Solar Street Lighting

Street lighting is one of our widely used products in 3 continents including the USA, China, Australia, Japan, Philippines and more and one the largest single expenditures for many cities around the world. Staying up-to-date with new developments and adopting solar lighting technologies dramatically reduces electricity costs and green house emissions. Solar street lighting can be an economically viable option in many applications. Not only in areas where the cost of providing electricity is too expensive, but also in situations where reducing running costs is a priority. Solar street lights are a judicious choice for parking lots, parks, highways, roads airports, area lighting and many other public, private and military sites.

When installing solar street lights, there is no need for excavation to put cables, as power does not depend of the grid. Solar energy is used to charge the self-contained battery during daylight and at night, the power released by the battery powers the lights. A timer or a photocell controls the operation of the lights from dusk to dawn. Set up is quick, usually less than a day per solar street light. It can be done by any experienced technician.

The solar panel needs to be properly aligned to gather maximum energy during the day. There are few things to consider when planning using Solar street lights: It is very important to correctly size the different
components (solar panels, lamp, battery, solar controller) according to the geographic area. Well designed solar street lights systems, provide adequate and low cost illumination for years, with minimum maintenance. LED lamps (Light Emitting Diodes) can work up to 80.000 hours.

How solar street lights work:
Solar powered street lights are full of electronics.The solar panel converts the sun's energy to dc electricity. Voltage is then regulated to a specific value by an electronic circuit to charge the battery. A solar controller protects the battery from too low and over charge. For the lighting, contrary to LEDs, HID and CF lamps require a high voltage, particular current, and frequency to work, it is the ballast's task to feed the lamp properly. To control the lamp. a timer or photocell does the job of switching the light from dusk to dawn. Intensity and color can be adjusted.