The Benefits and Drawbacks of All-In-One Solar Street Light and Split Type Solar Street Lights

All-in-one solar street light vs split type

Solar powered lighting items are more popular now because of the rapid developments in photovoltaic and LED lighting technologies. Besides the financial benefits, the right combination of photovoltaic and high-efficiency LEDs has offered great environmental benefits through clear renewable solar energy.

In this day and age, we even have a couple of generations of solar powered lights based on a different structural design. These are the new generation all-in-one solar street light and the last generation split type solar street light. To ensure that you are making the right decision with your selection, let us determine their advantages and disadvantages.


A split type solar street light uses lead acid batteries, while an all-in-one solar street light uses lithium-ion batteries pack. The lamps we use in our homes utilize Level A standard lithium battery. It has nearly  a hundred percent efficiency in both charge and discharge. Its lifespan is not only five times longer than lead-acid, but it also has a charging depth protection. This way, it could increase its lifespan to eight years.

These lithium batteries deliver higher-quality performance in a safer, durable, smaller and lighter package. Moreover, lithium-ion batteries use cleaner technology and are environment-friendly.

You can check out our article entitled Lithium-ion VS Lead Acid to know more about its individual benefits and drawbacks.

All-in-one solar street light battery pack

Lithium-ion battery pack for all-in-one solar street light application


Compared to the price of all-in-one solar street lights, split type solar street lights are 40 to 60 percent more expensive.


Generally, the speed of installation depends on the project installation costs.

To begin installing split type solar street lights, we first dig up pits for the pole foundation and battery box. We then set up the solar panels, LED street light and light controller before repairing all the kits. Once this is done, we can rewire the whole system for it to start working. It basically takes around an hour and a half to install a split type solar street light.

On the other hand, all-in-one solar street lights are pretty easy to install. Its solar panel, LED lamp, battery, smart sensor, and controller are stored conveniently in one box. We can set them up on new or old poles, and even on walls. This alternative is cheaper and takes less time to install.

Solar street light installation in Honiara, Solomon Islands

3 steps to install the solar street light all in one

All-in-one solar street light


When traditional split type solar street lights encounter light-related problems, manufacturers usually send technical personnel to repair it. They have to troubleshoot the battery, photovoltaic panels, LED lamp, wires and other parts. These workers will be facing more issues if they did not bring enough spare parts to replace the broken ones. There are even factories who would rather not send their technical workers at all because of the high costs.

Meanwhile, all in one solar street lights usually just require customers to send the whole integrated solar lamp to the factory for maintenance. This makes it easier and more convenient for users than its counterpart.


The majority of people prefer all in one solar street lights compared to split type solar street lights. It is cheaper, installation is faster, costs less to repair and have a longer service life.

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