Split Solar Street Light vs Integrated Solar Street Light
As the world gears up for international warming as well as sustainable living, the popularity of solar energy lights will only raise. Several governments have begun to get included and also provide subsidies in some components of the world to consumers who are interested in purchasing solar energy illumination. There has actually been substantial development in the area of LED lighting innovations and also photovoltaic.
There are several advantages of utilizing solar energy lighting, rather, of simply the financial benefits. They are highly reliable and fantastic for the setting. There are two different sorts of solar powered lights which are mostly in operation. All-in-one solar street light as well as the split kind solar street light are both special as well as it is very important to understand about their differences, so let¡¯s at the benefits as well as downsides.
Lithium battery vs lead-acid batteries?
Battery is a very important component which storage and supply power for the solar street lights, it decides the service life of the street light and rainy days of standby time.
The split-type solar street lamps use lead-acid batteries, and the integrated solar street lamps use lithium battery. Lithium battery charge and discharge times is 3 times of lead-acid batteries, so that the lithium battery have longer life span.(Now Tachyonlight uses the high efficiency LiFePO4, which are more stable and with 5-6 years long service life.)
For the lead-acid batteries, when the temperature is below 5 ¡æ, its capacity will be reduced. When the temperature is below ¨C 10 ¡æ, the electrolyte will be frozen and the battery will disabled temporarily. For the lithium battery, it can work well when the temperature not lower than -20 ¡æ, and the capacity will not be reduced. When the temperature is below -20 ¡æ -30 ¡æ, the capacity will has 30% reduction.
So we can see: the integrated solar street lights have longer life span, and with better performance when the temperature is low.
The speed of installation will affect the project installation costs.
We can see from the above installation diagram, to install the split-type solar street lights, we need to dig pits for cage and battery. Then we need to install solar panels, lighting lamp, fix all the kits, after all of these, we still have to wire inside to make the whole system work.
For integrated solar street lights, just 3 simple steps for installation : digging cage¡ªfixing thescrews of the lights¡ª-erect the pole, installation done.
We have to take about 1-1.5 hours to install a split-type solar street light. For the integrated solar powered street lights, the solar panel, LED lamp, battery, smart sensor and controller are all in one box, very easy to install. They can be installed on the new pole or the old poles, even the walls are also ok. It helps save lots of installation time and costs.
Cost involves two parts. The first is the cost of the installing workers. From the analysis of the above paragraph, we know that the longer the installation time, the higher the worker costs. In this regard, both the owner of project and the construction contractor will tend to choose a lower cost approach.
Another part of the cost relates to product materials. The gel battery for split type solar outdoor lights is bulky.
For example, 80W split street lights is using 150A/H batteries, which must match with 300W solar panels.
On the other hand, the lithium battery used in the 80W integrated solar-powered light is 40~70A/H which is smaller and can be built in. The corresponding solar panels specification at 36V 120W ~ 130W can meet the needs of use. It can be clearly seen that the same wattage of solar panel used for integrated solar based lights are at half price compared split type.
The split type solar-powered light uses a large-capacity gel battery, which can provide 100% brightness all night. But the question is how many people will show off in the wee hours of the night? From this perspective, 100% luminance output configuration in the latter half of the night is a waste.
Integrated solar lanterns generally use intelligent controllers. Based on big data analysis and human flow judgment, the controller may adopt the modes of time control and/or human induction mode intelligently. It can set to provide 100% luminance output when there is a lot of people, and automatically switch to the human body induction mode when there is fewer or no people. These lights are infra-sensory which can automatically switch off during the day and switch on once when night falls after recharging.
They can also sense at a distance of 7 to 10 meters away and detect motion to automatically adjust its brightness.
By this way, it will achieve the lighting effect, save electricity, and contribute to environmental protection.
The split solar street light :
The split solar street lights are more flexible compared to all in one Integrated Solar Street light. The solar panel can be adjusted according to the sunlight to absorb maximum heat but if the panel doesn¡¯t get enough sunlight, it will work for shorter hours.
Since the solar panel is not fixed in a traditional split-type solar one, you can use any size panel to store more power so that it can last longer during winter nights. Whereas in allinone it is limited to the size of the light fixture.
All-in-one Solar Street Light :
Since these solar panels are mounted onto the lighting fixture they are not very flexible compared to traditional solar street lights.
One can install these lights in entrances, perimeters, pathways, car parks, playgrounds, courtyards, and even remote areas as they are wireless.
All in one solar street are lighter in weight, compact, sleek in design and adds value for money.
Always choose an all in one system because they are rust proof, waterproof, maintenance-free, shock proof and consume low power.
The overall cost of installation for a traditional solar street light will be around 40% ¨C 60% more compared to all-in-one integrated solar street light.
Investing in all-in-one solar street light seems to provide you with utmost benefits. Although the initial investments seems high but in the long run this lights will prove to be providing a longer life cycle even with extensive use. Compared to vintage street lights the modern all-in-one solar integrated lights include minimal risk of overheating as there are no external wires, which also minimizes the accidents threats.