HAWK (High-intensity Activated crossWalK) Beacon Systems

  • Used to stop traffic at crosswalks.
  • Single system stops traffic in both directions.
  • Meets MUTCD standards.
  • Solar or AC powered.
  • Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon.


General Description

A HAWK Beacon, also known as a Pedestrian Hybrid Beacon, is a special type of beacon used to stop traffic and allow pedestrians to cross safely at marked, un-signalized crosswalks. According to MUTCD standards (Chapter 4F 2009 Edition), HAWK Beacons should only be installed at marked crosswalks.

HAWK Beacon systems include:

  • Two 3-signal beacon assemblies for each approach (minimum requirement)
  • One pedestrian signal head (WALK/DON’T WALK) at each end of the crosswalk (countdown timer optional)
  • Pedestrian activation (push-button or passive activation)

We now offer an off-the-grid, ready-to-install, solar powered wireless HAWK Beacon using our innovative Mikrós EIC DC Controller with a built-in conflict monitor. Our solar systems include a charge controller, battery, and solar panels that mount on a pole or mast arm.

Features and Benefits

  • Solar Powered
    • Efficient MPPT charge controller
    • Sized for location, ensures sufficient power all year
    • Sized for usage, based upon estimated daily activations
    • Self contained, no electric bills
    • Eliminates power interruptions
    • Electrical contractors not required for installation
    • High-efficiency, self-cleaning solar panels
      • 20 year warranty
      • Site specific mounting rack options
    • No maintenance AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) battery
      • Performs better in cold climates
      • 5 year pro-rated warranty
  • High-Efficiency, Low-Power System Components
    • Mikrós EIC electrical consumption: 2 watts
    • Beacons consume no more than 4 watts each
    • Pedestrian head (WALK/DON’T WALK) continuous 24/7: Less than 4 watts
    • Pedestrian head + countdown timer operating 24/7: Less than 5 watts
    • Automatic dusk-to-dawn night dimming
  • Flexible System
    • Tailored for project requirements
    • Wireless communication and control between signals, no trenching or boring cable (can be hard-wired)
    • Pedestrian push-button: Brand flexibility
    • Small footprint, mount on pole or mast arm
    • AC or solar powered
  • Meets MUTCD Standards
  • 25 Month System Warranty

Mikros EIC DC Controller

Mikrós EIC DC Controller with Built-in Conflict Monitor

Features and Benefits

  • State-of-the-art Controller with Conflict Monitor
    • Efficient, low-power DC controller (less than 2 watts)
    • 10 times lower power consumption than comparable products
    • Simple user interface for status and programming
    • Adjustable cycle timing
    • Wireless communication (can be hard-wired)
    • Trenching and boring not required
    • Spread spectrum radio: 900 MHz
    • Compact size: 7″W x 5.5″D x 9″H
    • Small footprint:
      • Controller and batteries fit in pole-mounted cabinet
      • Retrofits most existing cabinets
    • Adjustable cycle timing
    • Pre-emption coordination with other signal controllers
    • Continuous conflict monitor:
      • Radio communication failure
      • Signal outputs: monitors absence of signal
      • Signal conflicts
      • Fail mode stays on until conflict resolved
    • Can be packaged with an AC to DC power supply.
  • Low Voltage, Low Wattage Signal Heads
    • DC pedestrian head with countdown timer
    • LEDs consume no more than 5 watts
  • Meets MUTCD Standards
    • Meets and exceeds NEMA TS5 2012 standards
  • 25 Month Product and System Warranty

Data Sheet

Flash Sequence

HAWK Beacon flash sequence