Frequent questions and answers about solar lights
How does a solar light work?
For a solar light to work, there are a few components that are crucial for its working. During the day, the light particles are absorbed by the semiconducting material present in the solar panel which fuels up the battery charge. During the night, the photoresistor identifies the lack of solar energy and triggers the battery to be switched on causing the LED light to be turned on.
How long can my solar street lights operate without sunlight?
Our high-quality solar street lights ensure that the level of operation doesn’t diminish during conditions where there is a lack of sunlight. They come with efficient battery power to store energy and function without charge for 4 to 5 consecutive days.
Do solar lights work on rainy or cloudy days?
Solar panels charge up during sunny days and during conditions where there is a lack of sunlight, they have a battery that can keep the light up and running for 4 to 5 days.
What is an integrated solar light?
Integrated Solar Lighting is a new-age latest advancement where the system integrates all the components present in the street light namely, solar panels, LED luminary, lithium-ion battery & a PIR motion sensor.
How long does it take for a solar street light to work?
The solar street light should be charged for an initial period of 10 to 12 hours under direct sunlight.
How long does a solar street light stay on at night?
Solar street lights can work up to 6-8 hours per night. If the customer requires longer periods of illumination, the customer can opt for higher battery sizes for the street light.
What is the life expectancy of the solar panel and LEDs?
The batteries of solar street lights can last up to 5 to 7 years of life span. Generally, if the individual requires the street light to perform at full capacity, it would be ideal to replace it every 2 years.
Where can the solar street lights be used?
Our solar street lights provide lighting solutions to most of the outdoor settings which include gardens, parks, streets, courtyards, farms, camps and many more based on your requirements.
What maintenance required for a solar street light?
our solar street lights are virtually maintenance-free. They are designed for easy servicing and maintenance when required. The solar street lights are usually kept fairly clean by rain.
How does a solar light know when to turn on and turn off?
Most of the solar lights have a PIR motion sensor. It detects motions up to 7.5 meters. The solar panel detects the external source of light and automatically switches on and based on the source. When the voltage drops, the lamp switches on and when the fixed working hours have passed, the light will turn off automatically.
How do I know when something is wrong with my solar street light system?
When your solar light is found being regularly switched on during the daytime, it may be an indicator that the sensor has an issue. This may be because it is faulty or has a high sensitivity setting.
What are the solar system’s safety procedures in case of a problem or malfunction?
This depends on the intensity of the issue. Trivial malfunctions can be easily fixed through readjusting the settings, cleaning the sensor, restarting and such. While cases of more serious nature would require a more knowledgeable person. This includes clogged lamps, flickering lights, faulty or damaged sensor.
What’s the sunshine peak time?
The peak time for sunshine can be said as the time of the day where the intensity of sun exposure is highly efficient in generating energy.
Why should I shift to solar lights?
since solar lighting outdoor benefits lights:
- Low maintenance
- Environment friendly
- More efficient and can be transported easily
- Handy solution to lighting problems
How should I clean the solar panel, if required?
The solar panels are low maintenance. Usually, the dust accumulated on these panels is washed off by rain.
What all should be considered before the installation of a solar light?
- It would be ideal to place the solar panel under direct sunlight and away from any kind of shade.
- If possible, the solar panel should be placed away from over-hanging trees and other hindrances.
- Charge the lamp for a minimum of 10-12 hours initially for best results.
- Keep the solar panel away from other artificial lights as the sensor may not be able to differentiate day from dusk to night.
What are lumens?
In LED, brightness is measured in lumens. The higher the lumens, the brighter the light is.