Buying the Solar Street Light is always a difficult decision to make as much information is not available on internet. There are different kinds of Solar Street Light available in market , but unless you call the dealer or manufacture you will not know the price. Here we are giving your the options to select a good light for your needs.
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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?
- What type of solar street light is needed for place where people movement is high?
- Is this requirement of solar street light for security?
- Are these solar street lights for outdoor home use like gardens or yard or lighting up dark places around?
- With Lead Acid Batteries. - These types of lights are easily available in market. But disadvantage is their life span is less and needs regular maintenance. Voltage required for charging is 12 Volts.
- With Lithium ION batteries - These types of lights comes with motions sensor, and are more efficient with life span of 4 -5 years. Voltage requirement for charging is 3.7 volts.
- With Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries - It has motion sensor and intelligent sensor. These types of have battery life span of 7 -9 Years and capable of charging even in rainy days and the voltage it requires in 3.2 volts.
Our Suggestions:We recommend to use lights with Lithium ION or Lithium Iron phosphate batteries. As these types of lights do not require any maintenance and installation is just plug and play. Cost wise it does not make big difference. One can use motion sensor street light to remote areas . As in remote places people movement is less. Normal motion sensor light gives 100 % brightness when there is people movement, otherwise it automatically switches to around 40 percent brightness there by saving the battery. Intelligent sensor are better for public places like streets and gardens where people movement if high. Usually intelligent sensor solar street lights gives you 100% brightness for first four hours and then changes to intelligent mode to ensure it give light whole night. Once the type of light 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. Solar Street light comes with different types of wattage starting from 5 Watts and goes up to 150 Watts. Below we shall explain in details different types of wattage and it coverage.
Top 10 Solar Street Lights to Choose 2018 :
1. Solar Street Light 10 Watt.
This is an affordable and elegant outdoor lighting solution that comes with 9 Watt solar panel, 10 Watt LED with 1500 Lumens and 3.2 volts LiFePO4 battery with a capacity of 18 Ah. Solar panel has a lifespan of 15 years and the battery has an expected lifecycle of 5 to 6 years. With a 120 degree viewing angle, the high-efficiency LED can operate up to 50,000 hours. This solar street light can operate for 8 to 12 hours at night with a charging time of 6 to 7 hours.
This all in one solar street light is energy efficient with its motion sensor feature and switches on and off automatically. The brightness is electronically reduced to 20% after the first 30 seconds of its operation. When there is any motion detected in its field, the light spontaneously glows up to 100% brightness and when there is no infrared energy detected from humans, animals or vehicles, the brightness of the light is dimmed down to 20%. This light can be installed at a height of 3 to 4 meters on a pole or a wall and can cover up to 10 to 15 meters of area.
This solar street light is quite reasonably priced around Rs.3550.
2. Solar street light 15 watt.
This is a compact, cost-effective solar street light with 14 Watt solar panel, 15 Watt LED with 2200 Lumens and 3.2 volts 24 AH battery. Depending on the intensity of sunlight received, this light can operate for around 8 to 12 hours. LiFePO4 battery used in this light has a lifespan of 5 to 6 years and the solar panel can last up to 15 years if properly maintained. The LED color produced is pure white; it has a 120 degree viewing angle and can last for approximately 50,000 hours.
This is one of the best all in one solar street lights with economical and environmental benefits. This light switches on automatically at dusk like any other solar lights and dims down to 20% brightness after the first 30 seconds. The built-in PIR sensor detects movement and increase the brightness to 100%. When there are no heat waves radiated from moving objects, dim mode is reverted back. This light can cover an area of 10 to 15 meters and can be installed either on a pole or a wall at a height of 3 to 4 meters.
This solar street light is reasonably priced at Rs.4599.
3. Solar decorative street light 15 watt
This integrated solar street light has 25 Watt solar panel, 15 Watt LED with 1680 Lumens and 24 AH LiFePO4 3.2 volt battery. The solar panel offers a lifespan of around 25years and the battery can last for 8 to 12 years. With a viewing angle of 360 degrees, the LED light can go as far as 50,000 hours. This is an elegant design and can be used as an attractive landscape lighting system with automatic dusk to dawn feature.
This is one of the most efficient decorative solar street lights that runs with 100% brightness for the first four hours of its operation and then at a lower level until sunrise. This light usually comes with a remote control to regulate the brightness and the control functions include on/off, auto mode and timer adjustment. The light turns off automatically after the set time and can typically cover 10-15 meters of area. Installation can be done on a pole or a wall at a height of 3 to 4 meters.
The light is priced around Rs.7999.
4. Solar street light 15 watt - MPPT
This solar street light comes with 30 Watt solar panel and 15 Watt LED with 2400 lumens. This integrated type of solar light uses 3.2 volts 24 AH LiFePO4 battery and has in-built MPPT charge controller. The product has an overall warranty of 2 years and with 6 to 8 hours of daytime charging, this light can illuminate the surroundings for an entire night. LED has a viewing angle of 120 degrees with 50,000 hours and the battery can last up to 6 years.
Solar panels used in this light have a lifespan of 25 years and since they are bigger in size, the lights are charged faster and have longer backup. The light turns on at dusk and operates at full brightness for the first four hours and reduces its brightness for the rest of the night. This light automatically turns off detecting daybreak and is the perfect choice for areas where all-night illumination is needed. This light can cover a surrounding area of 10 to 15 meters and can be installed at a height of 3 to 4 meters on a pole or a wall.
The price of this light is approximately Rs.14,999.
5. Solar street light 20 watt - MPPT.
This light has in-built MPPT controller and comes with 40 Watt solar panel, 20 Watt LED with 3200 Lumens and 6.4 volts 40 AH LiFePO4 battery. If correctly maintained, the solar panels can have a lifespan of approximately 25 years and the battery has a life expectancy of 4 to 6 years. Viewing angle of the LED is 120 degrees with a cool white color and can operate for a maximum 50,000 hours. The light can be fixed on a wall or a pole where maximum direct sunlight is available.
This light is considered the best solar street light under the integrated solar street light category. The light switches on automatically after detecting darkness and continues operating at 100% brightness for the first four hours. It later dims down its brightness and continues to operate at that level of brightness until sunrise. All-night illumination is guaranteed with this light and it works the best if installed at a height of 5 meters. It is observed that this light covers an area of 15 meters to 25 meters.
The cost of this light is around Rs 15,499.
5. Solar street light 30 watt - MPPT.
This is an integrated type of solar street light and has 50 Watt solar panel, 30 Watt LED with 4800 Lumens and 6.4 volts 60 Ah battery. The battery used is energy-efficient LiFePO4 that has a lifespan of 4 to 6 years and the solar panel with an expected life of 25 years can be used to illuminate both private and public spaces. The in-built MPPT charge controller regulates the voltage and the LED offers a viewing angle of 120 degrees with 50,000 hours of runtime.
These solar lights can be installed on poles or walls and only minimum wiring is needed to connect the luminary to the panel. They switch on at dusk and work at maximum brightness for the first four hours and remain at a lower level of brightness for the rest of the night and switch off automatically at dawn. This is an energy saving feature and can help extend the life of the solar lighting unit. This category of light can illuminate an area of 15 to 25 meters and can be placed at a height of 5 meters.
This solar street light is priced at Rs. 20,999.
5. Solar street light 40 watt - MPPT.
This high-efficient integrated solar street light comes with in-built MPPT controller, 100 Watt solar panel, 40 Watt unidirectional LED with 6400 Lumens and 12.8 volts 75 Ah battery. The large size of the panel aids in fast charging and this in turn helps the lights to continue operating during overcast weather. The LED produces cool white color and has a runtime of 50,000 hours. Non-polluting and energy-saving LiFePO4 battery is used that can last from 8 to 12 years.
The direction of the panel can be adjusted during installation according to the direction of the sunlight. The preferred height of installation is 6 meters and these lights can be fixed on poles or walls. For the first four hours of its operation, this light works at 100% brightness and then runs at a lower level of brightness for the rest of the night. This feature ensures a sense of security in areas where night-long lighting is required. This light can cover a wider surrounding area of 25 meters to 30 meters.
The price of this solar street light is around Rs. 26,999.