How to install solar street lights

Installation of solar street lights is relatively very easy as there is no wiring, cable laying or trenching needed to complete the process. Solar street light installation is not expensive or time consuming. The area of installation plays a crucial role in the performance of solar street lights. The area chosen for placement of solar street lights should be such that the panels receive maximum direct sunlight throughout the day and there is no shadow from trees or buildings falling on the panels. Avoid installing solar street lights close to any other bright light source. The solar street light kit must be complete with all the necessary parts required for successful installation. The ground chosen for installation should be flat and not inclined. It is advised to dig the ground at least 3 feet deep to place the pole. Before erecting the pole, all the components should be attached to it.

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All in one solar street lights are directly attached to the arm as they come as a single unit; however, integrated solar street lights have solar panel as a separate unit, so following the user manual, the panel and the luminary can be attached to the arm. The arm should then be secured to the pole using bolts.

Integrated solar street lights require some minimal wiring to connect the solar panel and the luminary. Once you check all the wire connections, place the pole into the already prepared hole on the ground and pull it upright with the help of one or two people. The pole is then secured to the ground using concrete.

Solar street lights are charged and tested beforehand so that you can immediately understand whether the wires are connected correctly and see if the lights are working or not. The preferred installation height is 4 or 5 meters on a pole or a wall. If the lights are being mounted on a wall, once the luminary and panel are attached to the arm, it can be secured with bolts on the wall. If more than one solar street lights are being used to cover a large area, it is better to maintain an even distance of 10 to 15 meters between poles for uniform distribution of light.