The sun is the most important energy source for all life on earth

Sunlight heats up the atmosphere, it enables algae and plants to photo-synthesise, it drives the water cycle, weather and winds. In just a few minutes, the sun transfers as much energy to the earth as all of humanity uses in a whole year.

Emission-free electricity from sunlight

The conversion of sunlight into electrical energy through photovoltaics is becoming increasingly important. Solar electricity is not only sustainable from an ecological point of view, it is now also competitive and economical.

Northern and Middle-Europe also has potential for solar lighting

Southern Europe is part of the "solar belt": The regions that are ideally suited for solar energy due to their abundance of sunshine. Selux solar luminaires, which are already established in Southern Europe, are also ideally suited for the use in Northern and Middle Europe thanks to their effectiveness and intelligence.

More solar energy output than needed

With an average energy output of 245 Wh and a demand of 90 Wh, much more energy is generated than is needed for lighting.

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Example: Location London, solar luminaire with 1600 lm / 10W / solar module 238 W Peak

  • Ø Energy output per year: 279 Wh
  • Ø Energy consumption per year: 118 Wh 

Challenge: unevenly distributed solar energy output

The uneven distribution of the solar energy output over the course of the year is a challenge – with the maximum in summer and the minimum in winter.

The solution: system intelligence

Selux solar luminaires have an intelligent control system for light and battery. In the critical months, the microcontroller's algorithm ensures optimum energy management. The light level is dimmed but never switched off.

The solution: system intelligence

Optional motion sensors detect pedestrians, cyclists, cars and other road users and ensure that the light level increases.

Light in harmony with nature

Selux solar luminaires' solar cells are made of highly efficient silicon, which is extracted from quartz or sand and is, therefore, an almost inexhaustible resource.

Sustainability in a nutshell. Cost-efficient and independent of the power grid

Simply put, solar luminaires generate their own energy in an environmentally friendly way – independant of existing power grids. They operate completely self-sufficiently: electricity and development costs are eliminated and installation is quick and hassle-free for the surrounding area.

Particularly suitable areas of application

  • Areas without infrastructure, such as car parks along motorways, cycle paths, footpaths etc.
  • Image projects of an exemplary ecological nature
  • Temporary areas of application
  • Communities that want to become CO2-neutral

Application example Hiker's car park

Solar luminaires can be used to easily and cost-effectively provide light to unit places, such as parks, hiker's car parks and footpaths without having to lay complex cables. This increases the sense of security and attractiveness. Control and sensor technology make it possible to only switch light on completely when it is really needed.

Energy output
and derived light profile

Location Munich region

  • Year
    Ø Energy output: 206 Wh per day
    Ø Energy consumption: 131 Wh per night

  • December  
    Ø Energy output: 105 Wh per day
    Ø Energy consumtion: 93 Wh per night

More ecological and cost-efficient

The path to a CO2-free society. Light shows how to do this.

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12 Lukida 4000 luminaire columns with solar module 238W peak output and battery 720Wh, Output: 1600 lm

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CO2 savings 20 years: 4,6 t

Application example cycle path

More and more people commute to work by bike. This is good for health and eases the impact on the environment. With the emergency of e-bikes, longer and longer distances are being travelled by bike. Illuminated cycle paths increase road users' safety. However, these routes are frequently not located near a power grid, so solar lighting is the solution that is more cost-effective and quicker to implement.

Gentle on nature. Aesthetic and efficient.

Location Potsdam area

  • Year
    Ø Energy output 245 Wh per day
    Ø Energy consumption 92 Wh per night

  • December  
    Ø Energy output 74 Wh per day
    Ø Energy consumption 66 Wh per night

Gentle on nature. Aesthetic and efficient.

Integrative poles that blend into the surroundings without any excavation work.

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Road length: 800m
Mast spacing: 40m
20 solar luminaires Antares 4000 with  solar module 238W peak output,  microcontroller, battery 720Wh,
Output: 1600 lm

Functionality Selux solar luminaires

  • Power generation: solar module
  • Power storage: battery
  • Energy and light control system:
    microcontroller
  • Lighting: efficient luminaire

Functionality Selux solar luminaires

  • Power generation: solar module
  • Power storage: battery
  • Energy and light control system:
    microcontroller
  • Lighting: efficient luminaire

Hybrid version

Solar luminaires also make their mark in the existing power grid thanks to their sustainable, ecological approach and the power input option. This is made possible by hybrid solutions that combine battery operation and a connection to the power grid.

The solar module

Hei by Selux solar luminaires use cylindrical solar modules. This design provides many advantages:

  • Orientation-independent installation
  • Highly efficient silicon solar cells provide maximum solar energy production with a minimum tube size
  • Ideal encapsulation for durability and an aesthetic appearance
  • The vertical installation position prevents sand, snow or dust from accumulating on the modules

The microcontroller

The microcontroller integrated in the mast is the centrepiece of our solar luminaires. It connects the luminaire, solar module and battery, controls the battery's charging processes and optimises the luminaire's energy consumption with intelligent dimming profiles. This ensures that the stored solar energy is used in the best possible way to enable reliable operation throughout the night.

Lukida solar light column

  • max. 3050lm
  • 2700K, 3000K, 4000K
  • Solar module Ø 160mm, single or double, peak output 115W or 238W
  • Can be optionally integrated into smart city systems using an interface

Lukida
light distributions

  • asymmetric street
  • asymmetric street with pathway
  • asymmetric long
  • symmetric

Antares
solar pole luminaires

  • max. 7400lm
  • 2700K, 3000K, 4000K
  • Solar module Ø 160mm or 215mm, peak output 115W or 230W
  • Can be optionally integrated into smart city systems using an interface
  • Poles and arm in different lengths

Antares
light distributions

  • asymmetric street
  • asymmetric street with pathway
  • asymmetric street wide with pathway

Advantages of our solar lighting

  • Emission-free power generation
  • No costly cable laying work
  • Quick and hassle-free installation
  • Also for temporary lighting
  • No energy costs
  • Lower installation costs
  • Independant of the power grid and cost-efficient: self-sufficient solution for "off-grid" regions
  • Smart control
  • Individual dimming and motion profiles adapted to the situation

Be future-orientated!

The strategy in a solar luminaire project with us.
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Tell us about your building

We will use the goedata to plan your individual project, including an energy output & profitability calculation

You will recieve a quote for the ideal solar lighting system with intelligent lighting & control technology.

Order from us and we will assist you in organising the installation
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75 years of light for generations

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