This unique system includes a roll of waterproof flexible LED ribbon containing 300 super bright LEDs. With strong 3M® self-adhesive backing, this ribbon can be installed almost anywhere making it perfect for all kinds sign lighting applications. Choice of colors and RGB.
This solar sign lighting system is supplied with a reel of waterproof LED ribbon that has 3M® self-adhesive backing so that it can be installed onto almost any type of surface. The ribbon is 16' (4.5m) long and contains 300 SMD/LEDs of 3528 type offering a high lumen output. This system is designed to operate dusk to dawn each night. For installations in locations that experience harsh winter weather, or low sun levels, a higher powered solar panel and/or larger capacity batteries may be required. The kit is supplied with the light ribbon, a metal battery box, a programmable MPPT charge controller, a 70 Watt solar panel, and two 12 Volt rechargeable batteries. The lockable battery box is supplied with outlets for the solar panel and light fixtures to plug in to. When the system is in the on position the light will turn on automatically at sunset and will stay illuminated until the set amount of time. The charge controller can be programmed to illuminate from dusk to dawn, turn off after a certain amount of hours, or it can use a dual timer option. The dual timer allows the light to activate at dusk and illuminate for X hours, switch off, and then turn back on for X hours prior to sunrise. The solar panel and light ribbon are supplied with several feet of cable, so they can be mounted away from the battery box if needed. Choice of LED colors are available. The RGB system enables the user to select almost any color using a remote control. The RGB system also offers a dimmer control and several modes including color changing, chase, fade, pulse etc. Color of other parts of the system are grey.
The ribbon has a low profile so it can be attached into the tightest of spaces for discrete lighting or surface mount it for eye catching results. LED ribbon is highly versatile and is often left to the installer’s imagination to come up with the best ideas. Perfect for use where electricity is unavailable or for locations where electricity would be too difficult or too costly to install. This system is ideal for illuminating a variety of different types of signs including monument signs, sign cabinets and channel lettering.
Manufactured in an ISO9001:2008 'Quality Assured' facility.
Typically provides dusk to dawn illumination.
Up to 3 days of autonomy subject to time length of night time illumination.
A cassette containing approx. 16' (4.5m) of weatherproof LED ribbon is included.
A total of 300 SMD/LEDs are contained along the ribbon.
Each LED/SMD is typically spaced approximately 3/4" (2cm) apart.
The ribbon can be cut at every 3 SMD/LED intervals. That's approx. every 3" (7.5cm).
Choice of colors available including white, warm white, red, green, blue, amber, pink/purple, yellow, light blue etc.
RGB option is also available which enable almost any color to be selected by the user.
The RGB system includes an RGB controller and a compact remote control to select colors and modes.
The RGB system allows colors to be dimmable and also different modes such as chasing, fading, color changing, pulsing etc.
The weatherproof LED ribbon has approx. 17' (5m) of pre-wired cable to connect to the battery box.
The LED ribbon is weather rated to I.P. 67 and has a 3M® self-adhesive backing.
Two 12 Volt 32 Amp-Hr sealed lead acid batteries are included.
Larger capacity battery options may be available. For help determining whether a larger battery is necessary, please contact our customer service department.
12 Volt dc system.
Batteries must be connected together in parallel so that capacity is doubled.
A remote battery box is supplied to accommodate the batteries, and charge controller.
The battery box has a hinged lid which is lockable (padlock not included).
The battery box has a receptacle (socket) for the solar panel, and each light to connect to.
The metal battery box is approx. 18.12” x 14.38” x 11.18” (46cm x 36.5cm x 28.4cm) LxWxD.
Dimensions including lid over-hang and side flanges are approx. 21.25” x 15.38” x 11.18” (51cm x 39cm x 28.4cm) LxWxD.
An aluminum framed 70 Watt solar panel is supplied.
Higher powered solar panel options may be available. For help determining whether a solar panel upgrade is necessary, please contact our customer service department.
The solar panel is fitted with approximately 17' (5m) of pre-plugged cable.
Mounting frames are included to allow the solar panel to attach to a vertical or horizontal surface.
70 Watt solar panel dimensions approx. 32.35” x 26.22” x 1.5” (89.3cm x 66.8cm x 3.5cm) LxWxD.
Supplied with a MPPT charge controller which automatically controls the solar panel power, battery charging and lighting function and operation.
Ultra fast Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT).
The MPPT charge controller is typically 30% more efficient than standard PWM controllers and 10% more efficient to most other MPPT controllers.
Additional efficiency for cloudy weather and during times of reduced sun radiation.
This controller features the very latest smart technology.
Provides extended battery life and extra protection against excessive battery discharge and overcharge.
Battery life algorithm operates 24/7.
Low voltage detection for automatic disconnect.
Continuous environment, input and output power management.
The controller is sized to the system specifications with 10A and 15A versions available (subject to solar panel wattage and battery capacity).
Pre-programmed software for load output, dusk to dawn lighting, single timed lighting, dual timed lighting, dimming option and the ability of interfacing with motion detection, where required.
This MPPT charge controller is programmed by Solar Illuminations as per your requirements and system ability.
Lighting control features illumination from dusk to dawn (where applicable), or on at dusk for X amount of hours then off, or on at dusk for X amount of hours, then off, then back on again for X amount of hours before dawn.
Dimming option (where applicable) allows the lighting to dim at any time during the illumination time.
The dimming option or any other illumination mode can be used in conjunction with motion activation (where applicable).
Dimming may be at any percentage from 1-99%.
Supports real time data monitoring (iPhone, Andriod, Mac or PC) with optional interface and/or Bluetooth dongle.
Battery voltage 12/24V dc auto select.
Rated charge current 10A/15A.
Maximum PV power (12V dc) is 135W at 10A and 200W at 15A.
Maximum PV power (24V dc) is 270W at 10A and 400W at 15A.
Maximum PV open circuit is 75V dc.
Please note: Upon installation and power-up the controller goes into a 7 day evaluation mode where smart monitoring and configurations commence. Additional evaluation with self-managing adjustments may continue for up to 7 more days. This is all part of the smart feature that enables this intelligent controller to understand its use, the application, the surrounding environment and the current conditions. During this time some of its programmed features may differ temporarily. This is a perfectly normal process and must be accepted during that time. During this time the controller will adjust to the current condition and charge status of the batteries. It is therefore recommended that all batteries are 100% fully charged before connection using an appropriate battery charger. This may significantly reduce the evaluation mode time of 7+7 days to much less. The solar panel(s) should be connected to the MPPT charge controller first, followed by the fully charged batteries.
Easy to install. All connections are simply plug & play.
Two special mounting frames are included to allow the solar panel to attach to a vertical or horizontal surface with two hole pre-drilled into each section of the frame.
A pair of triangle shaped support frames are supplied for the solar panel.
Subject to warranty registration, a limited 20 year solar panel warranty applies and a limited 5 year warranty on all other components (excluding batteries). Battery warranty (if applicable) is with the battery manufacturer.* Warranty registration is required (after purchase), otherwise a standard 30 day limited warranty will apply. After making your purchase, go to www.solarilluminations.com/registration to register your warranty.
Additionally, unlimited, lifetime technical support is available for all warranty registrations.
Please Note: This product is a special order and is non-returnable except in the event of a fault (during its warranty period) when the product, once returned will be repaired or replaced.
The solar panel must be installed in a location where it can receive full direct sunshine (when available) and usually set facing South at an appropriate angle (where adjustment options allow). The solar panel must not be installed in a shaded or part shaded location and never indoors. The standard specifications of the system (particularly the solar panel Wattage and battery capacity) may need to be adjusted. These components are determined by your geographic location, power consumption (LED Wattage) and the total amount of hours of illumination time required. Such changes to the standard specifications may increase or decrease the cost shown. Please contact us for more information or assistance. The illumination time is estimated and subject to various factors including (but not limited to) geographic location, seasons, temperature, weather conditions & location of product etc. The illumination time of most solar lights can reduce during winter months when the weather is poor and the days are shorter. During this time insolation hours decrease accordingly. Shorter illumination time due to one or more of the above factors does not define the product as being ‘defective’ or ‘not as described’. All solar lights must be used in a completely dark location at night time otherwise they may not illuminate. Nearby strong lighting sources or ambient lighting may affect the operation of a solar light. This does not define the product as being 'defective' or 'not as described'. Please note, if you do not install or use this product for several months the battery may discharge naturally on its own. By allowing a battery to deep discharge it may cause irreversible damage as the battery may then lose the ability to recharge or hold a full charge. Although unlikely, we reserve the right to supply this product with any minor alterations or minor changes to the specifications (shown above by text description or by photographs) due to different supplies or product batches received, incorporating such product changes made by the manufacturer, without further notice. Descriptions, specifications and photographs are updated regularly but may not be current when minor changes to a product have only recently been made.
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