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The OL2A is a solar marking light ideal for marking railroad blue safety flags, barricades, obstacles, and other hazards in mining, obstruction, and construction zones. This compact, self-contained marking solution provides premium reliability and excellent value for use in hard-to-access locations.
For decades, railroads across the US have used blue flags in their yards to alert trains of workers on or near the track. Since 2008, pairing a light with these markers has been the standard. A railyard in Des Moines found that the lights they were using to comply with these regulations constantly required bulb and battery replacements. After proving that the maintenance was far too time-consuming, they searched for a more efficient solution, which they found in our OL2A.
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“I have seen and used a lot of blue lights, and Carmanah’s are top of the line. Their lights work flawlessly through heat, rain, and freezing cold weather. They also take a beating, being lifted, lowered, and sometimes dropped—but they never quit working. We use Carmanah’s lights at both ends of our service track protecting our derails, and they have been in service for over five years, trouble-free. They are my first choice in blue lights; one less item to worry about.”
– Brian Sinram, Union Pacific
When you decide to use our obstruction lights, our team is here to help. We offer free site assessments to determine the products you need for your project and location. You’ll get a free Energy Balance Report™ and lighting layout. Get more details and sign up now—it’s free!Sign up now
Are you looking for blue lights for your railway yard? You may be eligible for a free product trial of the OL2A. Try it for 90 days, free of charge!Try the OL2A today
Designed to perform in some of the world’s most challenging environments, this rugged safety light can endure frequent impacts, vibrations, temperature extremes, hail, ice, and more. Check out our tough OL2A putting solar to work!
|Solar Panel||0.6 watt high-efficiency solar cells|
|Battery||Three, high-temperature NiMH AA Rated for -40° to 185° F (-40° to 85° C)|
|Light Source||High Power LED|
|Maximum Peak Intensity||29 candela (white lantern)|
|Colours||Red, Green, White, Yellow, Blue|
|Energy Management System (EMS)||Intelligent microprocessor|
|Automatic Light Control (ALC||ALC 2.0 adjusts automatically to low levels of sunlight to ensure continuous operation|
|Programming||Optional infrared programmer available|
|Construction||Waterproof battery compartment with GORE® vent. Premium grade, UV resistant, polycarbonate body and lens|
|Operating Temperature||-22° to 122° F (-30° to 60° C)|
|Storage Temperature||-40° to 176° F (-40° to 80° C)|
|Mounting||Flange or pole options|
|Weight||Flange Mount: 0.8 lbs (0.37 kg) Pole Mount: 0.9lbs|
|Wind Loading||140 knots (72 m/s)|
|Ice Loading||0.03 psi (22 kg/m2)|
|Shock and Vibration||MIL-STD-202G|
|Ingress||IP 68 immersion, 24 hrs at 1 m (3 ft)|
MIL-STD-202G immersion & damp heat cycling/
MIL-STD-810G rain & salt fog
|Compliance||RoHS, WEEE, FCC, CE|
Our solar- and AC/DC-powered obstruction lighting systems are designed to meet your relevant federal aviation regulations. Our thorough product testing and Intertek certifications ensure your light will meet your requirements over the long term. If you have any questions about specific lighting requirements relating to your project, please contact us.
Carmanah Obstruction provides robust low- and medium-intensity obstruction lighting that is designed for reliable, maintenance-free operation up to 5 years, with in-service life expectancy of 15–20 years. Our solutions help ensure the visibility of a variety of possible obstructions, including wind turbines, telecommunications towers, cranes, and more. We provide critical lighting, hazard marking, and power solutions to industrial customers in the toughest conditions around the world, including the US Coast Guard, NASA, military organizations, municipalities, and commercial operations.Read more