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Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacon: RRFB-XL2

TAPCO’s pedestrian-activated rectangular rapid flash beacon (RRFB) systems produce 80-90 percent driver compliance in yielding to pedestrians at high-risk uncontrolled crossings. When activated by push button or motion detection, LED arrays flash a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) specified alternating wig-wag pattern.

Side-mounted LED arrays flash concurrently to advise pedestrians that the units are actively flashing. The RRFB system produces the highest yielding rate of all traffic control devices not featuring a red display, and is four times more effective than the common standard round beacon. RRFBs cost less compared to other traffic control devices that produced similar vehicular yield rates.

RRFB options include:

  • Advance RRFB wirelessly linked to Crossing RRFB
  • Self-powered remote bollard-mounted pushbutton
  • Passively activated systems

Recommended applications

  • High-speed and multi-lane crossings
  • School crossings
  • Pedestrian crossings
  • Roundabout crossings

Extra-large beacons provide greater visibility, ideal for high-speed and multi-lane pedestrian and school crossings.

Features & Advantages

  • Driver yielding rates of 80-90%
  • Completely modular
  • Various mounting options
  • Larger LED arrays provide increased visibility
  • LEDs exceed FHWA standards
  • Significantly higher driver awareness and compliance
  • Wireless, synchronized LEDs
  • Solar-powered, eco-friendly
  • LED Indicators for pedestrians
  • More effective than round beacons
  • Product Exceeds SAE J595 Requirements

80% reduction to yield to pedestrian traffic!*

* "An Analysis of the Efficacy of Rectangular-shaped Rapid-Flash LED Beacons to Increase Yielding to Pedestrians Using
Crosswalks on Multilane Roadways in the City of St. Petersburg, FL", Center for Education and Research in Safety (view report)

See TAPCO's Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacon in action

This video of TAPCO's Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacon demonstrates the RRFB in different situations and time of day.

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RRFB and In Lane Light

RRFB and in lane light warning system on crosswalk.

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Optional Timeclock Controller With Software

  • Windows-based program running from a laptop or PC (software and cable sold separately)
  • Simple solution for single BlinkerSign® management
  • Based on the calendar year with the ability to program in holidays and daylight savings time
  • Choose from 8 different day types and 16 events per day
  • Ideal for school, business and industrial facility work schedules

Optional BlinkerBeam® Wireless Communication

Systems can be activated and controlled with BlinkerBeam® self-powered wireless transmitters and receivers. These compact controllers activate systems wirelessly within a 1000 ft. range line of site (longer distances available with external antennas). BlinkerBeam® can be activated and controlled from a remote location, allowing for immediate implementation of warning, emergency and evacuation systems. Electric grid independence provides activation during power outages and remote locations.


Optional Push Button or Button Station

  • Activated with less than 2 lbs force
  • Provides two-tone audible confirmation as well as visual confirmation
  • Cannot be jammed or stuck in "on" position
  • Wind, hail and vibrations have no effect
  • Superior grade pre-treatment and powder coat
  • Stainless steel button cap
  • Meets ADA, MUTCD and TAC requirements
  • Transient protection that meets and exceeds NEMA specifications

Optional Motion and Presence Detector

Active infrared and microwave technologies work together to provide precise presence and accurate vehicle and pedestrian motion detection.

  • Mountable between 8' and 16'
  • Impervious to light, sun rain and snow
  • Housing is rated NEMA-4

Optional Wireless Bollard

Pedestrians and bicyclists can passively trigger flashing BlinkerSign® LED signs, in-pavement LEDs, beacon warning systems and other ITS devices. Actuators are housed in anodized aluminum cabinets that can be secured to concrete or asphalt.

  • Install virtually anywhere, utilizing wireless control if needed
  • Designed to interface with ITS devices
  • Dependable, precise control with minimal maintenance
  • Battery operated: no grid wiring required
  • No trenching or concrete cutting required

Other Activation Methods Available

Do you have a unique problem requiring a custom activated BlinkerSign® system? For years TAPCO has been providing custom stand-alone solar solutions. These electrical grid independent systems provide reliable warning when needed most-in harsh environments, dangerous areas and remote locations.

  • Climate activation (fog, snow, ice, wind, etc.)
  • Water sensor (flood detection)
  • In-ground inductive loop
  • Overheight detection
  • Temperature sensor

Discuss Options With Us

Call us at 1-800-236-0112

Other Activation Methods Available

Do you have a unique problem requiring a custom activated BlinkerSign® system? For years TAPCO has been providing custom stand-alone solar solutions. These electrical grid independent systems provide reliable warning when needed most-in harsh environments, dangerous areas and remote locations.

  • Climate activation (fog, snow, ice, wind, etc.)
  • Water sensor (flood detection)
  • In-ground inductive loop
  • Overheight detection
  • Temperature sensor


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