Refuge and Pedestrian Crossing Equipment and Belisha Beacons

Fisher & Company designs and manufactures Belisha beacons that has been engineered to withstand the harshest of conditions and has proven to be an exceptional range of belisha beacon products made in our own shops in Somerset to the highest standards.

Manufactured from either aluminium or stainless steel with all stainless steel fixing hardware, there are no dissimilar metal problems and no corrosion of screw threads which is crucial when maintenance or routine checks are required. The tough, black polyester powder coat finish will withstand the elements and last for many years. Fitted with either BC22 Bayonet Cap, ES27 or Pre-Wired with our own 8w LED flasher unit.

Fisher & Company UV Stabilised Globe

Our UV Stabilised Globe is rotationally moulded using UV stabilised borealis polyethylene giving high impact strength and a brighter globe and incorporates 3no stainless steel Hex-pin Tamper Proof screws for the fixing hardware and a robust neoprene weather seal to an IP54 rating.

The Fisher & Company UV Stabilised Globe is available in either Amber for Zebra crossings or Pearl for refuge belisha beacons.

Illuminated Pedestrian Belisha Beacon

Our Illuminated Pedestrian Belisha Beacon houses the most up to date and energy efficient LED’s. We are continually updating this product and are always striving to keep our Illuminated Pedestrian belisha beacon the best on the market.

Pedestrian Crossing Accessories

We manufacture a wide range of Courtesy Shields and Panels to fit our Belisha Beacon range. On top of this, we manufacture an increasingly popular Spotlight that illuminates the Pedestrian Crossing for greater visibility. And introducing our new Pedestrian Crossing Sign to warn motorists of the crossing.

The Evolution and Significance of the Belisha Beacon: A Spotlight by Fisher and Company

Within the urban landscape of the UK, few features are as emblematic and immediately identifiable as the Belisha beacon. First introduced in the 1930s, these amber orbs on zebra-striped poles have served as guardians for pedestrians at zebra crossings for decades.

Named after Leslie Hore-Belisha, the then Minister of Transport, these beacons were a revolutionary step in pedestrian safety. Before their introduction, road crossings were hazardous and lacked clear demarcation. The Belisha beacon, with its distinctive design and luminous glow, transformed this by offering a clear signal to motorists to slow down and give way.

Fisher and Company has always been at the forefront of urban safety and infrastructure. We recognise the historical importance of the Belisha beacon in shaping the UK’s road safety landscape. As we look to the future, we’re inspired by such innovations and are committed to creating solutions that ensure safety for all road users.

Today, as cities evolve and technology advances, the spirit of the Belisha beacon remains pertinent. Its simple yet effective design is a testament to the fact that safety solutions need not be complex to be effective. At Fisher and Company, we channel this ethos into our products and services, ensuring they meet the demands of modern urban environments while honouring the legacy of pioneering solutions like the Belisha beacon.

Join us on our journey as we continue to innovate, taking cues from time-tested designs and marrying them with cutting-edge technology, all in the pursuit of a safer, more harmonious urban future.

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*Please Note, all of our belisha beacon Products are a return to base Warranty Only*

Frequently Asked Questions

A Belisha beacon is a flashing amber light, typically positioned atop a tall black and white striped pole, marking pedestrian crossings, particularly zebra crossings, in the UK. They are designed to alert drivers to the presence of a crossing and enhance pedestrian safety.

The name 'Belisha beacon' comes from Leslie Hore-Belisha, the Minister of Transport who introduced them in 1934 as part of road safety measures.

Belisha beacons flash at a consistent rate, drawing attention to the pedestrian crossing. They operate 24/7 to ensure the crossing is always visible, day or night.

Yes, in the UK, it is a legal requirement for zebra crossings to have Belisha beacons. Their presence indicates to drivers that they must give way to pedestrians waiting to cross or already on the crossing.

The standard height for a Belisha beacon pole is approximately 3.2 metres (10 feet) from the ground to the bottom of the beacon. However, this might vary depending on the location and specific requirements.

Belisha beacons typically flash at a rate of between 40 and 60 times per minute.

Absolutely! Fisher and Company offers a comprehensive range of road safety products, including the installation of Belisha beacons. Our team ensures that installations are compliant with UK regulations.

With proper maintenance, a Belisha beacon can last for many years. The lifespan often depends on factors like weather conditions, potential vandalism, and the quality of the initial installation.

Regular checks should be conducted to ensure the beacon is flashing correctly and the pole remains sturdy. Any faulty bulbs should be replaced promptly, and the beacon and pole should be kept clean to ensure maximum visibility

If a Belisha beacon stops working or is damaged, contact Fisher and Company immediately. We provide repair and replacement services to ensure pedestrian crossings remain safe and compliant.

We hope this FAQ provides clarity on Belisha beacons. For further information or assistance, please don't hesitate to contact Fisher and Company's customer service team.