The world is increasingly accepting the benefits of renewable energy. Energy conservation and the high cost of other sources of energy are the leading reasons for this shift. Solar energy has grown tremendously in both residential and commercial applications. Customers looking to light their streets in an eco-friendly and affordable manner are finding the lithium solar street light option attractive.
The 100W Solar Street Light by Shenzhen Moonlight Technology Co., Ltd is one of the leading solar street lights in the market today. Delving into the solar street light technology a little bit, we would like to highlight the points to consider when considering to purchase. Many providers are still using outdated features such as lead batteries and complicated mounting modes. That’s why their products may not match what Cmoonlight is offering.
Ease of Installing Lithium Solar Street Light
If you look at the market today, there are generally two types of solar street light designs; integrated lights and all-in-one lights.
Integrated solar street lights are also called split solar street lights. This type usually has two units, one comprising of the battery and bub while the other one has the solar panel. As for the all-in-one type, the single unit carries the LED, charge controller, solar panels, and battery in a compact set.
Fig 1: The 100w All-In-One Solar Street Light
Most modern street lights are easy to install, especially if you follow the manufacturer’s guidelines. If you ignore the guidelines, the product is likely to perform dismally.
Once you have chosen the location of the lights, you need to consider the distance and height of the lights. The most common distance is between 10 and 15 meters. Although it may sound like a good point for added ease of installation, it is not advisable to have a default height for the lithium solar street light. If the height is the default, you may be forced to bring down trees or dig much deeper just to have the lights functioning normally.
For the 100w lithium solar street light, the designers gave priority to ease of installation. The PALM solar street light doesn’t require power or a cable. With only two installation steps, you are done. Other 100W Solar Street Lights may claim to be easy to install, but they often have at least three installation steps.
The typical solar street light features a solar panel, pole, rechargeable battery, and a luminary. However, the individual characteristics of these components can differ widely, and therefore determine the attractiveness or effectiveness of a solar street light.
For instance, the components should be designed for heat dissipation. Poor thermal design leading to accumulation of heat can cause component degradation and accelerated lifespan.
Further on design, the cooling mechanism of the lithium solar street light is of utmost importance. These lights need proper temperature regulation to operate optimally. Sinkholes at strategic points of the street light are the most popular way of taking care of cooling.
The 100w PALM Solar Street Light comes in a foldable design that ensures 60% higher solar efficiency. It also enhances good heat dissipation for superior performance.
Various certifications exist to prove that a certain brand of street light has adhered to cooling requirements. The 100w solar street by Cmoonlight is designed for excellent heat dissipation as evidenced by the separated solar panel design. Non-adjustable solar panel designs don’t provide this kind of heat dissipation advantage.
Battery Storage: Lithium Solar Street Light Battery Preferable
Solar street lights use photovoltaic cell technology to capture energy from the sun and store it in the battery. Opt for a solar street light set that has a large battery quality.
Lithium batteries are extremely reliable because they present several advantages compared to lead-acid batteries. Lithium solar street light batteries are small and lightweight, so you can transport them easily.
Installation of these batteries is as easy as ABC. Unlike conventional batteries, you don’t need a battery pit for our street lights.
That’s not all; the lithium solar street light is low maintenance and lasts long. Our 100w solar street light comes with a LiFePo4 battery, which is renowned for its long lifespan and durable backup. Your investment in this product is worthwhile, even for this sole reason.
Fig 2: The A-class LiFePO4 Lithium Battery
Compared to lead-Acid batteries, this battery type features >2000-times charge and discharges that's three times better. That’s why our solar street light delivers 12 hours of battery back up on a single charge.
So, take into account the type of battery connected to the solar street light. Remember that you want your system to be as environmentally friendly as possible. The lithium battery is one of the best in this respect because lithium is considered a light element. This is different from gel battery for instance, which presents heavy metal pollution and is not recyclable.
Durability of Components
The solar panel is designed to tolerate frost, extreme temperatures, and other harsh weather conditions, so it has a lifetime of up to 20 years. While such a lifetime requires the use of high-grade materials or components, not all manufacturers comply.
The first area you want to check to be sure of high durability is the kind of glass on the solar panel. That glass on top of the panel is crucial because it protects the inside. Poor quality glasses tend to cloud within a short time, and this affects the efficiency of the Lithium Solar Street Light. Tempered glass is the best type because it is not easy to cloud or break.
The frame of the solar panel is equally important because it not only protects the glass edges but also offers support for mounting. This component is typically made from aluminum, but beyond this, it should be tough enough to withstand impact and weather challenges. If you can get a solar panel made from Anodized Aluminum, then that’s the best because it won’t corrode.
Lighting Quality and Range
In your search for the best lithium solar street light, you will be shown many confusing options, including high-intensity discharge (HID) lights. HID lights may be extremely bright, but they are inefficient and need replacement after a few years. So we wouldn’t recommend this technology for solar street lights.
This is not to say you shouldn’t mind the brightness of your lights. You can still find lithium solar street lights with good brightness. To determine this factor, look at the lumen output of the item. The higher the number of lumens, the brighter the light is. Higher lumens also suggest that the light will illuminate a larger area.
The amount and quality of lighting you choose will depend on the specific area you intend to use the light. A lower number (say 20 lumens) will do for a small street, but you may need more than 200 lumens for a bigger and busier street.
LEDs last long because they create visible light using microchips. Apart from being energy efficient, these microchips take a long time before burning out. Their lumen degradation is a slow process that you will probably not even notice.
Our 100w lithium solar street light has excellent quality and range that finds application in numerous areas including:
Parking lot light
Commercial solar lighting
It is always recommendable to experience a product before buying it. Make sure you raise any concerns or queries to the company representative before investing in a lithium solar street light. The dealer should for instance explain the relationship between sunlight exposure and brightness of the 100W solar street light. Finally, remember to ensure that the system components such as the panel and battery have met all the certifications.