburban neighborhoods or city streets, traffic safety signs communicate warnings, directions and other essential information. And while these signs do not have to be lit to be effective, lights certainly help make drivers more aware of them and improve traffic control.
Solar energy is becoming a popular option to power everything from traffic lights to stop signs, providing better overall visibility and saving money – and the planet – in the process. Because solar powered LED traffic signs do not use fossil fuel energy, they are a more eco-friendly source of energy. The sun’s power is harnessed and stored in each sign’s battery so it continues to work all year long. And since they need no wiring or nearby electrical source, solar powered LED signs are inexpensive to operate, low-maintenance and can be placed anywhere increased visibility is needed.
Solar-powered LED traffic signs help promote greater safety for both pedestrians and motor vehicle operators. Compared to typical street signs, signs with flashing lights increase the range of visibility day and night, as well as in even the most extreme weather conditions. Because these signs are difficult to ignore, they provide enhanced awareness on streets, in parking lots and school zones, at construction sites, and in heavy traffic or accident-prone locations.
Traffic Safety Direct offers solar LED illuminated signs that are an effective alternative to conventional signage and can easily be adapted to replace any existing traffic or commercial sign. Our solar LED Stop and Pedestrian Crosswalk signs incorporate High Quality Monocrystalline Solar Panels – one of the most efficient Photovoltaic cells on the market – with high efficiency LEDs. The combination of solar energy with LED lighting results in a quality, consumption-free electrical system.
Replacing traditional stop signs with solar powered LED signs can be costly for cities, towns and municipalities, even when it is limited to high-traffic locations. But with Traffic Safety Direct’s Solar Powered Flashing Stop Sign Retrofit Kit 30", you can turn any traditional 30” stop sign into a flashing sign. This all-new retrofit kit is not only an enhanced safety sign option – it is also energy efficient and versatile. Made to fit over a 30" MUTCD (Manual on Uniform Safety Control Devices) stop sign, this octagonal add-on light is easy to install (just snap it into place) and comes with all of the required connecting wires for plug and play action. The sign will flash 24/7 straight out of the box, or you can manipulate Timing and Dimmable functions using the free Bluetooth-functioning Android app “TT Solar.”
Research has shown that installing flashing LED stop signs at busy intersections helps improve safety. One study by the Minnesota Local Road Research Board reported a 42% decrease in right-angle crashes after LEDs were installed, and drivers were significantly more likely to stop fully when opposing traffic was present.
Traffic Safety Direct offers two solar LED stop signs that are simple to install and require no maintenance. Our standard-dimension Stop Sign features High Intensity Optical LED's with a 50,000-hour life span and a Lead Acid Battery that is good for 3,000 charge cycles. Our Solar LED Stop Sign 30" EGP is built with a unique aluminum alloy board and solar board combined together. With its bright red LED lights that can be constant or set to flash at a rate of 50 times per minute, this sign adheres to MUTCD standards and provides 2,500-foot visibility.
At Traffic Safety Direct, we support our customers’ efforts to protect drivers and pedestrians by providing a range of safety products, including traffic signs, to suit any situation. Contact our experts today and let us know how we can help!