Can I add overhead lighting to my crosswalk beacon systems?

This article details how to add optional overhead lighting to crosswalk beacon systems.

Product applicability

The following products are discussed in this article:

  • F Series: R920-F
  • G Series: SC315-G

Starting in 2020, Carmanah began offering the R920-F and SC315-G crosswalk beacon systems with optional overhead lighting. Additional crosswalk lighting increases features of safety, security and accessibility. Please refer to our overview on crosswalk lighting for more information.


To add overhead lighting to your beacon system, the following components are installed:

  • Relay kit: provides power to the overhead lighting fixture when the crosswalk beacon system is activated by a pedestrian;
  • LED overhead light fixture, including an LED driver (AC or DC fixtures);
  • Fixture shorting cap or photocell;
  • Fixture mount.

Please reference our Quick Start Guide for more information on the overhead lighting installation process, including details on all materials required.

G Series Example with Overhead Lighting

Please contact Carmanah if you wish to learn more about overhead lighting solutions.

A photocell is required for crosswalks that utilize an Audible Information Device (AID) such as the Polara iNX/iDX or Campbell Guardian/Wave.

Please note: For existing crosswalk beacon systems, Carmanah's technical experts will conduct solar power sizing and system compatibility assessments on all overhead lighting opportunities.