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Solar Bus Shelter Lighting for Traveler's Safety

Posted by SEPCO

8/6/13 8:30 AM

Solar Bus Shelter Lighting Bus shelters are all around the world and provide shelter and lighting for travelers using the transit system. A lot of bus shelters also provide information and advertisement that passengers can check out while they wait. These shelters consume energy between 50 Watts in LED and 200 Watts in incandescent. When you multiply this by the total bus shelters in a single city, they consume quite a lot of energy. There is energy saving options available to cut costs to the city and still provide the lighting needed for safety.

Switch to LED

Switching the incandescent lamps over to LEDs can save the city a lot of money. LEDs use much less energy and provide better, brighter light.

Combine with Solar

By adding solar energy to these bus shelters can save the city even more money as there is no more need for grid power. These solar bus shelter lighting systems become self-containing and can have the solar power installed on the roof of the existing shelter or on a pole nearby.

Reduce Operation Times

Chances are there are no people in bus shelters after the transit stops. In this case, having the bus shelters properly lit after that time is a waste. Instead you can either have the lights turn off after this time, or dim down and only go back to full intensity when someone enters the shelter.

Solar Bus Shelter AdvertisementEverybody wants there bus shelters always lighted and even more when there is advertisements, but what happens when there is a power outage. No light for several hours maybe depending how efficient the power companies are. This is when the solar comes to work don’t have to worry about that for a really long time.

The entire system is maintenance free for five years or longer; and all you have to do then is change out batteries. That is five years of not worrying about your bus shelter providing the light it needs to every day of the year. And the advertisers will be happy as their ad is always illuminated.

Topics: Solar Lighting, Bus Stop & Shelter Lighting

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