Solar Street Lights
Solar Street Light
Solar Street Light
It’s about time that we start thinking about renewable energy sources. Solar energy is a pioneer in this form of energy. It is not only limitless, but it also delivers a far more convenient and sustainable source of energy at an extremely low cost.
Scientists are currently developing innovations to make better use of this resource. Solar street lights are one example of such an idea. These are excellent alternatives to traditional grid-powered electricity. Solar street lights are extremely efficient and effective light sources that are made up of components such as battery tanks, poles, photovoltaic modules, and CFL or LED lights. The energy-efficient luminaries along with the utilization of solar power make solar lights a highly economical and environment-friendly option.
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The entire concept of a solar street lighting system is focused on maximizing energy usage and minimizing energy loss. These solar street lights are not linked to the electricity grid. There is a solar panel that collects solar energy and a power cell that recovers energy. This solar panel is usually attached to the lighting structure or built into the pole itself. This energy is then utilized to power the street lights at night. The system provides a power-saving mode by adapting the automation process. A dark and light sensor provides the automated “ON/OFF” function to the solar street lights so that the solar street lights shine automatically when the surroundings get dark, and it turns off when there is adequate light in the surroundings. On one hand, the solar street lights may be linked via a micro-grid, which is a tiny power grid-primarily utilized for the lights, and on the other hand, these solar street lights can be used as a stand-alone system. Hence due to their unique characteristics and ease of use, Solar Street Lights are becoming increasingly popular in rural areas.
The solar street lights do not have to be illuminated at the same intensity all of the time. The lights that burn with high intensity require more energy than the ones that burn with low intensity. So, by adjusting the intensity of solar street lights, it is simple to save even more energy. A microcontroller is used to implement this auto-intensity control method. In this configuration, the solar street light automatically adjusts its intensity based on the amount of light available. For example, as the sun sets in the evening, the brightness of solar street lights increases. When there is no light intensity after nightfall, the solar street lights stay “ON” in full power until midnight. The intensity of the solar street lights is regulated by passing cars on the road after midnight. That is, the solar street light will only turn “ON” when a car passes by on the way. It will also switch off when the car has crossed the roadway. It is controlled by an infrared sensor.
The main component of these solar street lights is LEDs. An LED (Light Emitting Diode) is a chemical compound that emits visible light when a direct current from a battery is sent through it. LEDs typically have a lifespan of up to 50,000 hours. When compared to the HPS (High-Pressure Sodium) fixture used in typical street lights, LED delivers significantly better brightness with lower energy consumption. It even consumes at least half the energy of traditional light. Furthermore, in the case of LED, energy waste in the form of heat is optional. As a result, the bulb used in solar LED street lights saves up to 50% more energy than regular street lights.
Therefore, as you can already see there are many benefits of switching from traditional street lights to solar street light systems.
The energy produced from these solar street lights is renewable hence energy expenses can be reduced. Also because solar street lights are one-time expenditures with a long lifespan, they are preferred in remote regions where regular power cannot reach.
Since the solar street lights don’t have any kind of external wire connection, so the risk of accidents related to electric wires is less in this case. The lightweight design of these solar street lighting reduces the cost of installation. Furthermore, because the solar street lights are weatherproof, they do not require any additional maintenance during the wet season. Solar street lighting is also dustproof. As a result, it may readily survive in places where the dust level is greater than typical without incurring any significant maintenance costs. Even The batteries of solar street lights easily last more than five years, and they have a solid backup for harsh weather situations. Notably, lithium-ion phosphate batteries are the most modern and safest choice for solar street lights.