The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has some of the most demanding processes for traffic product manufacturers seeking approval—and in 2006, Carmanah was the first manufacturer of self-contained, compact solar LED flashing beacons approved by the state. That initial approval took FDOT engineers over a year of analysis and testing before approving the flashing beacons.
Today, the FDOT continues to work with Carmanah, purchasing a variety of Carmanah products including the more complex R829-G School Zone Flashing Beacon, which integrates time switch technology. With a time switch, workers can monitor and program schedules remotely for operation during school hours. With thousands of successful installations of these lights completed around the world, the R829-G School Zone Flashing Beacon has become the benchmark in traffic and signaling applications worldwide, and its continued success in strict locations like Florida proves their specifications and certifications are a force to be reckoned with.