Solar Bollard Lighting® are the ORIGINAL INNOVATORS behind the worlds first All-In-One Solar Lighting released commercially in December 2005 and were Australias first AMCL recognised Australian Made and Owned solar lighting manufacturer proudly displaying the Green & Gold Kangaroo logo.
Solar Bollard Lighting® Social Responsibilities Policy:
Solar Bollard Lighting® believe that with our global reach as a leading-edge solar lighting technology company, comes global responsibility
Solar Bollard Lighting® know that how we conduct business can make a difference to global communities and the environment and believe that “good for business” and “good for people” are not mutually exclusive pursuits. Solar Bollard Lighting® conduct business with integrity, to make decisions that make economic, social and environmental sense. Solar Bollard Lighting® are proud of their continuing efforts to help communities and reduce environmental impact and are committed to implementing responsible practices.
Solar Bollard Lighting® Compliance Policies include:
Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy - corruptly making, offering to make, agreeing to make, or authorizing any payment, loan, donation or gift of money or anything else of value, directly or indirectly, on behalf of the Customer or any Customer affiliate to or for the benefit of any “Public Official.”
Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy - maintaining a supply chain or any part of the Supplier's business that practices slavery and/or human trafficking;
Code of Business Conduct Policy - using conflict minerals in any manufacturing or contract manufacturing activities or in the provision of the goods or services.
Solar Bollard Lighting® products and business are built around four core principles:
Our SBL2 Series:
Every project is custom designed and has an initial geographical location and shade assessment applying the ‘Power In = Power Out’ equation, based on a sunlight profile during the winter solstice, ensuring the correct power model mix is supplied to suit the actual project, not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ assumption as manufactured by every other competitor solar bollard light manufacturer.
The 6106 T6 grade aluminium poles we manufacturer here in Australia are extruded and not casted with a mix of low-grade alloys. This ensures our bollard poles will achieve up to 30 years operational life and upgrading of only the solar light head only at end of life with another Solar Bollard Lighting product. All our product components are 100% recyclable.
Competitor products require at least two (2) – three (3) complete product change overs and reinstalls to one (1) SBL2 Series solar light head change over in a single 10-year life cycle.
Solar Bollard Lighting products reduce future capital expenditure, and excessive waste.
The Solar Bollard Lighting Assessment
Every project has an initial geographical location and shade assessment. This can only be completed by a Solar Bollard Lighting® authorized distributor, importer, sales agent, wholesaler, reseller or retailer for our warranty to be validated.
The assessment applies the ‘Power In = Power Out’ equation, based on a sunlight profile during the winter solstice. Using this solstice snapshot we account for the longest winter nights, the shortest hours of daylight, and the low-tracking sun when shadows are longest.
Careful monitoring of local conditions and the sun’s trajectory confirms a lighting plan, working out the highest amount of solar energy the bollard is able to capture in the shortest daylight hours. From this assessment, recommendations are made of the appropriate power models to ensure reliable all-night light. We factor in prolonging battery life by ensuring the battery receives adequate power to recharge.
This procedure is strictly followed to ensure the correct power mix is applied to each project, according to validated Solar Bollard Lighting® protocols.
Imitations simply prove again and again that a single light design doesn’t work everywhere. A customised design is essential.
Our multi award winning All-In-One solar lighting has exports to over 37 countries with our 3rd generation SBL2 solar powered bollard light Certified IP68 & IK10 specifically designed to be capable of submersion (IP68) for Solar Pathway Lightings, Solar Street Lighting, Solar Marina Lighting, Solar Pontoon Lighting, Solar Mine Site Lighting especially in locations where cyclones-hurricanes-typhoons, tidal surges, tsunamis, and generalised flooding is prominent which helps us continue to be the dominant market innovator within this solar lighting sector in the fight against Climate Change.
In Australia the shortest night runtime location is Darwin which is one of the closest points of Australia to the Equator with mid summer at 11.49hrs dusk until dawn on clear not overcast days, and mid winter is a minimum of 12.76hrs.
The rest of Australia's runtime is up to 15hrs per night mid winter which our model range accommodates with ease and models to also accommodate shading through the day.
We do not dim our lights, they run at full power from dusk until dawn when the correct power model is used for the installation location.Competitor Designs
ALWAYS CHECK DATA SHEETS FOR ACTUAL RUNTIME CAPABILITIES as most imported products only offer 8-12hr daily runtime which does not work for Australian conditions based on the information on Darwin above.
They will run short or completely flat over-cycling the battery which in turns decreases battery life and the need to replace batteries long before they should be needed if designed correctly.
Most do not accommodate shading as they have one power model so your almost guaranteed to have product failure or use dimming to conserve power.
LITHIUM ION (LiFePo4)Cylindrical Advantages
Compared to prismatic cells, cylindrical cells can be produced much faster so more KWh per cell can be produced. The electrodes in a cylindrical cell are wound tightly and encased in a metal casing,
This minimizes electrode material from breaking up from the mechanical vibrations, thermal cycling from charging and discharging and mechanical expansion of the current conductors inside from thermal cycling. Cylindrical cells radiate heat and control temperature more easily than prismatic cells.Prismatic Disadvantages
Prismatic cells are made up of many positive and negative electrodes sandwiched together leaving more possibility for short circuit and inconsistency.
The larger cell size minimizes the possibility for automation leading to a lower degree of consistency. The internal electrodes can easily expand and contract causing deformation which can lead to a internal short circuit and are more prone to swelling similar to lead batteries.
Was designed that no direct impact is possible directly to the solar module due to distance between the PC dome and a shock absorbing adhesive attaching the module to the internal reflector reducing risk of shattering.
Our top dome design also ensures birds cannot easily use the solar bollard as a resting point as there are no flat surfaces or edges for them to grip on to. This also eliminates the need for bird spikes.
Also our design ensures no debris, dust can settle easily blocking the solar panel from recharging at full capacity daily.Flat Top Design
Flat top solar panel designs are exposed to hair line fractures as there is not enough air space between the solar panel and the top outer cover. Direct impact on the solar panel will hairline fracture the cells making it fail or shatter and no longer be capable of recharging the battery.
Flat top solar panels mounted on top of the bollard with exposed edge sections make it very easy for birds to rest or nest on or debris and dust to settle on this flat surface reducing the amount of irradiation into the solar panel thus reducing recharge capabilities and imminent failure of the battery