February 6, 2019

An introduction to commercial solar lights

When it comes to commercial solar lights, there is a wide range of products to choose from. That is why it is important to know exactly the purpose, style and location where the lights will be installed at. So, whether you use solar lighting for the first time or you are already familiar with it, we hope this guide will inform, enlighten and inspire you. Read on!

Why choose ‘solar’ for your commercial lighting needs?

Do you love bright ideas? So do we! In fact, we believe in renewable energy and sustainable lighting solutions that can easily adapt to these modern times. When choosing commercial solar lights, you not only benefit from perfectly functional and efficient lighting but you also save money in the long term.

Plus, over the past few decades, solar lighting has been helping many Australian businesses, government departments and councils become environmentally friendly and an example worth following throughout the country. So why wouldn’t you choose solar?

Which commercial solar lighting option is better for your business?

Before buying any type of lights, it is important to do a little bit of research first. Also, you should know what exactly the area you need the light for is. Is it for safety or security purposes? Do you want to illuminate a larger surface or you need to highlight a certain feature?

Depending on your answers, you can find in the following guide several lighting options guaranteed to meet any commercial requirements you may have.


Do you need expert advice on the most suitable commercial solar lights for your business? Talk to BlackFrog Solar today!


Standard floodlights and sensor flood lights

Generally speaking, solar flood lights are one of the highest-intensity types of lighting. They are excellent especially in low-light conditions, providing bright light for a larger area. Also, you may look for features like remote control, LED or sensor lights to bring you extra control and efficiency.

Used for: outdoor playing fields where sport events are held such as horse arena, cricket, rugby, Australian football fields; public pathway, public car park and stage lighting (concerts and plays)


Street lights and solar footpath lights

If you’re looking for a great alternative where mains powered lighting is too difficult or expensive to install, then solar street lights are for you. Due to the solar panel and rechargeable battery, they are usually designed to automatically turn on at dusk and turn off at dawn.

Used for: public footpath lighting, cycle paths, shoreline walkways, car park lighting or campgrounds


Bollard lights

Another reliable outdoor lighting solution is represented by solar bollard lights. This architectural lighting fixture comprises short, upright ground-mounted units and typically gives off light from the top or the sides.

Used for: garden, path lights, resorts, caravan parks or playgrounds


Lamp posts and pillar lights

Just like any other lighting type, solar lamp posts provide functional artificial lighting and offer a large variety of uses. In fact, you may find lamp posts better than bollard lights due to their lower upfront and maintenance costs, as well as their lighting intensity.

Used for: commercial gardens, function venues, pathways, parks and much more


Commercial solar fairy lights

Finally, displays of Christmas lights in public venues and on public buildings are very popular within the annual fairs and events in Australia. For this reason, businesses and city councils install commercial solar fairy lights as an energy-efficient type of lighting. Having a wide variety of products to your disposal, what better way to celebrate ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ than this?

Used for: Christmas trees, public squares, popular tourist attractions, marquees and gazebos


Remember these names when looking for commercial solar lights. Whether you want them to come with motion sensors or remote controls, you will always have the peace of mind of using high-quality, cost-effective and environmental-friendly lighting solutions.

Stay tuned to find out more about efficient commercial solar lighting options in our next blog post.


If you need any solar lighting services, call BlackFrog Solar at 07 3881 1990 and let us light up where others can’t.

Until next time, choose smart, choose solar!

Your friend and solar lighting expert,

The BlackFrog Solar Team