Things To Consider While Designing A Pole For Solar Street Post Lights

A solar street light system is composed of a light, a solar panel, a battery, and a pole on which all the equipment is mounted. Therefore, in order to manufacture a high quality and standard street light system, it is important to pay heed to design of every equipment in the system. When all the equipment of the system have been manufactured following standard processes and guidelines then it also results in products which provide high value to the customers as well as perform effectively. Usually, in the manufacturing of solar street light products, more attention is given to the design and manufacturing of solar light solar panel and battery while the requirements of the pole are usually ignored. However, the solar street post lights are highly dependent upon the quality and standard of the pole on which they are mounted because ineffective and low-quality poles can lead to affecting their operation and overall lifespan.

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Therefore, in this article we will discuss a number of different parameters that are important in the manufacturing of solar street light poles, which will enable the customers to have an understanding of the things that they need to consider while making a purchase decision regarding a solar street light system containing a pole. In order to make a decision regarding the design of the pole, customer should consider the factors that have been mentioned below in order to obtain high quality and standard products.

Material

One of the most important considerations in the manufacturing of the pole of a solar street light system is the material of the pole. Materials that are usually used in the manufacturing of the pole of a solar system include iron, steel, aluminium, Q235, and Q345. Concrete is also commonly used in solar street post lights system. Various other materials are also used in the manufacturing of the pole depending upon the requirements of the users. Different materials used in the manufacturing of the pole of the solar street light have different properties due to which the performance of the solar system is dependent upon these properties of the material.

Height

The second important parameter that is important in the manufacturing of solar street light pole is the requirement of the height. Different users may have different requirements for the height of the pole due to which this factor has to be considered during the designing process. When greater height of the pole is required then it will also have an impact on the material that has to be used in the manufacturing process as well as other design features.

Thickness

The third most important feature in designing a solar street light post is the thickness of the pole.  Usually the thickness of a solar street light post ranges from 1.8mm to 14mm, as different customers require different thicknesses depending on their use. The requirement of the thickness of the ball is also depend upon the weight of the solar light and solar panel that has to be supported by the post in the system. Therefore, careful consideration should be carried out in this regard in order to make the most appropriate decision under the circumstances.

Shape

In solar street light systems, different shapes of the posts are used depending upon the requirements of the street lights as well as the decoration requirement where the street light has to be installed. In most cases, the three shapes of the street light poles are popular, which are conical, octagon, and customised shapes. In most cases, conical and octagonal shapes are used but when decorated poles have to be designed then customised shapes are considered. Therefore, customers should have a clear idea regarding the requirement of shape of the pole before placing an order for the manufacturing.

Arm type

Usually, streetlights are supported on the arms of the street light poles, which are projecting on either sides. There are different types of arms available or can be manufactured so that solar street post lights can be mounted on them. In most cases, the arm types that are used include single arm, double arm, and triple arms. The number of arms on a pole depends upon the requirement of the users and the number of lights that have to be installed. Therefore, it is also possible to design more than 3 arms in case a greater number of lights have to be supported on a single post.

Surface treatment

The posts are usually provided with a surface treatment in order to enhance their properties and Outlook. The surface treatment that is usually carried out on a standard solar street light pole includes hot-dip galvanization and electrostatic spraying. Therefore, the customer should make a research on different surface treatments for solar street light poles and decide on their requirements.

Colour

The colour of light post is another important consideration and should be decided before placing an order for the manufacturing.

Wind resistance

The solar street post lights have to face severe wind due to which it is highly important to manufacture the poles while considering this factor so that proper mechanisms are provided in order to enable the post lights to withstand heavy wind pressure.

Welding standard

The welding of different parts of the solar street light post is highly important because these posts have to perform the operation for years and in case there is any fault in the welding then they will not be able to carry out their operation for a longer period. Therefore, high standard of welding should be maintained during the manufacturing process so that the poles are capable of performing their operation in a highly effective manner.

Conclusion

There are a number of different parameters that need to be considered in the manufacturing of solar street light post. Customers should make a comprehensive assessment of their requirements before placing an order for the manufacturing so that they are able to acquire high-quality results. They can make use of the parameters that have been defined in this article in order to make the most appropriate choices.

2020-03-24T10:13:01+00:00