Snow Proof Signals LLC is in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
I, Chris Bichon, have been a signal electrician for the State of Colorado for over 12 years. I started Snow Proof Signals because I saw first-hand the problem with snow building up in LED signal heads and causing fatal traffic accidents. I set out to design a device to resolve this issue and make intersections safer.
The snow build-up issues started in the early 1990's with the inception of LED stop lights. Even the new heated LED lights do no give out enough heat to melt the snow. One reason the industry has not found a good resolution to this issue is that it is hard to get a consistent testing environment. It is difficult to test a design in a given year since the perfect storm may only happen once or not at all. Most of the testing for Snow Proof Signals is done using traffic signals mounted in the back of a pick-up truck, which is then driven through actual snow storms at variable speeds, usually around 30-55 MPH. This method of testing has allowed the devices to be tested in different types of snow, making the perfect design that is successful in a real-world environment.
Snow Proof Signals is dedictated to leading the industry in finding a solution to this problem. With many hours of testing, and a wealth of knowledge in traffic signals, Snow Proof Signals looks forward to making intersections safer for you and your family.