5 Benefits to Solar Street Lights
Solar power lighting is becoming more and more popular not only for households and businesses but for communities too. Solar street lights are a sustainable and dependable source of light for local roads and pathways in residential communities. providing high standards of illumination for both pedestrians and drivers.
LED solar grid-free street lights are beginning to replace traditional 19th century electric street lights and are becoming the new standard in street lighting. Masterplanned neighbourhoods can now make good use of autonomous solar power street lighting, enhancing the amenity and helping to minimise their carbon footprint.
What are solar street lights?
Solar street lights are street lights powered by the sun. They use solar panels to capture the power of the sun and convert that sunlight to an alternative source of energy. Leadsun has a great range of solar street lights for neighbourhoods that come with integrated batteries, no wires to worry about and are a breeze to install.
Leadsun truly believes grid-free autonomous solar street lights will soon become the norm and we’ve created a list of five benefits of using solar street lights that we think might give you that same belief.
- Easy to Install
The installation process for solar street lights is easy. There’s no wiring or electrical work required for the installation of a solar-powered street light. The panel, lithium battery, controller and LED light are all integrated into the fitting. All that needs to be done is to attach the fixture to a pole or flat surface.
When only considering the cost of the hardware and installation, Leadsun solar street lights are very competitive. When you consider the whole lifetime costs they come out ahead offering good value for money. This is because they require not expensive trenching and cabling to install and there are no ongoing energy costs or negative impact on the environment.
- Low maintenance
Solar street lighting systems are essentially maintenance-free. When they are correctly installed, solar street lights only require periodic cleaning of the solar panel and the optrics. Considering the fact that the solar panels have self-cleaning glass and are positioned at the optimum angle to obtain the maximum cleaning effect of the rain, they often require no maintenance. In addition, if you’ve chosen Leadsun, we provide an industry leading 10 years battery performance guarantee on our unique patented lithium-ion battery management systems.
Using our hinged EZYpoles the lights can be easily lowered to ground level for attention so don’t require any special high-lift, heavy machinery or cleaning equipment. If the light is dirty it can simply be lowered and wiped down or dusted as needed.
- Better for the environment
Electricity supply for traditional grid-connected street lights are a drain on local government funds and are the largest source of carbon emissions. They make up 30-0% of a local government’s total emissions. Solar-powered street lights are easier on the environment as the solar panels are only dependent on the sun for power and their operations produce zero carbon emissions.
Plus our FREEDOM local roads street lights have sharp light cut-off and warm 3000K LEDs in dark-sky compliant solar lights minimise nighttime light pollution, sky-glow and are more sympathetic to neighbouring properties and nature.
Solar street lights provide great coverage and with a newly designed system such as, you’re not simply getting solar lights, but LED fixtures with super sharp cut off optics that help reduce lighting glare.
Modern smart solar street lights are tried, tested and proven to be very reliable. If you consider the fact that they aren’t susceptible to black-outs and brown-outs that are occurring more frequently these days, you could say they are more reliable than grid connected street lights.
Plus if there’s a problem with the electricity grid you’ll lose a whole area of lights. If there’s a problem with a solar light you’ll only lose one. And with the web-based monitoring and control this can be easily checked from anywhere if you have the secure logic credentials.
The bottom line
Solar-powered street lights are the best lighting solution for any community. They can help to boost the look of the neighbourhood, reduce overall emissions, they will keep your streets illuminated even during a blackout, provide great pedestrian and driver visibility and are essentially maintenance-free.
To learn more about our solar LED street lighting options contact us today.