A RUGGED SAFETY LIGHT THAT WORKS AS HARD AS YOU DO
The OL2A is a tough safety light with the best performing battery on the market—meaning no maintenance or battery replacements for 5+ years. Shockproof, waterproof, and built to last, the OL2A will be the most reliable piece of your safety arsenal for years to come.
This extreme testing video showcases the performance and durability of the OL2A solar safety light:
- Waterproof – The OL2A can be completely submerged and will still turn on.
- Shockproof – This small, compact light can tumble down a rock cliff, and will still turn on.
- Durable – The light is able to withstand vibrations, and the plastic won’t crack or fly off. In this example, the OL2A is mounted to a railway blue flag pole and falls down onto the track, undamaged.
- Weatherproof – Frozen in a large block of ice, the OL2A withstands not only the cold conditions, but also the impact of a bat hitting and breaking apart the ice block that surrounds it.
|Battery life||Lasts 5+ years with no change. Includes replaceable AA NiMH batteries.|
|Weight||Our products are some of the lightest in the industry. Flange Mount: 0.8 lbs (0.37 kg)|
|Operating conditions||Operates in -22 to 122 ºF (-30 to 50 ºC) conditions.|
Can be stored in -40 to 176 ºF (-40 to 80 ºC) conditions.
|Life expectancy and warranty||15-year life expectancy means replacement costs remain low. 3-year warranty provides peace of mind the light will work as expected.|
|Standards||ISO 9001:2008 certified, RoHS, WEEE, FCC, CE|
MIL-STD-202G (for Shock and Vibration)
Learn more by visiting our OL2A product page. Learn more about the OL2A
Event: Railway Interchange 2017
Location: Indiana Convention Center
Expo Dates: September 17–19
- Sunday, September 17: 1–5 PM
- Monday, September 18: 9:30 AM–6 PM
- Tuesday, September 19: 8 AM–3 PM
Booth Number: 2337
About the Show:
Join us in Indianapolis for the Railway Interchange Expo, the largest expo of its kind in North America. We’ll be showing off our blue flag protection lights and offering a complimentary trial for attendees. (Psst: You can also get one by clicking here.)
Looking for more information? Check out our story on the OL2A on Progressive Railroading.
Carmanah has received ICAO certification for two additional solar obstruction lighting products. The OL10A and OL32, also marketed as the A703 and A704, have been certified to ICAO Type A and ICAO Type B standards for marking towers, cranes and other hazards to aerial navigation. With their rugged design and built-in solar panels, the OL10A and OL32 obstruction lighting products are unique in the obstruction lighting market. Designed to survive and perform in the harshest of environments, these Carmanah lights include no extraneous components, moving parts, cabling or external power source within a small, lightweight and fully self-contained housing.
Carmanah has ICAO certified obstruction lighting products for a range of obstruction marking lights including Type A and B low-intensity lights and ICAO Type C medium intensity lights. Carmanah obstruction lighting solutions also offer GSM communication options and visible and infrared lighting options.
A solar-powered blue light approved for use on Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, received its proof-testing last winter at Superior.
Blue lights and blue flags warn others to stay off a track where personnel could be working on cars or locomotives.
“People at Superior conducting the test wanted to see if the lights could withstand Superior’s sub-zero temperatures. Winter frequently leaves conventional lanterns dead in only a few hours”, said Dan Thompson, safety assistant. “It passed with flying (blue) colors”.
Designed to meet blue light specifications required by the Federal Railway Administration, the blue light tested was easily displayed and did not require maintenance or servicing.
“It became a nice alternative,” Thompson said.
Carmanah Technologies of Vancouver, British Columbia says the $165 light will last up to five years. Conventional blue lights sell for $35 to $55. The Carmanah Technologies light, which Thompson deemed indestructible, can be either permanently mounted on a metal stand or applied to a car or locomotive with a magnet. Superior deploys three such devices, two used at the roundhouse, the other by the carmen in the yard, Thompson said.
Carmanah Technologies Inc., 877-722-8877, specializes in the design, manufacture and supply of lighting devices for the railway industry.
Thompson thanked Ron Hennessey, director safety mechanical, for spearheading approval of the devices now available through BNSF SourceNet.