Solar and Wind Powered Street Lights from Enlighten Hybrid are Now Available in Canada
Exclusive to Enlighten Off-Grid Street Lighting Systems is real-time remote power management and monitoring via the Cloud.
Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) April 24, 2012
EfstonScience, Canada’s science superstore, has launched a new division specializing in solar wind powered street lights. Enlighten Solar and Hybrid Lighting Systems are innovative, off-grid light standards that generate electricity from both the sun and wind throughout the day and night to power a high-efficiency LED light.
“Over the last 4 years we have designed and tested various systems in real-life conditions. We have redesigned the overall look of the light arm and panel mount for aesthetics as well as maximum sun exposure and we have tested several wind turbines and now we have the ideal combination of hybrid power and looks that we have been striving for,” said Irene Efston, owner of EfstonScience and Enlighten Hybrid Powered Lighting Systems. “Most importantly, we have Clear Blue Technologies’ brains on board that really differentiate Enlighten from other products on the market today.”
The inclusion of in-pole real-time remote management and monitoring to track device performance, ensure efficiency and allow for easy troubleshooting is exclusive to Enlighten lighting systems, and a first for the US market.
Enlighten Hybrid Powered Lighting Systems was developed by EfstonScience in partnership with StressCrete/King Luminaire, manufacturers of spun concrete poles and LED luminaires, and Clear Blue Technologies, providers of the hybrid charge controller and real-time clouded remote monitoring and data collection.
The Enlighten Hybrid Lighting Systems combines a Daisy vertical axis wind turbine (VAWT) and solar photovoltaics to generate enough electricity to power the light standards from dusk until dawn. The high-efficiency LED fixture emits as much light on the street as traditional HID light fixtures, while using only a fraction of the power. Also available for larger areas requiring more light is a VAWT plus two-panel, duo-LED model as well as custom solutions.
Solar wind hybrid lighting systems, consisting of one or two solar panels and no wind turbines, are available for areas where there is not enough wind to justify the extra cost of a VAWT but there is sufficient solar radiation to produce power to the light from dusk till dawn. Both systems offer real-time remote monitoring via an Internet connection on every pole, where detailed performance analytics, troubleshooting and system updates can be administered from anywhere in the world.
Applications for these hybrid power off-grid LED street lights include corporate complexes, shopping malls, educational institutions, parks and recreation and rural and city roadways. Enlighten lighting systems are already being used in the Township of King, the City of Toronto and Centennial College in Ontario.
Family owned since 1970, EfstonScience is Canada’s largest retailer of scientific products. Its Toronto superstore at 3350 Dufferin St. is packed with thousands of hard-to-find consumer and industrial science products and has the largest hands-on display of telescopes in North America. The Wind & Solar Power SuperStore and it’s website eSolar.ca is a division of EfstonScience that designs and installs complete off-grid and grid-tied solar power systems, wind power systems and hybrid energy systems systems that are eligible for Ontario’s new MicroFIT and FIT subsidies. Our experienced team offers comprehensive turnkey service that covers everything from system design, permits and applications to installation, monitoring and support. For more information about Enlighten Products email smart(at)enlightenhybrid(dot)com.
EfstonScience also offers more than 10,000 scientific products, kits, supplies and unique gift ideas at its eScience.ca website.
About ClearBlue Technologies, Inc.
Clear Blue Technologies is a technology company with more than 20 years of experience in the engineering and technology fields. We have created a number of proven designs for many different industries and our passion is to provide rugged designs for industrial applications.
Clear Blue strives to be the best in its field and to provide its clients with incomparable services. We understand our customers’ needs and we are bound by our professionalism to perform the design tasks in a timely fashion with the highest quality of workmanship. Engineering design requires perseverance, so we stand behind our designs for years after their creation, to resolve unforeseen issues, to improve performance or to upgrade the design, if necessary.
Clear Blue’s team of engineers is capable of creating exceptional engineering designs of the highest quality and detailed documentation. We are flexible and can design the whole project or just do a part of it.
About StressCrete/King Luminaire
Innovative design, steadfast quality, minimal maintenance, and evolving technology are what King Luminaire prides itself on. Together with StressCrete spun concrete poles, they have aspired to be an industry leader since 1953.
StressCrete/King Luminaire delivers an unparalleled selection of poles, site furnishings, luminaires, bollards, custom street lighting arms, and accessories. This coupled with superior lighting efficiency and photometric performance makes StressCrete/King Luminaire a leader in the industry. Their LED product line consists of high performing pendants and post tops that have excellent heat control, outstanding optical performance, and effectively address environmental concerns such as glare and energy usage. They have focused on developing green technology that has provided innovative, environmentally friendly products for both the lighting and utility industries.
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