Best Solar Street Lights , How to Choose ?

HOW TO CHOOSE?

Choosing the right solar street light depends on one’s requirement. Following are the things one has to consider.

  • Do we require solar street light just to light up some remote areas in village?

We would suggest to use motion sensor solar street light. As in remote places people movement is less.

  • Do you require solar street light for place where people movement is high?

Intelligent sensor are better for places like this and motion sensor would not work full night.

  • Do you require solar street light for security?

Go for Motion sensor lights. Because in this case you only need light when some one passes by.

  • Is this solar street lights for outdoor home use like gardens or yard or lighting up dark places around?

Go for motion sensor lights. Because when you access your garden brightness will be 100 % , else it will reduce to around 45 %.

Once this is decided then we have to look what is the area that one is expecting to cover. This helps us to decide on the LED wattage that we are looking at.

When we look at the Solar Street Light, four things come into our mind. Controller, LED, Battery and Panel.  Controller are used to control the function of LED, battery and Panel. It also ensures when the light should go on and off, when should the charge cut off and on etc.

WHAT TO CHOOSE?

Solar All in One Integrated LED street Lights range from 5 Watt to 100 Watt and Can go up to 200 Watt. We shall go through few for better understanding.

SOLAR ALL IN ONE INTEGRATED 5 WATT STREET LIGHT

5 Watt Street Light All in one integrated comes with 5 Watt 9V Polycrystalline Solar Panel with Inbuilt 4.5AH 6.4V LiFePO4 battery. This light has got PIR motion sensor which can sense for distance of 7 to 8 meters at 140-degree angle.

For full charge it requires 6 to 8 Hours of bright sun light. It will light up whole night provided there less than 50 motion. When there is motion detected it will give you 5-watt output, else it will have 2 watt output whole night. Installation can be done.

Installation can be done at height of 3- 4 meters. And it will cover area of 6 X 6 Meters at 140 degree angle.

SOLAR ALL IN ONE INTEGRATED 12 WATT STREET LIGHT

12 Watt Street Light All in one integrated comes with 12 Watt 9V Polycrystalline Solar Panel with Inbuilt 6 AH 9.6V LiFePO4 battery. This light has got PIR motion sensor which can sense for distance of 7 to 9 meters at 140-degree angle.

For full charge it requires 6 to 8 Hours or bright sun light. It will light up whole night provided there is less than 50 motion. When there is motion detected it will give you 12-watt output, else it will have 5 watt output whole night.

There is also 3 mode in this light, We can Click on On Off Button to Change Modes. 3 Working Modes: 1/4 Brightness Light + Motion Sensor Full Brightness Light, 1/2 Brightness Light + Motion Sensor Full Brightness Light, Off + Motion Sensor Full Brightness Light.

Installation can be done at height of 4- 5 meters. And it will cover area of 9 X 9 Meters at 140 degree angle.

All in One Integrated Solar Street Light 30 Watt

30 Watt Street Light All in one integrated comes with 15 Watt 18V Polycrystalline Solar Panel with Inbuilt 14.8V 115 WH Li-ion battery. This light has got PIR motion sensor which can sense for distance of 7 to 9 meters at 120-degree angle. For full charge it requires 9 to 10 Hours of bright sun light. It will light up whole night provided there is less than 50 motion.

It has got remote to control the brightness.

Installation can be done at height of 5  – 6 meters. And it will cover area of 15 X 15 Meters at 120-degree angle.

Important things to consider while buying Solar Street Light?
  • Make sure the place where you are installing has got direct sunlight for at least 6 hours a day.
  • Installation should be done as per the manual. Fix on the right height

Author : Arunima

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