Caribbean Lighting Solutions

Category: Solar Lights

What are the main components of a Solar lighting fixture?

Solar panel (collector) Circuit board Battery Bulb (usually LED) Photo cell (switches it off during the day)

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What are the disadvantages of Solar Ligting?

Dependency on sunlight – affects operating time and brightness. Fixtures need to be positioned carefully to maximize effectiveness. Bad weather will affect performance Not usually as bright as  normal mains- powered outdoor lighting May be considered aesthetically unattractive because of large solar panel which often needs to accompany the fixture

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What are the advantages of Solar lighting?

Lower energy costs with solar lighting- no electricity used. Save money on installation with solar lighting systems. No wiring is necessary for the lights to function.  Installation is a quicker, easier and cheaper process. Less fixtures and fittings are required to sustain solar lighting. Maintenance requirements for solar lighting are also low due to lack […]

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How do Solar Lights work?

The smaller decorative solar lights usually just work for a certain number of hours – usually 6 to 8 hours maximum- each night on a full charge. For the more powerful security, pathway and area solar fixtures, there are usually a number of options built into each fixture. Work steady at full power- usually does […]

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How long will Solar lights stay on at night?

Solar lights need direct sunlight to charge – the more sun received during the day, the longer they will run at night. Most solar lights need at least 6 full hours in the sun for a full charge, and they will usually run up to at least 8 hours on a good charge. The larger […]

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What are the main types of Solar lights available?

On a commercial scale, Solar fixtures have started to become appropriate for street and parking lot lighting. Outside of that, the principal applications are in Security lighting Spot and flood lighting Path lighting and markers The decorative low output solar lights are still available but are used mainly for aesthetic purposes only in residential applications.

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