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This page features pedestrian signals with Written Commands.

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Aluminum Econolite Neon Pedestrian Signal CLICK HERE! Econolite Neon Pedestrian Signals.

The cases to both of these signals are identical. The signal on the left has a modular neon unit and the signal on the right has exposed tubes forming the commands.  To read more details and to see the insides of the signal on the left, click on the picture.

Econolite Neon Exposed Tube DON'T WALK/WALK signal

 

National Sign & Signal Fiber Optic Pedestrian Signal in LFE Body The aluminum case of this signal, made by LFE, contains a fiber optic unit made by National Sign & Signal. This signal has two transformers in it that change 110 volt electricity to 12 volt which the two halogen bulbs require. One bulb is behind the orange fiber optics and one is behind the white fiber optics which come together in a tight cluster in front of the light bulbs. Click on the picture to see a couple pictures of the inside of this signal.

The novelty controllers made by Lights To Go will not work with either the neon or fiber optic types of signals shown above.

Winkomatic incandescent pedestrian signalThis is a Winkomatic incandescent pedestrian signal. These had the option of having green or white WALK indications. There are two red bulbs in it, one behind each of the words DONT and WALK. On the street, the two red bulbs were wired in series so that if the DONT bulb burned out, the WALK would not light up during the DONT WALK phase. Since these signals run off of 120 volt AC, the two red bulbs were specially made 65 volt 100 watt bulbs. The two bulbs together in series would use up the 120 volts. A search on the internet for these bulbs came up with nothing, so I rewired the signal in parallel with two red 120 volt 25 watt bulbs. I also have a 25 watt green bulb in the WALK section. The plastic reflector in these units became brittle with age. This unit was badly broken up inside when I received it so I had to repair it with sheet aluminum. Click on the picture to see the inside of this signal before and after the repair.

 

ICC 15 inch Glass lens Ped head ICC pedestrian signal with word commands on a glass lens. This is the exact same signal as the ICC signal on the right, except for the visor. Click on the picture to see what the insides of an ICC pedestrian signal looks like. ICC 15 inch plastic lens ped head ICC pedestrian signal with a plastic lens. This signal is just like the other ICC words signal except there is a normal visor instead of the "egg crate" visor. Click on the picture to see what the insides of an ICC pedestrian signal looks like.

Marbelite Pedestrian Signal

Here is a Marbelite incandescent signal. It is very similar to the ICC head above. It originally served in New York.

This signal is known as a MPS-20

Marbelite LPS-20 pedestrian signal Here is another Marbelite incandescent signal. It is known as a LPS-20. The original reflectors in these signals were made of plastic and the light bulbs would often get too hot for the plastic and make the reflectors brittle or in the worst case, they would even catch on fire! Due to this problem, these signals are very hard to find with original reflectors. The reflectors in this example are reproductions made of metal.

Click on any of the next four Eagle 9 inch pedestrian signals to see more pics of Eagle pedestrian signals.

9 inch Aluminum Eagle Pedestrian Signal with Glass Lenses Eagle signal 9 inch aluminum pedestrian signal with glass lenses and metal reflectors. Aluminum Eagle Signal 9 inch Pedestrian Signal with WALK letters in painted stripe Eagle signal 9 inch aluminum pedestrian signal with glass lenses, metal reflectors, and less common WALK lens with WALK letters in painted stripe.
9 inch Aluminum Eagle Pedestrian Signal with Glass Lenses and Glass Reflectors Eagle signal 9 inch aluminum pedestrian signal with glass lenses and glass reflectors. 9 inch Aluminum Eagle Pedestrian Signal with Glass Lenses and cutaway visors Eagle signal 9 inch aluminum pedestrian signal with glass lenses, metal reflectors and cutaway visors.
Eagle 12 inch flat back pedestrian signal Eagle signal 12 inch flat back aluminum pedestrian signal with glass lenses.
12 inch plastic Eagle Durasig Pedestrian Signal Eagle Durasig 12 inch polycarbonate signal. 9 inch Plastic Eagle Durasig Pedestrian Signal Eagle Durasig 9 inch polycarbonate signal. Smaller cousin to the 12 inch signal. 9 inch plastic McCain Traffic Controls Pedestrian Signal McCain Traffic Controls 9 inch plastic pedestrian signal.

 

3M pedestrian signal. Click on the picture to go to the 3M page and learn more about the 3M signal 3M pedestrian signal. This signal is identical to the 3M vehicle signal except for having one less section and different lenses. One other difference is 3M vehicle signals use 150 watt bulbs, the pedestrian signals only use 75 watt bulbs. Click on the 3M pedestrian signal to see more pictures of this signal on my 3M signals page. 9 x 12 Crouse Hinds type M Pedestrian Signal Here we have a Crouse hinds type M pedestrian signal. This is an unusual signal in that the lenses are not square. They are rectangular. They measure 12 inches wide by 9 inches tall. WAIT lenses were first installed in these signals before the DON'T WALK standard was introduced. The WAIT lens had a stripe just like the WALK lens shown here.
9 inch Econolite Pedestrian Signal This is a 9 inch Econolite pedestrian signal. From this front view, it looks just like an Eagle 9 inch pedestrian signal, but the visors are not as long and tilt down a bit more than the Eagles do. It has glass lenses with the words masked on the outside of the lenses. Click on the picture to see more pics! Crouse Hinds Model R Pedestrian Signal This is a 9 inch Crouse Hinds model R pedestrian signal. From this front view, it looks just like an Eagle 9 inch pedestrian signal, but the visors are not as long and don't tilt down like the Eagles do. It has glass lenses with the words embossed on the inside of the lenses.
Marbelite 9 inch pedestrian signal This is a 9 inch Marbelite pedestrian signal. It has glass lenses with the words embossed on the inside of the lenses. It looks very similar to the CH model R and the Eagle pedestrian signals, but was somewhat harder to find than the others. 

 

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