SBL Solar Lighting Bollard FAQ'S
SBL Solar Bollards
Solar lighting bollards lights are shorter light poles (approx. one-meter high) that have solar lights on them and are very popular for lighting pathways. Being stand-alone (not connected to the electricity network), significant savings in installation costs can be created. They use solar panels and batteries to run, and automatically turn on at dusk and off at dawn.
SBL Solar Bollard Solutions
SBL Solar Bollards are suitable for council pathways, retirement villages, townhouse developments, resorts and worker accommodation camps. They are well suited to anywhere that is relatively shade free and when it is expensive or logistically difficult to connect to the grid. There is a low power model that requires no direct sunlight, as long as the area is not too dark so they receive UV from indirect sunlight.
How do SBL Solar Bollards Operate
During the daytime, the solar panel creates power from the sun, this power is stored in the battery. The lighting controller (the brains of the system) detects dusk and automatically turns the light on, conversely detecting dawn, turning the light off.
How Long do the Batteries Last
A well-built solar lighting bollard should provide a minimum of four full nights battery back-up (allowing for the longest winter nights) running the light at 100% illumination. A good quality battery should last between 5 and 10 years if the system sizing is correct.
SBL Solar Lights Coverage
Solar bollards can achieve AS/NZS 1158 3.1 Pedestrian (P) pathway and bikeways, being able to be spaced up to 10 meters apart along say a 2m wide path.
SBL Solar Bollards Components?
SBL components are Solar panel, LEDs, battery, lighting controller, pole and small footing.
Advantages of Solar Lighting Bollards Over Traditional Lighting Bollards?
They can save significant money (lower upfront costs) if it is expensive to trench and cable to site. Renewable energy power source and no ongoing power bills.
What Are The Disadvantages of Solar Lighting
Solar Bollards cost more up front than main powered lights if there is power already at site (therefore minimal trenching and cabling required). The solar panels work best with direct sunlight on the solar panel, therefore locations exposed to a lot of shade may be problematic. There are low power model solar lighting bollards that do operate in the shade.
Maintenance Requirements of SBL Solar Bollard Lights?
SBL Solar Bollards require minimal maintenance. SBL solar panel should be kept clean and ensure plants are not blocking the sunlight over time.
What Weather Resistance do SBL Solar Lighting Bollards Have.
Extremely high, and some are completely submersible for flood prone areas. They have sufficient battery back-up to provide reliable all-night light for the particular weather for that location.
How Much do SBL Solar Bollards Cost?
Quality Australian made solar bollards are start around the AUD $800 to $1400 + depending on model and pole options
Why SBL Solar Bollard Lights Compared to Other Brands
The Australian made bollards will have a 5 to 10 year warranty depending on model and four + full nights battery back-up, marine grade aluminium poles and aircraft windscreen grade polycarbonate , the Asian manufactured ones tend to have a 2 year warranty and between one and two nights battery back-up. All options allowing for the longest winter nights and at 100% output -no dimming.