Trust LightGuard Systems and Ikon Engineered Solutions as your pedestrian safety system partner.
LightGuard Systems® Smart Crosswalk™ in-roadway warning light, flashing LED warning sign and RRFB systems help planners, policy makers, and engineers create safer environments for pedestrians.
LightGuard’s solutions include:
- Lighted warning systems for crosswalks and pedestrian crossings
- Manual and passive pedestrian and vehicle sensors that trigger a lighted crosswalk warning system’s blinking lights
- System controllers, data collection, storage and management devices
- Flashing LED pedestrian, stop, yield, school zone and custom signs
- Solar wireless flashing LED warning sign systems
- Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacons (RRFB)
- LightGuard’s products are used at uncontrolled intersections, mid-block marked crosswalks, and crosswalks with pedestrian, school or trail crossing signs, at locations such as:
- — Urban mid-block crosswalks
- — School zones
- — Intersections with through lanes on major legs
- — Multi-lane crosswalks
- — Greenways
- — Trail crossings
- — Airports
- — Parking facilities
- — Corporate campuses
- — University campuses
About LightGuard Systems®
For twenty-five years, LightGuard Systems’—U.S. pioneers in traffic safety and inventors of lighted crosswalk systems—has helped cities, municipalities, schools, traffic safety and transportation engineers build safer crossing environments for pedestrians, students, employees, the elderly and disabled. Customers choose LightGuard for its easy-to-install, robust, reliable and cutting-edge-technology systems, better pedestrian safety outcomes and a safer, more effective traffic calming method. In a study conducted by Whitlock & Weinberger Transportation Inc., April 1998, LightGuard’s systems increased driver yield rates to pedestrians from 20 percent to 95 percent in the evening.
History of Smart Crosswalk™
In 1991, LightGuard’s President, Michael Harrison conceived the idea of a pedestrian crosswalk warning system after a close friend was involved in a fatal crosswalk crash. After several years of research and development, the first ever lighted crosswalk system was created. In 1999, LightGuard presented its technology to the Federal MUTCD Marker and Signals Committees, recommending amendments to the existing MUTCD manual. After both committees approved the recommendations, the FHWA made the final decision on the language and inclusion of in-roadway warning lights at crosswalks into the Millennium Edition of the Federal MUTCD. (See: MUTCD Section 4N). LightGuard Systems® in-roadway warning lights (AKA lighted crosswalks), are now a recognized traffic calming standard in the U.S. LightGuard Systems holds multiple design and utility patents and is based in Santa Rosa, California.
Whitlock & Weinberger Transportation, Inc. (1998, April 10). An Evaluation of Crosswalk Warning System Utilizing In-Pavement Flashing Lights, Pages 28-32.