A Guide To Solar Powered LED Signs
16th September 2022
In a world increasingly focused on sustainability and energy efficiency, finding innovative ways to illuminate signs is a bright idea. Traditional sign lighting can be costly and environmentally unfriendly. The constant power consumption not only drives up energy bills but also contributes to carbon emissions. So, how can we light up our signs without draining our wallets or harming the planet?
In this post, we’ll explore the world of solar-powered LED signs and how these eco-friendly solutions can help you save money, reduce your carbon footprint, and effectively illuminate your signs day and night.
Your Guide To Solar Powered LED
How Do Solar Powered LED Signs Work?
Solar powered signs use lighting units powered by solar energy, a.k.a. the sun’s rays, to light up our traffic signs. This ‘green energy’ solution means the suns rays charge up the sign, allowing it to emit light throughout the day without the need for electricity.
They consist of a solar rechargeable battery, LED lights and a photoresistor which detects the sunlight and then converts the solar energy into electricity.
All our solar signs are battery powered, with a solar panel being used to re-charge the internal batteries and, because we can provide a range of different batteries with varying capacities and a range of solar panels with varying power outputs, we will have a sign that is suitable for you whatever the geographical location.
Where Can They Be Used?
Solar powered road and traffic LED signs can be installed in locations where it is difficult to get power to.
Even on a cloudy day, solar signs can continue to produce impactful messaging on signs to keep motorists safe and informed.
Some of the places they can be installed are:
- Quiet roads
- Train Stations
- Parking Facilities
- Industrial settings
So just because we’re heading into autumn and winter, don’t think that solar-powered signs are no longer an option, as they are viable alternatives in many situations and locations.
Benefits Of Solar Powered LED Lights
They require little to no maintenance once installed
Because they don’t require traditional energy sources and are free from traditional batteries, solar powered LED signs need hardly any maintenance, meaning minimal cost too. The only thing you may need to consider is environmental factors like overgrown trees blocking the sign from the sun or the general cleanliness of the sign.
Unlimited Flexibility On Location Installation
As mentioned previously, solar powered LED signs do not require plug-ins or a mains electricity supply, and therefore, these signs can be installed wherever suits, making for hassle-free installation.
By now, you are probably aware that these types of signs use 100% renewable energy and do not damage the environment in any way. The only thing to note with the signs is the batteries generally have a 5-year warranty, and once they need replacing, you will need to take them to a recycling centre.
Let’s Go Green
So now you’ve got some facts and information on solar powered LED signs; you’ll be able to make the right choice in going green, whatever your signage requirements are.
You can take a look at our range of off-grid solutions for yourself here.
You can also check out our guide on Vehicle Activated Warning Signs, so you can be a VAS whizz.