Solar Street Lights Are the Future For Sustainable Living

Times are changing fast as also the climate and the environment. It is not just enough to stick to the old practices of city living that puts more pressure on the environment and resources. For a sustained living, we have to create smart cities with an eye on the future. Consumers have adopted smart living, thanks to the proliferation of the internet that has set new standards of living. It has built new expectations about the quality of services provided by the government and local bodies that have to understand consumer needs in a better way to provide the most satisfying experience of city living without straining the budget by making proper use of the resources available.

It is good to know that the change has already begun and visible in the form of solar street lights replacing the traditional street lights. Solar power is growing in popularity as a stable source of power for lighting up streets and for reducing the load on stressed energy resources. The reduced dependence on conventional energy as well as the national grid is a big step in energy conservation that has grown in importance.

Solar lights are the future

Street lights powered by solar cells are gaining popularity in countries that enjoy the abundant sunlight. The solar lights come in compact units of attractive designs deriving power from inbuilt batteries and PV panels that light up LED lights mounted in metal, and plastic enclosures and the entire system forms an integrated unit. It provides a cost-effective and environmentally friendly solution to street lighting across roads and public spaces. The good looks and long life of LED lights like the ones you find at together with the minimal energy it consumes and the low maintenance requirements provide a lot of monetary and environmental benefits that promise a bright future.

Features of solar street light

In most standard designs, a solar panel is at the heart of solar street lights that act as the source of power transmitted through built-in lithium-ion batteries backed by a battery management system, motion sensors, and night sensors together with automatic controls. The Li-ion batteries are replaceable, and the device comes with passive infrared sensors (PIR) complete with LED lights. The assembly is housed in a weatherproof and water resistant casing and emits low glare that attracts fewer insects and above all has a much longer life.

Technology at work

The embedded solar panel is responsible for converting solar power into electrical energy stored in the inbuilt batteries that start functioning when daylight disappears and lights up the system from dusk to dawn. The battery management system is a great innovation that receives support from the motion and night sensors for operating the system smoothly. The system maintains average luminosity for the first 5 hours after lighting it up and then gradually becomes dim as dawn appears on the horizon, or someone activates the PIR sensor.

Street lights offer freedom from utility companies and its operational costs being minimal, and it saves money besides conserving energy from natural resources.

Clay Miller
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I am the creator/writer of and I'm an advocate for oceans, beaches, state parks. I enjoy all things outdoors (e.g. running, golf, gardening, hiking, etc.) I am a graduate of the University of Kentucky (Go Wildcats!!). I'm also a huge fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Kentucky.

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