These arrow boards are designed with Mother Nature in mind! W|ECO arrow boards by Wanco are manufactured in a process that emits almost no volatile organic compounds, and once they’re in the field, they consume 80% less power than traditional solar arrow boards. Their no-maintenance batteries contain 80% less lead than previous models and are sealed to prevent leaks or spills. Add in the fact that nearly every component of the sign can be recycled when it reaches the end of its lifespan, and there’s no denying that these boards are a “greener” option for every road construction site.
With that said, W|ECO arrow boards are no pushovers when it comes to functionality and durability. Each board is equipped with high-output amber LEDs that are readable from up to 1 mile (1.6 km) away and is finished with a durable powder-coat to protect it from the elements. And because a board’s controller can be placed away from traffic, you’ll be able to promote better safety for workers and drivers alike.
W|ECO arrow boards are designed to be easy to operate and maintain. The device’s 50-watt solar charging system features a solid state voltage regulator with a charge indicator, as well as a positive-drive voltage system that applies power to the sign’s lamps only when the sign is in use.
The board is raised via a heavy-duty hand-winch that has a built-in safety break; this feature makes it possible for one person to raise the board unassisted. A single-lock setup keeps the arrow board and frame together during transport and use, negating the need for additional rear supports to prevent damage.