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Is it Possible to Re-Use Existing Poles and Concrete Bases From Old Lights?

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So you’re probably here because you already have a lighting system in place. Perhaps something happened and now your entire light infrastructure has gone out due to one small mishap in the wiring, or perhaps the whole shebang is kaput. The wallet is slim and so are your options, so you want to keep the existing poles without installing new ones. The good news is that yes, you can “retro-fit” solar powered pole lights onto existing poles. The bad news is not with every pole.

If You’re Not Using a Solar Lamp Post…

What matters most is in the construction of the light fixtures. Our solar light fixtures are behemoths that are normally built with poles that can withstand temperature changes and 140 MPH wind gusts–we’re not talking some flimsy foundation here. So if there’s a retro-fit operation to be done instead of using commercial solar light posts, it’s a viable job if the original pole is built like a brick house–wood or concrete poles from city installations fare well. Poles from older light installations aren’t as viable, and if the foundation isn’t solid, the pole won’t be either.

If there are still burning questions if you want to move to a full solar installation, feel free to contact us and ask about your current situation. We’re willing to work with you on whatever solar light installation you need, so if you have sturdy poles in place for a retro-fit installation, excellent! If your old lighting system looks like a strong gust of wind can knock it over, we can provide better options to see your project revived and completed. After all, if you’re going to invest in solar, it’s important to ensure it can withstand what mother nature may throw at it. We’re Greenshine New Energy, where poles aren’t monkey business to us. Contact us for more information.

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LED Streetlights vs HPS Streetlights: What’s the Diff?

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Prepare yourselves, we’re breaking down a big comparison in street lighting today! We’re discussing the comparisons between light-emitting diode (LED) and High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) lighting systems, and hopefully by the end of this lesson we can educate you and ensure your wallet stays happy. Here are some main differences between LED streetlights vs HPV streetlights. Hint: LEDs win this battle.

The Answer Lies in Lumens

A quick search reveals that a lumen is defined as “the SI unit of luminous flux, equal to the amount of light emitted per second in a unit solid angle of one steradian from a uniform source of one candela.” We don’t prefer to baffle our readers with jargon, so for our reasons lets just define a lumen as the standard of how light is measured when we discuss LED vs HPV. That term is primarily used in discussing efficiency behind lighting–how much light you get per energy invested. A standard “return on investment,” if you will, for light. The efficiency for LED lights ranges between about 40 and 120 lumens per watt. The lumens per watt rating is actually higher for HPV, but where these lights lose is that they’re omnidirectional, so you get a lot of light striking objects that aren’t intended to be lit. The benefits of outdoor led vs hps lumens per watt is greater because there’s less “loss” of light. LEDs have a light spread of 180 degrees, and so more light is actually directed towards the subject in question. Why bother buying a kind of light if half of what it emits goes the opposite direction of where you want it to go? LED wins this bout.

High-Pressure Sodium: Hot, Hot Heat

High-pressure sodium lights produce heat–not something you’d really want when your main concern is just illuminating something. The heat emitted from the light either wafts out into the great wild or is absorbed by the ballast. Turning that heat back into light is ideal–or by using a light that emits very little heat whatsoever. In this case, LED lights win again since hardly any heat comes from them.

LED Wins with Longevity Over HPS

We’ll admit that HPS lights have fantastic longevity, which is often times why they’re chosen to light parking lots and wide public areas. However, LED lights still win in this category–surprise–with a whopping 25 thousand hours of usage time vs a max of 24 thousand hours with HPS before failure. It’s marginal, but we’re sure when weighing options that a little more time is better than a little less. LED beats out HPS in this category regardless.

Maintenance, Money, Maximum Brightness, and More!

Here’s where LED really shines,  so to speak. LEDs require virtually no maintenance. The bulbs last so long they beat out all the competition in terms of longevity and so don’t need a replacement, unlike HPS. So less maintenance requires less money–you get the idea. Plus, LEDs have a more accurate color reproduction. We’re sure you’ve been under HPS lights before, and they cast an unsightly yellow color over everything! That’s not exactly the most pretty of colors. Plus, LEDs are known for being “immediately on” in the industry, while HPS lights take about 10 minutes to warm up to full brightness.

We’ve only listed a smidge of benefits LED lights have over HPS! The benefits are heavy in comparison, and even better when you combine LED lights with solar panels. If you’re considering a switch or are convinced here of the superiority of LED lights, feel free to contact us for further information. We’re invested in the future of lights.

 

 

Solar Panels for LED Lights

What Are the Benefits of Angling Solar Panels Properly?

Solar Panels for LED Lights

New solar panel light adopters may not be entirely up-to-date on how to properly angle new solar panels and why that matters. Of course, it’s ultimately a matter of drawing as much light from the sun as possible, even during overcast times, so we thought we’d introduce a few basics to those who have installed the latest in green energy technology. And for those who haven’t used solar lighting in their latest project, consider this an opportunity to reflect if solar panel outdoor lights are perfect for your needs. We’ll skip the super-tech details and jump straight to the specifics.

What’s the Best Angle of Direction for Solar Panels for LED Lights?

We’ll admit that solar isn’t perfect. Sometimes the sun doesn’t come out, and so you’re left wondering how long your lights might last in dark winters or overcast times. Solar power stored in a battery won’t last forever, but what we can promise is that if you angle your solar panels for your LED lights properly, you can maximize your potential power gains–almost like sending your lights to the gym for the most rigorous workout possible.

The trick is with angling your solar panels is that one answer isn’t universal for all. What angle you want with your solar panel outdoor lights is actually dependent on where you live as long as your panels are facing south. For instance, if you live in Southern California, home to Greenshine New Energy, you’re best off angling your panels around 33/34 degrees for maximal energy culling potential. Thankfully, these are solar panels for outdoor lights, so it’s not a matter of having a roof that supports that particular angle. Pointing the panels in any other direction will result in less energy gains–it just doesn’t make sense. Do your research online with some handy solar calculation tools and you can find the best angle for where you (or the panels) reside.

What Else is There to Know About Proper Solar Panel Angling?

Oddly enough, the states that receive the most solar power aren’t the sunniest! The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) rates some “cold” states as higher than California and Arizona! Cold weather does not equate to less light. In fact, white snow often times helps to reflect sunlight back onto the solar panels. The panels function more efficiently during winter, too! During the winter, it’s a strong idea to angle your solar panels for your streetlights lower than your latitude. Just be forewarned that reducing the tilt for the panel may cause build-up of snow, and we’re sure you know what that leads to. Snow is actually easy to remove from solar panels if they’re not angled properly to encourage it to slide off.

Keeping these small maintenance factors in mind can help your solar panel street lights last longer when the sun is hidden behind overcast clouds. If you’re still unsure of what the best angle might be for your panels, or if you’re thinking of finally making the jump to solar powered outdoor lights, feel free to contact us and we’ll be happy to assist. Remember, if you’re in a “cold” state, solar panels actually run more efficient and light tends to bounce around more than usual because of the white surface of the snow. It’s just another reason why solar is really catching on across the world–it can be used almost anywhere.

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3 Common Problems Solar Adopters Have with Solar–and How to Resolve Them with a Solar Power Generator

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We’ll show our hand of cards today and admit that solar isn’t perfect, it’s just better than fossil fuels. But when constructing a solar lighting project for wherever light must be, there are some small difficulties planners and project managers might run into in regards to solar panel placement and other snags. We’re here to help! Greenshine has been into solar for a combined 3 decades and knows what’s around the corner for a lot of projects. Let us be your eyes for this journey since we know the pitfalls.

Power Your Outdoor Solar Lights with a Remote Panel

Probably the most apparent “problem” of solar is that it’s unsightly. Even with our decorative lights, a solar panel perched somewhere on the light pole isn’t very attractive. Whatever decorative fixture might be on the top of the pole certainly looks lovely, but the panel itself just sticks out–a dark, flat panel with a generic, unappealing look. Nobody ever said solar power was attractive. But there’s a way you can preserve your light aesthetic, stay green, and save some green all at the same time.

If you power your outdoor solar lights with a remote panel, there’s no need to have the solar panel up on the pole. Using a solar powered generator located in an inconspicuous location can beautify your light pole while harnessing the power of the sun. You get the best of all worlds–cheap, renewable energy (provided every sunny morning), a low-cost technology to power a light, connected to a remote panel generator that hides the ugly part of solar tech. Congratulations, you’ve won.

Relocate Your LED Lights Where Needed with a Separate Solar Panel

We love trees; we’re Greenshine after all, so anything that speaks green to us is a positive aspect of our corporation. However, trees can often be culprits for solar power since they tend to block what solar panels thrive on: the sun. If you have a mini-forest in the area, that can definitely spell doom for the maximum potential of your solar panel power. If your panels are sitting in too much shade, it’s time to think about powering your LED lights with a separate solar panel.

An SPG (solar-powered generator) off-site is perfect for those pesky areas that have very little sunlight because of trees. Find a spot that is secluded but open enough to maximize your solar time, and you can be certain that your solar lights will still be running for days even when the sun ducks behind an overcast sky. Keep your park or public areas populated with trees and well-lit at night with a separate solar panel.

Not Just Lights…But a Wealth of Other Applications

If you’re enjoying your solar spot light with separate solar panel lighting up the night with virtually endless power, don’t forget that your solar generator is portable and can be used almost anywhere. So if your lights are portable as well, remember you can have flexibility with your installations and how they’re powered. In short, an SPG moves with you.

We hope we’ve shed some light (pun intended) on finding workarounds with powering your outdoor solar lights with a remote panel. You can hide them around inconspicuous corners if needed, use them to help solar panels gain charge in the midst of problematic sun-blockers, and you can take them anywhere with you! We’re Greenshine New Energy, a solar LED lighting company dedicated to being lighter on the wallet and the planet. Contact us to learn more. You might just save some money.

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3 Questions to Determine if Solar Street Lighting is Best for Your Project

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When discussing options for lighting public areas, solar isn’t always the first thought to come to mind. We know a lot of CFOs and project managers are hesitant to make the switch, and so we’re here to show that solar street lighting might be a more viable route for your energy and lighting needs. Here are three questions to ask yourself if you want to know if solar is right for you. You’d be surprised to hear the differences in traditional vs. solar lighting and how resilient solar fixtures can be.

Are you looking for a green alternative?

It’s a bit of a no-brainer that solar energy is a “greener” option. Solar light fixtures are separate from any neighboring city’s power supply system, so they’re “off the grid” in a sense. Maintenance for solar street lighting systems is incredibly low, and they’re self-sufficient meaning they won’t be affected by any nearby power outages or fluctuations. If you’re thinking green, solar is definitely the strongest option.

Does Your Lighting Fixture Have Access to a Power Grid?

We’ve been approached by project managers, CFOs, retail management teams, and project leads to help them build lighting solutions in some of the most unfriendly-to-build areas. Think of implementing an entire solar lighting fixture inside a beautiful park. Bringing power to the park isn’t a two-step process and involves digging a trench to supply electricity to the area, which could potentially destroy beautification efforts and close the park for an extended period of time. Why bother with expensive trenching? Solar skips that with self-contained fixtures.

What Are the Costs with the Scale of Your Project?

The installation cost, operation cost, and maintenance cost of traditional street lights per unit range from $7,000-8,000 over a 10 year period, while the solar street light cost is estimated at $3,500-5,000 over the same period of time. That’s no small chunk of change, and we’re sure the person that has the final say in writing the checks favors spending less over more.

Harness the power of the sun by using solar to light whatever it is you need. There are plenty of hidden benefits we’d love to bring to light (pun intended) with solar, but don’t take our word for it. Feel free to browse the bevy of customer case studies we’ve got on our site, or contact us to learn more.

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How Many Lumens Do I Need for Outdoor Lighting?

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What Is a Lumen & Why Does It Matter

In the past, light was measured in watts, which directly measures the amount of electrical power a light bulb consumes. Therefore, people used to expect light intensity to be a function of how much power a light required—higher watts mean brighter light as well as a higher electric bill. Today however, lumen is a popular measurement for light. A lumen is the unit that defines the intensity of light. This unit can be directly related to the amount of light energy that is being emitted from a particular light source. You will find the specifications for how many lumens a particular bulb emits from its packaging.

In short, the difference between watts and lumens is as follows: wattage measures the amount of electrical power a light bulb consumes; lumens measure the actual brightness, regardless of how much power is needed. When choosing outdoor lighting, lumens are a more valuable measurement than watts.

Lumen Requirements for Outdoor Lights

After continuous practice combined with user feedback, we have summarized the different lumen requirements for various outdoor lights.

Types of Lighting Lumens Requirement
Path lighting 100-200 lumens
Step lights 12-100 lumens
Flood lights 700-1300 lumens
Motion sensor lights 300-700 lumens
Pond/pool lights 200-400 lumens
Hardscape lights (on walls) 50-185 lumens
Landscape 50-300 lumens

Solar LED Lighting Stands for the Future

Lumens have substituted watts to become the new light measurement, because a bulb with higher wattage doesn’t mean it will produce a brighter light. Nowadays, we are trying to produce more light using less energy, and we have to consider 2 things: the bulb and the energy.

LED vs Fluorescent vs Incandescent Energy Consumption

The era of incandescent bulbs is gone (read more in the historical evolution of outdoor lighting bulbs), and the winner is the LED bulb. Although some places still use fluorescent lights, LED has become more and more popular due to its long life and extremely low power consumption. The sheet below shows the power consumption of 3 types of bulbs, and there is no doubt that LED saves the most energy.

450 lumens 800 lumens 1100 lumens 1600 lumens 2600 lumens 5800 lumens
LED 6W 9-10W 13W 16-18W 24W 45W
Fluorescent 8-9W 13-14W 18-19W 23W 40W 85W
Incandescent 40W 60W 75W 100W 150W 300W

Solar & LED Win

With the use of LED lights, solar-powered lighting becomes a more viable option, which saves on energy bills in the long run. Solar power is a green, renewable, and sustainable energy source. It will never run out and can provide lighting indefinitely. It won’t produce greenhouse gases which contribute to global climate change. It’s obvious that there are various advantages to solar energy, which is why they continue to grow at a rapid pace.

In conclusion, people today use “Lumens” to measure the light brightness and how much lighting they need. Under the premise of producing the same lumens lighting, LED bulbs consume much less power than fluorescent and incandescent bulbs. What’s more, LED bulbs combined with solar energy saves you even more on your electricity bills. Whether they do it for saving money or being environmentally-friendly, many cities in America have already switched to solar LED lights for their outdoor street lights, park lights, and so on. Please contact Greenshine New Energy for more information about solar led lighting.

 

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Cost Effectiveness: Traditional Street Lights VS. Solar Energy Lights

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When thinking about solar energy, what comes to mind first?

NEW? GREEN? SUSTAINABLE?

It can’t be denied that, in an era of such energy scarcity, solar power will become a hot commodity of the future. In the city planning process, it is necessary to consider the efficient use of energy, which accounts for why more and more cities in the United States are starting to launch solar outdoor lighting projects.

Solar street lights have a huge advantage over traditional street lights. But when city planners choose streetlights, the main reason that stops them from choosing solar powered light is the high price. People take it for granted that the price of solar products is higher than that of ordinary products. But is that really the case? Let’s compare the cost effectiveness of ordinary street lights and solar street lights.

Purchase Cost

Generally speaking, in the purchase process, we look at price first. From this point of view, solar street lights do not have much of an advantage, because the price is usually twice that of traditional street lights. Due to the capital investment in scientific research and the manufacturing of special materials, the high price of solar street lamps is understandable. However, the purchase price alone cannot be the only means by which to measure the cost effectiveness of solar street lights, and we need to consider the costs incurred in other aspects of the purchase process.

Installation Cost

Installing traditional street lights cost a lot, especially for areas with insufficient electrical infrastructure, such as remote areas or disaster areas. This is because traditional street lights require cabling and trenching to connect to grid lines. In contrast, solar street lights are off-grid, making them much simpler to install.

Operation Cost

The biggest difference between traditional street lights and solar street lights is the energy source. Traditional street lights are powered by electricity (limited and costly), while solar street lights rely on solar power (sustainable and free). City streetlight projects usually require a large number of street lights. And the increased electricity usage adds up fast when using traditional street lights. Therefore, solar powered street lights have the advantage in operational costs.

Maintenance Cost

Maintenance costs must be considered in the planning and construction of urban street lights. Traditional street lights use sodium bulbs, which have a lifespan of about only 5 years. In addition, traditional light bulbs and some electric wires also require frequent maintenance due to thunderstorms or other extreme weather. Solar street lights are far superior in durability to traditional street lights. While they do require eventual battery replacement—the battery has a lifespan of about 5-7 years.

In conclusion, the installation cost, operation cost, and maintenance cost of traditional street lights per unit ranges from $7,000-8,000 over a 10 year period, while solar street light cost is estimated at $3,500-5,000 over the same period of time. The extra costs associated with traditional street lights make their advantage of lower purchase price disappear.

After comparing the cost effectiveness of traditional street lights and solar street lights, you can now choose solar street lights with confidence. In fact, the savings are just one small benefit of solar street lights. The greatest benefit is that your city will start to use NEW, GREEN and SUSTAINABLE lighting.

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Brilliant Ideas for Beautiful and Functional Solar Lighting

Commercial solar lighting has quickly become one of the most popular tools for innovation in America. Municipalities and businesses are switching over to solar lighting as a cost-effective and efficient solution to reduce their energy bills and take part in the green movement. Here are a few unique application ideas where you can install outdoor solar lights.

Pathway Lighting

Pathway solar lighting is very popular among environmentalists due to its renewable energy source and ability to preserve the natural environment by not adding any light pollution. Installing and maintaining the light posts is easier to ever thanks to solar lighting systems off-grid system, which saves upfront on trenching and long term energy and maintenance bills.

Greenshine produces solar pathway lighting with durable LED lights that can not only outshine traditional lamp posts, but will cost nothing in the electricity bill of the district. These solar pathway lighting posts contain a solar panel, and are completely autonomous. To have a beautiful and durable light in your favorite park or street, ask your local officials to obtain these marvels of technology.

Bike Lane Lighting

Much like pathway lighting, bike lane lighting provides guidance to outdoor enthusiasts. However, it is maybe even more important to have strong and durable light on bike lanes. Cyclists move fast, so being able to see potential obstacles in time is paramount. Solar lighting collects sunlight during the day and uses the stored energy for lighting the pathway during the night.

Perimeter Lighting

 Perimeter lighting uses powerful LED floodlights to illuminate the perimeter of a storage yard, boat dock, military bases, etc. A large advantage of solar-powered perimeter lighting is that even during a power outage, these units are independent of one another or any central grid, so they will resume functioning. This type of lighting is best when you need to illuminate a large, spacious area and ensure the safety of your community by guaranteeing continuous light even in the most dire conditions. 

Landscape Lighting

Landscape lighting is dually decorative and function, serving as a function of beauty and safety. Bollard lights are a type of autonomous, decorative light mainly used for lighting pathways and gardens.  Solar projector lights and solar washer lights are used for illuminating monuments or landscapes in parks. Projectors are small and rounded, but they have powerful beams that provide ample light to light the surrounding area. Similarly, washer lights are in the shape of a rod, similar to a standard neon light.

Parking Lot Lighting

Parking lots are the most common and sought after type of solar street light. If you drive at night,  you want your parking lot to be properly lit to ensure the safety of you and your personal belongings. Greenshine offers an amazing parking lot lighting system  completely powered by solar energy that include strong, durable LED lights that will perfectly illuminate your parking lot for the night.

Sign Lighting

If you are a business owner, you know the importance of marketing and how a sign can benefit your business in multiple of ways. Illuminate your sign with a flood of pure LED light. 

Roadways & Highways

Roadway and highway lighting is a major application of solar lighting. Most commercial grade solar lights can be easily installed on the side of roadways and highways since there is no underground wiring or trenching involved, making the installation process quick and easy.

airports

Airports are a great place to install solar outdoor lighting systems, since they provide safety for planes and workers at night. Our engineers can design these lights to line the runway and optimize the distribution pattern to ensure maximum lighting for the layout of the airport. Greenshine designed an airport lighting project where we installed dark sky compliant solar lights on the main road to provide the safety and security the project demanded.

Parks & Playgrounds

Solar park lighting has recently become very popular among municipalities across the country, because it is a green technology that produces little light pollution and preserves the natural environment. Since solar lights are off the grid, installing these lights near a playground is perfect as they can be easily installed without major construction to the playground area. Lighting up parks and playgrounds will increase attendance to these facilities and allow park departments to host more events at these locations in the early morning or at night.
 

hospitals

One popular area for solar lighting is hospitals since they can continue operating during the installation phase of these lights. The dusk-to-dawn technology of these lights are perfect for hospitals since they can set the exact time for the lights to turn on and off for efficient energy use. The most popular types of lights for hospitals are solar parking lot lighting and perimeter lighting so patients and their guests can feel safe and secure even at night. Last year, Greenshine installed 50 solar parking lot lights for the Palomar Hospital in Escondido, CA, saving them an initial $500,000 in upfront costs.
 

schools & universities

Many schools and universities have recently been choosing to use solar lighting systems because they save schools roughly $3000 over a 10 year period compared to traditional lights, which the schools can use to reinvest in their students. These institutions typically choose to install solar parking lot, security, and pathway lights for their projects. Since solar outdoor lights use LED technology, they are higher quality and more energy efficient, allowing these schools to install less and save more in upfront costs.

Different Types of Commercial Outdoor Lighting

 

Different Types of Commercial Outdoor Lighting

Do you have a specific aim when choosing outdoor lighting? Can you tell the difference between canopy lighting, LED pole lighting, and other types of lighting? What are the applications of different types of lighting? If your answer continues to be “No”, it’s a good idea to continue reading this article.

Canopy Lighting

Canopy lighting fixtures are best for many types of facilities with outdoor overhanging canopies, such as gas stations and parking lots. Both the brightness and color of the light can be customized by changing the location and the height of the canopy, providing sufficient lighting for many different types of spaces.

LED Pole Lights

LED pole lights are another type of light that are widely used in outdoor areas of commercial facilities. They are usually used as street lights in parking lots and residential areas to provide lighting for both drivers and pedestrians.

Low Ceiling Lights

As the name suggests, these lights are ideal for facilities with low-hanging ceilings, for instance, parking garages. Low ceiling lights are also customizable to meet the different needs of specific applications.

Flood Lights

Flood lights are one of the most popular type of lights that are used outdoors. They can provide broad-beam and high-intensity light and are frequently used for sports fields such as stadiums and race tracks. Smaller flood lights can be used to provide lighting for warehouse exteriors or other smaller areas.

How to Choose

When you are looking for outdoor lighting for a parking lot, street, pathway, park, or other application, it’s important to make sure you get the right type of commercial outdoor lighting. If your still not sure what the right choice is for you, you can leave a message with us or get a free lighting simulation for your project here. Our engineers and lighting experts are available to help you with your specific case.

Everything You Need to Know About Solar Parking Lot Lights

Solar is one of the fastest growing industries in the world due to it’s cost-effective technology and the fact that it is a green alternative with high energy output. Many business owners and commercial property owners are switching over to commercial solar lights as a viable option for green energy to power their areas. In fact, one of the most popular alternatives for businesses is to invest in solar parking lot lights. To learn more about this opportunity, here is everything you need to know about commercial solar lighting for parking lots.

 

What Are They?

 

Solar parking lot lights are a commercial solar lighting solution for parking lots. These products are typically led parking lot lights and include a solar PV panel, a solar charge controller, and a LED light. To learn more about the basics of solar parking lot light, check out this article on the design basics of the solar light.

 

What Are Their Benefits?

 

Solar lights are a great option for parking lot lighting since they are off grid and require no trenching. They take little time to install and won’t damage your parking lot in the process. These lights are compatible with all types of parking lots and provide a green source of energy, which reduces long term energy costs and brands your business as an eco-friendly facility. When compared  to traditional led parking lot lights, solar parking lot lights are the best choice for your business.

How Much Do they Cost?

 

When deciding on lighting for a parking lot, cost is the first consideration. Although many hold the notion that solar power is more expensive, solar is actually less expensive than its traditional counterparts. In fact, solar lights are about 30% cheaper than their counterparts over a 10 year period, making it the most budget friendly option for your project.

 

Solar parking lot lights are no different. They still offer the most cost-effective, long term solution to optimize the energy efficiency of your business or commercial property. Depending on your needs, solar powered parking lot lights will use overall less energy than standard lights because of its innovative technology, including a dusk-to-dawn feature that will only turn on the lights according to your time specifications. Most parking lot lights also use LED, since they are more effective than regular lights. LED lights for parking lots are about 80% more efficient than other types of lights, so you will convert the most amount of energy possible.

 

How to Install These Lights?

 

There are a few factors to consider when installing a LED parking lot light.

 

Before you install the lights, you need to figure out what your specifications are. Get the blueprints of your area to determine how large it is and lighting engineers will figure out where to put the lights for maximum lighting. Next, you need to determine your lighting requirements and needs. How much illumination do you need? Do you want dark sky compliant lights? Do you need all night lighting, or just a few hours? If these questions seem daunting, do not worry since the lighting company you use will take you through this process step by step.

 

Next, you will need to assess the actual lights. To evaluate your commercial solar parking lot lights, our engineers will take into account lighting indicators, lighting levels, and color temperature. These are all determined by the specifications you provided above and will determine the products used and installation process. Other key elements for optimizing parking lot lights include determining the quality and quantity of lights that fit your budget, the lighting uniformity of the lights once installed, and the distribution patterns, which is the density of each light in the parking lot. For example, the footprint on the ground is approximately 2.75 times wider than the mounting height, so make sure to ask your lighting specialist about this detail.

 

How Will Solar Parking Lot Lighting Work for You?

 

To make sure solar parking lot lights will be right for you, contact a commercial solar lighting supplier, and they will quote and design your project for no cost. This way, you can ensure that you are ready to take on this endeavor and go green with your parking lot. One of the best applications for solar lights is to use them for solar lighting retrofit projects. Installing our All-in-One series allows our customers to successfully replace old fixtures but keep the existing poles like in our retrofit project in Tarzana.

 

The ROI from installing a parking lot light is high due to a reduction in your operating cost and the social implications of joining the green movement by providing clean energy to your employees and customers. LED solar parking lot lights are the easiest and most efficient way to improve and modernize your property at a low cost.