By the year 2050, experts predict that 68% of the world’s population will be living in urban centres – that’s quite a jump from the 56% of 2016. Already, cities consume about 70% of the world’s power, and this number will only go up as more and more people gravitate toward urban areas.

As increased pressure is put on urban centres, the Internet of Things (IoT) has been rapidly developing and new smart city technology has emerged to help urban centres cope with more demands. One such solution is smart solar lighting.

Over the past few years, we have seen solar light pole technology adopted by many municipalities around the world as well as by many businesses who wanted more efficient and cost-effective outdoor lighting solutions.

The advantages of solar light poles

Whether you are lighting up a mall parking lot or an entire neighbourhood, solar LED light poles offer many advantages.  Not only do they dramatically help to reduce carbon emissions, but they also require less maintenance since there is no cabling involved and LED lights last considerably longer than other types of lights. Some smart solar light poles will even automatically dim when there is no traffic or pedestrians – thereby improving the energy savings even more.

With real-time monitoring of each solar light pole, it is possible to intervene immediately should any electrical issues arise. Some systems even allow lighting to be monitored from the convenience of a cell phone.

Finally, because solar light poles are off grid, they can be placed practically anywhere and won’t disrupt your landscaping. This makes them more cost effective to install.

LED lighting for aesthetics and safety

Solar light poles use LED lighting, not only for energy efficiency and durability (LEDs) are the best types of lights to withstand the elements), but also because they produce the best quality light. While LEDs, in general, are available in a wide variety of colours, they are valued by municipalities and businesses for the bright white light that they can produce. This white light is a much closer approximation to natural sunlight than is the yellow light that comes from traditional streetlamps.

The brightest of LEDs is what makes them so valuable for safety in spaces such as walkways and parking lots. If you are in charge of building operations for an apartment complex, factory, office building, etc. it is important to make sure that you do everything you can to keep those who live in, work in, or visit your building safe. Since it is a well-known fact that bright lighting helps to deter criminal activity, investing in LED solar lights is a smart move.

White lights also provide a more welcoming and aesthetically pleasing environment.

Contact Daisy Energy today!

If you are interested in solar light poles to light up your commercial parking lot, laneways or other outdoor space, then contact Daisy Energy today. Solar light poles are the future of outdoor lighting but there is no time like the present to get started!