FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (All in one solar street light)
What are all the advantages of solar street lighting ?
Solar lighting is safe and environmentally friendly since they do not require external power supply. There is no wiring required and installation is very easy. It is suitable for use in remote areas and location near water. And they run cost free; you do not have to worry about electricity bills.
What are all the basic principles of solar lighting ?
Solar modules transform the solar energy into electricity, controlled and protected through the controller, convert the electrical energy into chemical energy and store in batteries. When use the electricity, the battery transform chemical energy into electrical energy for the DC-load use, or invert it into AC through the inverter for AC load. The battery and device stop working only when the battery runs out of electricity due to no solar radiation for a very long time.
What are all the components of Solar Street lighting system ?
The components of solar lighting system mainly include solar panels, solar controller, battery, light source, light pole and lamp shell, and some have to configure the inverter.
How long will solar lights run at night ?
Solar lights need direct sunlight. The more sunlight received during each day, the longer the light will operate that night. Since solar lights are powered entirely by the sunlight they receive each day, operating times will vary by specific location, daily weather conditions, and season. Many of our solar lights can run for up to 8-10 hours. As a general rule, solar lighting performs better during the summer months mainly because the longer and sunnier days enable a full charge to be achieved. Adverse weather and short winter days do affect performance, as charge times are reduced in relation to hours of daylight and the strength of the light.
What happens if there are cloudy days?
Electrical energy is stored in the battery each day, and some of that energy is used to operate the light at night. Generally, your system is design so that the battery will operate the light for three-five nights without charging. This means that, even after a series of cloudy days, there will be plenty energy in the battery to power the light each night. Also, the solar panel will continue to charge the battery (although at a reduced rate) even when it is cloudy.
How does the light know when to turn on and turn off?
The solar controller uses a photocell and/or timer to control when the light will turn on, when the sun goes down, and to turn off when the sun comes up. The photocell detects when the sun comes down and when the sun comes up again.
Do I need charger for my Batteries ?
The batteries in your solar units are charged by the sunlight through the solar panel.
The batteries must be charged properly prior to first use. Turn the switch to the off position and place the solar light in direct sunlight for 3 to 4 consecutive sunny days.
What type of Bulb does my solar light use ?
We utilize the latest L.E.D. (Light Emitting Diode) on our solar lights.
What Kind of maintenance does it requires ?
No maintenance is required except for an occasional wiping of the solar panel to keep it free of dust, dirt, debris, or snow to allow the batteries to charge properly for optimum performance.
Will the rain water affect the module ?
Modules are fixed in the open since they have to face the sun. But rain water will not affect the working of the module, since the actual conversion of sunlight into electricity is done by the solar cells placed inside the module which is sealed and made water proof.