How to Extend the Lifespan of Solar Street Light?
As we can see, now solar street lights are widely used in cities and rural areas as the lights using solar energy to produce power, which is energy-saving and environmentally friendly. To extend the lifespan of these solar-powered street lights, we should keep following tips in mind.
1. Choose the high quality battery
Solar battery are the cores of solar street lights. If the voltage of the battery has been unstable, or has been over-charged/discharged, then it won’t be long life. Generally speaking, relatively stable batteries are more expensive, but they can be used for a long time.
2. Use appropriate street light controller
The controller is a very important part of the solar street light. You should choose a reputable manufacturer such as EXC company, to purchase a qualified controller. The company will provide professional after-sales service whenever you need.
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3. Pay attention to heat dissipation
Traditional street lights often break down due to their poor heat dissipation. For solar street lights , the lighting fixtures and batteries are the parts requiring excellent heat dissipation, therefore, it’s necessary to buy these parts with wonderful heat-sinking capability. In addition, solar batteries are quire significant. If the battery life is short, the life of solar street lights will not be long. In general, lithium battery with aluminum-magnesium alloy shell has the best heat dissipation effect, it is long life, fast heat dissipation, quality is guaranteed!
4. Anti-theft protection
Solar street lights are more expensive and easy to be targeted by thieves, so you must prepare for being stolen. Especially for the street lights in public places, once they are stolen, it is difficult to retrieve them.
5. Regular check
It is necessary to check the limits of the solar street light system regularly, to avoid loosening wiring, and to check the grounding resistance regularly.
6. Matching lithium batteries
You should use the matching lithium batteries for the solar batteries when installing solar street lights, and strictly abide by the use and maintenance methods of lithium batteries.
7. Keep the solar panel clean
If there is dust, rinse it with clean water, and then use gauze to clean the water stains. Do not use hard or corrosive things to rinse directly.
8. Take measures in bad weather
In the situation of strong convective weather, such as strong winds, heavy rains, abnormal weather disasters such as hail and heavy snow, you should take measures to protect solar components from damage. If they are damaged, they need to be replaced in time. After that, check whether the solar street light panel is side-moved, loose, etc., and whether the controller and the battery box have entered water. When the water enters, pay attention to timely drainage, and also pay attention to whether the equipment can work after a thunderstorm. In normal work, whether the battery controller is working normally to avoid damage to the circuit.
9. Ensure the solar street light to receive enough sunlight
Solar street lights work well when there is enough sunlight. Obstacles that block the solar panels must be cleaned up to ensure that the solar panels have sufficient light, so that every solar street light can do everything. If the solar-powered street light can’t work well, we should check the problems and find solutions. But what do you need to check when the solar street lights can’t work well? For the checking issuses when the integrated solar street light can’t work well, you can read this paper “What Do You Need to Check If Solar Street Lights Can’t Work Well ?”.