Here are some pictures taken at a street corner I pass daily for a job I am working at the moment. I have no idea what voltage traffic control lights run at, but this certainly didn't look safe. Strange too because it is right on the border of Faribanks Ranch and Rancho Santa Fe, Ca. - the zipcode with the highest average income in the USA.. guess people there have got more money than sense...
Looks like it has been in commission for 3 straight years at this location, and in this time period, a few Trucks may have "Altered" the Signal Heads' orientation (plus removed a few misc. parts here and there - Visors being the most easilly moved items!).
Scott " 35 " Thompson Just Say NO To Green Eggs And Ham!
Re: Traffic Signal Wiring#119711 01/16/0504:45 PM01/16/0504:45 PM
What a mess!. Hey Scott, are those LED heads on the traffic lights?. With all them missing covers, I'd hate to be near this lot during a decent rain-storm. Is it some sort of optical illusion, Ryan, or are them push-buttons down pretty close to ground level?.(like within about a foot of the ground) How does a blind person find switches when they are installed like this?. I'm feelin' someone needs a good kickin' for equipment having such a poor standard of repair. GRRR
Re: Traffic Signal Wiring#119713 01/17/0510:25 PM01/17/0510:25 PM
Sad thing is those are not temp lights, they have been standing at that intersection for at least 18 years. The buttons are about 3 1/2 feet off the ground, if they appear lower it is an optical illusion
Re: Traffic Signal Wiring#119714 01/17/0510:28 PM01/17/0510:28 PM
sadder still, the parking lots for the nearby polo fields serve as overflow parking for the Del Mar Fair. Around late June and early July the place is loaded with pedestrians and car traffic using this intersection to get to the fairgrounds. We'll see how long it takes for the city to fix this mess....
Re: Traffic Signal Wiring#119715 01/17/0511:11 PM01/17/0511:11 PM
that's gotta be low votage at those buttons, doesn't it? ? ? Otherwise someone would have been fried by now right ? ? Is that a transformer in the second pic in the left hand enclosure. It's got a flexi-conduit running out of it in the down direction (nothing else on the pole appears to run down to the buttons). You should lodge complaint with whoever is in charge of fixing these.
Re: Traffic Signal Wiring#119717 01/19/0504:28 PM01/19/0504:28 PM
Traffic Signals run at standard 120VAC and the controllers have 120VAC (usually 30 or 60Amp service feeds. As for that wiring, I belong to a forum about those, and I've seen worse! BTW: Trumpy, those LED modules are very water tight, and the shield things are called "visors." Would Ryan S. mind if I copy this image over to the Signalfan Club to show them? Ian A.
[This message has been edited by Theelectrikid (edited 04-14-2005).]
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