Solar LED lighting systems are extremely low maintenance, which makes it a popular lighting choice for businesses looking to save money on energy and installation fees. You may be wondering:
Why don’t solar lighting systems require the same kind of maintenance that on-grid electric lights do?
When you are looking to install solar LED lighting systems in your parking lot, park or roadway, it's important to ensure that they are not only weather resistant, but vandal resistant. Here are the three ways Ember LED's solar lighting systems will protect and provide security for your solar LED lighting investment:
1. START HIGH
It is easier to vandalize products and materials when they are placed at eye-level, so it's a good idea to place your solar panels and battery boxes at 10 feet or higher to discourage vandals and delinquents from causing fixture damage. This will make your fixtures difficult, if not impossible, to reach by hand or object.
2. RESISTANT MATERIALS
Use products that are built with vandal proof materials. A good example of such a system is Ember LED's eSHINE shelter light that comes equipped with OGE (Optical Grade Epoxy) for optimal vandal resistance. Additionally, Ember LED's systems are made with commercial and architectural quality die-cast aluminum with a stainless steel finish, allowing our systems to withstand severe weather and attempts of defacement.
3. MOTION SECURITY
Installing motion sensors to your lights will deter vandals from abusing your fixtures or any other buildings and objects in the surrounding area. Creating uniform, well-lit sites where persons can easily see and be seen will reduce the risk of your panels, poles or battery boxes becoming damaged. Ember LED's fixtures come with a motion sensor option for applications that do not require light all night, every night.
WATCH THIS EPIC VIDEO to see just how vandal resistant Ember LED's solar systems are:
GREEN BUILDING means structuring commercial buildings with resources that are environmentally sustainable and energy efficient. Nowadays, there are certain requirements for new buildings. LEED certification is offered as an inventive to those wishing to pursue a more sustainable path to new buildings, but what exactly is a Green Building and what are some of the changes you'll have to make if you decide to "Go Green?"
To answer these questions and more, Ember LED has shared some of the most valuable resources from throughout the web. The videos, articles and infographics you see below are some of the best overviews we've found to give you a more thorough understanding of what it means to be a responsible architect, designer and specifier.
GREEN BUILDINGS GET THE GREEN LIGHT: INFOGRAPHIC
For more helpful articles and tips, read our blog posts about the efficiencies of solar lighting, HERE.