Commercial Outdoor Lighting

Fonroche Lighting America makes the best outdoor solar lights. We use powerful components to provide you energy and integrate them into a sleek design. Our clients include military and federal facilities, municipalities, commercial facilities, tribes, and developers. We help them leverage the power of solar energy with our smart, sleek, outdoor solar lights.
How Outdoor Solar Street Lighting Works
The energy from sun (solar energy) is the most abundant form of energy on earth. Science on Sphere reports that 173,000 terawatts of solar energy hit the earth continuously. That's more than 10,000 times the world's total energy use. Our outdoor solar streetlights use the sun’s abundant, renewable energy. First, solar energy charges the system’s batteries. Then, the batteries power the lighting at night. Unlike other lighting sources, these outdoor solar lights help users:
  • Reduce their carbon footprint
  • Build resilience
  • Cut installation and energy costs
  • We optimize our outdoor solar lights based on location, application and your preferences
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Reliable Solar Streetlight Design
Reliable outdoor solar street lighting systems depend on the right components. Solar streetlights used for public lighting need outstanding optics, advanced controls and batteries formulated for extreme field conditions. Fonroche’s R&D team is always evaluating new options. At the same time, our quality assurance program monitors our supply chain. Here's a closer look at the key components of our outdoor solar lights.

Fixtures

Our fixtures balance efficacy (lumens/watt), dark sky requirements and advanced optics. This ensures the best spacing and reduces the number of systems you will need to buy for your project. Our fixtures will also help you meet local lighting ordinances.

Panels

We always use efficient, third-party laboratory certified solar modules. We also use a hydrophobic coating that easily sheds water, along with any dust and dirt on the panel. With a black frame and backing, our panels have a polished appearance during day or night.

Controls

The Power 365 Enclosure contains the brains of the system. The microprocessor ensures efficient battery management and controls the lighting profile. The system can also engage anti-blackout protection to guarantee lighting 365 nights a year. You also have the option to add Fonroche Connect. Track your system performance from anywhere in the world.

Batteries

Fonroche has developed its own industrial Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery formulation. The batteries are durable and reliable in temperatures from -40°F to +158°F. The batteries have strong discharge, cycle-life, and energy density properties. NiMH batteries pack a lot of power in a sleek, slim footprint. Better yet, they are non-toxic and are not considered hazardous for shipping purposes.
Our Approach to Solar Street Lighting
Great components aren’t enough. Detailed energy analysis and lighting design for your project are critical. Every project is unique and this process ensures that you get the right amount of light all year long. Here's what you can expect.

Analysis of Your Needs

Our clients all have different needs. They include municipalities, military & federal facilities, Native American tribes, commercial property owners and developers. We work with each of them to understand and meet their outdoor lighting requirements.

Solar Energy Balance

Unlike conventional lighting, the power you will have available for lighting will be different in different parts of the country. This is due to the sun’s angle at your latitude as well as the local climate conditions. To make sure you get rock solid reliability, we do an energy balance. Fonroche reviews hourly solar energy production for your area over the past 10 years. Then we use the worst-case scenarios to configure your system.

Photometry

Then we create a lighting design using the worst-case condition. We design to your criteria (either IESNA guidelines or custom targets). The design accounts for any anticipated energy adjustments in winter. This approach guarantees reliable lighting all year long.

Recommendation and Proposal

Our experts provide a recommendation to optimize solar energy, lighting design and configuration. Our experts also help protect your public lighting project by selecting poles that meet your mounting preferences and recognized wind-loading standards (ASHTO or FBC). We are passionate about helping you leverage the benefits of solar energy and eager to help you optimize the value of your solar investment. We deliver the best outdoor solar lights for pathways, road and street lighting, or parking lot and area lighting. Let's discuss your requirements. Get in touch with one of our solar lighting specialists today.
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