Smart-Streets Solar Street Lights are well-designed to illuminate large areas with the highest intensity of light. These are used for commercial quality lighting systems, residential streets, parking lots and security lighting using high quality of solar systems.
We offer a wide variety of solar lighting configurations and styles to meet your specific needs. The system will be configured according to the environmental conditions of the installation site as well as your specific requirements.
LEDs not only provide savings of up to 75% on electricity, they also are able to focus light specifically where needed - reducing light pollution. Effective luminous efficiency is much better than older luminaire technologies.
Advantages of LED Street Lights:
• Saves energy and money
• Easy to retrofit
• Low Maintenance
• Reduced glare and increased visibility
• Reduced excessive lighting and light pollution
• Built in lighting surge protection
• Uses a ERM LED thermal technology
By adopting LED lighting strategies for streets, walkways, parks and buildings, a double benefit if achieved:
1. Reducing the cost of energy (economic benefit)
2. Reduced carbon emissions (environmental benefit).
LED lighting projects put people to work while at the same time helping address various environmental and economic problems. Retrofits of outdated lighting systems is a perfect stimulus project. LED retrofit projects have a high visibility apparent to residents.
LED Lighting Technology
A light-emitting diode (LED) is an electronic light source. The LED was first invented believe it or not in Russia in the 1920s, and introduced in the US as a practical electronic component in 1962. Oleg Vladimirovich Losev was a technician who noticed that diodes used in radio receivers emitted light when current was passed through them and decided to patent it. In 1927, he published details in a Russian journal of the first ever LED. All early devices emitted low-intensity red light, but modern LEDs are available across the visible, ultraviolet and infra red wavelengths, with very high brightness.
LEDs are based on the semiconductor diode. When the diode is forward biased (switched on), electrons are able to recombine with holes and energy is released in the form of light. This effect is called electroluminescence and the color of the light is determined by the energy gap of the semiconductor. The LED is usually small in area (less than 1 mm2) with integrated optical components to shape its radiation pattern and assist in reflection. LEDs present many advantages over traditional light sources including lower energy consumption, longer lifetime, improved robustness, smaller size and faster switching. However, they are relatively expensive and require more precise current and heat management than traditional light sources.
Induction lighting is one of the two major new, high-efficiency, long-lasting lighting systems, and is a lot less familiar than LED lighting, but much better in many ways as well.
Both systems use far less power for equivalent illumination than conventional street-lighting systems, and have significantly longer lives. Street lights using LEDs are expected to last more than a dozen years before losing effectiveness, while induction lighting can last two decades or longer.
• Compared to metal halide, induction lighting provides greater brightness, better color at half the wattage or less
• Operates through a microcomputer, called the power generator, which massages the incoming power to ensure exactly constant wattage to the lamps
• Manufacturers often provide written guarantees for 10 years of use for both lamps and their power generators
• Smart-Streets is so confident of the long life of its selected induction-lighting streetlights that written guarantees of 20-years life of both lamp and generator are provided for all streetlight installations – something offered by no other company anywhere
• Induction lighting is “instant-on,” requiring no warm-up time and making motion-sensor activation an attractive option in certain locations
• There is no lamp “flicker,” glare or strobe effects common in conventional street lighting, reducing visual fatigue for drivers and pedestrians alike.
• Because induction lighting generates almost zero heat, it can be used in areas experiencing extreme-heat weather conditions, and direct sunlight has no negative effect on lifespan or efficiency
• Low BTU output in operation – up to 64 percent less than metal halide and 53 percent less than LEDs
• LEDS typically use 70 percent more power to produce the same output of lumens as induction lighting
• The system’s electronics allow power variations of 30 percent above or below the standard, rated voltage, thus avoiding “brown-out” conditions
• Provides exceptionally rich and true light, with a high CRI (color rendering index) of 95, which displays colors more vividly that any competing system
• Has a Standard Kelvin rating of 5,000K, very close to the 4,700K of natural sunlight
• Offers huge environmental and financial savings in disposal; the tiny amount of metal in a break-off nub costs under 10 cents for disposal, compared for example to $1.50-$3 for fluorescent bulbs
• Induction lighting lamps provide 95 lumens per watt, far greater than any other lighting source except for LEDs, which achieve similar efficiency but with shorter lifespans
• Induction lighting meets LEEDS criteria for Green lighting (high performance)
Due to the higher efficiency, better-quality light, longer lifespan and stronger warranties, induction should be the first choice for all street-lighting installations where temperatures never drop below minus 35°F.