Green Choice LED’s Solar Powered LED Street Light Project Considered a Success
Next Generation Street Lights Exceeding City of Shenandoah, TX Expectations
By: Green Choice LED
The feedback from residents of Shenandoah Valley and city officials has been positive. The city set up an email account (solarlight@
The city decided to go with the solar powered street lights after studying the idea. According to Greg Smith, city administrator, "using solar panels to light the street lights would cost the city about $40,000 less, would eliminate about $2,000–$3,000 in annual electricity costs, would not require additional engineering, and could eliminate the need to damage residents yards or install power boxes near their homes."
Several other motivating factors for the city were the go green concept, crime reduction, and the ability to sustain lighting during power outages. The street lights are designed to withstand hurricane force winds, three- inch size hail, and in the absence of sunlight, the batteries will last for thirty hours. Shenandoah still remembers the nightmare it faced in 2008 when Hurricane Ike left the city in darkness for seven days.
The word is spreading about the value in solar powered LED lighting solutions and as a result, Green Choice LED and its staff are staying very busy.
About Green Choice LED
Green Choice LED, a Texas Solar Resources company, is an industry leader in energy-efficient LED lighting applications. Green Choice LED designs and manufactures commercial grade LED products, such as street lights, tunnel lights, flood lights, and explosion-proof LED fixtures.
Green Choice LEDs research and development team hold over 21 proprietary patents with innovative breakthroughs in high power LED optical systems, heat-sync design, and intelligent control driver systems.
Green Choice LED certifications include CE, RoH, DLC, UL, and explosion proof LEDs are ATEX certified. Professional affiliations include Dark Sky, ASSHE, SEPA, IES, and Made in the USA.