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- 50 Watt Solar Area Light | 5000 Lumens | 3500K
- 40 Watt Solar Area Light | 8000 Lumens | 4000K | High Performance | 3 Year Warranty
- 60 Watt Solar Area Light | 12000 Lumens | 4000K | High Performance | 3 Year Warranty
- 40 Watt Solar Area Light | 8000 Lumens | 4000K | High Performance | 5 Year Warranty
- 60 Watt Solar Area Light | 12000 Lumens | 4000K | High Performance | 5 Year Warranty
- 100 Watt Solar Area Light | 20000 Lumens | 4000K | High Performance | 5 Year Warranty
How Does Solar Area Lights Work?Using Photovoltaic (PV) panels, commercial solar area lighting gets its energy from sunlight during the day. The all in one design solar panel is mounted on top of the fixtures and they draw electrons from the sun photons that hit them. The electrons are then converted to DC power and saved in a rechargeable battery. When the sun goes down, photocell sensors are used to change the flow of energy from the battery to the source of light. The light source is turned on automatically. After the sun rises, the light source is turned off and the process of charging the battery begins again.
What are the Advantages of Solar-Powered Area Lights?Street area lights have several advantages over traditional on-grid outdoor lighting:
- You can eliminate monthly electricity energy costs because these lights are not connected to a utility main.
- Installation costs are cost-effective because there is no need for costly trenching to run wires as traditional area lighting would require.
- Outdoor area solar lights are off the grid and not dependent on the local utilities for power. That means that outdoor areas will continue to be illuminated in the event of a power outage.
- You can take advantage of government rebates and tax incentives that are offered in your area to save even more money on upfront costs.
What are the Disadvantages of Solar-Powered Area Light?While solar-powered area lighting is a great lighting choice, they have some disadvantages compared to conventional outdoor grid-powered lights:
- They require a higher up-front cost compared to standard lighting.
- You’ll need to occasionally clean the Photovoltaic (PV) panels due to dust or moisture and snow accumulating on them. There is an elevated risk of reduced/stopped energy production if they are not kept clear.
- Their rechargeable batteries will need to be replaced a few times during their lifetimes. This is especially true if you’re using LED fixtures because the lights will last much longer than other types of luminaires. You’ll want to account for this when considering maintenance costs.