Illuminated School
Bus Sign

First Light's Illuminated School Bus Sign significantly improves the awareness and visibility of the school bus by using ultra-bright illumination to distinguish the school bus from other vehicles on the road. The Illuminated School Bus Sign uses best-in-class components to provide confidence and continuous performance in a sleek design that is brighter and easier to read than traditional signs.

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Visible from
1000+ Feet

Visible from
Multiple Angles

Readable from
300+ Feet

Compliant with
Regulatory Standards

Over 50,000 Hours
of illumination

Impact and Scratch
Resistant

Externally Mounted
and Easy Installation

Customizable Text,
Colour, Shape and Size

Retroreflective
Options

School Bus Stats

31
Average school-age bus fatalities annually
85k
Bus crash related injuries annually
128
Average school bus fatalities annually

Features

  • Ultra bright LEDs improve the awareness and visibility of the school bus by providing uniform illumination visible from 1,000+ feet, visible up to a 180° angle, and readable from 300+ feet.
  • Fully sealed design prevents water and dust intrusion to an IP67 standard and is rated to a temperature of -40°F to +185°F so the sign will stay illuminated in the harshest climates.
  • Easy installation and maintenance - external sign easily mounts to a school bus with screws like a standard warning light. The fastening points and one electrical harness pass-through are sealed to significantly reduce the chance of moisture entering the bus.
  • Long product life with over 50,000 hrs of operation.
  • Durable lens material is impact and scratch resistant as per SAE J575 and is constructed from the same material as a headlight.
  • UV resistant link and lens to provide maximum resistance to environmental fading
  • Available in multiple languages

Available Options

Higher UV Resistance

  • Best in class, for the sunniest climates

Retroreflective Sign

  • Illuminated sign with retroreflective panel for safety even without power

Tested Standards

Our products are thoroughly tested against industry quality standards to ensure they offer the highest level of safety and performance. To get an understanding of real-world performance, our products log many miles on vehicles in service through pilot tests with strategic partners. We subject our products to a variety of quality tests such as endurance, environmental, mechanical, thermal, vibration testing to ensure we produce a safe, durable, and long-lasting product.

Operating Temperature
SAE J2139

Water and Dust
IP67

Temperature Shock
SAE J1455

Corrosion
ASTM B117

UV Resistance
ASTM G155

Vibration
SAE J577

Electrical Design
ISO 16750-2
ISO 7637-2
ISO 10605

Electrical Interference
& Emissions
CISPR 25
ISO 11452-2
ISO 11452-4

Durability

  • -40°F (-40°C) to 185°F (85°C) operating range
  • Water & dust resistant to IP67 (sign unit)
  • Impact resistant per SAE J575
  • UV protection
  • Corrosion protection

Specifications

  • 9-15 volt input required
  • 3 amp maximum current draw
  • Built-in electronic surge protection
  • Reverse polarity protection
  • Electrostatic discharge protection
  • FCC Part 15 Class A compliance

Models

To ensure for maximum illumination, our school bus signs are designed specifically for each bus model. Additional models coming to market soon, please contact us for more details.

Backlit Retrofilt
(Replaces Internal Mounted Sign)
Solid Cap Mounted Version
Includes:
  • Black aluminum mounting frame
  • Integrated electronics with plug and play connectors
  • Watertight sealing plates
  • Mounting hardware and sealant
Includes:
  • Black aluminum mounting frame
  • Integrated electronics
  • Mounting hardware and sealant
  • Electrical harness with connectors included for easy integration

Blue Bird

Model - Vision

Model Years - 2008-2020

Item # Description
100P801 Illuminated Sign C/W Frame and Electronics - BB Vision Rear A/M
100P802 Illuminated Sign C/W Frame and Electronics - BB Vision Rear A/M Solid Cap
100P901 Illuminated Sign C/W Frame and Electronics - BB Vision Front A/M
100P902 Illuminated Sign C/W Frame and Electronics - BB Vision Front A/M Solid Cap

Makayla

This sign is dedicated to the memory of 11 yr old Makayla Strahle, who tragically lost her life to a motorist that failed to stop for her school bus.

Learn more about Makayla's story.

Front Back
100P901, 100P902 100P801, 100P802
Makayla

IC Buses

Model - CE Series

Model Years - 2005-2020

Item # Description
100P301 Illuminated Sign C/W Frame and Electronics - IC CE A/M
100P302 Illuminated Sign C/W Frame and Electronics - IC CE A/M Solid Cap

Front Back
100P301 100P302

Thomas Built Buses

Model - Saf-T-Liner C2

Model Years - 2008-2020

Item # Description
100P401 Illuminated Sign C/W Frame and Electronics - C2 Rear A/M
100P402 Illuminated Sign C/W Frame and Electronics - C2 Rear A/M Solid Cap
100P701 Illuminated Sign C/W Frame and Electronics - C2 Front A/M
100P702 Illuminated Sign C/W Frame and Electronics - C2 Front A/M Solid Cap

Front Back
100P701, 100P702 100P401, 100P402
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