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Solar Bus Stop and Shelter Design for a Brighter Transit System

Posted by SEPCO

6/12/14 9:30 AM

SEPCO has been working on improving our current bus stop and bus shelter lighting products. Our new design combines some of the best features of our standard solar lighting systems and new ideas for a perfect combination for bus stops and bus shelters, both integrating into existing areas and for new installations.

Solar Bus Stop Design

Solar Bus Stop Design

Our new bus stop design provides all night or push button lighting for bus stops. Our high powered ING LED fixture is integrated and recessed into a battery assembly for vandal resistance and provides down-lighting with no light pollution to other areas.

The solar panel assembly sits at a 45 degree angle for maintenance free cleaning of the solar panel by rain and does not allow for snow buildup in the winter. A typical flat panel designs collect dust and debris and requires regular maintenance and cleaning of the solar panel. The 45 degree angle also provides the most solar radiance compared to a flat panel system that only can grab the solar rays when the sun is high in the sky.

The solar panel assembly also easily mounts to a pole with U-Bolts that are integrated into the panel bracket and slip over the top of the pole and tighten down. Best of all, the entire assembly is easily adjustable up or down the pole for variations required due to ambient lighting.

Solar Bus Shelter Design

Solar Bus Shelter Design

Our new bus shelter design provides mounting of the solar panel assembly either on the roof or on a pole nearby. The light fixtures are integrated within a one piece unit to include all control electronics and batteries that mounts directly to the roof of the bus shelter. A single or double fixture application can be easily achieved without compromising aesthetics. The solar panel can be mounted at a 45 degree angle on a nearby pole or on the angled side of the roof that faces south. This keeps the panel clean and reduces maintenance.

Both the solar bus stop and bus shelter designs are perfect for integrating into an existing transit application or for new installations. Bus shelter systems can be integrated into any bus shelter unit and can even provide power to advertising panels and schedule boards. The bus stop lights can easily be installed at any bus stop and provide the safety to travelers at night.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Bus Stop Lighting, Bus Shelter Lighting

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.
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Topics: Solar Lighting, Bus Shelter Lighting

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