RRFB Alternatives

The FHWA has recently issued a memo rescinding approval for use of the RRFB (see here for more info).

Although RRFBs are not banned from use, any city/state that is relying on federal funding for their equipment and related FHWA approval will be looking for alternatives. The good news is that we have some excellent options for you!

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JSF Tech has been producing our solar beacons with an optional MUTCD compliant Strobe pattern since 2003. This pattern is just as effective or more-so than the RRFB strobe, and twice as power-efficient as the standard MUTCD on/off pattern. Additionally, we now offer the new WSDOT alternative pattern with all our controllers.

When two beacons are set to JSFT Wig-Wag Strobe, you can have the round beacons positioned anywhere on the pole and the lights will each strobe four times back and forth. This is a proven way to get drivers' attention more effectively than the standard MUTCD on/off pattern. These round beacons have a great amount of flexibility in terms of positioning, and can be used with existing signage if needed.

With a modular approach, we offer all of these configurations with the functionality that you need, whether that is PED activated crosswalk or scheduled school zone beacon. On top of that, our modular construction offers flexibility in the future. If you have a round beacon or a sign configuration, and later want to swap out for RRFB light bars if the FHWA reinstates approval, no problem. The light bars can be purchased separately and we can provide a harness connection to hook them up to existing JSFT solar engines. Let us know if you have any questions or need some help with alternative configurations for your RRFB plans: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

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