key features

Key Features

Solareye®80 has some very unique features that set it ahead of conventional floor and path lighting.  Here are some of the key features that make solareye®80 so popular:

  • Renewable & maintenance free Green energy
  • Low cost
  • Low maintenance/operational costs
  • No electrical supply required
  • Simple and quick installation
  • Fully sealed, waterproof unit
  • CE and IP68 accredited
  • Unique 360° visibility
  • Skid resistant
  • Light sensitive auto on/off for economical operation

Technical Characteristics

  • Material: High impact durable engineering grade polymer
  • 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
Range

PRODUCT RANGE

We have variations of our solareye®80 product, giving you the option for the perfect product that fits your needs.

  • LED signal: steady or slow flash
  • Standard colours: White steady & Red flash
  • Special order colours: Blue, Green, Yellow & Red steady.
  • Conservation area option: Bat Hat – reduction of upwards light spillage by up to 98%
Blue light
Green
Yellow

Installation

Using a core drill, each cut is quick and simple. Fixing is by way of a 2 component all weather epoxy adhesive. Click below to view installation process videos.

FAQ

If you have any questions regarding Solareye®80, 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 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.

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The second path on the other side of the canal has a fence one side and a high wall the other meaning even more shade! Lakeside themselves were not convinced that the units would get anywhere near enough daylight to be able to function at all but lo and behold they are also working perfectly! A great solution for paths that desperately needed lighting but with no option for hard wiring – we have managed it. The next project will involve extending the installation down the full length of the canal path which is about 7km long.
SolarEye®80 Customer
The first path was quite narrow, next to a canal with tall trees on one side so there is a fair amount of shade. We weren’t sure if the product would be able to work efficiently with this amount of shade but are delighted to report that this factor has not hindered them in the slightest and they are working perfectly well.
SolarEye®80 Customer
The SolarEye80 has provided a valuable solution to a section of a cycle path near to the Create Centre – a well used path by commuters in and out of the city – this path was crying out for lighting but to hard-wire would have been too expensive. This simple solution has made such a difference to the path, especially now the evenings are drawing in. We have been studying the performance of the units over the past  6 months and are very impressed.
SolarEye®80 Customer

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  • Lakeside Group Ltd.
  • Unit 19 Hither Green Industrial Estate
  • Clevedon North Somerset
  • BS21 6XU