Backplates provide a visual contrast between traffic signal heads and the environment, enhancing signal visibility and intersection safety. They are the perfect complement to SWARCO McCain's standard and programmable traffic signals and can be configured for one to five section, cluster, or combination signals.


  • Enhance signal visibility
  • Customize for any signal configuration
  • Complement any McCain traffic signal

Standard Features

  • Accommodates 8”, 12”, cluster, and combination signal heads
  • 5” or 8” borders (HP available only in 5”)
  • Aluminum: louvered, non-louvered; ABS: non-louvered
  • Aluminum, ABS, and ABS vacuum formed (high performance signal
    head backplates are only available in aluminum)
  • ABS vacuum formed have flanged edges for added strength

General Specifications

Dimensions Varies based on signal configuration
Material Aluminum: 0.050” or 0.063” thick

Aluminum: Powder coated

ABS: Integrally molded


Face: Flat black

Back: Federal yellow, signal green, black, or custom colors

Mounting MAS and standard
Weight Varies based on signal configuration


  • Reflective tape (aluminum only)
  • Flanged edges for added stiffening (aluminum only)