Lighting is one of the most important off grid solar requirements and especially so the case of an emergency or power outage. We can provide an emergency lighting system to meet your exact requirements. There is nothing worse than being in the dark during an emergency. See the new Pico portable solar powered lights which are ideal for portable emergency lighting or for off grid lighting where it is impractical to do extensive wiring.
Typical Solar Emergency Lighting System
A typical system includes one or more deep draw maintenance free transport non hazardous batteries, one or more solar panels which can be hard panels or foldable flexible panels, a charge controller, a fuse for safety, a simple disconnect switch, a means of connecting the battery to the panel and charge controller and a string of lights with fixtures and bulbs. This same system can also be used to charge portable devices like cell phones, radios, GPS units or laptop computers.
A complete emergency solar system to run five 15 watt lamps for 12 hours a day will cost about $1,500 depending on the available sun hours and autonomy for your geographic location. A Sun Xtender AGM Solar Battery would be a wise choice which we can provide or you can purchase locally a deep draw 12 volt marine battery, should be less than $100.
We can package a system to suit your specific needs in a crush proof water proof case that is easy to store and easy to transport by car, truck, boat or aircraft using transport non hazardous batteries. Contact us with your requirements.
Emergency lights can also work from the battery charged from a battery charger powered by the grid.
A key question regarding system sizing has to do with what is called autonomy, the number of cloudy days in a row (or number of days you are off the grid) where you need 100 percent reliability for your lighting system.
See the new Pico portable solar powered lights which are ideal for emergency lighting.
Other Solar Powered Lighting Applications
Solar powered lighting is also ideal for remote locations where running power from the grid is either impossible or cost prohibitive. Examples we use ourselves include lighting for barns, sheds, the hen house and for camping. Ditch the old noisy stinky white gas lantern and light up your campsite.
Boat houses and boat docks, remote cabins and cottages, outdoor picnic shelters and pavilions are all opportunities to put sunshine to work for you. Compared to running grid power and meeting inspections and codes, low voltage solar power is often the most cost effective solution.
Custom Configured Lighting Systems
Whatever your emergency solar lighting and power requirements, we can help you configure a system or multiple systems that meet your exact requirements.
We represent Phocos, one of the world's leading manufacturers of low voltage compact fluorescent light bulbs and LED light bulbs, available in either 12 or 24 volts DC, in cool or warm white spectrums.
12 VDC bulbs come in the following wattages: 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 15 and 30, either cool or warm white. These all have a standard American light bulb E27 Edison base.
Specification Sheets in PDF, opens in a new window.
Purchase online, prices apply to USA 48 states delivery only. If you want to order bulbs other than those listed here or if you are outside the USA please contact us and we will get you a quote ASAP.
24 Volt DC Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs
24 VDC bulbs are available and are 15 watts, either cool or warm. These have a standard American light bulb E27 Edison base.
Specification Sheet in PDF, opens in a new window.
Phocos also has some extremely bright LED light bulbs with either cool white or warm white spectrums that use only 1 watt of 12 volt and will retain at least 80 percent luminosity after 7,000 hours. Useful life is typically 50,000 hours or more = 5 plus years of continuous operation. These also have E27 Edison bases.
Please contact us today for more information or assistance with your applications.
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