This Solar LED lighting scheme was installed at the new National School in Carrigaline, Cork in 2013. Solar LED lighting is designed to run without connection to mains electricity supply, using solar panels and a backup battery. Daylight (photocell) control is provided in the luminaire and a Motion Sensor on the Pole, both of which are to prevent unnecessary usage and maximise battery reserves.
The lighting operates from a Solar Panel which charges Batteries, which in turn supplies power to an efficient LED street light. Generally, we design for worst case conditions – typically for the months of December and January when the day is shortest, and solar power is minimal. However, some Projects may be Summer related – such as remote car parks mainly used by tourists in Summer months. Such projects are usually able to operate without any restrictions and motion sensors may not be needed. The system is designed to be functional, but it also has the benefit of bringing energy and renewable awareness to the next generation as well as parents, teachers, etc.
This solar LED lighting scheme uses an 8m strengthened flanged octagonal pole with turbine, solar panel and LED street light luminaire. All items are designed for modular upgrade as technology allows. Batteries are stored in a separate box at base of pole. The efficient LED Street light has integral photocell, is designed for instant start and delayed switch off after occupancy detection.
A similar scheme was also installed at Clonakilty School in West Cork.
A solar panel and wind turbine powered scheme was installed in Carlow to illuminate a tourist orientated car park. The LED streetlight is adapted to run from a Battery supply in all cases, and has a wide beam pattern.
To get a detailed Proposal for your Solar LED lighting project:
Please send details and Autocad drawing if appropriate by email. There is no charge or obligation for suitable Projects. We will calculate the number of light fittings required and advise light levels. We will advise where they should be located and the cost of the Equipment. Other lighting may need to be added for landscaped areas or to add decorative architectural effect.