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)

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24/7 Activation

This is the always on option providing 24/7 flashing of your system.

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 Wireless Bollard

  • 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

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 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

Camera Detection

  • Overhead mount
  • Can be used to detect pedestrians

Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacon (RRFB)

TAPCO's pedestrian activated RRFB systems have produced 80% to 90% driver compliance in yielding to pedestrians at high-risk uncontrolled crossings. When activated, the LED arrays flash an FHWA specified, alternating 'wig-wag' pattern. Side-mounted LED arrays flash concurrently to advise pedestrians that the units are flashing. This is the highest yielding rate of all devices not featuring a red display, and up to 4 times greater than standard round beacons. RRFBs cost less than other devices with similar vehicular yield rates.

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