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Solar street lights have a longer life than traditional street lights

Feb. 27, 2020

In modern LED technology, its service life is definitely more obvious than that of traditional street lights. It takes full advantage of its advantages to further correct its shortcomings and exert greater value. it is not just a customer's question. Many people think that solar street lights are high-tech products, and they don't know much about solar street lights. Therefore, many people think that the life of solar street lights will be shorter than traditional street lights. Therefore, they abandoned the purchase of solar street lights and still purchased traditional solar street lights.


In fact, everyone's misunderstanding of solar street lights is really deep, these are totally wrong. Why do you say that? Because the solar street light has a battery life of 25 years, it will last longer than the traditional street light. Don't forget that the advantage of solar street lights is that they do not need to be supported by electricity. Solar panels are irradiated with solar light, absorb solar light and convert it into usable electricity. Solar cell components are charged during the day and lighting is achieved at night. The DC controller can ensure that the battery pack is not damaged due to overcharge or overdischarge, and has functions such as light control, time control, temperature compensation and lightning protection. These are much better than traditional street lights! So don't be fooled by the existence of solar street lights.



With the global warming, people all over the world advocate the use of clean energy. Solar energy is also clean energy. Now more and more regions around the world have installed solar street lights. How long can a solar street light last? Consumers are most concerned about. The service life of solar street lights is related to solar panels, solar controllers, LED light sources, and batteries. 


Let me analyze these factors that affect the use time of solar street lights:


1: The service life of solar panels is generally up to 25 years. As long as you are a product from a regular solar panel factory, the service life of the lamp pole can reach more than 30 years. Components with such long service life can be ignored.


2. The solar street light controller technology is relatively mature now, and it will not be easily broken. As long as it is used correctly according to the instructions, it will not cause much threat. Even if something goes wrong, the price is relatively cheap, many manufacturers are common, easy ordering, simple maintenance.


3. The service life of the battery, the service life of the battery, the manufacturer generally promises 3 to 5 years, but if the overall system configuration is too small, the street light is always used in a state of power loss. Affects the service life of the battery. Some may need to be replaced every 2 to 3 years. Usually when we choose a battery, we must consider not only the daily charge of the solar panel, but also the daily power consumption of the light source, and the number of rainy days. Generally, we need to reserve 3 ~ 5 days of rainy days so that the street lights are on. Generally it will be normal.


4.Solar street lights use LED light sources.The biggest feature of LED light sources is that they have a long life of 50,000 hours.Assuming that they are used for 10 hours a day, the life is at least 10 years.


The solar street lamp service life has a lot to do with these system configurations, so don't blindly save costs and configure too low. At the same time, it is also related to the quality of solar controllers, solar panels, batteries, and LED light sources. Try to choose products from standardized manufacturers.



Under normal circumstances, the life of solar street lights will exceed 5 years, and the service life of street light poles and solar panels will last more than 15 years. It has certain advantages, so solar LED street lights will be more popular. For the short board of solar street lights is the battery. If you do not master the core energy-saving technology, lithium batteries generally need to be replaced in about 3 years. In terms of extending its service life, it is necessary to continuously improve and innovate in technology.


How to extend the service life of solar street lights requires a good grasp of some details.


 The daily maintenance of the solar street light after installation is also very important. If it cannot be maintained well, its service life will be reduced. Therefore, it is recommended to perform regular maintenance on solar street lights.


Editor: Chloe       Email:Chloe@alishine.net     web:alisolarlight.com