Solar Street Lighting
Designed for local roads this sustainable solution for is ideal increasing safety on poorly lit roads and intersections
Safety for motorists and pedestrians is paramount on low lit residential and rural streets. If we can light up these areas, it helps draw people’s attention to roundabouts, intersections, and a-joining pathways.
SMART public lighting is the perfect solution for these applications as there is no underground cabling required which would pose a significant risk to existing underground power and communication infrastructure.
Leadsun guarantees performance
✅ Extended battery guarantee for LGA partners
✅ Fast installation times as no power cabling required
✅ Complimentary on-site compliance lighting audit
✅ Complimentary tailored Isolux plot lighting design
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Solar street lighting for Masterplanned Communities
Separate from local government applications, Leadsun also offers a Solar Street Lighting solution specifically designed for Masterplanned Communities. The FREEDOM series, a SMART urban solar street lighting solution, is a new grid-free lighting technology that has full wireless connectivity capabilities, DARK SKY compliance, and is future-proofed to power smart city devices such as CCTV, sensors, Wi-Fi access points, and more.
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What our clients say
Council’s use of sustainable energy options reflects community expectations. There is an increasing awareness that we can all do our bit to reduce carbon emissions across a broad range of smaller scale projects and in our individual lives. Along with many Goulburn residents, I enjoy running this track early in the morning or later in the afternoon. The lights will be a great addition to the course, particularly in winter.
Wollondilly River Shared Pathway
“The team at Leadsun delivered an urgent quote and followed through with the completed project in a timely and professional manner with quality components. I found Leadsun trustworthy and thorough and the end result was everything we hoped for and some. The whole community are loving the lights along the trail, it’s so great, it truly is!”
The Bass Coast Council
“The solar lighting project was successfully completed with lighting levels throughout the park high enough to ensure that all pathways and car park areas are safe for the public to use at night without the fear of crime.”
Maribyrnong City Council
“The increased lighting is a very welcome addition to this popular walkway and I know locals are looking forward to feeling safer when walking along the path at night.”
Snowy Monaro Regional Council
Advantages of SMART Solar Street Lighting
Ultimate reliability from our robust, high-quality, proven technologies. Tried, tested and proven for over 15 years, Leadsun boasts over 300,000 installations worldwide including over 1,000 in Florida, master-planned communities.
Sleek, stylish designs – Leadsun’s streetlights are purpose build for modern SMART environments with aesthetically pleasing features that enhance the streetscape.
With such a low carbon footprint, Leadsun’s streetlights are economical and environmentally friendly. With no ongoing energy bills, they are free to run and protect the asset owner from future energy price shocks.
Every Leadsun streetlight location can be logged into the Leadsun EDGE remote monitoring service that provides the owner readily available asset GPS location, model and serial numbers, and system specification details.
Rapid & Scalable
Untethered from mains power and utilising innovative pole and lighting unit technologies, Leadsun streetlights are quick and easy to install, requiring minimal labour to deliver
a flexible and cost-effective solution.
Off-grid, flexible positioning along any part of the nature strip (both sides of the road) to accommodate footpaths and trees. Plus best-in-class custom optics and motion-sensing adaptive lights provide flexibility to create compliant lighting.
With lighting performance to AS1158.3.1, Leadsun offers a complimentary and fully compliant lighting design. This ensures every street lighting project will provide optimal lighting performance with flexibility to position street lighting poles to suit all requirements.
Leadsun’s SMART solar street lights consist of upgradeable and easy to access ‘plug & play’ components to ensure long-lasting performance with only minimal maintenance required.
Optional EDGE Wireless Technology
Remotely monitor and configure your lighting control, manage battery consumption and detect failure warnings from anywhere in the world. Other features include an energy saving working mode function switch and real time GPS maps to name a few.
Solar Street Lighting
Leadsun’s solar street lighting is the sustainable solution for enhanced, safer and more inviting community spaces. It is an intuitive, intelligent lighting solution powered by the energy of the sun with a wireless control system that allows you to configure it from anywhere in the world. Our advanced, sustainable solar street lighting technology enables you to create ambient community spaces with increased activity and engagement, bringing public places to life.
How does solar street lighting work?
Not only is solar street lighting off-grid, but it also conserves its own power by dimming down to 30% when no-one is around. This provides enough background light to ensure security and enough low light on accessways to maintain a sense of community, rather than isolating homes in the darkness.
When any significant movement is detected – whether that be by a vehicle or a pedestrian entering the street – the unit switches to 100 percent output, giving enough light to identify hazards on the accessway and plenty of light to deter unwanted activity.
When zero activity is detected, the unit dims quickly. This ensures the accessway is not lit all night with an unnecessary level of light, conserving solar power and ensuring residents are not impacted by any unnecessary light during the night.
The benefits of solar street lighting:
Intuitive solution for power conservation
Solar street lighting is an off-grid solution that conserves its own power by dimming down to 30% when no-one is around.
Cost-effective with a quick turnaround
Solar street lighting is an effective street lighting solution, with a quick installation turnaround and reduced labour and material costs.
Increased community safety and satisfaction
With solar street lighting, residential areas experience greater safety and reliability. Not only is there increased safety, residents and councils are also saved the cost of hefty power bills and the intensive labour of running cables to light fittings.
Solar street lighting FAQs:
As each project differs in size and design and application requirements, installation costs vary. However, because solar street lighting requires no underground cabling and expensive machinery, installation costs are generally around a quarter of a grid-powered lighting equivalent.
Solar street lighting still charges on a cloudy day, however because clouds diffuse the strength of the sunlight, the charge at that time is less. However, Leadsun systems are sized appropriately to ensure the solar-panel-to-battery ratio can provide at least 3 days of battery autonomy, to maintain minimum lighting levels within the application at all times.
LED lights are 30–50% more efficient than most traditional streetlights.
- Huge economic advantage, with SMART public lighting needing no in-ground cabling or expensive work crews
- Incredibly fast turn-around times and no disruption to the usability of an existing, functioning roads
- Increasing community and road safety of low lit roads
- Robust high powered systems with dependable performance
- Providing solutions for:
- Poorly lit roads with high traffic
- Local roads where power is not available
- Councils who are looking for a sustainable future
See solar street lighting in action
Leadsun collaborates with Housing New Zealand
A recent project we completed with Housing New Zealand demonstrated just how significantly solar street lighting can transform a community space. Leadsun were tasked with the challenge to provide safe, sustainable, and cost-effective lighting for NZ’s most vulnerable housing communities. We felt passionate about this community project and put our all into developing and installing Leadsun solar street lighting across Auckland’s North Shore. We are so pleased to see these communities now experiencing the incredible benefits of solar street lighting.
Middle Arm Road solar street lighting project, Goulburn
The Goulburn Mulwaree Council identified that one of their popular roadways was inadequately lit and needed a reliable lighting solution. However, after looking into a grid-powered solution, they realised the cost to trench and cable would go over budget, so they needed a more cost-effective option.