deserves to be well-lit, especially when it can directly increase feelings of safety and deter crime. With that said, installing hundreds or thousands of traditional wired street lights can increase costs to the developers and negatively impact the environment. No compromise is necessary with solar lights due to their environmentally friendly design and efficient functionality.
Effective and reliable lighting in high and low-traffic areas can increase the average citizen’s perception of safety while deterring crime. For example, in a , they found that increased lighting had a direct correlation with less crime. By analyzing two areas with high crime volume and installing new lights in one of them, they were able to conclude that crime in the well-lit area fell far below that of the unlit area.
Solar Lighting triumphs over traditional lighting through its flexibility, consistency, cost-effectiveness, and eco-friendliness. Without the need for complex wiring, solar lighting can find its way into any situation, and with its reliability, it stays on at a low cost. In every way, solar lighting outclasses traditional lighting while also having little to no drawbacks.
Sol had a powerful experience providing street lighting for a neighborhood in King City, California, that was specifically designed to increase public safety. After a survey of the neighborhood’s residents, it was found that many felt unsafe walking to their cars or utilizing public transport because of inadequate lighting. Sol was selected for this project because solar lights are easier to install, cheaper to maintain, and more environmentally friendly. King City officials were pleased with the outcome, especially since the solar lights are self-sufficient and did not require the involvement of their local utility companies. Now, parents feel safer dropping their children off in the early morning at their daycares and residents can enjoy a safer walk to their destinations.