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barricade lights, barricade light, solar barricade light, solar barricade lights, solar flashers, construction light, construction lights, type b barricade light, type b barricade lightsThis post is to give people who are having trouble with their barricade lights some help.  I have gotten calls from customers who don’t know how to turn on their barricade lights.  It depends on the brand, but usually there is a small hole in the center of (or side of) the light where you can poke a pin or something in to turn it from on to steady burn to off.

Another issue some people have is with solar barricade lights.  Sometimes it can be tricky to know if they have a charge or not, so always be sure to keep them out in good sunlight for a day or so if you suspect that it is broken.  This ensures that they either are or are not broken, because some brands of solar barricade lights will lose their charge over time if stored somewhere.

traffic barrel, traffic barrel, orange barrels, yellow barrels, construction barrels, construction barrel, orange drum, orange drums, construction drums, construction drum, traffic drum, traffic drumsYou most likely see yellow or orange traffic barrels everyday if you are a commuter.  You are probably seeing more than you would like now, considering it is construction season.  But what is the different between the orange and yellow traffic barrels?

Yellow traffic barrels are commonly seen at the fork that turns off into an exit, protecting drivers from hitting the concrete median.  Orange traffic barrels usually are lined up on the side of the road to prevent cars from going into construction areas.

traffic barricades, traffic barricade, type 3 barricades, type 3 barricade, type 2 barricades, type 2 barricade, type 1 barricades, type 1 barricade, plywood barricade, plastic barricadeThere are many options when buying traffic barricades, such as the reflective tape, size of the barricade, what it’s made out of, and the number of panels.  Reflective tape can be either Engineer Grade, Diamond Grade, or Hi Intensity.  The size of the barricade will depend on whether you want a type 1, type 2, or type 3 barricade.

The type 3 barricade is usually around 8 feet wide, the type 1 and type 2 barricades are around 3 feet wide.  The barricades are commonly made out of plywood with steel legs or plastic.  The type of reflective tape depends on the job you are using it for.

delineator posts, delineator post, t top delineator, t top delineators, traffic safety delinetaors, construction delineators, channelizersDelineator posts are commonly seen on the side of the road or highway.  They are a way of channelizing traffic and letting it know where to go and where not to go.  They are good to use if you are trying to block traffic from going a certain way.

There are different types of delineators, such as t top which is basically just a handle at the top so that you can easily transport them from one place to anther.  The common height for delineators is 42″ but they can be found in lower sizes.  Most delineators have bases that are used with them, but you have to pay extra for them.

Reflective Tape

Monday, April 26, 2010 By: Transportation Supply

reflective tape, reflective sheeting, EG sheeting, HI sheeting, DG sheeting, EG reflective tape, DG reflective tapeMany people may not know what reflective tape is exactly, and that is what this post is for.  Reflective tape is used in many different applications, but I am most familiar with how it is used in the construction industry.  It can be found on traffic cones, reflective safety vests, and more.

The idea is that light reflects off the tape and makes it easier for pedestrians to see whatever the tape is on.  Traffic barrels on the side of the highway, traffic cones, traffic barricades, these all commonly have reflective tape.  Remember that there is also different ‘grades’ of reflective tape, such as HI intensity, Diamond Grade, and Engineer Grade.