The use of solar power for illuminating streets and other public places is getting popular day by day. It has become a dependable source of lighting streets around the globe. There are multiple benefits of using solar street lighting fixtures, like conservation of energy, use of a conventional source of energy, and less dependence on the national grid. Tropical countries that receive ample sunlight most time of the year can be highly benefited from this source of light.
These days, outdoor solar lighting solutions are powered by an in-built battery, PV panels, smart sensors, LED lights, everything integrated into one compact unit. This form of lighting option has become an environment-friendly and cost-effective way of lighting streets and public places.The potential effects of LED street lighting on health and the environment have been a hot topic of discussion over the last year. As this conversation has evolved, so too have many misperceptions and mischaracterizations of the facts on LEDs. We’ve assembled an array of helpful resources on the topic to help shed some light and are clarify some of the most common myths on LED streetlights.
LED streetlights are no more harmful to humans and animals than other kinds of streetlights. The concern is not the type of light source, but the amount of emitted light that falls in the short-wavelength, often referred to as the “blue” part of the spectrum. And, unlike other types of streetlights, LED streetlights actually offer the potential to control the amount of short-wavelength light that they emit.There are hundreds of fixtures available for indoor and outdoor use. But the two are not interchangeable. It is usually safe to use an outdoor lighting fixture indoors. However, most indoor lighting fixtures are not suitable or safe for outdoor use. The best way to tell if a light fixture or bulb is safe to use outdoors is by checking its UL rating. So proceed with caution if you plan to use indoor lighting fixtures outdoors, as most indoor fixtures are for indoor use only.
When you go looking for lamps (that technical term for bulbs) and lighting fixtures, look for a UL listing or rating. UL (formerly Underwriters Laboratory) is a testing and certification agency that certifies lamps and fixtures among many other industrial and commercially available products. A UL listing or similar certification is required by law for many products.
Widespread use of LED lighting has a large potential impact on energy savings in the United States. By 2035, the majority of lighting installations are anticipated to use LED technology, and energy savings from LED lighting could top 569 TWh annually by 2035, equal to the annual energy output of more than 92 1,000 MW power plants.
LED lighting is very different from other lighting types such as incandescent and CFL. Key differences include:
Pros and Cons of Installing Solar Panels In Your Home
Before jumping into the installation process, here’s an overview of the pros and cons of installing solar panels in your home.
When exposed to the sun, solar panels capture light particles in order to generate voltage or electricity. They thus offer a cost-effective way for households to supplement their electrical supply and lower their electric bills. There is, however, a misconception that solar-powered homes experience electrical supply disruptions at night.“In Singapore, all houses with solar panels are still connected to the electricity grid. Homeowners can sell excess electricity generated in the day to the grid and will not experience any electrical outages. There is also no need for battery storage to supply electricity at night,” says Solar AI.So even on rainy or cloudy days, you’re not at the risk of experiencing electrical outages at home.