Solar street lights are quite expensive. They require a huge capital investment.
Don’t be in a rush to purchase and install them. Instead, take your time to analyze various key issues.
Here are the main factors that you should consider when installing LED solar street lights:
1.Design and Technology
Solar streetlights come in a wide range of designs and technologies.
You need to get one whose design will match with your needs.
An appropriate design will deliver the best results as you need.
It will also save you from paying extra money on something that you won’t need.
The size of the fixture also falls under this factor. You need to choose the right size of the LED solar street light.
If you aren’t sure, it is always advisable to seek help from experts. They will inspect the location and give you appropriate advice.
Some of the issue that can determine the design, size and technology that you should choose include:
• Solar duration
• Dust level
• Weather condition
• Temperature ranges and
• Wind speed
A proficient technician will look at these factors before recommending the best LED solar street lights.
Illustrating battery position on pole.
LED Solar streetlights have different battery positions.
• On the ground
• On the roof of the pole
• Hanging on the pole
• On the top of the pole
There are several factors that you may consider before deciding on the positioning of the battery.
They include the security of the area, size of the battery, convenience, material used and the terrain of the area.
Carefully consider the methods of controlling the solar streetlights.
Do they use smart lighting features or are they manually controlled and monitored?
With intelligent street lighting system, you will be able to control all the solar street lights from remote locations.
The system gives you the power to turn the lights on and off over a set period of time. You can also control the dimming of the lights.
Smart control street lights give you the ultimate convenience.
You can control everything regarding the solar street lights right from the comfort of your house.
The intelligent system also helps to manage the energy consumption of the streetlights.
You can reduce the brightness or even shut down the streetlights when they are not in use.
4. Type of Streetlight Poles
LED Solar Street Lights Pols
Streetlight pole. Image Courtesy: the lighting resource
Obviously, you will fix the LED solar street lights on the poles.
There are various features of a solar streetlight pole that you need to consider before installing one.
The main factors include:
– Mounting height
– Type of luminaire selected
– Wind speed
– -Material of the pole
– Pole style and finishing
– Pole shape
Choose the right pole that guarantees to serve you well.