Solar Street Lighting Systems for Streets & Roads | Leadsun

Solar street lights

Designed for local roads, sustainable solar street lights are ideal for residential developments and increasing safety on poorly lit roads and intersections

Safety for motorists and pedestrians is paramount on residential and rural roads. Illuminating these areas helps draw people’s attention to pedestrian crossings, roundabouts, intersections, and adjoining pathways. 

SMART solar powered street lights are the perfect solution for these streets, as there is no underground cabling required that would pose a significant risk to existing underground power and communication infrastructure.

Leadsun guarantees the performance of our solar street lights through:

✅  Extended 10-year battery guarantee for qualifying local government projects

✅  Fast installation times, with solar street lights needing no power cables

✅  Complimentary on-site lighting compliance 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 lifestyle villages, retirement villages, holiday resorts and masterplanned communities. The FREEDOM series, of SMART urban solar street lights 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

Local Federal Member, Angus Taylor (Minister for Energy)

“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

Rail Trail Illumination Project

“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

Skinner Reserve Precinct

“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

Cooma Creek Shared Pathway

Advantages of SMART solar street lighting

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Dependable

Ultimate reliability from our robust, high-quality, proven technologies. Tried, tested and proven for over 15 years, Leadsun has completed over 300,000 installations worldwide including over 1,000 in, master-planned communities in Florida, USA.

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Modern

Sleek, stylish designs – Leadsun’s solar streetlights are purpose-built for modern SMART environments with aesthetically pleasing features that enhance the streetscape.

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Sustainability

With such a low carbon footprint, Leadsun’s solar streetlights are economical and environmentally friendly. With no ongoing energy bills, they cost nothing to run and protect the asset owner from future energy price shocks.

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Intelligent

Every Leadsun solar street light GPS location can be logged into the Leadsun EDGE remote monitoring system allowing project mapping and giving access to model and serial numbers, system specification details and real-time performance data.

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Rapid & scalable

Untethered from mains power grid and utilising innovative pole and lighting unit technologies, Leadsun solar streetlights are quick and easy to install, requiring minimal labour to deliver
a flexible and cost-effective solution.

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Adaptable

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.

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Compliant

With lighting performance to AS1158.3.1, Leadsun offers a complimentary and fully compliant lighting design. This ensures every solar street lighting project will provide optimal lighting performance with flexibility to position street lighting poles to suit all requirements.

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Low maintenance

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.

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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 do solar street lights work?

Not only is solar street lighting grid-free, 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 to maintain a sense of community, rather than plunging areas into darkness.

When pedestrian movement is detected, the light switches to 100 % brightness, giving enough light to navigate, identify hazards and deter unwanted activity.

When no activity is detected, the light automatically dims. This ensures the area is not lit all night with an unnecessary level of light, conserving solar power and ensuring residents and nature are not unnecessarily impacted by excessive light.

The benefits of solar street lights:

Intuitive solution for power conservation
Solar street lighting is a grid-free 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 security. Councils can avoid the cost and disruption of installing electrical cables and the ongoing electricity costs.

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 or 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 or 4 days of battery autonomy, to maintain minimum lighting levels at all times.

LED lights are 30–50% more efficient than most traditional streetlights.

  • Benefits include:
  • Huge economic advantage, with SMART solar street lighting needing no in-ground cabling or expensive work crews
  • Incredibly fast turn-around times and minimal disruption traffic and pedestrians
  • Increasing community and road safety on poorly lit roads
  • Robust high-powered systems with dependable performance
  • Leadsun’s solar street lights are great for:
      • Poorly lit roads with high traffic
      • Isolated locations where power is not available
      • Councils looking to improve sustainability

Case studies

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.

See the case study in action here 👉

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.

See the case study in action here 👉