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Solar powered street lights for residential

solar powered street lights for residential

There is an increasing demand for Solar Street lights these years, The all-in-one solar LED street light because of its stable performance, easy management, and no need for electricity connection, is becoming more and more popular. Solar LED street lamps are used in residential, Rural roads, communities, squares, and parking lots from remote rural areas to cities.

Solar-powered street lights for residential applications

Residential includes the park, playground, industry zone, and so on. There’s a lot of traffic and people in public places, but it’s usually only in the early hours of the night. The smart solar street light can use induction mode(PIR), solar street light time control mode, and can also do induction + time control hybrid mode, so it can meet the lighting use in public places, The low-carbon concept must be promoted from schools to hospitals, exhibitions, museums, and another outdoor lighting. Integrated solar street lamps not only meet the lighting needs but also have a prominent environmental protection demonstration effect.

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Solar street lighting systems are beneficial for park and playground lighting needs as it helps to light signs, trails, pavilions, and parking lot. They are independent of the grid, so they can be installed anywhere in residential where there is a need for proper lighting.

The lighting of roads and garden roads in the residential has changed from traditional lamps to LED lamps and then to solar street lamps trance. In the industrial zone, science, and technology park, road lighting, In industrial areas, science and technology parks, or innovation incubators parks, solar street light is cost-effective than traditional lighting or LED lighting used for residential electricity,

The Solar LED street lights are very easy to install and maintain on remote roadways or highways where there is no electricity also. with the help of these lights, the risk of accidents is minimized as there are no external wires needed for electric connections. . The LED Streetlight provides clear visibility for the pedestrian and drivers. High-quality illumination LED light system beautifies residential areas at night without polluting the environment.

Clodesun all-in-one solar street lights have been designed to withstand very hot weather conditions and high latitude areas. With 100,00+ units installed around the globe in the most very hot environments, like Saudi Arabia, Dubai, and Africa, A 5-year warranty protects facility owners and managers who have places that need lighting 365 nights a year without interruption, such as residential, highway, and roadways, parks, pathways, and city parking lots.

Outdoor Solar Street Light Retrofit Systems

Outdoor Solar Street Light Retrofit Systems

This is 2022, if you’re looking for cost-effective alternatives to run your outdoor lighting system, be it to retrofit or replace existing fixtures.

When you choose to go solar for your outdoor Solar Street Light, not only can you cancel out your electric bills, but also prolong your fixture life by 3 to 5 times. You can also reduce the frequency of light replacements and eliminate a large portion of maintenance costs each year.

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As there’s no one-size-fits-all in street lighting, we’ll discuss the different options available for retrofits or replacements. We’ll also present some of the ways you can efficiently retrofit your street light system that can earn you potential savings in the future and lower your carbon footprint.

If you really want to switch to greener alternatives for street lights, here are some of the specific ways you can retrofit your street light system

1. Turn Existing Street Light Systems Into Solar Grid-tied Lighting Systems

If you do not want to purchase new lighting fixtures to replace existing installations, you can opt for solar panel connections for your grid-tied street lights.

The solar panels will effectively feed energy to the grid during the daytime and in return, you can monetize and earn from the power you contribute to the grid.

The size of your solar panel will depend on the amount of power you want to generate and contribute to the grid. For the street light lamp, make sure you also opt for an LED fixture so you can further maximize your potential savings.

2. Completely Replace Your Existing Street Lights with Solar Street Lights

Another method of reducing costs through street light retrofit is to replace your existing fixture with solar-powered street lights.

The great thing about this is you get free energy as you do not need to connect to the grid. They are off-grid solutions and it would only require you to find a reliable solar street light manufacturer to supply your street lighting needs.

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3. Intertie Existing Street Lights with Battery Backup Systems

It’s a win-win solution for you if you opt for a grid-tied solar street light with battery backup systems. At first, you need to choose which type of battery is best for your location, weather profile, and application.

In many cases, lithium-ion battery types are the best for solar street light systems, although there are other affordable options.

With a battery backup, you can save on electricity costs by utilizing it only at specific times of the night. It’s also the perfect solution if your area experiences frequent power outages. When the battery gets drained, the street light will automatically connect to the grid.

To Wrap Up

We hope that this article has given you tons of ideas on how you can effectively retrofit your street lighting system.

To reiterate, solar street lights are the best type of street lights for retrofits and replacements of existing fixtures. It only takes the right type of solar street light and the right lighting method or system to maximize your savings.

Belinda has 10 years of experience in sales and marketing of solar and LED lighting, making our design perfectly adapted to the market’s needs. She is passionate about solar streetlights and loves sharing her knowledge with the world.

Municipal solar street light

Best Municipal solar street lights

Municipal solar street lights are a cost-effective and energy-efficient alternative for municipal properties, including Highway lighting, Street/road lighting, Walkway/pathway lighting, Parking lot lighting, Residential public lighting, Park/campus/tourist resort lighting, Industrial park/construction site lighting Sign/Billboard lighting, and Security/Temporary lighting and so on.

Municipal solar street lights can help cities strengthen their infrastructure, making them less reliant on the grid. Solar panel power street lighting is powered by 100% renewable energy. Municipalities’ solar street lighting is more resilient to natural disasters, too. When the grid does not work, solar street lights stay on with uninterrupted solar power, and your city’s carbon footprint will be significantly reduced.

Municipal solar street light

Because of municipal solar street lighting, towns and cities can provide cost-effective lighting for safety and quality of life in hard-to-reach areas without sacrificing their commitment to the environment and it is also important for city government agencies to update and enhance public spaces lighting systems to increase security throughout the city.

Money-saving with Municipal Solar Street Lighting

Solar street light is cost-effective because it relies on a natural, solar renewable resource for power. Using the sun’s energy means the city can save thousands because lights don’t have to be connected to the power grid at all. complete elimination of monthly electricity bills. because Solar power is free. there are no wiring or trenching fees which can lower installation costs also.

Now, we already know the most important benefits of Municipal solar street lights for your municipality, then, what we need to consider when we buy it:

we’re proud to be able to provide reliable Municipal solar LED street lights to illuminate Africa, Middle East, and Southeast Asia highways, gardens, streets, and parks, bringing needed light to remote areas. Our solar street lights are trusted and shared by many customers for years with minimal maintenance. How do we do it? Along with an innovative new German patent design solar street light and purpose-built, efficient energy management, we put extensive effort into ensuring the solar and batteries in our systems are properly scientific-sized.

A properly sized Municipal solar street light means the system has just enough solar wattage, battery capacity, and LED fixture efficiency to operate at the project, all while providing backup power to last in unpredictable weather and without adding unnecessary solar panels or batteries. It is the Goldilocks solution: not too few solar components to make the system die prematurely, and not too many to make the system needlessly expensive.

Here are 2 key factors a properly sized, reliable solar street light depends on The latitude of solar street light installation and battery capacity, and backup power.

1. Location of Municipal solar street light installation

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The location should always be the primary consideration for any solar lighting project. Some countries have sufficient solar energy resources, while others have more cloudy and rainy days: this is called solar sunshine and is measured in kilowatt-hours/square meter/day. Africa receives far more solar energy every day than Western Europe and North America. This means that African countries are suitable for installing solar street lights.

2. Municipal solar street light Batteries and backup power

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A Municipal solar street light lives or dies by its batteries, and one concern a prospective customer may have is a battery that dies prematurely. Premature battery death is almost never due to an inherent flaw in batteries or solar technology. This issue is caused by improper design, poor energy regulation, and, importantly, bad system sizing. When a manufacturer has carefully designed a system, worked on efficient energy management, and sized it with a sufficient solar array wattage and battery capacity, this solar light will run reliably for years.

LiFePo4 battery: LiFePo4 batteries are the most expensive type for solar street lights, they offer the highest energy density. Li-ion batteries are commonly used in solar street lights.

Here’s a quick example of solar battery sizing. For this scenario, imagine our solar street light is running a 100-watt LED fixture at 100% output over a 12-hour winter night in the Philippines. Our system’s total load would be 1200 watt-hours per night (100 watts x 12 hours = 1200 watt-hours). Assuming perfect weather and the battery is fully charged at the start of the night.12 hours is not 100% power, maybe 2 hours 100%, 2 hours 70% power, and 8 hours 20% power, so what is the minimum capacity for each battery type? We need to have a scientific calculation of the capacity of the battery.

Proper sizing is the most important step in building a Municipal solar street light to ensure it will operate reliably over the long term. If you want to learn more about the science of solar sizing, please connect with us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Why People Don’t trust China’s Solar Street Lights Now

Recently, a Malaysian and Australian customer was sad to talk with me and said that they are no longer wanted to sell solar street lights system because the life of the solar street lights they bought never exceeded two years, I sympathize with their experience deeply, the solar street light market is very confusing these years.

In 2015, for Pakistan’s 40,000 sets of solar street lights project, a Pakistani female senior official personally searched for Chinese factories.

A good quality factory quoted a minimum price of 1,300 RMB per unit, but the Pakistani female senior officials demanded 900 RMB per unit, the factory refused as the price was not enough to buy the required materials.

Meanwhile, another factory promised that it could be done for 900 RMB, and even gave the senior woman a “kickback” commission of 200 RMB per unit, leaving the price of solar street light products to only 700 RMB per unit. How was that possible? To cut costs, the supplier used cheap material of poor quality.

It turned out, nearly all 40,000 sets of lamps were broken in less than 6 months. This high-level female official was arrested and has been in jail ever since.

There is no industry standard, customers are always looking for low prices, many solar street light factories in order to make higher profits, can only reduce the price of their products. Configured or with very poor quality materials, customers happily thought they are buying cheap and good products, but in fact, the quality of these solar street lights do not work half a year or even less than two months, which led to more and more people no longer trust in solar street lights.

  • So Don’t just look at the parameters only

When we buy quality solar street lights, we must not just look at the specifications advertised by the suppliers. Because the battery that the supplier may advertise is 100Ah, the actual product purchased is only 10Ah. Even with the same capacity, the available capacity of batteries of different grades is different. For the same solar street light, some suppliers label 60W, and some may label 300W.

  • Cheap & low quality solar lights= Waste Money

People want to buy the cheapest products, but the cheap ones do not mean the most cost-effective. It also depends on the effect and longevity. For example:

With the 10 years lifespan of a $300 high-quality solar light, the average annual cost is $30.

with the 1 year lifespan of a $100 poor-quality solar light, the average annual cost is $100. If it is broken, it is a waste of time and energy cost, which is actually not worth it.

To get more business, some greedy manufacturers produce low-quality products with shoddy standard parameters, causing a large number of performance issues which lead to many people opting for electric street lights instead of solar street light products.

Some customers lost faith in Chinese products. They think that Chinese products break easily. Here’re some of the “horror stories” I’ve personally known over the years.

Following Belinda want to guide you on how to distinguish the difference between good quality and poor quality solar street lights.

First: Solar street light Battery life

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 the broken lithium battery which is detached from Electricity car, the lifespan less than one year.

If you want to buy high-quality solar street lights, Belinda suggests you choose an A-class A-class LiFePO4 battery or B-class Lifepo4 battery, Although their cost is higher than other batteries, their lifespan will be extended by more than three to five years. if you need to install solar street lights in places where the sun is not particularly sufficient, we can also choose to use a Ternary lithium battery.

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Second: Solar street light Solar panel size

The wider solar panel size means Large load power, high capacity, which can increase the solar panel Efficiency, could offer enough power for bearing power, and is the insurance of brightness and longer backup time during cloudy days.

But the low-quality solar panel size configuration is less than two and half times load power. If the cloudy days exceed more than expected design requirements, the led light would not work.

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Third: Solar street light Solar panel size LED Chip Lumen

210lm/w: Brightness decay in 5 years and more than 80% brightness remained.

110lm/w: Brightness decay in 2-3 years and about 20% brightness remained.

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Fourth: Solar street light Solar panel size Case and Bracket Material

Quality solar street lights use a customized die-casting aluminum mold, the advantages of die-casting aluminum mold are lightweight, strong and corrosion-resistant, anti-rust. Making it able to resist a strong wind load of up to 130MPH, stainless steel screws are used as fasteners to protect against any harsh weather. The die-casting aluminum mold is elegant and characteristics.

Lower quality solar street lights just use mold and rough craft, the installing structure need support by knighthead, to recover the structure strength issue, making install more complex, lack of stability and can not anti strong wind.

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Fifth: Whether have heat Dissipation between solar panel and light

In summer, the solar panel is as hot as 90°C, 70°C inside the solar lamp body. (we have tested )

Hot will damage the battery and LED source, so we separate the hot solar panel and it has a shadow, makes solar street light cool, enlarge lifespan of the battery and LED source.

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Six: Whether Solar street light Solar panel size  solar panels can adjust

Different countries and regions have different geographic locations and latitudes. When people install solar street lights in someplace, on one side, the solar panel can face the sun directly, but on the other side, the solar panel can not face the sun, so if the solar panel can be adjustable, it will absorb more solar energy, which can maximize the conversion of solar energy while the lower quality solar led street light panel is fixed, causing low conversion rate of solar and the using areas are also limited.

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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 to choose carefully, do not just focus on low-cost products, and I hope that my summary of choose quality solar street light experience can give you some help.

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2021 German New Design Solar Street Light

As the solar street light market continues to grow rapidly with more than 25%, more and more companies are starting to provide different solar led street light solutions, some of those companies provided very good and high-quality products, but unfortunately, most companies started to introduce to market some very cheap and low-quality products, that product looks nice and practical.

But if you scratch beneath the surface and study their technical specifications in more detail, you will notice that those products are completely not sufficient for optimal working conditions and to provide the expected life cycle of life of all in one solar led street light which is less than 2 years even one year.

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Poor quality is probably the main reason why more and more clients around the world do not trust in use solar led street lights, For example, the governments of Iraq and Nepal ban the installation of solar led street lights, because their governments have been very disappointed with the quality of solar street lights.

Admit it: finding the top quality all in one solar led street light on the market isn’t exactly the easiest thing to do nowadays. As a matter of fact, there are so many companies that make solar street lights out there, which can make it super hard to figure out which one is the right one for you.

In this article, Belinda will try to explain why is critical to choose high-quality components for a solar-led street light solution.

The components of solar led street lights are the LED lamp, battery, controller, and solar panel, and the price and cost of solar led street lights truly depend on the components.

First: All in one solar street light Battery type

The main cost of solar street lights is the battery. And the cost of the battery takes part about 15% to 20% of the whole solar lights. So battery quality is the most important thing for solar lights purchasing.

When you want to buy integrated solar led street light, you may ask, should I choose a Ternary Li-ion battery or LiFePo4 battery, what is the cost, how can I choose, well, you are not alone, 95% of solar street light Customer will ask this same question.

From the comparison table above:

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

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Although A class LiFePO4 battery is more expensive than Ternary Li-ion Lithium, offer significant advantages, including improved discharge efficiency, longer life span, and the ability to deep cycle while maintaining performance and its chemical substance inside is more stable, which makes it kind of high-temperature resistance

If you want to buy high-quality solar street lights, Belinda suggests you choose an A-class LiFePO4 battery or B-class Lifepo4 battery, Although their cost is higher than other batteries, their lifespan will be extended by more than three to five years. So, if your project is in the tropics, a LiFePO4 battery is recommended. But if the project is in northern countries, we advise ternary lithium battery.

Second: Solar street light solar panel size and class

Why did we choose Monocrystalline solar panels? By selecting a monocrystalline solar module, Solar led street Lighting International knows it will produce more energy, work better in high temperatures, and last longer than a polycrystalline panel, We build these with our end-users in mind – you want a budget-friendly product that will last and that is what we provide.

And the wider solar panel size means Large load power, high capacity, which can increase the solar panel Efficiency, could offer enough power for bearing power, and is the insurance of brightness and longer backup time during cloudy days.

But the low-quality solar panel size configuration is less than two and half times load power. If the cloudy days exceed more than expected design requirements, the led light would not work.

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Third: Solar street light smart MPPT solar charge controller

There are 2 types of controllers: PWM and MPPT in the market.

All in one solar led street lights to adopt smart MPPT controller, for, in this case, PWM will waste some energy collected by panels, while MPPT can convert all the solar energy collected into chemical energy and this smart MPPT improves battery life and provided the efficient service throughout the whole year.

Compared to our smart MPPT controller to the PWM controller, the whole solar street light efficiency increased about 30%.

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Fouth: Solar street light LED chip lumens

What is “ >160 Lumens per watt ”? Why does this matter? Because we produce more light, using less power than our competitors.

6,400 lumens – This is our entry-level fixture.

12,800 lumens – is our medium-based selection when you need that extra amount of light.

19,200 lumens – is for the client that requires the very best. A light designed for large areas or a multiple-lane roadway.

Remember watts don’t matter – lumens do! Lumens tell you how much light you can expect from the light fixture, watts just tell you how much power it consumes. The higher the lumen per watt ratio, the better and brighter a system you can expect.

210lm/w: Brightness decay in 5 years and more than 80% brightness remained.

110lm/w: Brightness decay in 2-3 years and about 20% brightness remained.

Clodesun solar street light provided a high level of lighting output with more than over160 lumens per watt which enabled our solar street light to look bright.

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Fifth: Solar street light case and bracket material

Quality solar street lights use a customized die-casting aluminum mold, the advantages of die-casting aluminum mold are lightweight, strong and corrosion-resistant, anti-rust. Making it able to resist a strong wind load of up to 130MPH that can last more than 25 years.

stainless steel screws are used as fasteners to protect against any harsh weather. The die-casting aluminum mold is elegant and characteristics.

Lower quality solar street lights just use a mold and rough craft, the installing structure need support by knight head, to recover the structure strength issue, making install more complex, lack of stability and can not anti strong wind.

Also, this metal case has an IP66 protection level that enables codes solar street lights to operate in severe weather conditions

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Sixth: Solar street light heat Dissipation new design between solar panel and light

In summer, the solar panel is as hot as 90°C, 70°C inside the solar lamp body. (we have tested )

Hot will damage the battery and LED source, so we separate the hot solar panel and it has a shadow, makes solar street light cool, enlarge lifespan of the battery and LED source.

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Seventh: Solar street light solar panels can adjust

As we all know. In the northern hemisphere, the sunshine rises from the south, but in the southern hemisphere, the sunshine rises from the north.

That is why we need to design solar panel fold and unfold in order to ensure the solar panel face the sun on both sides of the road,

In the northern hemisphere, we can unfold on the north side of the road, fold on the south side of the road

In the southern hemisphere, we can unfold on the south side of the road, fold on the north side of the road

And different countries and regions have different geographic locations and latitudes. When people install solar street lights in someplace, on one side, the solar panel can face the sun directly, but on the other side, the solar panel can not face the sun,

so if the solar panel can be adjustable, it will absorb more solar energy, which can maximize the conversion of solar energy while the lower quality solar led street light panel is fixed, causing a low conversion rate of solar and the using areas are also limited.

all in one solar street light manufacturers

The best all-in-one solar street light manufacturers and suppliers are already implementing many new designs in order to improve solar street light solutions, one of the top all-in-one solar street light manufacturers and suppliers in the world is Shenzhen based company clodesun.

Clodesun developed a completely German new design integrated solar street light mode that uses the best class battery and MPPT controller high efficiency, monocrystalline solar panel, smart MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking) charge controller, > 160 lumens per watt adjustable LED modules, a long life LiFePO4 battery, microwave sensor control that allows 365 days of smooth operation.

We also provided 5 years warranty on all-in-one integrated solar street lights, we can offer this longer warranty as we are focused on using only high-quality components from reputable products.

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Hyper tough solar street light Lumens

Do you know how many lumens you need for your solar street light? Today, we’ll help you choose the best lumens/brightness for solar street light applications.

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What is a Lumen and Why It Matters?

Lumen measures how bright a light is, or the intensity of brightness it emits. Nowadays, we use this unit of measurement to specify the light output of solar street lights. For example, defining the brightest LED for solar street lights can mean finding a solar street light with the highest lumens.

The 3 key points to judge the quality of the solar lights are the brightness(lumens), the lighting time at the night, and the cloudy days and the life span. The main material that determines the life of solar street lights is the lithium battery.

What is Watt and Are Higher Wattage all in one solar street Lights Brighter?

Our once convenient way of buying an all-in-one solar street light is by choosing from different watts printed on its packaging. We judge a light’s intensity by its watt rating. The higher the watts, the brighter it is.

Watt is a unit of measurement for power draw or the amount of electricity the solar street light consumes. It means that a 100-watt solar street light takes up 100 joules of energy to produce light in 1 second.

We used this proportionality way of saying how bright a lamp would be based on how much power it consumes. But eventually, watts can only accurately determine how much we have to pay for electricity bills.

On the other hand, lumens measure the light intensity of a lamp – not counting how much electricity it draws.

Now that you know that it makes more sense to specify brightness in lumens, how would you know if you got the right light brightness you need?

How Many Lumens are Needed for all in one Solar Street Lights?

With the right solar street light manufacturer, you can easily replace existing street lights with solar-powered street lights that can last for 30 years, with minimal maintenance and operation cost.

As the third-generation light source led can save more power to keep the same brightness. We calculate the brightness by the lumens(lm) but not the wattage. Because the brightness is decided by the luminous efficacy (lumens per wattage).

The luminous efficacy of the lamp is 12-24 lumens per wattage only. And the Compact Fluorescent Lamp fixtures can reach 50-60 lumens per wattage. And led can generate more lumens per watt (lm/w). Then the led lights fixtures in 2010 can reach 100-110 lumens per wattage.

In the market 2020, different types of led can generate different luminance efficacy (lm/w). Some led chips can reach more than 200lm/w, some can be only 130lm/w around. So the best to calculate the brightness is not by led power, but by the lumens.

In the summary of misunderstanding one and misunderstanding two, here we also want to remind you that the solar lights led power is always labeled much higher than the real led power.

Take the solar flood lights in Amazon shop, for example, they have labeled 100 wattage solar floodlights, 200 wattage solar floodlights, and 300 wattage solar floodlights. The so-called 300watt solar flood lights, real led power is 15 watt at the highest. Because you can easily find that the solar panel power of it is only 25watt to 30watt. How can such a small power solar panel support 300Watt led to power long-time lighting? No more than one hour!

Another question or factor to consider when sizing solar street lights would be considering the number of Lumens per radius illuminated and how high should the light be placed. Clodesun, for example, how many lumens are necessary for properly lighting 20m when the light is placed at 8m height.

Conclusion:

Hope this article about How many Lumens do I need for all in one solar street light will give you some help when you choose all in one solar street light.

If you want to know more about all-in-one solar LED lighting, don’t hesitate to contact Clodesun for more information.

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How many rainy days can solar street light last

As we all know the working principle of lithium integrated solar street light is to receive solar light during the day to convert electrical energy stored in the battery, and at night through the battery discharge supply LED lights. Therefore, the number of rainy days is a very important reference factor when configuring solar street lights.

The number of cloudy days refers to the number of days that the solar street light can be used normally with few or no solar energy replenishment on consecutive cloudy or rainy days, when this number is exceeded, the lithium integrated solar street light cannot be used normally. In general the lithium integrated solar street light insists on 3-5 days of cloudy and rainy days, but also according to the actual demand to increase the configuration of solar panels and batteries, adjust the working mode of the lithium integrated solar street light, so as to improve the number of cloudy and rainy days.

The number of rainy days determines the size of the solar panel and lithium battery configuration, which is an important configuration parameter for lithium integrated solar street lights, so you should determine the number of rainy days according to your local situation, and if your local area has more consecutive rainy days, increase the number of days by 1-2 days as appropriate to avoid abnormal working conditions.

Belinda has 10 years of experience in sales and marketing of solar and LED lighting, making our design perfectly adapted to the market’s needs. She is passionate about solar streetlights and loves sharing her knowledge with the world.

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Solar Powered LED Street Light vs. Traditional Street Lights

Everyone wants to know LED solar street lights vs. HPS street lights which is the better option for them. Despite what you would think, LEDs and incandescent bulbs have a plethora of advantages and disadvantages. As we compare LED vs. HPS lighting systems, we want to provide you with some helpful information. It is possible to create stunning effects using LED strips that provide both comfort and creativity. 

Depending on your imagination, you may use it on headboards, crown molding, handrails, stair flooring, and many more possibilities. Cities and municipalities are transitioning away from inefficient HPS lighting and toward more energy-efficient solar-powered LED fixtures for various reasons. Both of these settings are vastly different from one another. 

Solar-powered LED fixtures not only save money on energy expenditures but may also be used with motion-sensing technology because of their low power consumption. Here we are going to discuss LED solar street lights vs. HPS street lights to see which better option for you is:

Main Differences Between LED Solar Street light and HPS Street Lights

In today’s world, LED lights are rapidly replacing HPS street lights as a more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly alternative. 

  • High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) streetlights are a traditional sight. These bulbs emit monochromatic yellow-orange light. It’s not uncommon to still see HPS lights in huge locations like manufacturing plants and roads. As a result, they are frequently employed as plants grow lights. 
  • Solar-powered LED street lights are trendy. 

Here are the main differences between the two:

  1. Upfront Costs and Installation
  2. Lifespan 
  3. Cost of Maintenance 
  4. Resistance to Shock
  5. Motion sensor
  6. Visibility
  7. Dependence on the electricity grid

Lifespan 

LEDs have a longer functional life than any other light source commercially available. Lamps and fixtures can last anywhere from 25,000 to 200,000 hours before they need to be replaced. Atmospheric Stress Regarding energy efficiency, sodium lamps have long been utilized for exterior street lighting in municipalities because of their long lifespan (albeit not as long as LEDs). As a general rule, an HPS bulb may expect to last about 24,000 hours. 

“HPS lamps still provide 90 percent of their initial light output at the midway of their life term,” says American Electric Lighting. After its useful life, lumen maintenance is still excellent, at a rate of roughly 80%. LPS lights have a slightly lower lifespan than traditional incandescent bulbs (typically failing around 18,000 hours of operation).

Upfront Costs and Installation

In comparison to other types of lighting, solar street lights are much more expensive upfront at per unit basis. 

However, what’s often overlooked is the installation cost of traditional solar street lights. It’s not mentioned often, but there is tons of work around pavement and wiring when preparing for HPS lamps’ installation. On the other hand, LED solar street lights don’t need any of that.

Cost of Maintenance 

Over the long term, the technology pays the investor back (the payback period). Reduced labor costs and, to a lesser extent, gains in energy efficiency are the primary sources of return on investment (dependent on electricity costs). Lights made of Low and High-Pressure Sodium (LPS) are inexpensive to buy and maintain. 

As a result, even though LPS and HPS bulbs have long lifespans, they still fall short of LED bulbs. LPS or HPS lights may still need to be purchased multiple times, and the accompanying labor costs incurred to achieve the same lifespan as a single LED light. The price of LED lighting is considerable. However, it can vary widely depending on the model. Between $10 and $20 will get you a 100W-equivalent LED light. According to the type of light being used, the cost of Low and High-Pressure Sodium might vary considerably. A 100-watt incandescent-equivalent LPS or HPS bulb costs $5 to $10, which is a bargain compared to LEDs.

LED bulbs have virtually no maintenance costs, and the frequency with which they need to be replaced is the best on the market, making them the most cost-effective lighting option. In addition to the cost of labor to monitor and replace aging or expired components, a single LED will need to be replaced numerous times throughout its lifetime.

Total Price Comparison: Traditional VS. Solar Street Light

Take the 10KM main road project in Nigeria as an example to compare the cost of solar street lights and ordinary street lights. the standard main road 80W street light installation distance is 30 meters 334 one-way roads, a total quantity is needed 668 street lights.

solar street light cost

Above is the installation cost and the use of the 3-year warranty period. On the whole, the total cost of the solar street light is 327,320 US dollars, while the total cost of the street light is 409,863 US dollars. Street lights are 25% higher than solar street lights. Considering the use of electricity bills in subsequent years, this cost of street light will be higher.

When we choose LED technology to illuminate one area, solar street lights are the most efficient way. You may think that compared with traditional lighting, solar LED lighting requires more expensive maintenance and upkeep costs. To be honest, solar lights actually require less maintenance than traditional lighting systems.

The typical service life of traditional street lights is about 5,000-8,000 hours on average, which life is less than a year. while the cycle life of solar LED street lights is 5-8 years. Compared with traditional lighting methods, solar street lights also have higher power efficiency.

Resistance to Shock

You can’t damage them with physical shocks with LEDs because they are solid-state lights (SSLs). LEDs are more durable than incandescent bulbs, which are more susceptible to breakage. It’s especially true of the linear tubes that have bulbs in them. HPS and LPS lamps, like the majority of older models, use a glass bulb as their light source. Depending on the design, LEDs can be made to be as small as 2mm in certain circumstances and as huge as a meter or more in others. 

You can utilize LEDs in a wide range of applications. There are many low and high-pressure sodium lamps. However, they are often utilized in outdoor settings where size isn’t an issue. Despite this, they are rarely made in widths more petite than a centimeter, and as a result, they cannot match the compactness and robustness of an LED.

Motion Sensor

LEDs are always ready to use because they don’t require any warming-up time before producing their total light output. HPS lamps are not ideal for motion sensors since they take a long time to produce their full light output. Use motion sensors when security and visibility are critical but must reduce power consumption. Motion-sensing can function effectively thanks to the instant-on characteristics of LEDs, allowing the fixture to run either at a lower output or entirely off to on. An instantaneous switch to full brightness ensures the safety and complete visibility of all those within its vicinity.

Visibility

As far as lighting is concerned, visibility is a crucial issue. The color of the light influences the way our eyes interpret our surroundings. Utilizing light near the sun’s natural light as possible enhances visibility by a factor of ten. With a CRI of 70 to 80, you can find LEDs in 2700K to 6500K color temperatures. HPS lights have improved over the past few years, but they still fall short of the brightness and efficiency of LEDs. The color temperature of an HPS light is between 1900 and 2800K, and the CRI is from 20 to 80. 

This color is more orange and does not allow the eyes to distinguish between the colors and tints of objects. The human eye cannot correctly record the information it sees, lowering safety and security and preventing security and law enforcement from conducting their jobs correctly. With a light that can be seen clearly by the human eye, there will be no mistake between one object and another, increasing safety.

Dependence on the electricity grid

Most street lights such as HPS completely depend on the electricity grid to light up. It’s typically not a problem to keep them up at night in most developed countries. However,  the electricity grid is unstable and unreliable in a lot of developing countries

Solar street lights, on the other hand, don’t get power from the electricity grid.  For example, all-in-one solar street light.

Where Do LED Streetlights and HPS Streetlights Differ?

Lumens are the key to solving this problem. There are several different definitions for lumens, but the most commonly used one is “the SI unit of luminescence, which is equal to the quantity of light-emitting every second from the same uniform source of one candela.” To avoid confusing our readers, we’re going to use the term “lumen” as the standard for measuring light when comparing solar LED street lights and HPS street lights. Light output per unit energy invested is a common topic of discussion when addressing lighting efficiency. A typical “return on investment” for light, if you will. 

In terms of lumens per watt, LED lights to fall somewhere between 40 and 120. You get more light-hitting things that weren’t meant to be illuminated with HPS, but the lumens-per-watt rating is higher because these lights are omnidirectional. There is less “light loss” when using an LED light source over an HPS one. A 180-degree light spread means that more light is focused on the target. It’s pointless to spend money on a lamp if half of its output is going in the wrong direction. LED comes out on top in this fight.

Conclusion: it comes down to costs! 

LED Solar Street light vs. HPS street lights is the question asked by many people.

However, using an LED street light is a more environmentally friendly solution than traditional street lights. Integrated LED street lights use less energy and require less maintenance and operation costs than another outdoor lighting. Compared to ordinary sodium streetlights, these LEDs are 50% more efficient and last 20-25 years. This is why LED outdoor lights are becoming increasingly popular around the world. The light emitted by LED bulbs has a distinct shade of blue-white. With less light pollution, newer LED street lights can create amber or yellow-warm, more animal-friendly colors.solar street light v traditional light

So here is the answer. There is no wiring required for solar street lights, so it costs much less to install; No electricity is needed at all for the operation of solar street lights because they convert sunlight into electricity—–so it saves taxpayers money in the long run; Also, solar street light doesn’t depend on the electricity grid which is unable in a lot of developing countries.

Also, you can carry many productive tasks more safely using led street lights rather than HPS street lights. Machines can be dangerous to operate if they aren’t visible. An inability to see small details and a slower work pace are two consequences of poor lighting in the workplace. An energy-saving impact may be seen with the Solar LED Street light.

 This street light saves more than half of the energy required to illuminate the road than the typical high-pressure sodium bulb. Due to its pure DC operation and lack of flash frequency, it is immune to the eye strain caused by ordinary street lamp strobes.

Outdoor solar LED light with no filament or glass housing is highly resistant to impact and shock. HPS street lights are ideal for high-mounting applications, such as industrial and security lighting, because of their high-intensity lights. With 15-foot and higher heights, they’re the finest choice for mounting streetlights. These bulbs are unsuitable for applications that need excellent color accuracy, such as retail and commercial lighting. When it comes to accurately displaying the colors of objects, HPS lights fall short. Street lights that must turn on and off regularly are not suitable for HPS lighting. 

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Wholesale Solar Street Light Price & Cost in Nigeria

Around 10% of the 800 million people worldwide living with no access to electricity live in Nigeria. To help give more of its citizen’s access to power, Nigeria has begun rolling out off-grid solar in the southwest of the country.

Nigeria support makes, supplies, and finances decentralized solar-powered systems for use in developing countries is striving to provide affordable energy to 20 million people by the end of the decade.“The off-grid clean energy market in Nigeria has significant untapped potential.

Nigerians are exploiting solar energy to solve their power supply. The use of solar energy as an energy source in Nigeria is becoming more prevalent. Most of the street lights in Nigeria are solar energy powered. So how much to install solar street lights in Nigeria is very significant.

solar street light price in Nigeria

The price of solar street lights in Nigeria depends on the components of Accessories

The components of solar led street lights are the LED lamp, battery, controller, and solar panel, and the price and cost of solar led street lights truly depend on the components.

The main cost of solar street lights is the battery. And the cost of the battery takes part about 15% to 20% of the whole solar lights. So battery quality is the most important thing for solar lights purchasing.

The price of solar street lights in Nigeria also depends on the solar lights watts and Capacities.

Solar street lights with higher watts usually cost more than lower watts especially for an integrated all-in-one solar street lights.

There is a specific price for very good quality all in one integrated solar street light cost and price in Nigeria which is a hot sale here.

40w all in one integrated solar street light -230$-280$
64w all in one integrated solar street light -250$-300$
100w all in one integrated solar street light -330$-400$
120w all in one integrated solar street light -390$-490$

There are bound to be disparities in the above price of solar street lights in Nigeria.

People in Nigeria want to buy the cheapest products, but the cheap ones do not mean the most cost-effective. It also depends on the effect and longevity. For example:

With the 10 years lifespan of a $300 high-quality solar light, the average annual cost is $30.

with the 1 year lifespan of a $100 poor-quality solar light, the average annual cost is $100. If it is broken, it is a waste of time and energy cost, which is actually not worth it.

Clodesun solar street lights are:

We’ve installed solar street lights projects around the world. Our solar street lights are praised by municipalities where there is not a reliable supply of grid electricity to create a more robust system that can withstand adverse weather.

Clodesun All in one solar street light smart MPPT solar charge controller

There are 2 types of controllers: PWM and MPPT in the market.

All in one solar led street lights to adopt smart MPPT controller, for, in this case, PWM will waste some energy collected by panels, while MPPT can convert all the solar energy collected into chemical energy and this smart MPPT improves battery life and provided the efficient service throughout the whole year.

Compared to our smart MPPT controller to the PWM controller, the whole solar street light efficiency increased about 30%.

Clodesun All in one solar street light LED chip lumens

What is “ >160 Lumens per watt ”? Why does this matter? Because we produce more light, using less power than our competitors.

6,400 lumens – This is our entry-level fixture.

12,800 lumens – is our medium-based selection when you need that extra amount of light.

19,200 lumens – is for the client that requires the very best. A light designed for large areas or a multiple-lane roadway.

Remember watts don’t matter – lumens do! Lumens tell you how much light you can expect from the light fixture, watts just tell you how much power it consumes. The higher the lumen per watt ratio, the better and brighter a system you can expect.

210lm/w: Brightness decay in 5 years and more than 80% brightness remained.

110lm/w: Brightness decay in 2-3 years and about 20% brightness remained.
Clodesun solar street light provided a high level of lighting output with more than over160 lumens per watt which enabled our solar street light to look bright.

Clodesun All in one solar street light case and bracket material

Quality solar street lights use a customized die-casting aluminum mold, the advantages of die-casting aluminum mold are lightweight, strong and corrosion-resistant, anti-rust. Making it able to resist a strong wind load of up to 130MPH that can last more than 25 years.

stainless steel screws are used as fasteners to protect against any harsh weather. The die-casting aluminum mold is elegant and characteristics.

Lower quality solar street lights just use a mold and rough craft, the installing structure need support by knight head, to recover the structure strength issue, making install more complex, lack of stability and can not anti strong wind.

Also, this metal case has an IP66 protection level that enables codes solar street lights to operate in severe weather conditions

Clodesun All in one solar street light heat Dissipation new design between solar panel and light

In summer, the solar panel is as hot as 90°C, 70°C inside the solar lamp body. (we have tested )

Hot will damage the battery and LED source, so we separate the hot solar panel and it has a shadow, makes solar street light cool, enlarge lifespan of the battery and LED source.

all in one solar street lamp advantages

Clodesun All in one solar street light solar panel can adjust

As we all know. In the northern hemisphere, the sunshine rises from the south, but in the southern hemisphere, the sunshine rises from the north.

That is why we need to design solar panel fold and unfold in order to ensure the solar panel face the sun on both sides of the road,

In the northern hemisphere, we can unfold on the north side of the road, fold on the south side of the road

In the southern hemisphere, we can unfold on the south side of the road, fold on the north side of the road

And different countries and regions have different geographic locations and latitudes. When people install solar street lights in someplace, on one side, the solar panel can face the sun directly, but on the other side, the solar panel can not face the sun,

so if the solar panel can be adjustable, it will absorb more solar energy, which can maximize the conversion of solar energy while the lower quality solar led street light panel is fixed, causing a low conversion rate of solar and the using areas are also limited.

A Better solar street Light in Nigeria

When we designed our solar street lights, we wanted something that would be durable and very bright.

1. After testing different options brands, our research and design center settled on the Cree160-170 Lumen per                Watt chips. This lets us deliver the most amount of lighting with a mall amount of power needed.

2. In order to create reliable and effective lighting solutions, we carefully selected components for this integrated,           all-in-one solar street light.

3. A high efficient solar panel is able to properly and quickly charge the A class LiFePo4 battery using the MPPT             controller with intelligent charging mode.

4. With LED efficiency of 160wm/w, coupled with a motion sensor, this integrated solar street light will provide bright and effective lighting by consuming a minimal amount of energy.

5. What sets our charge controller apart is that it uses a patented MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking)               charging technology. Through this design, we are able to increase charging efficiency by up to 30%. Combined with more efficient solar panels, we are convinced that we have one of the best solar charging systems on the market.

6. Additionally, our lights are easy to assemble. No trenching or auxiliary power is required.

From parking lots to highways, we have a light for every need. Our standard lighting configurations include:

  • 40w foldable design solar street light 6400 lumens
  • 64w foldable design solar street light 10240 lumens
  • 100w foldable design solar street light 12800 lumens
  • 120w foldable design solar street light 19200 lumens

100w solar street light

 

There are many brands and companies that sell solar street lights in Nigeria and each comes with a different price because of different quality, but usually, quality products will usually not let you down.

Our goal is to help Nigeria people to get the most from each light and to help you create an off-grid solar street light system that your community will be proud of.

Minimum Order Quantity (MOQ) For Nigeria is 50 Lights or 50 Poles.

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What is Smart IOT solar street light

In recent years, with the maturity of intelligent Internet technology, so that lighting towards the road of intelligence. The concept of “smart city” has become a blue ocean market that all related industries are competing for.

In the construction process, cloud computing, big data, and other new-generation information technology innovation applications become mainstream. Lighting, as an indispensable element in urban construction, IOT smart solar street light has become a breakthrough in the construction of smart cities.

 Benefits IoT smart solar street light

1. Real-time monitoring and viewing of the operation status:

Traditional solar street light needs to be regularly checked the lamp usage by workers. And if one of the solar street lights or several solar street lights is not on, or the lighting time is short, which greatly affects the customer experience, the IoT solar street light can be viewed in real-time through the computer platform or APP at any time and at anyplace, no need send any personnel to the site. If an IoT solar street light does not turn on, you can send a worker to check and repair it. If the lighting time is short, you can analyze the cause according to the actual situation.

2. The IoT smart solar street light can greatly reduce power consumption

For example, working longer in winter and shorter in summer, and can adjust the brightness according to the specific needs. This is also an effect that traditional solar street lights cannot achieve. Because once the traditional solar street light is programmed in the factory, the solar street light cannot be changed after shipping.

3. The function of adjustable brightness

The IoT solar street light can increase lighting in high crime areas or emergency situations, which is convenient and fast. for example, to increase or decrease the lighting according to weather events and at different times of the day.

4. Smart solar street light alarm function

In addition to adjusting brightness and power consumption, IoT solar street light also has an alarm function, and real-time data on the platform can provide corresponding data for analysis.

Two kinds of IoT solar street light telecommunication solutions

1. Lora/Zigbee + Concentrator.

2. Each Solar light with a built-in SIM card.

Lora/Zigbee + Concentrator(with a SIM card inside)

This is the first generation IoT of solar street light which has been existed since 6 years ago. Each Light has a built-in Lora/Zigbee module, and Lights will send its information to the concentrator by Zigbee/Lora signal, then the concentrator with a SIM card will send all the information to the server every hour.

However, the signal is not stable, clients bought it with amazing, but

It is often disconnected after being installed.

If the concentrator is broken, all the lights which are in charge by the concentrator will be disconnected.

Installation is a little complicated, and the concentrator needs to be put far away from the lights because the GRPS signal will be disturbed by the Zigbee/Lora.

Each Solar light with a built-in SIM card

Clodesun is the leading company to use this technology- the New Generation of IoT solutions. Each Light with an in-built SIM card, so that the lights can send their information to the server directly without sending it to the concentrator as a transit. So that the signal is very stable. and installation is clear and simple.

To apply this system, make customized modular, we need to know which telecom company is in your local country. It is better than you can send us a local SIM card for testing.

If you have any questions about IoT smart solar street lights, please Email us.