HOW TO INSTALL SOLAR LED LIGHTS?
It¡¯s exhilarating to be at the forefront of modern technology. New technologies can enhance safety, protect the environment and provide more cost effective solutions. Solar street lights offer everything that¡¯s attractive about the integration of renewable energy and smart technology. However, change usually involves some effort first. Be sure that you have all solar street light system components ready for the final assembly and installation.So, how challenging is the installation of solar street lights? Since I have been receiving this type of question very often, I have written this blog to explain in detail the step by step approach for proper installation of solar LED lights.
Is This A Viable DIY Project?
When installing off-grid units there¡¯s no reason you can¡¯t do it yourself. User friendliness from the start is a characteristic of modern technology. However, remember that for safety and insurance purposes the work must be certified by a qualified electrician and completed by an experienced installer.
These solar light installation procedures will help you get it right the first time. Before going there, let us see how good rock music is compatible with attaching the solar panel to the street light pole. It¡¯s fun, right?
How To Prepare?
All procedures progress faster with proper planning and you¡¯ll keep everyone safe.
Step 1 ¨C Safety Guidelines
The majority of solar lights are installed in public areas, whether it¡¯s in a driveway, park, square or parking lot lighting. This means you¡¯ll be surrounded by people during the installation process. It is essential to be focused on the task at hand and help other people stay safe by creating a work perimeter with barrier tape.
Step 2 ¨C Use Protective Clothing Such As:
¨C A hard hat
¨C Rubber shoes
These tools will reduce the chance of getting injured. Remove watches and jewelry. You don¡¯t want these conductors of electricity hindering you while working with electrical wiring.
Step 3 ¨C General Preparation
Do you have everything you need to complete the installation of your solar street lights successfully? Don¡¯t postpone the project halfway through, because exposed metal or wires can get damaged overnight. You need to have everything in place, including:
¨C All solar street light parts including pole, battery, solar panel and controller
¨C Steel cage with four protruding bolts
o Hoisting mechanism
o Screwdrivers and cutters to work with wires
You¡¯ll hoist the pole with one of these methods:
¨C Pulling it erect with a car or crane
¨C Pulling it upright yourself
¨C Having workers keep it upright while you secure it
The weight of the pole determines how much assistance you¡¯ll need
What To Do Next?
Yes, solar street lights can be installed virtually on any location. Find a level area to erect the pole on. Inappropriate slope profiling will complicate work and may cause the area to eventually erode, destabilizing your construction. LED lights are supplied with solar street light installation manuals, which will inform you of unique features and installation requirements. To read more on the specific details in the design of solar street light systems, click here.
Prepare the wires according to your user manual so that they¡¯re ready when you start your installation. Positive and negative wires must connect:
¨C Solar panel
¨C LED Light
The central part that manages your solar street light is the solar controller (it is better if it is a smart controller). You¡¯ll have at least three sets of wires ¨C usually black and red wires ¨C running to your solar controller. Beware not to connect negative to positive points. Make sure to have wires that are long enough for your specific setup so each step in your process will run smoothly.
Your light requires a foundation. Your best option is a metal street light installation cage embedded in concrete. You can purchase or build this metal cage if you have a production facility.
Prepare and dig a hole to make sure there aren¡¯t any obstructions such as rocks or pipes. You¡¯ll need a 1m3 hole with additional space to store the solar battery, which can be placed underground in a hole approximately 60 cm deep.