Many organisations don’t just own a commercial building, but they also own the surrounding land too, including pathways and car parks. Of course, as the owners of this land, it is their responsibility to ensure that it is well lit for both staff and visitors. More often than not, when looking into the ways that they can safely light the way for anyone on their premises, such as using solar-powered light.
Solar is renewable energy and opting for solar LED street lights over other options available can make a big difference to your organisation’s carbon footprint, so it is undeniably worthwhile doing. When installing new solar powered LED lights for your premises, or any lights for that matter, you will have a lot to think about. So, to help anyone who is currently planning the new lighting for their outdoor areas, below are some essential factors to consider.
The number of solar LED street lights you’re going to need
This is one of the first things that you should think about and it doesn’t matter whether you just need a light to provide a beacon or you’re looking to safely illuminate a whole area, take some time to think about the number of lights that you’re likely going to need. Consider whether you’d like standard one-piece luminaries or multi-directional products as well and also think about where the lights you need should be placed too.
What the lamp post, solar panels and light will look like
Nowadays, solar street lights come in such a vast range of different sizes and shapes, so take some time to think about the appearance of the products. Even if you don’t really have a preference in this regard, it is important to remember that they are on your premises so they are a reflection of your organisation. With other products such as solar house/building signs and solar bollard lights available, consider whether these would be beneficial to you as well.
How long you need the lights to be on for
Depending on your individual organisation, you may find that you don’t necessarily need your solar LED street lights on at all times, so think realistically about when you’re going to need them. Generally speaking, most products can perform during both summer and winter months over the duration of dusk until dawn, but consider whether you’re likely to only require them to be on around office hours, for example.
Whether there are any local bylaws
This can be really easy to overlook, but it is essential to ensure that you’re checking that any solar LED street lights you’re planning to install are fully compliant. Ideally, you may want to find a company that can provide you with tailored advice in this regard and specifically design a street lighting system that meets all of the desired prerequisite conditions pertaining to local bylaws.
If you’re going to need ongoing assistance
Whenever you’re installing something like exterior lighting at your organisation’s premises, it is really important to think about things such as ongoing maintenance and potential future repairs. Consider whether you have a team on-site who can handle this or if you’re likely to need to outsource this. Of course, it is also worthwhile thinking about the different warranty lengths provided by solar LED street light companies too.
Installing solar LED street lights on your premises
Hopefully, when carefully considering everything mentioned above, you will have a much clearer idea of what your needs and requirements are for your path and car park lighting. This will, in turn, then help you to ensure that you’re investing in the best solar-powered LED lighting solutions for your premises. If you’re searching for a company that will be able to assist you further in this regard, don’t hesitate to contact our team here at Dragon’s Breath Solar today.
We pride ourselves on being able to produce a large range of bespoke solar lights that are manufactured specifically to meet the needs of any situation or need. We have worked with many organisations in both the public and private sector to assist them with the design, manufacture and installation of the solar-powered street, car park or path lighting systems, so you can trust that you will be in the best hands when you turn to us.