Epperson Estate in Tampa Bay Florida, USA
Metro Development Group
AS/NZS 1158.3.1 P3
After nearly 2 years of testing over a dozen different solar street lighting manufacturers, Metro Development Group chose Leadsun’s SMART solar lights to illuminate the streets of one of the largest technologically advanced property developments in the United States. With nearly 2000 lights already installed the project will see 10,000 Leadsun solar street lights installed over the next few years.
- 1,000 x AE3 Series 80W stand-alone solar lights
- 20W LED Maximum output power (Dusk to Dawn operation)
- Adaptive lighting control automatically dims lights to 30% during inactivity
- Lithium-ion batteries provides 10+ years maintenance-free life span
- Future proofed with built-in wireless control and monitoring system
After more than three years of development in Melbourne, Leadsun designed an entirely off-grid solution that included adaptive sensors, wireless asset management and control. This new grid-free street lighting technology has full wireless connectivity capabilities, DARK SKY compliance, and is future-proofed to power smart city devices such CCTV, public Wi-Fi access points, and more.
Due to Florida sitting within the hurricane corridor, another challenge faced for this project are the extreme weather conditions that could influence the autonomy of the energy systems. With this in mind, Leadsun made an exhaustive analysis of the off-grid solution and tailored a robust lighting system that was build to withstand the extreme weather without compromising the aesthetics or technology of the product.
Is this the way of the future? I would say the future is here today. If folks are not going down the path of looking at having off-grid SMART solar street lights I think they are behind by two or three years. This is what our planet needs and it’s phenomenal technology – Metro Development Group operations vice-president Kartik Goyani