Posts Tagged ‘solar barricade light’

I have mentioned in my other posts that there are about three main colors when it comes to solar barricade lights; yellow, red and blue.  When someone comes to me looking for a blue solar light, they seem to always need them for railroads.

I am not an expert in the railroad industry, but I assume that a there must be a requirement that the lights are blue.  Another common feature is magnetic bottoms.

solar barricade lights, solar barricade light, solar construction light, type b barricade light, traffic safety products, traffic safety storeBecause there are solar barricade lights that are significantly cheaper than others, naturally some distributors and manufacturers are going to call others fake.  In fact there are some that look identical but are a lot cheaper.

This can mean that that particular light has either been modeled after the original light.  I am not sure if that means it is ‘counterfeit’ or ‘fake’, but to me, if a light works and meets the specs, that should be your primary concern.

solar barricade lights, solar barricade light, barricade light, type b barricade lights, solar type b barricade lightsI know of at least 4 different brands of solar barricade lights, which means there are at least 4 different models out there.  What are the differences?  Well, from what I have seen the main difference is just the way it looks.

Most people in the traffic safety industry who know a decent amount about solar barricade lights can tell the brand of light just by looking at it, which means the main difference is in fact the design.  This doesn’t mean that some of the specs like how long they last are not different, but just suggests that they aren’t as varied as you may think.

solar barricade lights, solar barricade light, barricade lights, barricade light, type b barricade lightBelieve it or not, you can replace the batteries in solar barricade lights.  I know that doesn’t make any sense, because solar things are supposed to not require batteries.

The way it works is that the solar panels are designed to charge an internal battery which then holds the charge for a certain amount of time.  After 3+ years the battery dies, and on some models you can get new batteries by contacting the manufacturer.

solar barricade lights, barricade lights, type b solar barricade lights, solar barricade lightDid you know there are different kinds of solar barricade lights?  Driving on the highway you may notice some of them are hooded, while some of them are not.  Hooded lights means that they are type b barricade lights.

Type b barricade lights are high intensity which means they can be seen easily 24/7.  Typical barricade lights can only really be seen during the night.  The type b lights are good for highway construction to be sure that the k-rails and other barrier barricades are not hit.