GENERAL AREA ILLUMINATION
JSF Technologies has paired with Urban Solar to bring general area illumination. JSF is now offering the Solar LED Lighting (SLL) and Ready-Made Solar (RMS) series of products.
The pole-mounted overhead lighting solutions are ideal for general illumination in city parks and recreation areas. Our experts can develop custom configurations that address the specific characteristics of a variety of settings.
Creating Safer Urban Environments. Each unit is installed individually and off-grid, so no connection to utility lines is required. Automated, self-controlled, and reliable, our solar park lighting systems are a low-maintenance way to improve safety and visibility.
Say goodbye to trenching, cabling, and utility bills.
Minimal site disruption and downtime.
Enhanced Public Safety
Enhanced Public Safety
Stand-alone systems are immune to power outages.
Long-lasting, fully recyclable batteries eliminate reliance on grid power.
A suite of optional wireless control and monitoring options.
UL Listed Systems
UL Listed Systems
All systems are tested and certified for safety by Underwriters Laboratories.
Irvine, Orange County, California
See how Urban Solar’s parking lot lighting solution was installed at Orchard Park to provide UL-certified, dusk-to-dawn lighting 365 days of the year.
Sun Peaks Resort, Sun Peaks, British Columbia
See how Urban Solar’s pathway lighting solution was installed at Sun Peaks Resort to illuminate the walkway and improve workers’ safety.
Vancouver British Columbia
The City of Vancouver acquired the Arbutus Corridor in March 2016 from the Canadian Pacific Railway. The 8.8-kilometre stretch runs from the False Creek area to the Fraser River, on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. The purchase kicked off plans to transform the corridor into a world-class transportation greenway for citizens, connecting neighbourhoods and parks, ecological enhancements, public art, innovative technologies and more.
Given its proximity to several high-volume traffic corridors, the greenway is strategically placed to provide a safe, green option for citizens using it as either a commuter channel or a recreational path. The first phase in the greenway development process was the construction of an interim asphalt pathway for public use along this stretch, ranging in width along the entire length and approximately five meters wide, with a painted line separating the pathway into a 2.5-meter walking area and a 2.5-meter cycling area.
About the Project
Safety & Accessibility
While plans for the corridor’s ultimate design continue to progress, the City and feedback from its public engagement sessions expressed the need for upgrades that would help make the Arbutus Greenway’s current iteration safe and accessible, with sufficient lighting for commuters to be able to comfortably use it after sundown.
The purpose of this project was to pilot a longterm solution for the entire corridor on a 900-meter-long section of the current pathway, spanning from W 33rd Ave. to W 37th Ave.–a stretch that currently has limited ambient lighting.
To do this, the City sought out an energy-efficient, reliable, low maintenance and cost-effective solar lighting system that has the capacity to provide bright illumination throughout the night and year-round.
Recommendation Led By Experience
Urban Solar’s team customized a solution to meet the City’s need for solar illumination in any season, despite the challenges posed by Vancouver’s cloudy winters. Drawing on the team’s extensive experience providing lighting for infrastructure applications, and taking note of the greenway’s unique characteristics, Urban Solar installed a series of Solar LED Lighting (SLL) units at appropriate spots along the path, providing the bright, consistent light needed for pedestrians, cyclists and others to travel safely along the pathway without spilling into adjacent private properties.
Controllable & Maintainable
Self-contained and remotely controllable, this lighting system also checked off the City’s requirements for a cost efficient and easily maintainable solution. All of this means that the new solar lighting system will remain vibrant and reliable as this essential arterial greenway continues to connect Vancouver communities in the years to come.
Magnolia Manor Park, Seattle, Washington
Built on the site of a now-covered reservoir in Seattle, WA, the two-acre Magnolia Manor Park features a number of paths between its various areas and amenities. The mixed-use park’s commanding views of the surrounding area draws nearby residents throughout the year.
About Magnolia Manor Park
- Thoughtfully-designed off-leash area for dogs
- Picnic areas and flourishing community garden
- Number of connecting trails between park’s amenities
- Need for safe lighting on trails and recreation areas
- Required minimal impact green space and sight lines
To enhance the safety of the park and improve visitors’ access after dark, Urban Solar helped Seattle Parks and Recreation Department determine the best strategy for adding lighting to its central pathway. A series of bollard lights was an ideal solution, with each light drawing energy from a single Primary Solar LED Lighting (SLL) system and power bank on site, at a scale appropriate to the park’s size and layout.
Layritz Park, Saanich, British Columbia
Watch the video below to see how Urban Solar’s overhead lighting solution was installed at Layritz Park with minimal impact on the environment, ground, or infrastructure.