Providing warnings for drivers for a range of different road hazards and dangerous situations is not just required in the city or in urban or suburban areas. It is a liability issue for hazardous road conditions without the required warning lights and signage, which is why remote options for traffic warning signals are essential for any location.
In remote areas where AC power is not an option, or when the signage and warning needs are only temporary, the cost to run power is often prohibitive. To get around this very real issue in all parts of the country, using solar powered traffic warning signals solves the power issues and also addresses signage liability issues for the city, county or municipality.
Types of Lights
Warning drivers about current speed, dangerous curves or changes in traffic patterns, upcoming stop signs, oversized vehicle lights for bridges and even uncontrolled pedestrian crossings are all areas where warning lights are required.
In most cases, there will be a standard yellow or red flashing LED light set on poles strategically located to provide drivers enough warning and time to adjust to the specific road hazard or change in the road.
The use of solar powered lights provides a range of freedom that is not possible with standard hardwired signals. These solar lights can be set up in all areas with the solar panel, batteries and technology simply adjusted to ensure adequate power is provided for the level of signal operation required.
This means that the solar powered traffic warning signals can be operated even during winter conditions or overcast conditions, they are not just for warm, sunny types of climates. Specific calculations by emergency light companies can determine the specifics of the system to work with the average number of sunlight hours per day. These calculations take in geographic and weather information as well as information on how much power the system will use.
Using solar powered warning lights even in urban areas is also a good idea. There is no need to run costly power, no digging trenches across lawns and under sidewalks, roads or driveways, and no additional cost to the city to operate the lights.
They are also highly mobile, which means they can be moved to a new location and set in a very short period of time, allowing them these lights to be continually utilized regardless of where they are needed.