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key features

KEY FEATURES

Solareye80 has some very unique features that set it ahead of conventional floor and path lighting.  Here are some of the key features that make Solareye80 so popular:

  • Powered by renewable green energy
  • No electrical supply required
  • No ongoing operational costs
  • Low cost
  • Simple and quick installation
  • Low maintenance
  • CE accredited
  • IP68 rated for water and dust ingress
  • IK10 rated for impact resistance
  • Unique 360° visibility
  • Skid resistant
  • Light sensitive auto on/off for economic operation
Solar path light
Technical characteristics

TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Material: Industrial grade polycarbonate
  • Light source: LED (100,000hrs life)
  • Battery: Long life LFP type battery (8yrs+ anticipated)
  • Working temperature: -20° to +70°
  • Body dimensions: 80mm diameter
  • Installed height: 6mm nominal
  • Milling depth: 30mm
  • Weight: 275g
  • Fixing adhesive: 2 component epoxy adhesive
  • Working time after full charge: Flashing 400hrs+ Steady 200hrs+
  • Flash rate: 1 sec on, 1 sec off
  • High visibility: Up to 500m
  • Download technical specifications sheet
Range

PRODUCT RANGE

Solareye80 comes in a range of signal and colour options to suit a variety of applications:

  • LED signal: steady or slow flash
  • Standard colours: White steady, red steady, white Bat Hat and red Bat Hat
  • Special order colours: Warm white, yellow, green and blue
  • Conservation area options:
    • Bat Hat – this variation reduces upwards light spillage by up to 98%
    • Warm white (2,700k) – as recommended by the International Dark Sky Association, warm white LEDs minimise the levels of blue light being emitted, which has been found to impact the feeding patterns of bats.

Installation

Using a core drill, each cut is quick and simple. Fixing is by way of a two component all weather epoxy adhesive. For more details on how to install Solareye80 solar ground lights, check out our installation video below.

More about Solareye80

View the below videos to find out more about the many benefits of solar ground lighting to cycle networks and to see drone footage of Solareye80s in action.

FAQs

If you have any questions regarding Solareye80, from the benefits to its installation, please take a look at our frequently asked questions and your query may be answered.  If you can’t find the answer you are looking for, please feel free to speak to one of our specialists here.

What is Solareye80?

Solareye80 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 Solareye80 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. For more details on how to install Solareye80 solar ground lights, check out our installation video above.

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 surface takes less than two minutes. We estimate that an experienced two person team can install 200+ pieces in one day.

Solareye80s can be installed in a variety of path surface structures, for guidance on installing them in other construction types, get in touch.

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. There is often no need to close the pathway whilst installation takes place, meaning disruption to path users is minimal.
Do you provide the installation service or can I do it myself?
Include installation with your order and we’ll take care of everything. Alternatively, if you would prefer to use your own contractors we can provide guidance on the best method. Only simple equipment is required, as follows:
  • – Measuring tape and chalk
  • – A standard 600 ml (2 x 300ml cartridge) gun will be required to dispense the adhesive
  • – SDS Type Rotary hammer drill – minimum 1000 watts power
  • – Blower / vacuum to clear debris created during / after drilling
For an additional charge we can also supply the adhesive, twin cartridge adhesive gun and 80mm milling cutter, if required.
What are the installation costs?
Costs vary depending on the size of the project, location and substrate of surface. Each quote is individually tailored to each customer’s requirements.
Where should we place Solareye80s 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 or debris that could impact 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.

For more information, download our spacing guide.

In applications, you mention slipways – does the Solareye80 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 and IP68 rated for dust and water ingress. Find out more about IP68 certification in our blog IP68 Certified – What Does IP68 Mean?.

I want to put solar units in to my fence panel, will Solareye80 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 other nocturnal wildlife. We have adapted our original product to reduce upward slight spillage by 98% making it a far friendlier option for conservation sensitive areas or dark sky reserves. Please check out the Solareye80 Bat Hat for more information.

We also introduced a 2,700k ‘warm white’ colour option in line with the International Dark Sky Association and the Institution of Lighting Professionals and Bat Conservation Trust’s guidance on lighting for bat sensitive projects.

How much pressure can Solareye80 withstand?

Firstly, Solareye80s are 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, they are impact rated to IK10 and compression tested to 55 tonnes.

How do we deal with vandalism such as graffiti?

Graffiti can be easily removed using a standard graffiti remover.

Is Solareye80 certified?

Yes, Solareye80 is CE accredited and also carries a waterproof rating of IP68 and an impact rating of IK10.

Product Information

Please fill out the following form to receive lighting level diagrams and a LDT file for DIAlux.

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The Solareye80s have had a massive impact – helping to create an environment where people have told us they feel safe to walk.
Council Officer, Council in Yorkshire
Solareye80 has provided a valuable solution to a section of well used cycle path where hard-wired lighting would have been too expensive. This simple solution has made such a difference, especially now the evenings are drawing in.
Solareye80 customer
The Solareye80s have been a huge bonus to my local area over the winter months. I have felt so much safer walking my dog since their installation.
Anonymous resident of Rugby
Solareye Roof Light has solved our lighting problem. Now we can effortlessly offer lighting in our portable toilets for years to come without the bother of changing batteries or needing to rely on mains power.
James Griffin, Managing Director, Griffin Toilet Hire

Looking for a solution?

Get in touch 01275 872 079
  • Lumeneye Ltd, t/a Solareye
  • Unit 19 Hither Green Industrial Estate
  • Clevedon North Somerset
  • BS21 6XU