Custom Designed Remote Solar Lighting Systems
We supply a range of custom designed off-grid solar and wind
powered lighting systems. Our tailor-made remote lighting kits are
designed specifically for your project, based on your lighting
needs and the location of the building.
The expense of burying long cables from the nearest mains supply
often makes solar powered lighting solutions highly cost
Custom solar lighting kits are suitable for :
- Bus Stops & Shelters
- Road Signs &
- Rural Electrification
- Barns, Outbuildings &
& Field Shelters
- Carports / Garages
Our kits are also ideal for a wide range of industrial &
The benefits of remote solar & wind powered lighting systems
include improved health & safety, minimal maintenance, silent
and reliable power generation and low running costs.
A typical small to medium sized wind or solar powered lighting
system consists of the following components :
- Solar pv panel and / or
- Mounting brackets for pv
- Charge controller /
- Deep Cycle Solar Battery -
- Correctly Sized Cables
- Fuses / MCBs
Larger solar lighting systems with long cable runs will often use
an inverter and 240V AC mains lighting, as the voltage loss along
low voltage cables gets higher over longer distances. Normally,
buildings over approx 10m x 10m would use a 240V AC system.
At the EDC, we offer to custom design a solar or wind powered
lighting system to your exact specifications. In order to do so,
our design engineers need to know the total wattage of lights
being used, the voltage, and the average daily running times for
High Efficiency Lighting
For all solar, wind and battery powered lighting systems, high
efficiency lights are extremely important. The cost of a solar or
wind energy system is highly dependent on the average energy
consumption and the running times.
Modern CFL light bulbs give 5x as much light as a conventional
bulb, for the same energy use. Therefore, from an 11W CFL bulb,
you can expect to get about the same light output as from a
standard 60w incandescent bulb.
Unlike normal "household" CFL bulbs, which require a 240V AC input
(mains), 12V DC CFL & LED lights eliminate the need for a
A common mistake with smaller solar or wind energy systems is to
use 240V lighting, running from an external inverter. Due to the
long running times of most systems, and inverter power losses
& standby losses, we strongly advise the use of 12V or 24V DC
lighting wherever possible.
Modern 12V or 24V DC CFL lights feature quiet, flicker-free
operation, unlike early DC powered florescent tube lighting
typically installed in older caravans or boats. Additional
benefits include easy installation, long bulb life and minimal
maintenance. "Warm" or "cold" light CFL bulb frequencies are also
available, making lighting more efficient than has ever been
possible in the past.
Custom Designed Solar Lighting Systems
All of the solar lighting systems we supply are low voltage and
extremely safe. Current UK regulations require the installer to be
a 'competent person'. Anyone with experience in auto or marine
electrics should find it a simple job.
Alternatively, any electrical contractor will be able to install
the solar lighting kit for you in minimal time. We supply all the
parts required, together with full installation instructions and a
telephone support hotline.
We also offer fully customised solar powered lighting systems
designed to meet your exact requirements - please don't hesitate
to contact us with details of your project.