Solar Street Lighting For The Caribbean Islands is one of Solar Lighting International’s areas of expertise. 

For all of the heartache and destruction that they caused, the hurricanes of 2017 have created an incredible opportunity for communities to switch to grid-independent, energy-efficient street light systems.

Unfortunately, where this is a disaster, there will also be “leeches” — opportunistic companies who quickly rebrand imported products and sell them at inflated prices.

We’re excited to bring our proven track record in global installation projects as well as our 5-year plan to deliver lighting systems that change communities.

With successfully completed projects in the US Virgin Islands, we are excited to use our expertise to help your community find a lighting solution that will make a difference.

The Ultimate Hurricane-Resistant Light Design

  • Hardened solar panels are resistant to flying debris and wind pressure.
  • Hardened mounting brackets support the solar panel in wind gusts.  We also mount the solar panels lower on the lamp post to provide it with more support and to distribute wind load more evenly.
  • Well-ventilated lights prevent water accumulation and allow the lights to continue to function throughout the storm, providing added lighting coverage for rescue crews and a faster recovery time after a disaster.
  • Improved waterproofing means that all of the connectors are sealed to prevent water entry and protects the circuits from driving rain and swells.

When you attach a solar panel to a lamp post, it creates new wind load challenges.

Our light poles are rated to 170 MPH. See the Engineering Certificate

To combat this, we use a shorter, stronger, light pole. Then, we attach the solar panel as low as possible on this pole to decrease the wind load and distribute that load across the entire pole.

We also harden the entire lighting system. The solar panel uses a hardened glass that is rated for adverse conditions and the connections are waterproofed to help our lights withstand the strongest storms.

The end result is a solar powered street lamp design that is more proven than most of our competitors.

 Here’s the engineering that makes our lights better:

A Better Light

Unlike the old mercury or sodium-vapor lights, the new LED light designs use much less energy. They also create more directional light and reduce ambient light pollution. This means that at night time you can see more stars. 

It also helps wildlife who rely on the moon for navigation — such as sea turtles — from being distracted by ambient light and, instead, finding the moon, allowing for more successful hatchings.

When your community invests in a new streetlight system, it needs to be an investment that your Grandkids will be glad you made.

That is why we focus on quality and next-generation technology.

High-End Manufacturing- Independently Verified

The solar lighting manufacturing industry is largely dominated by a handful of Chinese manufacturing plants. As a result, the industry is dominated by brands who import solar lights and then affix their label.

This creates an environment where third-party companies sell imported lights at an incredible markup while providing a sub-par product with minimal quality control. 

We’re proud to be an industry leader when it comes to inventing an innovative lamp that is designed to out-perform the competition, all of our components are independently tested by a third party.

For the Caribbean islands, we are excited to offer a lamp that is wind-resistant (up to 170 mph), dust-resistant and that operates with greater efficiency. Our lamps require very little maintenance, so even the smallest communities can take advantage of grid-free lighting without investing in costly upkeep.

We then stand behind our products with a 5-year warranty on the entire luminaire.

Our lights also offer Easy Assembly and Disassembly and better heat ventilation to improve the usable life of the lamps. 

Whether you need 10 light poles or 1,000, we can deliver your next project.

No auxiliary power and no trenching required. Our lights are designed to work 100% off grid. 

Solar Lighting International’s street lamp systems for parking lots and highways come in many options: 6600 lumens,  9750 lumens, 13,000 lumens, 14,300 lumens and our new 16,000+ lumens for standard fixtures.

A Better Panel

Installations near water require the product to be water, wind and salt resistant. 

To combat that, we chose a monocrystalline solar panel.  This allows our unit to be resistant to hurricane-level winds while also performing well in the relentless salt-laden ocean breezes. 

Our panel is also more efficient. Our engineers have selected a panel which delivers 50% more power per unit area while simultaneously maintaining a low voltage-temperature coefficient.

 

This increased efficiency means that our panels produce electricity from the crack of dawn until nightfall. They also work well with our patented charge controller to deliver more power in a smaller footprint.

All of this added engineering is reassurance for our clients. This panel will not be easily outdone, ensuring that your investment will be cutting-edge for years to come.

A Patented Solar Charge Controller

Our charge controller uses patented MPPT  ( Maximum Power Point Tracking) charging technology. This allows our controller to increase charge current by up to 30% more over conventional solar charge controllers. More power for less cost!

This added current capacity enables us to manage better, store, and conserve energy which means you get the most out of each solar panel.

We also can network these solar charge controllers together. This gives up to 8 controllers the capacity to communicate with one another and act as a single controller.

Solar Parking Lot Lights and Street Lamps Designed For The Caribbean Islands

The Caribbeans face unique challenges in finding the best suppliers, acquiring replacement parts and finding reputable companies to do business with.

We’re excited to use our expertise to help overcome these challenges. Plus, thanks to our simple assembly system, your existing contractors and staff can install our street lights. Advanced training is not required.

Our lamps are the first choice for municipalities around the world, but also are used in private installations for airfields and parking lots.

There is no trenching required. You simply install and deliver light to where you need it. 

If you are contacting us about our lights, please be sure to specify that you are seeking information on a hurricane-resistant configuration. We make several important upgrades to these quotes including:

  • Shorter, stronger lampost rated to 170 MPH
  • Hardened PV panel
  • Stronger mounting brackets in a more wind-resistant configuration.
  • Specific lamp models that have been proven to work well in these conditions.

We work with any of the Caribbean islands including the Cayman Islands, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Anguilla, Antigua, British virgin islands, St. Barts,St. Martin, St. Kitts, US Virgin Islands, St. Croix, Barbados, Saint Lucia, Trinidad Tobago, Aruba The Bahamas, and Turks and Caicos.

With many successful installations in the Carribean, we are excited to add your project to our legacy.