Solar lights are powered by solar collection panels fixed to the top of a pole or in some cases incorporated in the light head. These collection panels are made up of photo-voltaic (often referred to as PV cells) that convert sunlight into a direct electrical current (DC) which can then be used to power an electronic system. Photo-voltaic cells are created by using two films of semiconducting materials such as silicon, one piece of which is given a positive electrical charge and other, a negative charge, which is then used to create an electric field. This is what charges the batteries throughout the day. Lights are automatically activated at dusk when night-time is detected through the consistent drop in voltage through the PV cells. The solar controller detects that the charge cycle has finished and automatically sends power to illuminate the light. Excess electricity generated during the day is channelled to the battery storage system, where it can be retained and used as needed.
Solar Light Poles can be installed in locations where grid power isn’t available, or it is hard to connect too. Some of the common applications are walkways, car parks, roadside rest areas, playgrounds, flag lighting etc.
Simple to Install
No more hassles with bringing power to site and organising the respective contractors and equipment to do a power connection. As solar lights are a low power solution it doesn’t require specialised personnel to install them.
Solar lights don’t require any external power source but collect photons through PV (photovoltaic) cells when exposed to sunlight. This is held in battery storage and utilized to run high efficiency LED lights at night. This is an excellent source of power as it produces no CO2 and is a 100% clean and renewable form of energy.
A Plentiful Resource
The Australian continent has the highest solar radiation per square metre of any continent and consequently some of the best solar energy resource in the world. Australia receives an average of 58 million PJ (petajoules) of solar radiation per year, approximately 10 000 times larger than its total energy consumption. Why not harness this amazing free resource?
Zero Running Cost
There are no ongoing running costs as these lighting systems harness free power from the sun during the day and turn that energy into light at night when it is needed.
With the installation of solar lighting in some locations it has proven to decrease crime and anti-social activity. It has also helped to prevent personal injury in spots where there are physical dangers such as stairs or uneven ground that may a tripping hazard. Many local Governments are proving the benefits of putting solar lighting in car parks, laneways, and reserves where incidents can occur.
Making the Right Choice
We perform laboratory tests with our products to make sure that they are built to last. These procedures include extreme temperature testing, pressure testing, electrical surge testing, waterproofing, insulation testing, impact testing, and life cycle testing. These tests and other measures help us to deliver products to our clients that won’t fail. While upfront pricing and budgeting are key considerations in any project, it is also critical to think about the long-term performance, and reliability of the products that you are purchasing. We are a competitive supplier for solar-powered lights and also care about the aesthetics, delivering true value. Check our range of options and feel free to make an online enquiry or give us a call.
Vizona provide unique urban lighting solutions built for Australian conditions. We have adapted our product range to use materials that are resilient, long-lasting and that have a minimal carbon footprint.