theSOLARPOST - 1m bollard

At 1m high, this solar bollard is ideal for pathways, playgrounds, cycle paths, car parks, gateways, quaysides and around designated public areas.

Key Features

  • Zero energy costs

  • Guaranteed to work from dusk until dawn

  • Easy installation (no hard wiring)

  • Sensors trigger LED to brighten up on approach guiding your way

  • Can work for up to 14 days without daylight

  • Solar energy harvested from four vertical face panels

  • Batteries last for up to 10 years and can be disabled when not in use

  • High performance white LED 180 lighting

  • Intelligent management system optimises performance to local conditions

  • Smart technology actively cuts light pollution

  • CO² Neutral


solarpost control system

The Solarpost control system uses a four channel dynamic boost algorithm to maximise the power generated from each individual solar panel. During the day the light tracks across the Solarpost, illuminating and shading the panels. To capture energy efficiently from direct and indirect sunlight, the optimum power point of the panels is calculated in real time and the charge taken from the panels is adjusted, harvesting the maximum power from each panel.

The battery is charged throughout the day from the energy harvested from the solar panels. The Solarpost control system has battery management technology which mitigates full discharge by reducing the LED brightness till there is sufficient ambient light to charge. To maintain battery levels during transportation a low power mode can be initiated by briefly placing a magnet against the Solarpost, once installed the magnet is used again to activate ready for use.

The Solarpost control system monitors the ambient light levels, anticipating the transition from day to night. The automatic transition allows for seasonal changes in light levels. During the night a high efficiency 180 lumens-per-watt white LED illuminates. The brightness of the LED is regulated by a pulse-width-modulation driver circuit, the LED remains at a low light level until activated by the passive infrared (PIR) sensors. The PIR sensors have a detection range of up to 5m, on approach the LED brightens for 10 seconds, gently dimming to the low level.

The Solarpost control unit is fully sealed and uses IPX7 connectors.


solar panels specification

Power: 17.2W (4 x 4.3W panels)
Material: Polycrystalline Silicon
Construction: Photovoltaic cells sealed behind UV stabilised tempered glass.
Total Area: 102,300mm²

battery specification

Type: Ni-MH batteries
Capacity: 6V 10Ah
Lifetime: up to 10 years at 20°C
Operating Temperature: -40°C to +85°C
Transportation: Meets all requirements of the International Air Transport Association (I.A.T.A Dangerous Goods Regulations).
Low maintenance
Excellent recovery from deep discharge.
Conforms to BS EN61056-1 and IEC1056-1 regulations.


Colour Temperature: 3700K to 5000K
CRI: 75
Max Current: 520mA
Max LED Power: 1.43W
180 lumens per watt

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Type: Passive infrared sensor
Range: up to 5 metres
Detection Angle: 120°


Cap and lid Die-cast aluminium, to BS EN 755-2:2013
Post and chassis Extruded aluminium to BS EN 755-9:2001
Processing CNC machining with cutter heads using mineral-based coolant
Finishing Powder coating to PE54/TRB7202/5/180/ST
IP rating 66 ( ingress protection)


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