A series of high intensity, bidirectional inpavement lights are installed down the centerline of a road to establish an illuminated School Zone Warning System. The lights warn motorists to slow down and look for children walking to and from school. The flashing lights are activated by a timer and typically operate 1 hour before and after school when "kindertraffic" is greatest. Drivers notice the lights and slow down because they only flash when children are likely to be present.
• System keeps drivers alert along the entire length of the School Zone.
• Lights only flash when children are likely to be present.
• Lights are visible at 200 yards or more - day, night, or fog.
• Fixtures withstand cars, trucks and snowplows.
• Fixtures can handle a dynamic load of 22,000 lb. and a static load of 44,000 lb.
A typical School Zone Warning System is approximately 800 feet in length. With the fixtures spaced 35 to 50 feet apart, it takes 16 to 23 fixtures to cover the distance. Unlike a single sign or flasher, the inpavement lights keep drivers alert along the entire length of the Zone.
The lamps project a 500,000 candela per square meter wide-angle beam that is clearly visible in daylight and under the worst weather conditions.