Clearly Mark Handicap Parking with Monster Parking Stops

When it was introduced in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act broke ground for civil rights and made America a better place for individuals with disabilities. These days, handicapped parking isn’t something most of us even think about; its presence is a given thanks to the ADA. While most of the regulations in the ADA don’t give business owners much choice in how they display their handicapped parking spots, parking stops are something of a gray area (no pun intended). Here are a few reasons why Monster’s brightly colored, durable, rubber parking curbs are better options than a traditional, boring, concrete parking block.

Rubber parking curbs withstand harsh weather

Often businesses will indicate handicap parking with markings on the pavement. Perhaps using blue lines to indicate the parking spot, or placing the handicap symbol within the designated parking area. While this may work in a place like Florida, a business owner in Michigan has much more to worry about. Considering the heavy snow fall most northern states face, not to mention the long duration of winter, it can be difficult for patrons to see markings made on the pavement. Monster handicap parking curbs are 4 inches in height, meaning they will stand above snow from all but the fiercest storms.

Monster Handicap parking block are brightly colored and easily visibleHigh visibility rubber parking stops are easier to spot than concrete options

One major issue with concrete parking blocks is that they are often the same color as the parking lot to upon which they are mounted. This can make them difficult for drivers to see as they pull into parking stops. This issue has only been compounded in recent years by the invention and proliferation of the backup camera. It’s difficult enough to differentiate a gray bump on gray concrete, now drivers have to do it using a grainy camera that would embarrass a cell phone. While parking curbs are designed to withstand impacts from vehicles, over time it will result in wear and tear regardless of the material the product is constructed from. The only options are to choose a high visibility product, such as a Monster parking stop, or to paint a concrete parking stop. Painting, however, produces its own slew of problems…

There is no need to repaint a colored rubber parking block

Whether a business owner opts to paint the parking area in blue, or paint a concrete parking block blue, repainting will be required. Paint will inevitable fade in the sun, and weather will chip it away over time. Re-painting can be costly both in terms of materials and man-hours. With Monster handicap parking stops, the rubber is colored blue so there is no fading, no chipping, no discoloration. Our parking stops are warrantied for up to three years and many last in excess of that time frame. They give parking lots a nice aesthetic while indicating where the handicap parking is located.

Our parking stops bring a little extra flair to parking lots while offering many practical advantages. Extra visibility, superior durability, and overall better aesthetics are just a few of the aspects of the Monster parking block that make it the best way to mark a handicap spot.

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Digital Product Spotting: Cable Protectors in Video Games

Our cable protectors are truly applicable in almost every industry, and now they have transcended the digital barrier and can be found in the exciting virtual worlds of several big-budget video games, such as The Division, NBA Live, NBA2K, Hitman, and Grand Theft Auto V.

 

Grand Theft Auto V

Yellow Jackets are the video game cable protectors found in GTA VHollywood? Not exactly, but Grand Theft Auto V’s Vinewood is one of the more accurate video game depictions of America’s film headquarters. The attention to detail is stunning, right down to the accurate depictions of Hollywood’s favorite cable protector, the Yellow Jacket five channel. These incredibly durable cable protectors are often seen on film sets due to their extremely long lifespan and uncompromising strength. Considering how expensive AV cables can be, studios understand the value providing optimal protection of those cords. Another fantastic detail from Grand Theft Auto is the fact that their artists have depicted the Yellow Jacket cable protectors (yellow lids) connecting with a few Guard Dog cable covers (orange lids). This is an actual, real-life benefit of those two models, as they are both the same size and feature our patented “Dog Bone” connectors, which means they can be interconnected as shown in the screenshots. Rockstar Games gets a gold star for using video game cable protectors correctly.

 

Hitman

Hitman is a game to feature video game cable protectorsUnfortunately, the other video game depictions of cable protectors lack the same attention to detail that Rockstar Games brought to GTA V. Let’s take a look at IO Interactive’s Hitman. This particular mission features the protagonist infiltrating a militia compound located in a rural farmstead. In this scenario, the militia installs an abundance of high-tech equipment despite a lack of electrical infrastructure at the farm. As such, they rely on temporary power and run cables across the farm. This is a great application to utilize cable protection. In a situation where temporary power is required, a damaged cable can cause a power loss and lead to a total shutdown of operations. It is important to choose a cable tray that has the strength to adequately protect cables from both pedestrians and any equipment of vehicles in these situations.

The artists at IO did a great job with the cable models in Hitman, but the environment designers failed to utilize the modular capabilities, instead opting to lay the cable covers in a female-to-female orientation. This allows the cable protectors to shift when vehicles or pedestrians cross them and can inadvertently expose the cables to damage. The designers should have utilized the connectors to ensure that the full length of cable was properly covered. The designers also opted only to provide cable protectors for the cables in exterior locations. While this is a good way to ensure that passing vehicles won’t damage the cables, it does nothing to prevent pedestrian damage to interior cables. Not to mention, the potential for trips and falls is enormous. I would recommend the fictional militia of Hitman move the smaller cable protectors inside, and utilize our Linebacker five channel models outside. With a load capacity upwards of 40,000 lbs. Linebacker heavy duty models will ensure supply trucks and other heavy equipment won’t damage the cables.

 

The Division

Speaking of temporary power, Ubisoft’s The Division is another game that tackles that application for cable protection. In The Division, the player takes on the role of a special agent sent into New York City after the area is ravaged by a biological weapon. The environments depict areas that had previously been refugee camps and forward bases of operations, which as you may have guessed, required temporary power. As seen in the screenshots on the right, Ubisoft’s artists opted for a much larger cable protector than seen in other games. This is a two channel model, which is typically used in much heavier applications, for example, mining or oil and gas. The cable they are protecting appears to be fairly small, leading me to believe the fictional disaster relief workers in The Division may have been better served by a small, more portable cable cover. Personally, I would have recommended our Yellow Jacket ADA. This model is ideal because it features a similar load capacity, in excess of 20,000 lbs., but it is a much lighter and lower profile model. It is easier to set up and transport, and it poses much less of a trip hazard, which is important considering the large fictional crowds that will be navigating these fictional relief areas.

 

NBA2K & NBA Live

Cable protectors are a common sight at basketball arenas in real life, so it’s no surprise that they make an appearance in virtual arenas as well. Take-Two’s NBA2K offers a great visualization of our Yellow Jackets in one of its most recent entries to their flagship basketball franchise. The distinct diamond pattern and “Dog Bone” connectors are a great touch and show that Take-Two’s artists really paid attention to the details. However, a Yellow Jacket five channel may not be the best choice for a basketball arena. It is a heavy duty product and probably overkill for a pedestrian only application. A better choice might be the Guard Dog Low Profile model, a cable cover designed for pedestrian applications with a height of only 1.25 inches. EA Sports’ NBA Live, on the other hand, appears to have chosen to depict a competitors product. While creating a safe environment is paramount, there is certainly something to be said for purchasing the highest quality version of a product, something which people who bought NBA Live instead of NBA2K know all too well. Regardless, both studios seem to have forgotten one important detail: the cables! Hopefully, next year’s release of these annual basketball games will see that minor, but significant detail addressed.

It is wonderful to see video games approach the level of realism where an often overlooked item such as a cable protector sees such digital craftsmanship and attention to detail. It speaks volumes to how far digital worlds have come, and where they could go in the future. And we are, as always, thrilled to see cable management utilized to keep people and assets safe, even if they happen to be virtual.

To read more about our extensive line of cable protectors, click here. To download a brochure, click here.

Parking Stops: Rubber vs. Concrete

Concrete parking stops lack the durability of rubberConcrete and rubber are the two most common substances from which parking stops are manufactured, and each presents unique advantages. Here at Monster, we manufacture our parking stops from premium recycled rubber, which creates a better overall product, albeit at a slightly higher cost. The cost aspect is the largest advantage that concrete parking stops offer: they are an extremely bottom line driven solution. However, it is important to keep in mind that in this case, you get what you pay for. Concrete lacks the durability of rubber, particularly in areas that are prone to heavy precipitation and freezing weather. When moisture penetrates tiny cracks in the concrete, it is able to freeze and expand, which causes additional damage and greatly reduces the lifespan of concrete parking curbs.

Concrete parking stops lack aesthetic appeal

However, the problems with concrete products go further than simply a short lifespan. For many business owners, their parking lots are the first areas that customers experience. Because concrete parking stops are prone to cracking and crumbling, this can lead to an extremely unappealing parking lot. Not to mention the color or lack thereof. Even if a business owner paints their parking stops to create a better overall aesthetic for their business, there is still a risk of chipped or faded paint, and the parking curbs will have to be periodically retouched to keep their paint looking attractive and vibrant.

Rubber parking stops are superior to concrete parking stops

Monster rubber parking curbs are the superior solution

These problems are issues that simply don’t exist with Monster rubber parking stops. Our rubber is premium grade, which means it won’t chip, crack, or crumble like concrete. We’re so confident of their durability that we offer a three-year warranty on the product. We also offer parking stops in several colors, including black (with white or yellow tape), blue, and terracotta, ensuring that you’ll be able to customize your parking lot to match the aesthetic of your business.

Another major advantage of Monster parking curbs is the weight. Rubber typically isn’t thought of as a “light” material but compared to concrete, it is substantially easier to transport. While concrete parking curbs can weigh over 200 lbs., Monster premium rubber parking stops weigh in at just 34 lbs., a fraction of the weight of concrete. This means installation can be a much quicker, and therefore less expensive, process. Should modifications to parking alignments be necessary, Monster parking stops can easily be moved. Additionally, this portability makes them great for temporary usage, at festivals or events for example.

Like all of our products, Monster parking stops are a premium solution. They are a bit more expensive than concrete competitors but offer a wide array of benefits and advantages. For more information about our parking curbs, click here. To view a brochure, click here.

The Top Five Reasons the Best Entertainment Venues Choose Linebacker Cable Protectors

Cable protection is an often overlooked, yet crucial part of safety in the entertainment industry. Here at Checkers, we offer a wide range of cable covers and ramps designed to fit with any application and cable run. Here are the top five reasons why our products are the best fit for your venue:

5. Innovative modular designs fit any cable run

Nearly all of our cable protectors boast modular abilities. This is key for entertainment venues, as different types of events will require different cable lengths and configurations. Our cable ramps can be easily linked end to end by simply snapping our patented connectors together with a light press of a foot or hand. This makes setup a breeze, regardless of the length of cable needed for the event. The Guard Dog cable protector is a great example of this type of product, as its “Dog Bone” connectors allow configurations of any length. Additionally, we offer models that can be linked side by side, in such a way to accommodate an unlimited number of cables. The Yellow Jacket AMS is a great example of this type of product. This flexibility is what gives Linebacker cable covers the edge in the entertainment business.

Our cable covers were used during the Salt Lake City Olympic Games4. Durability – our products have a long lifespan, which saves money

We take pride in manufacturing our cable covers from the highest quality polyurethane available. Compared with rubber cable ramps on the market, our products have a much greater lifespan and can last longer than 10 years provided they are properly cared for. For entertainment venues that host hundreds of events per year, this means big time savings. The benefits go beyond money, however. Choosing an alternative solution, such as a rubber cable protector or gaffer tape can lead to other problems as well. Gaffer tape, for one, cannot be used on surfaces where there is too much dirt for the tack to stick, such as outdoor venues. Rubber cable protectors lack the durability of polyurethane products, and can often crack or crumble, compromising the safety of both the cables and the venue’s guests.

3. Avoid lawsuits that could arise from slips, trips, and falls

According to AllLaw.com, liability for slips, trips, and falls may occur when “a property owner (or their employee) actually caused the dangerous condition leading to the slip and fall accident — by leaving a hazardous obstacle in a walking path, for example — and it was reasonably foreseeable that someone would trip and fall due to the condition.” The obvious example, in this case, would be failing to properly protect cables at a venue. This could come either in the form of neglecting to cover the cables altogether or simply using a cable protector which is obviously damaged. Which is why Linebacker polyurethane cable ramps are used across the entertainment industry; their superior durability ensures that they won’t put you or your venue at risk for a lawsuit.

2. Prevent damage to valuable cords and cables

Perhaps the most obvious reason to chose a Linebacker cable protector is contained in the title: they protect your cables.The audio and audio-visual cables often seen at entertainment venues are expensive, with prices ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars. With the investment in equipment that is required, the last thing any venue manager wants to do is replace it due to preventable damage. Our cable ramps are designed for maximum strength, with some models supporting up to 40,000 lbs. Even if you expect vehicles to cross your cable runs, our cable covers will ensure that your valuable equipment is properly protected.

1. Protect people

This is, of course, the most important reason of all. Protecting guests is paramount, but performers, employees, and staff must also be protected from trip hazards. Arbill.com published an article which stated that, according to the CDC and the BLS, “an estimated 20 – 30% of people who experience a slip and fall will suffer moderate to severe injuries such as bruises, hip fractures, or head injuries.” With data like that, it’s obvious that even one slip, trip, or fall is one too many. Linebacker supplies many cable protection options that are designed specifically for foot traffic, and feature a lower-profile. The Guard Dog ADA cable ramp is one such example, which also features ADA compliance.

These are just a few of the reason’s our cable protectors are well-known throughout the entertainment industry, and just a few of the numerous advantages that our products provide. We truly offer products for every application: heavy duty cable trays to withstand vehicles, ADA compliant cable covers for events, and everything in between. If you manage a venue, we have a cable management solution that will meet your needs.

To read more about our extensive line of cable protectors, click here. To download a brochure, click here.

Environmental Impact of Recycled Rubber Parking Stops

Our parking stops are made from recycled rubberA core part of our company mission statement “A dynamic, global team dedicated to protecting people, assets, and the environment,” is protecting the environment. While many of our products are designed to do exactly this, it’s also a broader company philosophy that we embrace. One example of this is the manufacturing process behind our rubber parking stops. We receive raw, recycled rubber from a variety of sources, including a local Bridgestone Tire factory. Using our proprietary polyurethane binder to hold the mixture together, we then create the premium, high-grade rubber that we mold into our parking stops. Between our two plants, we recycle an average of 1 million pounds of rubber per month. However considering that the average tire weighs between 14 and 16 lbs., and 300 million are scrapped per year, 1 million pounds is only a drop in the bucket.

Recycling tires helps reduce the health and environmental risks they pose

Tires present a unique environmental challenge because they are not biodegradable. In addition taking up large amounts of space in landfills, they also create other unfortunate health risks. It’s a little-known fact that tires can be breeding grounds for mosquitos, especially in tropical climates. Per a special report by the Tire and Rubber Recycling Advisory Council, “Tires are often targeted as the prime candidates for mosquito breeding because it is difficult to remove water from them, and they retain heat, which further exacerbates the conditions that attract mosquitos.” In areas where diseases such as malaria and West Nile Virus are common, scrap tires can be a deadly hazard. Additionally, should a tire scrapyard catch fire, it is impossible to extinguish and will produce acid smoke harmful to both humans and the environment.

Recycled rubber is a great resource for manufacturing quality products

The good news, however, is that tires are 100% recyclable. Per ReRubber.com, “The high quality of steel and rubber found in tires are easily reintegrated into the manufacturing process at very minimal or no change to existing manufacturing processes.” There are many ways to use recycled rubber; it is often found in “rubber mulch,” a product used on playground surfaces, athletic facilities, and gardens. Additionally, recycled rubber can be used for various automotive and infrastructural sealants, and, of course, our premium rubber parking stops.

Utilizing recycled rubber is just one of the many ways we here at Checkers seek to protect the environment. While the issue of scrap tires littering landfills remains a large problem that must be addressed, we are proud to play a small part in the solution. We are also proud to provide high-quality parking stops to the parking and facility maintenance industries.

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Gaffer Tape vs. Cable Protectors

Gaffer Tape vs. Cable Protectors

Chose cable protectors over gaffer tape to save money in the long runWhen it comes to protecting cables at entertainment venues, operations managers have a lot of options to choose from. At Checkers, we pride ourselves on manufacturing our Linebacker line of cable protectors from top of the line polyurethane. This ensures our products will be durable and long lasting, giving them an advantage over some temporary solutions. One of these which is popular in the entertainment industry is gaffer tape. Some of the advantages that gaffer tape offers are its low cost and quick installation. Indeed, you can buy a 50-yard roll of gaffer tape for around $10, which puts the price per foot around 7 cents. Let’s examine a hypothetical scenario:

Being based in Colorado, everyone knows that Red Rocks Amphitheater is the best place for live entertainment during the spring and summer months. Typically, they will average over 100 shows per season. For the sake of this exercise, we’ll round that number to 100 even. Let’s also say, hypothetically, that Red Rocks has a cable run which is 100 feet long and includes five different AV cables. In scenario one, the venue manager will choose to use gaffer tape. In scenario two, the venue manager will opt for Linebacker Yellow Jacket Series Cable Protectors.

  • Scenario 1
  • Price per foot
  • Price per show (100 ft. of five cables)
  • Price per season (100 shows)
  • Price over 10 seasons
  • Scenario 1
  • $0.07
  • $35.00
  • $3,500
  • $35,000
  • Scenario 2
  • $85.00
  • $8,500
  • $8,500
  • $8,500

This table highlights the biggest advantage of the Yellow Jacket Series Cable Protector: its durability. In the entertainment industry, where the primary source of traffic is pedestrian and light vehicles, a Yellow Jacket can see a lifespan in excess of 10 years. They are an investment, but an investment that will pay for itself over time. Not to mention the fact that a standard Yellow Jacket can protect up to five cables. Covering five different cables with gaffer’s tape quintuples the price; five cables can be covered by one run of Yellow Jackets.

The aspect that the table doesn’t speak to is the added protection value that you get from a Yellow Jacket. Gaffer tape may eliminate trip hazards, but it does little to nothing to protect the actual cables themselves. Yellow Jackets do both extremely well. The durable polyurethane construction ensures that you won’t incur additional costs replacement expensive AV cables, while also protecting performers, employees, and guests from trip hazards.

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Top Five Benefits of Rubber Parking Stops

Our Monster rubber parking stops are designed to protect parking structures, vehicles, and pedestrians. They are manufactured from premium, recycled rubber. Rubber parking stop benefits are plentiful, especially compared with concrete options. Take a look at the top five benefits of rubber parking stops below:

 

We manufacture our rubber products from recycled rubber5. Environmentally Friendly

Our parking stops are manufactured from recycled rubber from a variety of sources. When it reaches us, it’s already ground down into its raw form, and we mold it into our Monster parking stops, as well as several other rubber parking lot solutions. We recycle an average of 1 million pounds of rubber each month, which is approximately equal to 45,500 passenger vehicle tires. If you’re like us, and you believe in protecting the environment, purchasing recycled rubber products such as our parking stop is a great way to affirm that commitment.

 

Our parking curbs are flexible and durable4. Flexibility

In the perfect world, all parking lots would be perfectly smooth and flat. Sadly, we don’t live in a perfect world and often bumps, cracks, and other damage can create uneven surfaces. The great thing about our rubber parking stops is that their flexible rubber construction allows them to contour to the surface on which they are placed. If you are mounting them on a surface that isn’t perfectly level, there is no need to worry, they will still serve their purpose and look great doing it. While concrete parking stops may be less expensive, they are also rigid and have no flex to them, which makes them more difficult to mount and more susceptible to damage.

 

Many colors are available for our parking stops3. Aesthetically pleasing

If you opt for concrete parking stops, the only way to inject any sort of color is to paint them. Not only is this a time-consuming and messy process, but you also need to worry about the paint fading, and matching paint colors if you add more parking stops in the future. Monster parking stops are made with colored rubber, ensuring that they will never fade, and will always make your property look its best. They are currently available in black, blue, and terracotta, with white or yellow tape available.

 

Quick and easy installation is a key benefit of our parking curbs2. Easy to Install

Our largest parking stop measures six feet in length and weighs a mere 34 lbs. Compared to concrete parking stops, which can weigh hundreds of pounds, our products are easy to position and install, even with just one person. This greatly reduces installation costs, as additional equipment is not necessary, and work crews can be much smaller while still accomplishing the same goal. The portability of our parking stops makes them great for temporary applications as well since they can be quickly deployed and collected after they are no longer necessary.

 

Rubber parking stop benefits include excellent durability1. Durability

While concrete parking stops have a tendency to chip and crack, our rubber products will not. Additionally, all of our rubber parking stops feature reflective tape that is actually molded into the product. This prevents the reflective tape from peeling or falling off, a problem seen in some bottom-line driven products. Rubber parking stop benefits also include a resistance to temperature and weather changes that isn’t seen in concrete competitors. Similar to concrete roads, moisture can penetrate into cracks in imperfections in the concrete, and then when temperatures drop below freezing, the water expands and causes further damage to the product. This is avoided when you choose a premium rubber solution, such as a Monster parking stop, as they are great for any climate or weather.

 

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Monster Sequential Barricade Lights Crush the Competition

Monster Sequential Barricade Lights Crush the Competition

Finding the best of anything can be a long and arduous process, full of research and study. Fortunately, sequential lights are a fairly new technology so the market is unsaturated and easy to sort through. Finding the best sequential barricade lights doesn’t need to be a difficult process because we are here to help, with the handy chart seen below, comparing Monster sequential warning signals to two other competitors:

  • Flash Patterns
  • Number of Patterns
  • Battery Life
  • Max Distance
  • Sixty pulses per minute
  • Five
  • 5 months
  • 100 meters
  • Sixty pulses per minute
  • One
  • 2.5 months
  • 2 meters
  • Sixty pulses per minute
  • One
  • 24 hours
  • 10 meters

Flash Rate

The flash rate is a fairly even playing field. All sequential lights on the market have the capability to emit sixty flashes per minute or one flash per second. This is important as it allows the lights to display the sequential, “guiding,” pattern that makes them unique traffic control solutions.

Number of Patterns

Monster sequential lights are the clear winner in this category, offering five distinct patterns for different applications. Faster patterns can be used to create a “Funnel Effect,” as seen in this video. Slower patterns, on the other hand, are great for indicating lane closures and road work.

Battery Life

Another great category for Monster sequential warning signals. Our signals are built with patented radio mesh networks, as opposed to our competitors who use infrared technology to link their devices. Extended battery life is just one of the advantages that this innovative technology offers.

Maximum Distance Between Lights

Monster sequential signals function properly with up to 100 meters between units, another advantage of our patented radio technology. This allows you to spread your lights out over a wider area, a long stretch of construction, for example. Therefore, the practical advantage is that you need fewer lights to cover a construction zone. This, of course, saves you money and setup time.

With the numerous advantages that Monster sequential barricade lights provide, it’s easy to see why they are the industry leader and the best sequential barricade lights on the market. To read more and get a quote for these fantastic products, click here. To download the brochure, click here.

Five Reasons Sequential Barricade Lights Will Blow Your Mind

Our new sequential barricade lights feature many exclusive benefits due to their innovative radio linking technology. The sequential barricade light represents a large step forward for safety in traffic checkpoint and road work applications. Here’s why:

5. Different frequencies, different patterns

If you need to run multiple patterns in multiple strings, fear not; sequential barricade lights can operate on different frequencies. This prevents the radio signals from interfering with each other and allows multiple strings of lights to be active and displaying different flash patterns in the same physical area. This is a benefit in situations such as DUI checkpoints where directing traffic into funnels is key. More on that in Benefit No. 2.

4. Remote control capabilities are integrated into sequential warning lights

Remotely control your sequential traffic signals for optimal safetyMonster sequential barricade lights come with a remote control capable of switching flash patterns, powering the lights on and off, and momentarily inhibiting flash, etc. The beauty of this remote control is that you can change the pattern for an entire string of lights with a single button press. Thanks to the innovative radio technology found in each sequential lamp, a command given to one lamp (either via the remote or the interface on the light itself) will transmit down the string and all subsequent lights will follow suit. This means that there is no reason for employees to expose themselves to potential traffic accidents by walking down the string of lights to change the settings of each individual light.

3. Sequential signals provide longer battery lifeMonster sequential warning lights have great battery life

The radio technology doesn’t only allow for mass settings changes; it also increases the battery life of sequential barricade lights. The lights will activate for 1 millisecond out of every second, a duty cycle of 0.1 percent. The LEDs light for 40 to 100 milliseconds, depending on the flash pattern. Even when the device is on, it goes into a “deep sleep” mode, which doesn’t consume any power. The sequential barricade light boasts a battery life up to 9 months on 4 D-cell alkaline batteries thanks to this innovative technology. 

Create a traffic funnel with Monster sequential barricade lights

Diagram of the “Funnel Effect”

2. Create a “Funnel Effect” with sequential traffic signals

With sequential barricade lights, you can create a “funnel” to direct traffic. This effect is possible because of the unique way the flash patterns are programmed. Because of the 1/10th of a second delay between each flash, the eleventh lamp in the string will flash at the same time as the first lamp. To create a funnel, one simply needs to place lamps one through ten on one side of the lane, and lamps eleven through twenty on the other side. They will flash in perfect unison thanks to the hyper-accurate radio technology each barricade light is built with.

1. Sequential barricade lights indicate direction

Traditional barricade lights flash, and not much else. Sequential lights are a step above, as they flash in a pre-programmed pattern to indicate a direction, much like airport runway lights. This is important for indicating lane closures and mergers. Studies have indicated that sequential lights are the most effective solution to communicate such traffic patterns to drivers.

Sequential lights are also frequently used to indicate sharp turns, especially in high-speed areas. These areas can be especially dangerous at night when visibility is reduced, and sequential lights help drivers see the direction of the turn sooner. This, in turn, helps them to adjust their speed accordingly.

You’ll be surprised by how affordable Monster sequential barricade lights are. Click here to see more details.

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Stop Changing Barricade Light Batteries So Often

Radio technology optimizes power usage to extend barricade light battery life

Optimize sequential barricade light battery life with proper usage

Image courtesy of University of Missouri Report #TPF-5(081) & DOT Contract #12064

Monster sequential barricade lights are not only a breakthrough in terms of providing safer indication of road hazards, they are also a revelation in terms of extending barricade light battery life. The secret is within the barricade light’s revolutionary radio technology, which will activate for 1 millisecond every second. This is a duty cycle of 0.1 percent. Depending on the selected flash pattern, the LED is lit for 40 to 100 milliseconds. This means that even when the device is turned on, most of the time it is in a “deep sleep,” and is not consuming any power. These innovations allow sequential barricade light battery life to extend to 9 months off of 4 D-cell alkaline batteries, a full month more than our premium, traditional barricade lights.

Sequential warning lights are more effective at communicating directionality

Sequential barricade light with great battery lifeSafe and effective traffic control is vital for the safety of the traveling public as well as to protect construction, maintenance, and utility workers executing road maintenance or repairs. Barrier lighting can be used as part of the warning light traffic control zone measures in traffic transition areas and termination areas to alert drivers to provide adequate warning, delineation, and channelization. When harsh weather conditions can affect driver visibility, the sequential lights are designed to be placed at standard intervals to be able to maintain adequate sight distance for driver recognition and reaction, even on straight highway sections.

The new Monster Safety sequential warning lights are a revolutionary solution for the road construction and traffic safety industries. These innovative signals are designed to flash in a pattern indicating directionality, which makes them much more effective at communicating lane mergers and hazards in the road.  The directional indication communicates a clearer message to the driver and creates a reasonable expectation for the driver to comply to.

Barrier lights are manufactured from hardwearing materials to withstand harsh conditions

Like all of our signals, sequential barricade lights are manufactured in close partnership with industry experts from the traffic safety and road construction industries. All Monster Safety warning lights are manufactured with high-quality materials in the United States, ensuring that they can stand up to the harsh conditions seen in road construction and traffic safety.  This ensures that these products are optimized for great performance in the field. They have been tested and studied extensively and the results have indicated that sequential lights are the superior choice for road signals. Click here to read about these studies in more detail.

Monster Safety sequential warning lights increase traffic safety while reducing deployment and maintenance time. We all know that road construction projects can be long term commitments, and with the longer lasting battery life of our sequential barricade lights, you’ll save time and money by avoiding frequent battery replacements.

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Road construction made safe with sequential barricade lights