Light poles are an essential part of lighting infrastructure, and our commercial solar lighting systems provide an immediate solution for streetshighwaysparking lotsperimeter security and more. Solar Lighting International can engineer the right solution to mount our solar lighting systems in a variety of ways.

But what about durability? Anything that works outdoors must be able to withstand the elements in order to survive. Solar Lighting International provides the most popular solar lighting pole options in a variety of materials and shapes.

Whether you’re looking for galvanized, aluminum, straight square steel, round poles, tapered poles, ornamental poles, synthetic composite fiberglass, or concrete poles, we can provide the right fit for your lighting application.

We also have specialty hurricane-resistant poles – solar lighting poles so sturdy that they can withstand wind speeds of up to 175 miles per hour. This ensures that when things get rough, our lighting systems will still be up and running after the storm has passed; offering safety and security when you need it most.

For many projects, design can be as important as durability and keeping the look and design features of a location are necessary. With this in mind, Solar Lighting International also offers light poles with external or internal battery storage. This removes the look of a bulky battery pack and gives you a seamless design and superior architectural integration.image showing both a straight square steel and a round steel pole

Our variety of materials and designs allows us to find a light pole solution that not only fits your environment seamlessly but ones that will fit your budget. Solar Lighting International can help you to find solar pole lighting solutions that will fit your desired aesthetic, project and your budget, allowing the long term cost savings of solar power to also meet your immediate project budget needs.

 

A solar lighting install using an anchor mount pole system.

A solar lighting install using an anchor mount pole system.

Pole install options can be overwhelming, and, in conjunction with your engineer to determine your EPA (wind load rating), we can determine what material and pole type work best for you. There are two main types of poles: Anchor Base and Direct Burial.

Anchor base poles are used where the greatest pole strength is required. They are attached to a concrete foundation by a base plate and held in place with anchor bolts. The pole is welded to the base and the base is bolted a concrete footing. As the concrete is poured, the anchor bolts are then cast into the concrete and stick up above the surface. The bolts are then attached to the base. Anchor base poles are typically chosen for areas that need stronger poles due to wind or other environmental 

A direct burial installation example for a solar light pole

factors and Federal Guidelines state that anchor base poles must be used in conjunction with breakaway couplings on solar highway lighting applications if Federal funds are involved.

Direct burial poles are buried directly into the ground. The height of a direct burial pole is specified as the height above grade and can vary from 10 feet to 25 feet. As a general rule: 20-25% of the pole’s overall length is buried into the ground. Highwind speed areas require a direct burial pole with deeper burial depth. When the installation environment is favorable for direct burial poles, they are typically chosen for easier installation, lower cost and less time needed for installation. 

Steel Poles

Our steel lighting poles bring quality and performance to your solar lighting project. Choosing a steel light pole for your project provides many advantages. Steel solar light poles have a tremendous amount of strength and are also an affordable option versus aluminum poles.

Advantages of Steel poles

    • ● Low Cost
    • ● Steel poles are allowed in most specifications
    • ● Lifespan is 15 – 30 Years depending on Environment
    • ● Simple to install
    • ● Made in the USA
    • ● Available in Anchor Base or Direct Burial

Fiber Composite Poles

Fiberglass composite poles are very durable, not only are they resistant to outside elements; but they can be constructed to withstand wind loads up to 175 mph. Fiberglass poles are also competitively priced. Choosing this type of pole enables you to get your project in under budget while utilizing the benefits of fiberglass for a price comparable to poles made of other materials. Fiberglass is also resistant to environmental issues such as road salts, fertilizers, or saltwater – they don’t rust and are corrosion resistant.

An LED solar lighting installation in the U.S. Virgin Islands

U.S. Virgin Islands

Advantages of Fiberglass poles

    • ● Lightweight
    • ● Non-Conductive
    • ● Lifespan can reach 20 Years with Proper Installation / Varies by Environment
    • ● Corrosion and Rust Resistant
    • ● Low Maintenance
    • ● Available in Anchor Base or Direct Burial

Concrete Poles

Concrete, in spite of its reputation as a purely industrial substance, can be transformed into a lighting pole that in all respects is aesthetically superior to steel and more resistant to erosion, collision, and vandalism. 

Concrete or cement light poles offer a number of competitive advantages over other pole materials.  Concrete lighting poles are easy to install, and they can be mounted direct burial, or they can be installed in base mounts bolted to concrete.

An entranceway installation of solar lighting in Key West, FL

Key West, FL

Advantages of Concrete poles

    • ● Very Strong Material
    • ● Not susceptible to Vibrations
    • ● Lifespan can reach 50+ Years with Proper Installation / Varies by Environment
    • ● Corrosion and Rust Resistant
    • ● Low Maintenance
    • ● Manufactured product with consistent quality and strengths
    • ● Available in Anchor Base or Direct Burial

Aluminum Poles

Aluminum light poles are about 40% the weight of steel poles, making them easier to unload and install. Aluminum solar light poles have a very long lifespan and is easily recycled. Aluminum is corrosion-resistant and self-protecting –  It reacts with the oxygen in the atmosphere and forms a thin layer of aluminum oxide. Aluminum oxide is an electrical insulator but has a fairly high thermal conductivity. Aluminum light poles are often powder coated for cosmetic purposes.

An aluminum pole used in a roadway solar lighting installation in Indio, CA

Indio, CA

Advantages of Aluminum poles

    • ● Corrosion-Resistance
    • ● Non-Conductive
    • ● Lifespan can reach 50+ Years with Proper Installation / Varies by Environment
    • ● Lightweight
    • ● Low Maintenance
    • ● Available in Anchor Base or Direct Burial

Solar Lighting International, Inc. can source most any type of pole, whether it be specialty or just a particular spec for a project – 

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Aluminum Poles

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Tennon Light Pole Reducers

Tenon Adapter for 3 Inch Round Steel Poles

This steel adapter allows you to convert the top of a 3 inch round steel pole into a 2-3/8 inch tenon.

Tenon Adapter for 3.5 Inch Round Steel Poles

This steel adapter allows you to convert the top of a 3.5 inch round steel pole into a 2-3/8 inch tenon.

Tenon Adapter for 4 Inch Round Steel Poles

This steel adapter allows you to convert the top of a 4 inch round steel pole into a 2-3/8 inch tenon.

Tenon Adapter for 5 Inch Round Steel Poles

This steel adapter allows you to convert the top of a 5 inch round steel pole into a 2-3/8 inch tenon.

Tenon Adapter for 6 Inch Round Steel Poles

This steel adapter allows you to convert the top of a 6 inch round steel pole into a 2-3/8 inch tenon.

Tenon Adapter for 3.5 Inch Round Aluminum Poles

This adaptor allows you to convert the top of a 3.5 inch round aluminum pole to a 2 3/8″ tenon