Know The Science Behind Your Solar Street Lights
Nowadays wherever you go, you’ll find solar street lights present everywhere. With a huge change in the recent trend, it is must to know what goes behind these solar street lights that make them as efficient as they are. So here I’ll be putting an end to your curiosity by sharing the science behind solar street lights.
Solar Street Lights: What are they?
In simple words, Solar street lights are the perfect lighting solution to save the world from the ongoing energy crisis. The fuel that generates light is unquestionably free and present everywhere-The Sun.
The Solar energy coming from the sun is the main source that brightens up your street and homes without darkening the future.
What makes up the solar street lights?
Solar Street Light is made up of a number of components that I’d be explaining below:
Components of Solar Street Lights
- Solar Panels or PV Cells
- LED Lights
- Rechargeable Battery
- Charge Controller
- Interconnecting Cables
Now, let’s go through the importance of these components in brief
Solar Panels are made up of Photovoltaic (PV) cells that collect the solar energy from the sun during daytime and further convert this solar energy into electric energy which is then stored in the batteries.
Therefore, their main work is to convert the solar energy collected from the sun to electrical energy.
LED stands for light emitting diodes which are considered to be more energy efficient and eco-friendly. In our solar street lights, we use high-quality super brightness LED Light that is known to produce 50% more light at half the price of HPS fixture used in earlier street lamps.
Also, LED lamps provide directional light which is a better-suited option for street lights.
As the name suggests, the role of a rechargeable battery is to store the electrical energy from the Sun during daytime and then later in the evening provide power to the LED lights that will make them glow and shine brightly.
Charge Controller is an additional device in the solar street lights that prevent it from overcharging. It keeps the solar street lights charged at an optimized level and thus increases their longevity as well.
It can be thought of as a switch that turns on when the Solar Panels require charging and turns off the power supply when they are fully charged.
Light Poles come in a variety of sizes and materials to support a wide range of solar street lights available. The major utility of strong poles come in to support the heavy components mounted on top of it such as solar panel, LED lights and in some cases, the battery box as well.
We have quite a range of poles made from steel, aluminum. Also, including specialized light pole products such as parking lot light pole kits and decorative poles for all your street lighting solutions.
With so many components making up the whole solar street lights, interconnecting cables are required to connect various components such as PV cells to the charge controller and controller to the battery box.
Interconnecting cables make it possible to pass current to and from these components that also get the required work done.
In conclusion, we can say that solar street lights illuminate your homes, gardens, parks, streets and a lot more effectively at almost zero costs. Moreover, you don’t have to do the tedious work of combining these components as our street lights come in an all-in-one solar-street-light kit for you to just buy and install instantly.
What’s more? You’ll also save those precious dollars of yours!
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