Solar street lights were initially used mainly in third world countries or remote and disaster areas, where electricity is not always available. Today’s solar energy technology has evolved and solar projects are appearing in both developed and developing countries.
Street lights using solar technology can be quickly and easily deployed.
Well chosen, solar powered street lights will give years of reliable and maintenance-free operation.
Solar street lights, a reality for environmentally-conscious cities
Electric street lights are big consumers of energy, costing millions to cities and municipalities around the world. Solar lighting can be implemented in any remote location where the cost of installing conventional power supplies is too expensive or problematic.
Well designed, solar street lights systems can provide an excellent alternative to traditional electric street lighting, in addition to significant energy and maintenance savings.
Unlike solar yard lights, solar powered street lights are not off-the-shelf products and great attention is required before making any decision.
The conversion to solar lighting is feasible and cost-effective, not to mention the benefits of using clean and renewable energy. You want to make sure the street lights you are planning to buy are suitable for your specific application and will work properly in your environment.
We’ve heard horror stories about solar street lights not being efficient… most of the time solar technology could have worked. Well-thought decisions have to be made about solar panels, batteries, lamps or LEDs (Led Emitting Diodes), electronic circuitry like solar charge controller and backup systems for overcast days.
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Choosing an efficient solar road lighting system is not an easy task
Customers tend to choose the least expensive solar products without a proper assessment and not always taking into consideration important data like solar radiation, sunshine duration and climatology at specific latitudes.
It is also very important to determine how many hours of illumination are required daily and how many days the lights should operate in case of overcast weather.
Once all these data are collected and analyzed, then the solar street lights system can be configured and designed to deliver what the client is expecting.
By clearly assessing your particular needs, we can assist and provide you with a well configured, efficient and reliable product, designed for your specific street lighting application.
Solar street lights come in many different styles. The latest trend is geared towards LED technology, the main reason being that LEDs have a very long life, good color rendition and most importantly, LEDs consume much less power than sodium lamps. The use of solar LED street lights allows smaller sizing of the solar panels, batteries, charge controllers and other components.
- Easy set up on almost any site
- Minimum running cost and maintenance
- Positive impact on the environment
- No road works or wiring required
- Unaffected by power outages
- Streets, boulevards & highways
- Military and civil security
- Parks, parking lots
- Airports, docks, transit lighting
Solar street lights are not the only street lighting equipments using solar energy technology
Traffic road management systems like solar traffic lights, solar road markers, solar road studs, solar emergency traffic lights and solar traffic signs begin to spread in some places. These professional solar lights have very low running costs and need virtually no maintenance for a long time. Airports as well are big consumers of solar runway lights.