We have always witnessed the flexible growth of technology since its inception and it’s no different in lighting technology. The world is coming up with innovative ideas to bring down energy cost with the help of a renewable source of energy, importantly, solar power.
While LED lights have already started to revolutionize the lighting industry and saved an unimaginable amount of money and energy for residential and commercial spaces, adding solar technology is an extraordinary addition.
One of the important applications for solar powered LED lights is in the street/pole application
This blog post mainly focuses on LED solar street lights.
LED Solar Street Light? A brief explanation...
LED solar street lights are raised outdoor light sources, which are powered by PV (photovoltaic) panels. These panels are mounted on the lighting structure. PV panels have a rechargeable battery, providing power to the LED fixtures during the entire night.
The solar panel charges the battery with enough energy to light up the light all night long. The use of a renewable source of energy can save a lot of money and energy during its lifetime in the long run.
Challenges faced while replacing old lighting fixtures with solar street lights
Save more than you have ever expected
LED solar street lights require higher initial investment compared to conventional street lights. The main reason why most people are having second thoughts about switching to solar street lights is, they consider the money they are required to spend without realizing the long-term benefits and the longer life cycle of solar street lights.
Unlike, normal lighting fixtures, the solar-powered lights come with additional hardware such as PV panels and rechargeable batteries and compatible LED light. Definitely, it’s going to cost more initially to support future savings.
At LEDMyplace, we have helped business units to upgrade their street lighting fixtures with the solar powered ones and we have seen significant results in cost and energy savings within a span of a year.
Solar street light is eco-friendly because its panels are solely dependent on the solar energy hence eliminating your carbon footprints contribution. Some parts of solar street lighting systems can be easily carried to remote areas making these more efficient and handy solutions to lighting problems.
On the other hand, if there are advantages, solar street lights also have a few disadvantages to consider, like, rechargeable batteries must be replaced a few times within the lifetime of the fixtures.
Up to you…
The lighting technology is getting better every day. No doubt, LED solar street light is a great product to consider and install, especially for commercial units at their parking lots. You can have a look at our online store LEDMyplace to check for this product.
Have you already installed LED solar lights? Are you considering to install them in the future? Let us know in the comments.