How To Install Your Solar LED Lights?
Now you¡¯re ready to proceed further with the following solar street light installation steps.
Step 1 ¨C The Foundation Of The Pole
The steel cage that serves as an anchor should have four metal bolts. Most solar street light poles have bases with holes to fit through these bolts. The cage is secured with cement. You need to simply anchor the cage with some cement at the bottom of the hole. You can then fill the hole when you¡¯re done with the installation.
Step 2 ¨C Placing The Solar Battery
Batteries must be housed in protective casings (IP67) above ground or in the ground to better protect them against theft and fluctuations in temperature.
Connect the wires as we have described in the text above so that the solar battery is connected to the solar controller inside the pole. This allows the generated solar power to be transferred to the battery ¨C the wires will run inside of the pole.
Step 3 ¨C Prepare The Solar Panel And The LED Light
Prepare your solar panel and LED lights while the pole is still lying on the ground. It¡¯s easier to work on their wiring in this position than when they¡¯re at an elevated level after installation.
The LED light and the solar panel must also be secured to the pole with bolts, or via the mechanisms the manufacturer provides.
Remember, solar panels are quite fragile components. These units must be handled with extra care to prevent unnecessary damages.
The position must create a suitable angle for the solar panel to be faced in the right direction:
¨C In the northern hemisphere the panel¡¯s surface must face south
¨C In the southern hemisphere the surface must face north
¨C Ensure buildings and trees in the vicinity won¡¯t throw shadows across your panel
Test your solar panel and LED lights before your erect the pole by connecting all the wires. If you cover the solar panel ¨C as if it¡¯s night time ¨C the LED light is supposed to go on. If your solar LED street light model is designed to react to movement, you can test these features as well. If you to want learn more about smart solar street lights check out this blog post.
Step 4 ¨C The Pole With Solar Controller
The solar controller is placed inside the pole with connected wires to the solar panel and the LED lights. After you properly connect these components, you can hoist up your solar street light pole.
You can use a crane or truck, but here¡¯s another benefit of modern technology. Many solar street lights are light even though they¡¯re durable. You can hoist it by yourself or with the assistance of a few workers. This is a practical solution if your solar powered LED lights are installed where no vehicles can get close. In addition, Lightinus Smart Solar Street Light posses modular design which enables you to erect it with bare hands since each pole is made out of couple of modules which go inside one another.
Anchor the pole by fitting the holes into the steel cage¡¯s bolts and secure it with nuts. Use a spirit level to ensure the pole is lifted up and placed under straight angle. If installed at an inappropriate angle, it can cause strain that can damage the foundation over time.
The wires running from the solar battery must be connected to the solar controller too. Allow for these wires to reach the battery pack through the soil or concrete that forms your foundation.
Time For Testing
Before you fill all holes with concrete, test the solar LED street light for 48 hours. Create scenarios such as people or cars passing and ensure the solar LED light is functional in every situation. Disconnect the solar battery and check if the solar system alerts you to problems. A smart solar street light system has remote management software that significantly improves control, maintenance, servicing, battery management and solar energy optimization of each street light unit. To enjoy these features your entire solar off-grid system must be faultless. This is why accuracy, thorough testing and quality workmanship is essential at the end of the installation procedure.
Modern technology enables solar installers to perform a full system go-ahead testing via specifically designed solar installation apps connected via cloud to the smart solar controller. If you would like to go through a demo testing of solar street lights using a special solar installation app, schedule a meeting with us and we will gladly walk you through the solar street light installation app on your phone.