FAQ's

What is the SolarEye®80?

The SolarEye®80 is a solar powered delineator with an omni-directional LED producing 360° visibility. Initially designed for cycle track and pathway installations as an economical alternative to hard wiring, there are also numerous other applications where the product can be used such as driveways, marinas and campsites.

How is the SolarEye®80 installed?

We use a unique milling cutter to bore the hole where the blade creates debris rather than dust, therefore making the process less harmful to the environment. The product is then fixed in to place using a two component all weather epoxy adhesive.

How long does installation take?

Following preparation of the site by clearing the area and marking the required placement of the units, each cut into a typical asphalt takes less than 2 minutes. We estimate that 200+ pieces can be installed in one day.

How long before the path is ready to use following installation?
The adhesive will be tack free within 30 minutes but please allow 24 hours before the path is completely ready.
Do you provide the installation service or can I do it myself?
We can provide a full installation service but if you would like to do this yourself, we can provide you with a step by step guide on how to install.
What are the installation costs?
Costs vary depending on size of project/location and substrate of surface. Each quote is individually tailored to each customer’s requirements.
Where should we place the SolarEye®80 on our path?

Firstly you need to consider the location, if there are large areas of shade or if the path is prone to overgrown borders/debris then this may have an impact on the performance of the product.

There are many ways in which you can position the units for installation – here are our suggestions:

  • Narrow or irregularly maintained path – Use a centre line spaced at 4.5m
  • Wider paths or highly maintained areas – Use either side of the path spaced at 9m but staggered at every 4.5m (as suggested by Sustrans)
  • 3m+ wide shared use paths – A centre line can be created but offset so that 2/3 are created for cyclists and the remaining 1/3 for pedestrians and other users
In applications, you mention slipways – does the SolarEye®80 really work underwater?

Yes! We have discovered through testing that even in several inches of water the unit will still charge (although it may take longer than if left out in direct sunlight). The unit is also completely sealed/waterproof and rated as IP68 – the highest IP rating available for dust and water immersion.

I want to put Solar units in to my fence panel, will the SolarEye®80 work vertically?

Yes, as long as they receive some direct sunlight they work just as well vertically. The dimpled surface helps to capture more light.

What about the effects of artificial light in conservation areas?

Artificial lighting is a major concern for Bats and their nocturnal friends. We have given our original product a little hat to reduce the upward slight spillage by 98% making it a far friendlier option for sensitive conservation areas. Please see our dedicated Bat Hat page for further information.

How much pressure can the SolarEye®80 withstand?

Firstly, the SolarEye®80 has not been designed for highways – although it is a fully sealed unit moulded with the toughest polycarbonate we have not designed this for road use. However, we have recently had an independent compression test carried out and the results were quite amazing.

How do we deal with vandalism such as Graffiti?

Graffiti can be easily removed from the SolarEye®80 using a standard graffiti remover.

Is the SolarEye®80 certified?

Yes, the SolarEye®80 is CE certified and also carries a rating of IP68.

Installation process

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The Bat Hat product officially unveiled

We are delighted to finally unveil our ‘Bat Hat’. Our super SolarEye®80 range now includes this conservation friendly option to keep our little nocturnal friends happy – see that Bat Hat section for more details. Thanks to our friends at The Bat Conservation Trust for their advice and support. You can find out more about them...

Showcased at CycleCity Event, Leeds

We showcased the SolarEye®80 for the first time in the UK at the CycleCity event in Leeds. With lots of useful seminars and interesting speakers, it was a very insightful two days. Thank you to everybody that visited our stand.

The SolarEye®80 official product launch

After 5 years of designing, developing and testing – the SolarEye®80 has been officially launched at Intertraffic in Amsterdam. We had such a fantastic response to our new product with orders being taken and interest from all over the world! Exciting times for this little...

About Us

As part of the Lakeside Group – we have been involved in the road stud business for over 30 years. Solar Eye®80 was designed and developed in the UK over 5 years using real time UK winters to test.

How we can help

If you have an area that requires night time delineation but is difficult to maintain, off the national grid or you are simply looking for a quick & cost effective installation with minimal disruption – then look no further!

Lakeside Films Ltd are established suppliers of Reflective Sheeting for use within the Traffic Safety, Vehicle License Plate, Commercial Graphics and Vehicle Livery markets with over 20 years industry experience.

Head Office:
Lakeside Films Ltd
Unit 19 Hither Green Industrial Estate
Clevedon
North Somerset BS21 6XU
Phone: +44 845 293 8062
Fax: +44 845 293 8063
Web: www.lakesidefilms.co.uk
Email: info@www.lakesidefilms.co.uk

 

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