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Technological innovations have now hit the streets in the form of Street Lights. Today moving away from regular electrical powered Street Lights we now have lights through solar power.
Solar Street Lights are raised outdoor light sources, which are powered by PV (photovoltaic) panels, not only helps in illumination but helps in road safety as well. These panels are mounted on a pillar-like structure or connected in poles. These panels have a rechargeable battery that provides power to the fluorescent or LED lamp during the entire night. A light source enables the solar panels to automatically sense the outdoor light. These can give off light on successive nights even when the sun’s energy is not available for a couple of days. Many users are switching to solar street lights nowadays due to a number of reasons.
Solar street lights have low operational cost as they are independent of the utility grid. The lights are independent and are wireless in nature as they are not connected to any electricity provider. The panels trap heat energy given off by the sun and store it as much as it can throughout the day. Solar street lights are low in maintenance than conventional street lights. The chance of overheating is less. The risk of accidents is also minimal as solar wires do not have external wiring. Several times accidents do happen with workers who fix the street light. These may include electrocution or strangulation. As the panels are solely dependent on sun, Solar street lights are environment-friendly hence it eliminates the carbon footprints contribution. These more efficient and handy solutions to lighting problems as solar street lighting systems can easily be put into execution in remote areas.
Solar Street lighting provides a number of other general important benefits. It helps immensely to promote safety and security in urban areas. It adds to the quality of life of people by artificially extending lighted hours so that any kind of activity can take place. Solar Street lighting also improves safety for drivers, riders, and pedestrians.
It is usually considered dangerous to drive beyond the daylight hours – merely a quarter of all cars drivers travel between 7 pm and 6 am and yet this period accounts for maximum causalities, up to 40% of fatal and serious injuries. Pedestrians and other vulnerable road users suffer maximum from decreased visibility due to darkness. Hence, during darkness lighting is a must that adds to road safety and reduces risks to all road users.
With technological breakthrough, Solar-powered LED lighting solutions harness the sun’s energy to provide high-quality illumination both for indoor and outdoor applications. With minimal investment and maintenance, it delivers a sustainable and convenient way to light your space. Without needing AC grid access solar road and street lighting systems provides a clear visibility for drivers and pedestrians. With substantial energy savings, these reliable street lights quickly pay back the low initial investment.