Solar traffic signs are truly ideal for advanced hazard warning systems and many other traffic management applications. They are bright, easy to read, and conserve energy in an eco-friendly manner by using the power of the sun rather than sources of electricity.
In the interest of saving energy and making easy-to-use, attention grabbing road signs many engineers and road traffic management experts are working on developing solar powered systems and one of those systems involves traffic signs.
Solar traffic signs, advanced warning systems
While we are discovering that our fossil fuel reserve is depleting rapidly, we are being forced to look at alternative forms of energy, and solar power has proven to be an extremely useful technology throughout the process. Solar energy can be used for a wide variety of different traffic management systems, solar street lights, solar road studs and solar traffic lights are the most common.
Solar traffic signs are meant to run for a few days, or even weeks or months. School safety areas, working zones, crossings, road closure, traffic diversion and lane closure are just few examples.
Solar traffic signs are self-sufficient, and need very little maintenance throughout their life
They are small and can be easily transported, which makes it simple to deploy one on short notice, and to deal with unexpected traffic issues. Despite being small and portable, they are capable of withstanding a lot of different weather conditions, including strong winds. Solar lights have the capability to store energy in a battery. When the sun is up, the solar panel located on the top of the road sign charges the batteries through a solar charger. Rechargeable batteries can last for as long as two full years before requiring replacement.
Solar road signs operate using LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology, which can ensure excellent visibility no matter what condition the weather is in. Extra bright LEDs are very long lasting and consume very little energy, and are therefore perfect for solar lighting applications. Solar traffic signs can be fully programmable, and can be setup to display different messages or graphics throughout the day.
Lighting can be controlled by a timer or by a hand held remote control on more sophisticated products.