What’s the difference between a type b barricade light and a regular barricade light?

Thursday, January 28, 2010 By: Transportation Supply

solar assist type b barricade light, type b barricade light, solar type b barricade light, type b flasherIf you need a light that flashes 24/7, then a type b barricade light is what you are looking for.  Though they cost between $80-$90 (versus a regular light that costs between $15-$20), that is the only barricade light that you will be able to see during the day and night.  Also, type b barricade lights are naturally brighter because they have LEDs in them, so if you are putting up lights for a dangerous area and you want to MAKE SURE people see them, then type b is your best bet.

There are a variety of brands and options of type b barricade lights, so it is important to explore all the possibilities.  But first off, realize that ALL type b lights have a hood on them and only flash on one side (all the energy is focused on flashing one way).  The four type b barricade lights I know of; Empco 212-3S Solar Assist Model, Empco regular type b, Empco type b d-cell, and Solar Masters fully solar type b light.  The “Solar Assist” model has 4 d-cell batteries that are ‘trickle charged’ by the solar panel when it is outside.  The batteries last about 9 months before they have to be replaced.  The Empco regular type b takes one or two 6 volt batteries (depending on the model) and the Empco type b d-cell takes (4) d-cell batteries.  The d-cell lasts around 60 days, the 12 volt lasts around 60 and the 6 volt lasts around 150 before the batteries has to be replaced.

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