APS offers over 2,000 models of commercial lighting systems. These systems come complete with a Solar Electric Power Assembly. These power assemblies are sized by the lamp power consumption times the hours of operation and take into account how much sun is available in a geographic area. Each self contained power assembly uses the best single crystal solar modules which are bonded into a single array with sealed GEL batteries and all control electronics. The fixture lamp choices are 18 to 42 Watts using high intensity compact fluorescent lamps with white colors up to 6,500°Kelvin.
Benefits of Solar Lighting
- Eliminates trenching or running power to lights
- 100% energy independent (off grid)
- 6 days of battery storage (autonomy) standard
- Meets 150 MPH "D" wind force requirements
- GE supplied photometrics available
- Available in color temps. from 2,700°K to 6,500°K
- Can use CFL, LED, LPS and HPS lights
- EX rated fixtures available
- Readily available systems (off the shelf)
- Over 20,000 hour lifespan for fixtures
- Engineered lighting plans available
- Not subject to power outages!!
The Shoebox fixture is constructed of cast aluminum. It features a front opening slide latch for "no tool" lamp replacement. It is deep in height to provide for a deep parabolic reflector. This provides the largest circle of even illumination. The special crystal lens provides high light transmission while insuring cut-off optics for dark sky compliance. This fixture design is more efficient and requires less maintenance.
These systems use a roadway "Cobra-Head" style fixture. The SLR uses the lexan refractor to provide a large oval pattern of illumination, while the SLC has full cutoff optics for dark sky compliance. Both are used for roadways, parking lots and many other applications. Each fixture can be ordered with 12 different lamp wattages, depending on the desired illumination, and the lamp operates directly from the internal12 VDC inverter ballast. The SLR and SLC fixtures are constructed of die cast aluminum and feature a deep bowl reflector with mirror finish.
Power Flood Lighting
These systems use a large flood fixture for area lighting and security. The fixture is complete with knuckle slip fitter to allow multiple tilt angles, plus the fixture can rotate 360° using our side-of-pole horn bracket. The fixture will also tilt from horizontal and vertical. It comes available in 5 to 42 watt lamps and runs from an internal 12 VDC inverter ballast. The side-of-pole horn bracket is a 2" aluminum bracket and is shaped like a large hook, which bolts through the pole. This places a vertical pipe, or tenon, 18" out from the poles allowing the fixtures to swivel.
The Coach fixture uses a clear, prismatic lexan refractor and is featured with die-cast aluminum housing. The fixture stands 24" tall and 15" wide. There are multiple fixture designs for use in marine applications, roadways, urban areas and parks. These decorative fixtures use a clear polycarbonate lens and die-cast aluminum housings. The fixtures come complete with the decorative mounting bracket in many color options. Each fixture runs from an internal 12 VDC inverter ballast and has a choice of a 5 to 42 watt lamp.
You have a total of four options for sign lighting fixtures. When designing your sign lighting system, the characteristics of each fixture are analyzed to provide the best illumination for the application.
Pathway & Security Lighting
The gas fixture is a large 22" utility style fixture with lexan prismatic lens for producing a circular lighting pattern for general "all around" area lighting. The utility security fixture is a rural style fixture using the lexan refractor to provide a large oval pattern of illumination. This fixture comes with your choice of a long or short mounting bracket.
Rebates & Incentives
The U.S. Government provides a 30% tax credit towards the installation of solar electric systems.
Due to the many variations of fixtures and power requirements there is no typical cost. Please contact us for a quote or for more detail information.
Alternative Power Solutions offers a two year installation warranty on these systems in addition to the manufacturer's warranty.