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Posted on 8 May 2024 by Spencer Coffin

Do Solar Lights Actually Work in The UK

So we get asked this a lot now, “Do commercial solar lights actually work in the UK, we have such long dark nights in winter and not a lot of sunshine”

Solar street lights and bollards have emerged as a sustainable and cost-effective lighting solution for commercial use in the UK. Despite the limited average peak sunshine hours per day throughout the year, and a significant number of hours of darkness in the winter months. If you select the correct commercial solar-powered lighting systems, then yes, they still can effectively function with the right components and technology.

One of the key factors in ensuring the efficiency of solar lighting solutions in the UK is the use of optimised LED lights. These lights are designed to have the highest lumen to watt ratio, ensuring maximum brightness while minimising energy consumption. By utilising LED lights with advanced technology, solar lighting systems can provide adequate illumination even with limited sunshine.

Another crucial component is the battery capacity. High-capacity batteries are essential to store the energy collected during the limited peak sunshine hours and ensure that the lights can operate throughout the night. By using batteries with sufficient capacity, solar street lights and bollards can continue to function optimally in the UK, even during the longer winter nights.
Additionally, the quality of solar PV panels plays a crucial role in the performance of these lighting systems. It is essential to choose panels specifically designed for the UK market, considering factors such as weather conditions and lower levels of sunlight. High-quality solar panels can efficiently convert sunlight into energy, ensuring a reliable and consistent power source for the luminaires.
To address the unique challenges of the UK climate, it is crucial to do thorough research and select solar lighting products that have been specifically designed and optimised for the UK market. Procure Direct offers a range of solar products that meet these requirements, ensuring reliable and efficient lighting solutions for commercial use.


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