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Solar LED Lighting can last all night, every night, 365 days each year. Ember LED's solar eSHINE lighting systems designed and manufactured by Valen Light will function in the darkest corners of North America, like Seattle, WA.
But what about those projects that are in forests, tunnels or shaded areas? Can solar work there, too? The answer is yes, and has everything to do with where you place your solar panels!
WHERE YOU CAN PLACE YOUR SOLAR PANELS:
IN THE SUN, or what is often referred to as "open exposure." This means that solar panels must be placed in a location without trees, buildings or large structures blocking the face of the panel from the sun. Moreover, when lighting locations in the Northeast, all panels should have a 45 degree tilt.
In the instance that you need to have lights in shaded areas, such as along wooded path, as long as the solar panels that are connected to your LED fixtures are in a location that that receives complete exposure to light during the peak sun hours of the day and is properly installed, your light is sure to shine bright. The eSHINE Pathway and eSHINE Park fixtures are perfect options for parks projects or walking paths.
WHERE YOU CAN'T PLACE YOUR SOLAR PANELS:
IN THE SHADE, such as beneath a canopy of trees, beside a large building or blocked by a sign. For projects that are placed in highly shaded locations that do not allow light to pass through, unless there is a gap in the shaded tree area you are trying to light or a sunny side of a building, solar lighting will not work in these areas.
This may seem obvious, but there is more to location than meets the eye. Going solar means that you are optimizing your energy efficiency, but reducing Knowing where you plan to place your solar fixture is integral to the installation and system process. When you begin to plan your solar lighting project, the exact address and township located where you are placing the system will inform what kind of power system is required for your location. And yes - solar lighting will work even in the rainiest and snowiest of cities like Seattle and Wisconsin.
Timing is everything - especially when it comes to solar lighting. Before one begins budgeting money for a solar system, know how long the lights should be running for. The duration of time a lighting fixture is set to turn is a factor taken into consideration when experts choose how powerful a system will be. Here's a quick tip: for pedestrian lighting appliations, consider using motion sensors. At Ember LED, we embed motion sensors into our eSHINE Street and eSHINE Area fixtures to optimize lighting efficiency and provide the most powerful light for as long as necessary, whenever it is necessary.
Without experiencing Solar LED, it may be surprising how a low wattage light can be as bright and powerful as they are. For example: at 50 watts, Ember LED's eSHINE area fixture will emit over 5000 Lumens. In order to assess how much light and power an application requires, it is good to consult a Solar LED lighting expert. Check out Ember's North American Agents map in the upper right hand corner of the page to find a sales representative by state, or call us directly at 201 228 0880 so we can find out more about a project's details. See our blog post on over-lighting to learn about the dangers of using overly bright fixtures.
There are a few things to consider when it comes to determining how high the fixtures should be when one is not retrofitting existing poles. When a bright Solar LED fixture is placed close to the ground, strong light will be focused in a central location. However, when placed at 20-30 feet above the ground, that same fixture will distribute light evenly over a large distance. Be sure to choose a lower wattage fixture when placing a light at a lower height to reduce the amount of concentrated light in one area and ensure environmental uniformity. Check out Ember's Blog post on environmental lighting to learn about why uniformity is integral to maintain circadian rhythms!
What is the purpose of the Solar LED fixture? Is the project for a pathway, park or playground? It's important to choose a fixture specific to the project's needs. Ember LED's Pathway fixture is the perfect option for a park or sidewalk, whereas the eSHINE Area or eSHINE Street fixture is more appropriate for roads and parking lots.