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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
- 80 Watt Solar Area Light | 16000 Lumens | 4000K | High Performance | 5 Year Warranty
- 100 Watt Solar Area Light | 20000 Lumens | 4000K | High Performance | 5 Year Warranty
How Do Solar-powered Streetlights Work?Using Photovoltaic (PV) panels, commercial solar streetlights get their energy from sunlight during the day. These panels are mounted onto the lighting structure (such as a pole), or directly on the fixture. They draw electrons from the sun photons that hit them. The electrons are then sent to DC power and saved in a rechargeable battery. When the sun goes down, 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 Streetlights?Street solar lights have several advantages over traditional street lighting:
- You can eliminate monthly energy costs because these lights are not connected to a utility main. They are self-sufficient.
- Installation costs are vastly reduced because there is no need for trenching to run wires as traditional street lighting would require.
- Outdoor street solar lights are off the grid and not dependent on the local utilities for power. That means that streets and roadways 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 Streetlights?While solar-powered streetlights are a great lighting choice, they have some disadvantages compared to conventional streetlights:
- They require a higher up-front cost compared to standard lighting.
- You’ll need to occasionally clean the 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.