Solar street lights

Commercial Solar Powered Street Lights

Quality street lighting is paramount for safety, therefore it is imperative that even light levels are cast across the entire carriageway, with minimal or no glare.

To achieve this, Orca Solar Lighting® can facilitate a professional lighting design using the most suitable light fixtures, to ensure the lighting outcome is outstanding, complying to the relevant lighting code, and the minimum amount of light poles are utilised to achieve this result.

Street lighting is ‘mission critical’ therefore imperative the solar engine provides sufficient autonomy (battery back-up). This battery back-up requirement is based on NASA solar radiation data on the exact co-ordinates of the location, and allows for maximum average dark out days and the longest winter nights.

The Vertex® systems enable custom solar engine sizing for larger utility systems, capable of running up to an 80w light fixture at full illumination reliably all night. This can achieve P lighting category and some V category lighting.

The Vertex solar street light is available on fixed or mid hinge poles, conventional or slip based poles temporary (relocatable) footings.

All Orca Solar Lighting solar street lights comply with:

  • AS/NZS 3000 Electrical safety standards
  • AS/NZS 4509 Stand alone power system design
  • All wind loading requirements
  • All steel fabrication standards
  • RCM (previously C tick)
Solar Street Lights

Solar flag lighting for Roads & Maritime Services NSW.


Solar street light for a Queensland Council.

Solar street light for a Queensland Council.

The light fixtures generally used on the Vertex® solar street light system:

Cree XSPR HO, designed and made in the USA for roadways, streets, pathways and car parks. Numerous optic options available.

Solar Street Lights

Gerard StreetLED and RoadLED, designed in Australia specifically for AS/NZS road lighting, and well suited to Flag lighting applications.

Solar Powered Street Lights
Vertex Solar Powered Lighting

Solar Street Light Running Time

Dusk -Dawn – Runs the luminaire at static power level from dusk through to dawn
4 Hour / Off – Runs luminaire from dusk for a total time of 4 hours and then completely switches off the luminaire
4 Hour / Off – Runs luminaire from dusk for a total time of 4 hours and then dims the luminaire to a pre-set level for the rest of the night
6-Off-2 – Runs Luminaire from dusk for a total time of 6 Hours, switches off and runs again for 2 hours prior to dawn
8-Off-2 – Runs Luminaire from dusk for a total time of 8 Hours, switches off and runs again for 2 hours prior to dawn Other / Custom – Orca Solar can program systems for dimming level and or running time according to project requirements.