Sernis launched a new concept of solar road studs, the i-stud evolution. This new technology is applied to the SR-i15 and SR-i20 studs and enables countries with severe winters, adverse temperatures or low solar radiation to take advantage of solar-powered studs.
The main advantage of i-stud is the use of microcontroller technology inside each stud, which allows several beneficial features and control options, including a function that sets the studs into sleep mode to prevent the battery from discharging before installation. The studs are then activated through a special programming tool. This is especially helpful in countries that have severe winters or where sun exposure is too low, making it harder to charge the battery.
Automatic brightness control is another new feature that allows the i-stud to adapt to the brightness and regulate its light level in accordance with the energy charged during the day. The working period function allows the user to set up the number of hours that the i-stud should work after night detection. This is particularly relevant for installations where studs do not need to be operational all night, as it means they can save energy for when they do need to be active.
With the operation mode function the user can switch the stud’s mode from ‘flashing’ to ‘always on’ and vice versa after installation. Therefore, if the operation mode needs to be changed for any reason it can simply be programmed in, whereas conventional studs would all have to be replaced. This advanced technology ensures the development of solutions with high levels of intelligence and autonomy in an eco-friendly device.
Road studs are one of the main elements used all over the world to improve safety. Being highly versatile, they can be used for delineation and guidance, as well as for applications ranging from traffic management to tunnel guidance and ice detection. When strategically placed, road studs can alert drivers via their brightness (flashing or steady) to the presence of dangerous zones and consequently increase driver attention, which itself helps prevent accidents.
Sernis offers a wide range of road stud solutions that combine technological innovation with efficiency, corresponding to the major challenges of quality and competitiveness.