Since they work with LEDs, bulbs do not need to be changed as frequently as with conventional lighting.
3. Minimized risk of accidents
Solar-powered street lights do not have external wires, given that they are not connected to the grid. The personnel who fix street lights will be safer while working with these.
Solar canopy lighting only depends on the sun for operation. For this reason, the carbon footprint associated with public lighting is eliminated.
5. Grid independent
Since solar-powered street lights produce their energy, out of grid reach areas can seize this feature and count on street lighting.
How do solar public lights work?
As you might imagine, the solar canopy lighting principle is the same as with any other system that involves solar panels.
The solar cells in the panel seize the energy from the sun during the day. That energy is converted into electricity and stored in the battery.
Well, LEDs have a few attributes that make them superior over common High-Pressure Sodium Lamps (HPSL).
LEDs consume much less energy than any other commercially available lighting technology. Typical source efficiency circles around 80 – 130 lumens/watt.
Also, they emit light directionally, i.e. over 180º, contrarily to common lamps which emit it at 360º.
LEDs kick out the need to redirect or reflect light, leading to far fewer losses than with conventional lamps.
LEDs’ lifespan is also much larger than other lighting technology, which is one of the big myths about LED lighting.
You can easily bet on an LED lasting up to 60,000 hours. Some of them even go up to 100,000 hours or more.
They also offer very high light quality with very low maintenance costs and hassle.
The fact that LEDs are more efficient than traditional lamps, implies smaller solar panels size.