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With 20 years of innovating award-winning, original product designs enhanced by Australian manufacturing excellence, Solar Bollard Lighting® (SBL) consistently leads the architectural and industrial grade solar lighting innovation curve.
Solar Bollard Lighting (SBL), the 'brand name', was registered in November 2013, when we decided to refocus and specialise on one technology. We aimed to become the ‘best of the best’ in solar bollard lights globally, rather than simply being average performers across multiple disciplines of solar lighting, like most others in the industry.
We have created many first-to-market milestones, including:
World’s first all-in-one solar bollard light in 2005
World’s first IK10 vandal-resistant solar bollard light in 2012
World’s first IP68 submersible solar bollard light in 2018
World’s first standalone solar light that can operate in full shade in 2018
With over 40,000 premium industrial grade solar bollard lights in over 40 countries from our multi award winning company, you are pretty well guaranteed to see one. With our SBL2 Series just over 10 year Life Cycle you will save thousands. Here is an example comparison.
Other SBL key milestone, include:
First Australian Made (AMCL Licensee ID number: 7739) solar lighting manufacturer.
First Australian ISO 9001 certified solar lighting manufacturer.
Solar Bollard Lighting® products and business are built around four core principles:
Australian Made by an Australian owned company,
locally sourced Australian component suppliers,
minimal environmental footprint with a sustainable future
power used within our own facility to create our product is 100% Green Power.
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.
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 does not work everywhere. A customised design is essential.
DAILY RUNTIMESOur Design
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.
DOME TOP Vs. FLAT TOPOur Dome Top Design
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