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Which solar street light brand is most cost efficient

Determining the most efficient solar street light involves considering several factors, including the light output, energy consumption, battery life, and overall system design. Here are a few solar street light models that are highly regarded for their efficiency:

Key Factors for Cost Efficiency:

  • Initial Purchase Price: Lower-cost options can save money upfront, but ensure sufficient quality to avoid frequent replacements.
  • Installation Costs: Integrated designs that combine solar panels, batteries, and LEDs into one unit can reduce installation costs.
  • Maintenance Costs: Look for products with long-lasting batteries and durable components to minimize maintenance expenses.
  • Energy Efficiency: More efficient lights require fewer panels and smaller batteries, reducing overall system costs.
  • Warranty and Support: Good warranty coverage and customer support can reduce long-term costs associated with repairs and replacements.

When looking for the most cost-efficient solar street light, you’ll want to balance the initial purchase price with long-term savings in energy and maintenance costs. Here are some specific solar street light models that are known for their cost efficiency:

1. LEDMO 200W Solar Street Light

  • Features: High-efficiency solar panel, long-lasting lithium battery, IP65 waterproof rating, easy installation with integrated design.
  • Price: Typically around $100-$150.
  • Pros: High lumen output, durable construction, cost-effective for large-scale installations.

2. Lovus 300W Solar Street Light

  • Features: Integrated design with motion sensor, adjustable brightness, long-lasting battery, IP67 waterproof rating.
  • Price: Typically around $150-$200.
  • Pros: Energy-saving features with motion sensor, good illumination, suitable for various applications.

3. Wagan Tech 1000 Lumen Solar LED Street Light

  • Features: Motion sensor, adjustable settings, compact and integrated design, easy installation.
  • Price: Typically around $100.
  • Pros: Affordable, reliable performance, energy-saving with motion sensor.

4. Solar Light Mart ALPHA 1080X

  • Features: High-efficiency solar panel, long-lasting lithium battery, motion sensor, adjustable brightness, all-in-one design.
  • Price: Typically around $200.
  • Pros: Reliable performance, efficient energy use, suitable for high-traffic areas.

5. TENKOO 50W Solar Street Light

  • Features: Integrated design, high-efficiency solar panel, long-lasting battery, motion sensor, IP65 waterproof rating.
  • Price: Typically around $100-$150.
  • Pros: Affordable, good performance, energy-saving features.

Summary:

The most cost-efficient solar streetlights are typically those that balance a reasonable initial purchase price with reliable performance and low maintenance costs. Models like the LEDMO 200W, Lovus 300W, and Wagan Tech 1000 Lumen Solar LED Street Light offer good value for their price, with energy-saving features and durable designs. Be sure to consider your specific needs, such as the required illumination level and environmental conditions, when selecting the best option for your project.

Solar street light price and how to install it

How much does a solar street light cost? How to install it?

1. Overview of Solar Street Lights:

Solar street lights are powered by crystalline silicon solar cells, store electricity in lithium iron phosphate batteries, use ultra-bright LED lamps as light sources, and are controlled by intelligent charge and discharge controllers to replace traditional public electric street lights.

Solar streetlights do not require excavation of the road surface for wiring and pipe laying and are easy to install. They do not consume city electricity, are environmentally friendly and energy-saving, and have comprehensive economic benefits.

Solar streetlights can be widely used on main and secondary roads in cities, residential areas, factories, tourist attractions, parking lots, and other places.

 

Solar street light introduce

Solar streetlights introduce

2. How much does a solar street light cost?

How much does a solar street light cost? Solar streetlights are composed of main parts such as panels, lamp holders, lamp poles, batteries, and controllers. The quality of the components, like the size of the panels, and the batteries are the main factors affecting the price of solar streetlights. Therefore, the price is not fixed and needs to be determined according to the specific configuration. The commonly used ones are generally around 150-500 US dollars.

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3. Working principle of solar streetlights

Explanation of the working principle of solar street lights: During the day, solar street lights are controlled by intelligent controllers. The solar panels absorb solar light and convert it into electrical energy, During the day, the solar cell components charge the battery pack. At night, the battery provides power to the LED light source to realize the lighting function.

The DC controller can ensure that the battery pack is not damaged due to overcharging or over-discharging. At the same time, it has functions such as light control, time control, temperature compensation, lightning protection, and reverse polarity protection.

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4. Advantages of solar streetlights

1. Energy saving:

Solar streetlights use natural light sources to reduce the consumption of electricity;

2. Safety:

City power street lights may have safety hazards due to construction quality, material aging, power supply abnormalities, and other reasons, while solar street lights do not use AC power, but use batteries to absorb solar energy and convert low-voltage DC into light energy, so there is no safety hazard;

3. Environmental protection:

Solar street lights are pollution-free and radiation-free, in line with modern green environmental protection concepts;

4. High-tech content:

Solar street lights are controlled by intelligent controllers, which can be based on the sky’s natural The brightness of the light is automatically adjusted according to the brightness of the light and the brightness required by people in various environments;

5. Durability:

At present, the production technology of most solar cell modules is sufficient to ensure that the performance does not decline for more than 10 years, and the solar cell modules can generate electricity for 25 years or more;

6. Low maintenance cost: In remote areas far away from towns, the cost of maintaining or repairing conventional power generation, transmission, street lights, and other equipment is very high. Solar streetlights only require periodic inspections and very little maintenance work, and their maintenance costs are less than conventional power generation systems;

7. Autonomous power supply:

Off-grid solar street lights have autonomy and flexibility in power supply.

solar street light advantages

6. Parameters of solar streetlights

1. Main material: The light pole is a full steel structure, hot-dip galvanized/sprayed plastic treatment;

2. Solar cell components: crystalline silicon 15-80WP (configured according to load);

3. System operating voltage: DC 12V-24V;

4. Controller: Special controller for solar lamps, light control + time control, intelligent control (the light turns on automatically at night and turns off automatically at dawn);

5. Energy storage battery: fully enclosed maintenance-free lead-acid battery 12V20Ah-100Ah (configured according to load);

6. Light source type: energy-saving high-power integrated LED, rare earth high-efficiency energy-saving lamp (configured according to customer requirements);

7. Protection level: IP65;

8. Operating temperature: -30 degrees to 70 degrees, wind resistance ≥150Km/h;

9. Lighting time: 4-14 hours (adjustable according to needs);

10. Light pole height: 3 meters to 12 meters (can be made according to customer requirements).

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7. Installation steps of solar streetlights

solar street light installation

(I) Foundation pouring

1. Determine the location of the standing lamp; survey the geological conditions. If the ground surface is soft soil within 1m2, the excavation depth should be deepened; at the same time, confirm that there are no other facilities (such as cables, pipes, etc.) below the excavation location, and there are no long-term sunshade objects on the top of the street lamp, otherwise the location should be changed appropriately;

2. Reserve (excavate) a 1m3 pit that meets the standard at the location of the standing lamp; position and pour the embedded parts, place the embedded parts in the middle of the square pit, place one end of the PVC threading pipe in the middle of the embedded parts, and the other end in the battery storage area.

Pay attention to keeping the pre-embedded parts The embedded parts, foundation, and original ground are on the same level (or the top of the screw rod is on the same level as the original ground, depending on the site requirements), and one side must be parallel to the road so that the lamp pole can be straight and not tilted after erection, and then cast and fixed with C20 concrete. During the casting process, the vibrator should be used continuously to ensure overall density and firmness;

3. After the construction is completed, the residual mud on the positioning plate should be cleaned in time, and the impurities on the bolts should be cleaned with waste oil;

4. During the solidification of concrete, watering and maintenance should be carried out regularly; the chandelier can be installed only after the concrete is completely solidified (generally more than 72 hours).

(II) Solar Panel Installation

Solar street light install

1. Before connecting the positive and negative poles of the solar panel to the controller, measures must be taken to avoid short circuits;

2. The solar cell module must be firmly and reliably connected to the bracket;

3. The output wire of the module should not be exposed and should be tied with a cable tie;

4. The direction of the battery module should face due south, according to the compass direction.

(III) Battery Installation

1. When placing the battery in the control box, it must be handled with care to prevent the control box from being damaged;

2. The connecting wires between the batteries must be pressed on the battery terminals with bolts and copper gaskets must be used to enhance conductivity;

3. After the output wire is connected to the battery, a short circuit is prohibited under any circumstances to avoid damaging the battery;

4. The output wire of the battery must be connected to the controller in the pole through a PVC threading tube;

5. After the above is completed, check the wiring at the controller end to prevent a short circuit. Close the door of the control box after normal operation.

(IV) Lighting installation

1. Fix the components of each part: fix the solar panel on the solar panel bracket, fix the lamp head on the cantilever arm, then fix the bracket and cantilever arm to the main pole, and lead the connecting wire to the control box (battery box);

2. Before lifting the light pole, first check whether the fasteners of each part are firm, whether the lamp head is installed correctly, whether the light source works normally, and then check whether the simple debugging system works normally, loosen the solar panel connection wire on the controller, and the light source works;

3. When lifting the main light pole, pay attention to safety precautions, and tighten the screws. If the angle of the component facing the sun deviates, you need to go up Adjust the sun-facing end to face due south;

4. Put the battery into the battery box and connect the connection wire to the controller according to the technical requirements; first connect the battery, then the load, and then the solar panel; when wiring, be sure to pay attention to the wiring terminals marked on the controller. The positive and negative polarities cannot collide and cannot be connected in reverse; otherwise, the controller will be damaged;

5. Debug whether the system works normally; loosen the solar panel connection wire on the controller, when the light is on, connect the solar panel connection wire, when the light is off, and carefully observe the changes in the indicator lights on the controller. If everything is normal, the control box can be sealed.

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8. How to choose solar street lights:

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1. LED light source: Solar streetlights generally use LED light sources, and most of them use 1W high-power lamp beads. Generally, the power of one lamp bead is 1W, and the number of lamp beads is the number of watts;

2. Solar panels: Solar street light panels generally use single crystal and polycrystalline. The price of a single crystal is higher than that of polycrystalline. Generally, customers do not have professional measuring instruments when purchasing. It is recommended to use a size area to measure and weigh. The larger the size area, the larger the size of the panel is proportional to the power of the panel;

3. Battery: Solar street light batteries are generally divided into three types: lead-acid batteries, gel batteries, and lithium batteries. Currently, gel and lithium batteries are commonly used. The cost of lithium batteries is higher than that of gel, and that of gel is higher than that of lead-acid batteries;

4. Light pole: The height, shape, and parameters of the light pole are mainly considered. The higher the height of the light pole, the higher the corresponding parameters should be, and the price will also increase. The more complex the shape of the light pole, the higher the price will also increase.

9. Summary

The above is the price, working principle, components, advantages, parameters, installation steps and selection methods of solar street lights introduced by clodesun.

You should know that solar street lights have no safety hazards, are ultra-low voltage products, and operate safely and reliably. Other advantages of solar street lights are green and environmental protection. With the rapid development of society, the use of solar streetlights is becoming more and more widespread.

    120w Solar Street Light

    120w Solar Street Light Price

    120W WITH 12M POLE

    120w  solar street light price is 280$-300$

    120w solar street light details:

    Solar panels

    405W /36V (3 panels, single panel is 135W, size is 1070*780*30mm) monocrystalline silicon solar panel, EVA domestic solar special solar module aluminum frame, conversion rate above 23﹪, service life above 20 years. Specific parameters are as follows: optimal working voltage 36V, optimal working current 11A.

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    Lithium battery

    24V60Ah (±5%) solar special long-life high-safety lithium battery, aluminum + ABS cover battery box, corrosion-resistant. Floating charge voltage 12V charging current ≤60A. Discharge depth can reach 99%, and service life is above 5 years.

    A class solar street light battery

    Constant current solar controller

    24V/100W MPPT solar controller, light control plus time control, with overcharge and over-discharge, anti-reverse connection, anti-short circuit, lightning protection, and other protection functions, you can set working modes by yourself. Service life is more than 5 years. Power 0w-150W adjustable.

    Light source

    Aviation aluminum lamp head, size 780*263*75mm, pure die-cast aluminum, wind, and corrosion-resistant, high heat dissipation efficiency. High-brightness 5050 150 LED light source lamp beads, combined with outdoor special LED lamps, good heat dissipation effect, lamp beads use Purui chips, brightness can reach 170-210LM/W, service life of more than 50,000 hours. Specific parameters: efficacy ≥ 0.9, color rendering index > 70RA, color temperature 3300K-5300K optional, adaptable temperature -20°℃, installation hole ≤φ60MM, protection level IP67. Normal operation 10,000 hours light decay <10%. Single lamp bead working voltage 3V, current 0.666A. Protection level IP65.

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    Light pole

    12m high, the light pole is made of high-quality Q235 steel, upper diameter of 80mm lower diameter of 200mm, thickness of 3.5mm, earthquake resistance level of 7, wind resistance level of 12, hot-dip galvanized inside and outside surfaces of the light pole, the flange is 400*400*16mm, the ground cage is 4*φ24, the ground cage is 300*300*1200mm

    solar street light 10m pole

    solar street light 10m pole

    2.5 national standard line

    Waterproof patented plug, phosphor copper solid core terminal with large current carrying capacity and good waterproof performance (up to I P65)

    solar street light IP65

    Working mode

    100% for the first 1H, 80% for the second 2H, then reduce by 20% until dawn (light on all night)

    Continuous working days

    12 hours of lighting per day, 5 consecutive rainy days

    Applicable temperature range

    -30℃~+75℃

    Installation angle

    34.2 degrees

    Charging time refers to solar radiation

    4.5H

    Quotation validity period

    30 days

    Payment method

    30% deposit, full payment upon delivery, and cash settlement.

    Quality assurance

    The whole lamp is fully guaranteed for 5 years from the date of leaving the factory (except for damage caused by human or irresistible natural factors), and maintenance cost is charged

    Notes

    1. The above quotation includes tax, excluding freight and installation costs, and is the factory delivery price.

    2. The above quotation is configured according to the factory standard. If on-site guidance for installation is required, all costs shall be borne by the purchaser.

      Endurance 300w Solar Street Light

      Endurance 300w Solar Street Light

      Four reasons why you should choose Endurance 300w solar street light

       Integrated design, easy installation

      Integrated design is, that solar panels, batteries, LED lamp heads, and controllers are integrated into one. All wires are pre-connected when the product leaves the factory, and no wiring is required during installation, which is a great convenience for installation. You only need to fix the lamp head on the lamp pole, and there will be no more complicated connection procedures. The simplified installation steps greatly reduce labor costs and construction time.

      300w Solar Street Light

      Large area lamp beads are evenly distributed to increase the lighting area

      ①The lamp head contains 2 groups of lamp beads, each group of lamp beads is responsible for illuminating different areas to achieve a more uniform lighting effect.

      ②Large area lens laying and self-tilt angle complement each other, and the light irradiation range is wider.

      ③High brightness with high lamp pole to maximize the lighting effect.

      Solar street light project in Malaysia

      Solar street light project in Malaysia

      High brightness design: ultra-high power, large-capacity battery

      High-brightness street lights require more electricity to support their lighting. The newly upgraded ultra-large size lamp head is equipped with a high-power battery panel (330W), which generates more electricity under the same sunshine conditions.

      25.6V 75AH ultra-large capacity lithium iron phosphate battery provides sufficient storage space and stable power support to ensure lighting quality. It can meet the needs of continuous high brightness of street lights or normal operation under multiple rainy days and low light conditions.

      (High-efficiency monocrystalline battery panel)

      A class solar street light battery

       Environmental protection, long life, 0 electricity bill, wide application

      Using solar photovoltaic power generation technology, solar energy is converted into electricity, without a city electricity supply (lifetime 0 electricity bill), avoiding the energy consumption and pollution problems of traditional street lights. Solar energy is a renewable and inexhaustible energy source.  solar streetlights can effectively reduce energy consumption, reduce carbon emissions, and is conducive to protecting the environment and mitigating global climate change.

      Clodesun 300w solar light using 12.8V lithium iron phosphate battery,12 hours 100% power, low-voltage DC power supply, safe and reliable; super endurance, high and low-temperature resistance, long cycle life. Imported high-lumen LED lamp beads, high brightness, lifespan up to 100,000 hours, no need to frequently replace light sources, greatly reducing maintenance costs; the product has a wide range of applications, from the equator to the North and South Poles -47℃-70℃ can be used, ten-year warranty, reliable quality, worry-free after-sales.

      400w solar street light 40000 lumens

      Clodesun 300w Solae Street Light Product Configuration

      Product model: CM-300w

       Solar panel :36V 330W(Imported High Efficiency Monocrystalline Silicon)
      Battery capacity: 25.6V 75AH (±5) Ah LiFePo4 Battery
      Luminous: 63000lm
      Control mode: 12 hours 100% power, Lights on all night, 6+X/intelligent control mode, with remote control function, brightness, and mode adjustment
      Recommended installation height:10-12 meters
      Recommended installation distance: 40-50 meters

      300w solar street light with 30000 Lumens

      300w Solar Street Light Installation Recommendations

      300w solar street lights are mainly used for lighting in highways, urban streets, rural roads, communities, factories, schools, parks, scenic spots, and areas with no or little electricity. The product is easy to install, does not require wiring, is energy-saving and environmentally friendly, does not cost electricity, and has a long life.

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        Philips Solar Integrated Street Light

        Philips Solar Integrated Street Light

        With the increasing shortage of energy in the world and the country’s vigorous promotion of energy conservation and emission reduction, environmentally friendly and energy-saving solar power is increasingly valued by people, and the use rate of solar street lights is also increasing.

        Philips’ new BRP715 Solar series adopts an integrated simple design: elegant, beautiful, energy-saving and environmentally friendly, economical and practical, easy to install, and widely used. It is suitable for places where it is inconvenient to access the power network.

        This solar street light is a 100% pure green solar power supply, greatly improving the lighting effect and enhancing the safety of night activities. There are also five different configuration products, which are convenient for users to choose freely according to their needs.

        Philips Solar Integrated Street Light

        Philips Solar Integrated Street Light

        Simple and beautiful

        The solar panel and lamp head are integrated, breaking through the limitations of traditional street lamp design, beautiful and generous, meeting the needs of various environments. It improves the night lighting effect and has a perfect decorative effect on the environment.

        Flexible design

        Taking into account the regional differences and different lighting conditions, the lamp head is specially designed with an adjustable angle, which is convenient for users to adjust the position of the lamp head and the solar panel according to different lighting locations to absorb solar energy fully; at the same time, the street lamp part can also be adjusted to provide more flexible lighting at different angles.

        Durable

        Strong power storage and long life. Built-in monocrystalline silicon photovoltaic panels, lithium iron phosphate batteries, and controllers, up to 2000 cycles, effective service life of up to 10 years. Not only that, it can also store electricity on cloudy days, and the lights can be used continuously for 3 days.

        Solar Street Lights Government Project Proposal

        Timed dimming

        Innovative use of mobile microwave induction, the light turns on when the car comes, achieving maximum energy saving. At the same time, with mobile induction, the lighting system is set to time dimming, and the factory configuration is as follows:

        Remote control
        In addition, a handheld remote control can be purchased to adjust the system’s timed dimming settings.

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        Widely used

        Philips solar integrated street light BRP715 Solar is widely used in roads, streets, parks and squares, parking lots, residential communities, shopping centers, corporate parks, industrial parks, school campuses, and other outdoor places. It is beautiful, atmospheric, and energy-saving.

          2024 Solar Street Light Price

          2024 Solar Street Light Price Composition and Influencing Factors

          Solar street lights are environmentally friendly street lights powered by solar energy, which are used to replace traditional public electric lighting. The price of solar streetlights is affected by factors such as the height of the light pole, the brightness of the lamp head, the power, and the length of the lighting time. Generally, the price of a full set of solar streetlights with normal configuration is around US$400 – US$1,000.

          When purchasing solar street lights, you should consider their detailed configuration and choose a brand manufacturer with a good reputation and strong strength based on the needs of the road. Let’s learn how to choose solar streetlights.

          solar light price list

          1. What is a solar street light working principle?

          The working principle of solar streetlights is: that under the control of the intelligent controller, the solar panel absorbs solar light during the day and converts it into electrical energy to charge the battery pack. At night, the battery pack provides power to the LED light source to realize the lighting function. The excess electricity can be stored to ensure normal operation in rainy weather.

          solar street light working principle

           

          2. Composition of solar street light prices:

          Solar street lights are powered by crystalline silicon solar cells, maintenance-free valve-controlled sealed batteries (lithium batteries) to store electricity, ultra-bright LED lamps as light sources, and controlled intelligent charge and discharge controllers to replace traditional public electric lighting street lights. Solar streetlights are composed of LED light sources, solar panels, batteries, battery insulation boxes, controllers, lamp poles, and auxiliary wires. Commonly used component parameters and reference prices are:

          Light source: 40W-80W (45$-80$)

          Photovoltaic panels: 80W-120W (30$-35$)

          Batteries: 30AH-100AH ​​(65$-150$)

          Photovoltaic controller: 10A-100A 12V-24V (20$-30$)

          Lamp pole: 3m-12m height (50$-230$)

          20W-40W integrated solar street light: $65-70$
          12W-30W integrated solar street light: $75-120$
          24W-40W integrated solar street light: $135-150$
          24W-40W integrated solar street light: $150-168$
          30W-50W integrated solar street light: $170-180$
          40W-60W integrated solar street light: $185-200$
          60w-80w integrated solar street light: $185-238$
          100w-120w integrated solar street light: 265$-340$

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          3. 6 Factors affecting the price of solar street lights:

          a. Lamp pole shape. For example, municipal street lights have some shapes and require longer working time. Therefore, the shape of the lamp pole will affect the price. Especially for some government projects, the price difference will be greater;

          b. Full power working time. Normal solar streetlights will set the energy-saving mode according to the traffic flow curve, which can save power consumption and reduce the configuration of the solar system. However, if the full power working time is required to be high, such as 6 hours of 100% brightness and 6 hours of 50% brightness, the price will increase a lot.

          solar street light working time

          solar street light working time

          c. Number of lamp heads. If it is made into double lamp heads, triple lamp heads, etc., the solar panels and lithium batteries will increase exponentially, and the diameter and wall thickness of the lamp pole will also be larger to meet the wind resistance requirements. Calculated in that way, the price is completely different.

          d. Average illumination, uniformity, and luminous flux maintenance number. The international urban road lighting standards have clear numerical requirements for average illumination, uniformity, and luminous flux maintenance numbers for roads and intersections of different levels. For example, the average illumination of a first-class road should reach 30-30LUX, with a uniformity of 0.4; the second-class road should reach 15-20LUX, with a uniformity of 0.4.

          To achieve this requirement, the light efficiency, power, and light distribution of the lamps must be taken into consideration. The actual driving power of the lamp is large, and the solar panels and lithium batteries are configured larger. The unit price is naturally higher.

          solar street light luxsolar street light dialux

          e. Wind resistance level requirements. Normal municipal engineering requires a wind resistance level of 12 or above. The requirements in various places are slightly different. In addition, the large area of ​​solar panels and the weight of large lithium batteries require the caliber, wall thickness, and flange size of the lamp pole to be larger. Naturally, the price will be higher.

          f. Warranty period requirements. Municipal engineering must have a certain proportion of the final payment to be accepted and paid off. In addition, a certain proportion of the warranty deposit must be reserved, and this warranty deposit can generally be collected after the warranty period expires. The requirements for municipal engineering are relatively high, and the warranty period is also relatively long. Therefore, to reduce after-sales costs, manufacturers often add after-sales costs to the quotation in advance. This directly raises the price of solar streetlights.

          4. How to choose a cost-effective solar street light

          1. Detailed configuration

          The cost-effective solar street light must have a reasonable configuration. The basic configuration of the solar street light mainly depends on the power of the lamp, the capacity of the battery, the size of the solar panel, the material of the lamp pole, etc. These parameters should be paid attention to, and avoid buying products with false capacity.

          2. Road requirements

          The height and spacing of solar streetlights need to be determined according to road requirements. First, you need to know the width of the road used by the solar street light, to choose to use a single-arm or double-arm solar street light; secondly, look at the interval between the solar street lights, and choose the brightness of the lamp power; finally, the height of the solar street light pole should be considered to determine the size of the lamp power and brightness.

          3. Warranty time

          Generally, the warranty period for solar streetlights is 1-5 years. The longer the warranty period, the more guaranteed the quality of the street light, but the price will also be relatively higher.

          4. Brand

          When purchasing solar streetlights, you should pay attention to the strength and reputation of the brand manufacturer. This can be learned through online inquiries. You can consult various brands to understand the specific strength of the manufacturer and compare prices to choose products with good quality and high-cost performance.

          5. Advantages and Disadvantages of Solar Street Lights

          Advantages:

          1. Easy installation: When installing solar streetlights, there is no need to set up complex auxiliary lines. Just make a cement base, make a battery pit, and fix it with galvanized bolts. It does not require a lot of manpower, material resources, and financial resources. The installation is simple, and there is no need to string wires or “open the belly” to dig the ground for construction, and there is no worry about power outages.

          2. Low investment: Solar street lights are a one-time investment and have long-term benefits. Due to the simple lines, there is no maintenance cost and no expensive electricity bills. The cost is recovered in 6-7 years, and more than 100,000-200,000 US dollars in electricity and maintenance costs are saved in 3-4 years. It can save the high electricity bills of city circuit lights, complex lines, and long-term uninterrupted line maintenance. Especially in the case of unstable voltage, it is inevitable that sodium lamps are easy to break, and as the years go by, the line ages, and the maintenance costs increase year by year.

          3. Good safety performance: Solar street lights use 12-24V low voltage, stable voltage, reliable operation, and no safety hazards. They are ideal products for ecological communities and road administration departments. There are no accidents such as electric shock and fire. The safety hazards of municipal street lights are great. People’s living environment is constantly changing. Road reconstruction, landscape construction, abnormal power supply, cross-construction of water and gas pipelines, etc. bring many hidden dangers.

          4. Energy saving and environmental protection: Solar photovoltaic conversion provides electricity, which is inexhaustible. No pollution, no noise, no radiation. Solar streetlights can add new selling points to the development and promotion of noble ecological communities; they can sustainably reduce property management costs and reduce the public share of owners. In summary, the inherent characteristics of solar lighting, such as safety, no hidden dangers, energy saving, no consumption, green environmental protection, easy installation, automatic control, and maintenance-free, will directly bring obvious advantages to the sales of real estate and the construction of municipal projects.

          5. Long life: The life of solar lamps is much longer than that of ordinary electric lamps. For example, the main component of solar lamps, the solar cell module, has a service life of 25 years; the average life of low-pressure sodium lamps is 18,000 hours; the average life of low-voltage high-efficiency tri-color energy-saving lamps is 6,000 hours; the average life of ultra-bright LEDs is more than 50,000 hours; the life of solar-specific batteries is 2-5 years for batteries below 38AH; 3-7 years for batteries between 38 and 150AH.

          The product has high technological content, and the control system and accessories are all international brands, intelligently designed, and reliable in quality. According to the regulations of the local Price Bureau of conventional communities “a one-time fee of 1$/㎡ for community street lamp maintenance is charged based on the pure residential building area”, the initial investment of ordinary lamps is much higher than that of solar lamps. In short, the comprehensive comparison shows that the investment-saving feature of solar lamps is quite obvious.

          solar street light advanteges

          Disadvantages:

          1. High cost, the initial investment of solar street lamps is relatively large, and the total cost of a solar street lamp is 3.4 times that of conventional street lamps with the same power.

          2. Low energy conversion efficiency. After the actual installation of solar photovoltaic cells, the conversion efficiency may be about 15%~19% due to the obstruction of surrounding buildings.

          3. Affected by climatic conditions. Since it relies on solar energy to provide energy, the local geographical climate and weather conditions directly affect the use of street lights. Long rainy days will affect the lighting, resulting in illumination and brightness failing to meet national standards or even no lighting.

          4. Low service life and cost performance of components. The price of batteries and controllers is high, and the batteries are not durable enough and must be replaced regularly. The service life of the controller is generally only about 3 years.

          5. Low reliability. Due to the great influence of external factors such as climate, the reliability is reduced.

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          Conclusion

          When you are looking for a battery and pole for solar street lights, consider the aspects talked about during the article, which will help you choose a suitable, high-quality solar street light to avoid losses.

          We recommend purchasing solar street lights from reputable manufacturers only because they provide good biggest deals and high-quality solar street lights. Aside from that, they often offer discounted rates for bulk orders.

          Bonus: ClodeSun Solar

          ClodeSun (CLODE Optoelectric Co., Ltd.) was established in 2013. Headquartered in Shenzhen, it is a high-tech enterprise in China. But ClodeSun sells a lot of products in Europe.

          Clodesun launched a foldable all-in-one solar street light in 2022, which was designed by our German team for more than 1 year and tested for 2 years. This light stands out among various integrated solar streetlights. It is widely praised by customers all over the world.

            Solar street light project in Malaysia

            250 Sets of Solar Street Lights don’t work at Night in Malaysia

            Ms. Varie from Malaysia said that the solar street lights on both sides of a township road in front of her home had been damaged for three or four years but had not been repaired and had become a decoration, causing them a lot of trouble when traveling at night. Malaysian citizens have repeatedly No corrections have been made to the reports.

            Ms. Varie said that there are 6.6 kilometers of township roads in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Two rows of street lights along the road are not lit all year round. Nearly 5 kilometers of them are solar panel street lights and 2 kilometers of street lights are powered by the grid.

            SOLAR STREET LIGHT NOT WORK AT NIGHT

            Since there is no other lighting at night and the road conditions are dark, vehicles will turn on their high beams when passing by, especially dump trucks with high beams on. Ms. Varie always feels frightened every time she rides by.

            This road is an important traffic artery in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many people come here to run at night. In addition, many citizens pass by on bicycles. When there are more cars and people, the street lights become decorations, which naturally poses a huge safety hazard. Neighboring residents said they did not dare to cross the road at night.

            Ms. Varie said: “It’s crab season, and some people at home want to come up to sell crabs. They all set out from home at one or two o’clock in the morning. Tricycles don’t have very bright lights. If you wear a headlight, the light will be too bright. It will irritate the cars coming from the opposite direction, so it is very dangerous. I hope the problem of solar streetlights can be solved as soon as possible and not be delayed like this. ”

            solar street light project in Malaysia

            The reporter learned from the local transportation department that they completed the construction of more than 250 solar panel street lights in September 2020. Maintenance was done due to damage in the early stage. As a result, these street lights were completely damaged one after another in 2022. Due to this kind of street lights, Maintenance costs are high, so they plan to convert it into grid-powered street lights.

            A staff member of the comprehensive planning section of the transportation bureau in this district said that there is a battery under the solar panel. At that time, this new technology had just come out, and the technology was not as complete as it is now, so a street light renovation plan was made. Currently, four roads in the district have the problem of “blindness” of street lights and need to be repaired uniformly.

            all in one solar street light in Malaysia

            They will start promoting this urban construction project in 2023, and they have to wait for financial allocations to complete the street light renovation. According to the urban construction project process specifications, the transportation department needs to outline the project plan every year and submit it to the urban construction department for summary. After discussion and approval by the district government, the project bidding can be initiated, and funds can be invested to promote implementation.

            Another staff member said, “If the four roads are built together, the volume will be quite large because doing it in batches does not comply with the bidding process. The plan has been submitted in 2022 and the project has been approved. However, due to funding, The reason has been put on hold, and we have also given feedback to the government, including communicating with the finance department, which is also currently looking for ways to raise funds to implement this matter. ”

            The Urban and Rural Development Bureau stated that due to insufficient financial funds, the street light maintenance plan reported by the transportation department was canceled in 2023, and the plan for 2024 is still being prepared.

            Understandably, there is no money to invest in replacing solar panel street lights in a short period, but what puzzles Ms. Varie is that the nearly 2 kilometers of street lights powered by the grid were only installed last year. Why can’t they light up normally at night?? What Ms. Varie is confused about is that it can be used for normal lighting by turning on half the light or every few lights.

            400w solar street light

            Staff from the Comprehensive Planning Section of the Transportation Bureau said👇
            If all these street lights are turned on, the overall electricity bill will be very scary, one to two thousand US dollars a day. There are two situations of turning on the lights and not turning on the lights. The first is automatic control based on light, and the second is based on holidays, which is equivalent to scene decoration. Because only municipal roads have lighting regulations, street lights on highways are the “icing on the cake”.

            solar street light work in rainy days

            solar streetlights work on rainy days

            Solar street lights have reached the time of wear and tear, to be exact, starting in 2021, some solar street lights are damaged. In 2021, we have already discussed with the urban construction department to transform solar street lights and include them in the 2024 urban and rural construction plan. This is expected to be ready within the year as all preliminary design work has been completed.

              CM 100W solar street light

              100W Solar Street Light with Pole Price

              The price of 100W solar street lights is approximately between 200$-350$. The price of a 10-meter pole is approximately 100$-180 $ (including lamp post arms and ground cages). The main cost difference of solar street lights lies in the parameter configuration of the lamp head, such as the wattage of the photovoltaic panel, battery capacity, and the material used. For example, the prices of polycrystalline silicon photovoltaic panels and monocrystalline silicon photovoltaic panels are different; panels of the same material but different sizes; prices of lithium iron phosphate batteries and gel batteries differ; factors such as different capacities of the same battery, etc.

              solar street light with pole

               100W solar street light price list :

              Lamp head power: 50W-120W; Solar panel: Monocrystalline silicon 130W solar panel; Solar panel size: 1686*405*60mm; Battery: A-class 12.8v 45AH lithium iron phosphate battery; Lamp pole height: 10 meters (including floor cage), lamp arm, photovoltaic panel bracket); control method: light control; lighting mode: (100% brightness for 2 hours at the 1st time; 70% brightness for 3 hours at the 2nd time; 50% brightness for 3 hours at the 3rd time; 50% brightness at the 4th time 30% brightness for 4 hours; a total of 12 hours per day) for 3-5 rainy days; effective irradiation area: 150-180 square meters; a solar street light with the above parameters is quoted at US$220.

              CM 100W solar street light

              Lamp head power: 50W-120W; Solar panel: Monocrystalline silicon 140W solar panel; Solar panel size: 1400*610*250mm; Battery: A-class 12.8v 50AH lithium iron phosphate battery; Lamp pole height: ten meters (including floor cage), lamp arm, photovoltaic panel bracket); control method: light control; lighting mode: (100% brightness for 2 hours at the 1st time; 70% brightness for 3 hours at the 2nd time; 50% brightness for 3 hours at the 3rd time; 50% brightness at the 4th time 30% brightness for 4 hours; a total of 12 hours per day) for 3-6 rainy days; effective irradiation area: 150-190 square meters; a solar street light with the above parameters is quoted at US$280.

              CF 100w solar street light

              Lamp head power: 50W-120W; Solar panel: Monocrystalline silicon 140W solar panel; Solar panel size: 670*835*30mm; Battery: A plus-class 12.8v 56AH lithium iron phosphate battery; Lamp pole height: ten meters (including ground Cage, light arm, photovoltaic panel bracket); control method: light control; lighting mode: (100% brightness for 2 hours at the 1st time; 70% brightness for 3 hours at the 2nd time; 50% brightness for 3 hours at the 3rd time; 4th time 30% brightness for 4 hours; a total of 12 hours per day) for 3-7 rainy days; effective irradiation area: 150-200 square meters; a solar street light with the above parameters is quoted at US$320.

              Palm tree 100w solar street light

               

              solar street light work in rainy days

              Can Solar Street Light Charge without Sun?

              Solar streetlights are powered and stored by solar energy, so if there is no sun, can solar streetlights charge and work in long-term rainy weather?

              Solar street light working principle description: during the day, solar street light under the control of the intelligent controller, the solar panel is irradiated by sunlight, absorbing sunlight and converting it into electricity, The solar cell module is charged during the daytime by the battery pack power supply, and at night by the battery pack for the LED light source power supply, to achieve the lighting function.

              solar street light smart controller

              Can solar streetlights work on rainy days?

              Solar street lights are waterproof and have batteries to store energy, engineers have considered the rainy day situation when designing solar street lights. So the solar street light can work on rainy days.

              If it is rainy for several days in a row, it depends on how many consecutive rainy days the configuration and technology of the street light can support.

              solar street light charge with sun

              solar street light charge with sun

              Can the solar street light be charged on rainy days?

              Solar panels can be charged on rainy days, but the amount of charging varies depending on the time of the day. Solar street lamps are equipped with battery charging and discharging devices, usually, enough sun will charge itself, and rainy days rely on battery power to maintain the street lamp power.

              Solar energy in the sun’s light, charging volume. On cloudy days, the sun’s light is weakly charging volume is also relatively weak but still can be charged.

              solar street light work in rainy days

              solar streetlights work on rainy days

              Some manufacturers say that their solar streetlights can stay on for 365 days. Is this true?

              After understanding the working principle of solar streetlights, we know that the working mode of solar energy needs to follow the principle of energy conservation. Also according to the principle of energy conservation, if there are continuous rainy days for a long time because charging is less than discharging, some manufacturers promote “solar energy” The statement that “street lights are on every day, 365 days a year” is inaccurate and misleading to consumers.

              Due to the different designs and quality of solar street light products, The manufacturers will increase the size of the solar panels or enlarge the battery capacity to cope with continuous rainy days. At the same time, since it can be charged on rainy days, the lights can be turned on, but the time on rainy days exceeds the set time. it can not keep the lights on all night. Therefore, if some manufacturers promote that the lights are on 365 days a day, this is unreliable.

              solar street light charge

              solar street light charge

              Some tips to extend the use time of solar street lights on rainy days

              For solar streetlights, to meet the requirements of longer continuous use on rainy days, there are three key points in the design. In terms of Accessories, additional configurations are required:

              First, to improve the conversion efficiency of solar panels, on the one hand, you can choose solar panels with higher conversion efficiency per unit area, on the other hand, you can also increase the area of the solar panels, that is, increase the power of the solar panels;

              Second, enlarge the battery capacity, because solar energy is an energy source that cannot provide continuous and stable power, So a power storage device must be needed to store the electricity and output it stably and sustainably.

              The third point is from a technical perspective, intelligent power adjustment is achieved through technical means, intelligent judgment of recent weather conditions, and reasonable planning of discharge power.

              In addition, the choice of quality is also important. The quality of battery panels, batteries, and other accessories also greatly affects their service life.

              Take the battery as an example. For example, mobile phone power banks are equipped with lithium batteries. Some power banks have a large capacity,  but they cannot be fully charged within a short period. The problem is that they are equipped with batteries of poor quality. As a result, the battery decays quickly; similarly, the same is true for solar streetlights. The quality of solar panels, batteries, and other accessories has a profound impact on it.

              Understanding the above points can better extend the use time of solar street lights on rainy days.

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                400w solar street light

                6 Tips to Choose Solar Street Light

                Solar energy, a green energy source, and How to correctly choose solar street lamps, have received widespread attention from everyone in recent years. Today Clodesun will talk to you about the impact of parameters on product quality and how to choose an insurance solar street lamp.

                Whether solar lights are of good quality depends on three points:

                1: Brightness, the brighter the light, the more sense of security it gives people.

                2: Last hours at night, a lamp that can continue to light up all night will give people a higher degree of trust.

                3: Life span, no matter how cheap something is, you don’t want it to break after a few days of use. The price here is directly proportional to the quality.

                However, in recent years, due to the vicious low-price competition of some suppliers who lack integrity, the solar street light market is leading to an embarrassing situation full of misleading information, and disorderly competition. The price of solar street lights with the same wattage may differ by 10 times; even if they look similar, the price will differ by 2 to 3 times. This is the current state of chaos in the market.

                So How to choose Solar Street Lights, there are 6 tips as following: 

                1. Solar street light internal structure

                Solar street lights are a complex system, but this is only for the manufacturing process of the manufacturer; for dealers, contractors, installers, and users, it is very simple to distinguish the pros and cons of solar street lights! After getting samples from different manufacturers, take them apart and look at every accessory, and you have a 60% chance of seeing the truth.

                Quality solar street light

                2. Solar Street Lamps panels Size and types

                1. Power & Size: Generally speaking, the power of a solar panel depends on its size; when the prices of two solar street lights differ several times, first compare their solar panel sizes.

                All in one solar led street light

                2. Type & Efficacy: The efficiency of monocrystalline solar panels is higher than that of polycrystalline solar panels; of the same size, the power of monocrystalline solar panels is higher than that of polycrystalline ones.

                solar street light pv types

                 

                √Professional solar street light 20W vs.                ×  low-price solar street light 20W

                Monocrystalline solar panel power: 35~40Wp  ×Solar panel size: 270*220 mm

                √Solar panel size: 820*272 mm                               ×Solar panel size: 270*220 mm

                 

                3. Solar Street Light Controller types and Waterproof Levels

                1. Type of controller: MPPT or PWM? Usually, an MPPT controller is more efficient and costly than a PWM.

                2. IP level: IP: refers to the waterproof level of the controller, which determines the service life of the controller. As shown on the right side of the picture below, the service life of a bare-board controller without waterproof treatment is much lower than that of a controller with a high waterproof level.

                Solar street light controllers MPPT vs PWM

                Solar street light controllers MPPT vs PWM

                 

                4. Solar Street Light Battery Types

                Batteries are the key to cost and supplier quotations. They are the most controversial part of solar streetlights. Most unscrupulous merchants make huge profits by selling low-priced and inferior batteries as substandard ones.

                A-class LiFePO4 Lithium> B-class LiFePO4 Lithium>Ternary Li-ion Lithium> Broken Lithium detached from the electric car(D-class), over 90% of Solar street light manufacturers use broken lithium batteries which are detached from Electricity cars, lifespan less than one year.

                 A class solar street light batteryC class solar street light battery

                4. Solar street lights Types and quantities of LED chips

                1. LED chip & LED light efficiency: Different suppliers use different LED lamp beads, and the costs are also different. Take the 3030 chip as an example. For chips of the same size, if the manufacturer is different, the light efficiency, light attenuation, and service life of the chip are greatly different.

                It is recommended to choose suppliers of famous brand chips, such as PHILIPS, CREE, SEOUL, and OSRAM.

                solar street light LED chips

                solar street light LED chips

                2. Number of LEDs: At present, there is a wrong trend of thought: the more lamp beads, the higher the wattage of the lamp. So everyone started counting lamp beads. Adding lamp beads has almost no meaning in improving the brightness (luminous flux) of the lamp.

                Taking Philips 3030 lamp beads as an example, when the driving power is within 0.5~0.7W/unit, the light efficiency of the lamp beads is in the high light efficiency range. Therefore: What determines the illumination of solar streetlights is the actual electrical power, not the number of LED lamp beads.

                solar street light led chips quantities

                solar street light led chip quantities

                When people buy solar street lights, their core focus should be on comparing the luminous flux (LM) of the lights, which is the brightness, rather than the so-called wattage (W)!

                5. Solar street light radiator

                A good quality cooling and heat dissipation device is very necessary for LED light sources. LED modules without radiators will rapidly decay and accelerate aging. The brightness of the lamp will drop rapidly and the service life will be greatly shortened.

                Solar street light radiator

                Solar street light radiator

                6. Solar street light Case material

                1. Material: High-quality solar street lights use aluminum alloy casings, while low-priced street lights use iron or plastic materials.

                all in one solar street light

                2. Screws & Bolts: High-quality solar street lights use 304 stainless steel screws and anti-corrosion bolts; street lights installed on the seaside are equipped with 316 screws.

                solar street light screws and bolts

                solar street light screws and bolts

                3. Appearance & size: For professional solar lighting projects, the focus should be on the rationality and stability of the lamp body structure, rather than the appearance of the lamp; there is no need to be overly obsessed with the appearance or spend too much money on the appearance.

                All in one solar led street light

                When purchasing solar street lights, relative brightness, quality, lifespan, and appearance should always be the last considerations.

                Conclusion:

                Solar street lights systems are project products, usually, a project needs dozens to thousands of sets of solar street lights, if you accidentally choose a low-quality solar street light, you will suffer huge losses, so I recommend customers choose carefully, do not just focus on low-cost products, Investing in a high-quality solar street light may result in long-term cost savings. and I hope that Clodesun summary of choose quality solar street light experience can give you some help.