Off-grid solar LED lighting systems are installed mostly outdoors, and dependent on solar panels for their lighting setup. It's a much greener solution for brightening your outdoors on essential occasions.

However, people new to solar panels or LED lighting systems without the electric grid might have less idea about the setup. Thus, this blog informs you about the basics of solar LED lighting systems.

Read the pointers carefully to set up your DIY LED lighting project outside the house or building.

The Basics And Ultimate Guide To Off-Grid Solar LED Lighting System:


That's the quantifiable measure to inform you about the power consumed. For example, a 12-watt study table lamp consumes 12-watt power per hour. LEDs have the lowest power consumption. Therefore, LED lighting systems have less power consumption or watts.


The light given off by a lamp, tube light, bulb, or similar devices is measured in lumens. Each machine will have a different lumen measurement.

Foot Candle:

It represents the amount of light given off a lighting device, like LED lights, from one foot of their parameter.

Colors of light or Kelvin Kº:

Colors of light are measured in degrees and refer to the intensity or lower degree of the light illuminated by the device. It can be a bright light color with 6500K or a slightly darker tone with 2500K.

For example, most Kitchens and office spaces have a brighter light color. We slightly use a yellow and green (cinematic) light color in movies. Similarly, living rooms or bedrooms have a darker shade for cozy feelings.

CRI – Color Rendition Index:

It represents how real the objects appear in front of the given lighting system, LED or otherwise.

Lighting devices with 80 or more CRI are the best for realistic images as they appear naturally under the sun. It's hard to see objects as they may be under lower CRI measurement.

Outdoor Lighting Setup:

When installed outside, lighting systems, mainly LED or CHINT Off-grid PV Solution, must have 70-80 CRI. Plus, it's good to have a 4500 to 6500 Kelvin measurement of these lights for better vision and view outside at night.

Such lighting setups enable more security and safety in the exteriors of homes, offices, and other buildings.

Solar Lighting Introduction:

Solar lighting can be done in two ways. Either stand under the sun directly or filter it through the window glass frame. Then, you capture it in solar panels to use it another time.

Each lighting needed from the direct sunlight has a different purpose to fulfil. If you are trying to lighten up the living room or balcony garden in your home, it's best to get the direct sunlight filtered in.

However, if you want to protect and secure the exteriors of your buildings, go for the off-grid solar lighting systems.

Variations In Off-Grid Solar Lighting Systems:

Photovoltaic lights:

These lights feature PV or photo voltaic lights. It gathers enough energy from the sun to store it in batteries and operate later as per the wattage required. This type of solar lighting is used for cost, energy, and environment-saving purposes.

 When it comes to setting up an off-grid solar lighting system, it's essential to have the right lighting solutions in place. For look at more info on indoor lighting options, including under-cabinet lighting, you can explore Simple Lighting's range of products by visiting their website

These lights generate their electricity without being connected to the grid.

Hybrid solar lights:

One hybrid system commonly uses solar modules with no battery. This lighting system uses a meter, and whatever light it obtains from the sun goes into the grid it's attached to. These lights are generally on the light poles. But such a weak system doesn't generate power by itself.

Another system has a solar module, battery, and lighting system. It generates the necessary power from the energy stored in the storm. Then, it gets to lighten up for specific hours during the day. These are either the light fixtures or the light poles.

The third hybrid system generates 100 percent of its power and efficiently operates on the light fixture. This system helps provide additional security by using a grid if available.

Pros Of LED Lighting:

  • Easily installed on the predefined location.
  • Can use solar LED lights for low light requirements without heavy power consumption.
  • Each solar LED light system operates independently.
  • Working with an LED solar lighting system is comparatively safe and has no hazards as in AC lighting.
  • Fixtures have numerous styles and patterns for solar LED lights.