Thanks to the promotion of government’s energy conservation policy and the enhancement of outdoor solar LED lighting technology, there is a trend to replace traditional road or street lamps with Integrated Solar led street light in a growing number of countries and regions. The huge development space of Integrated solar LED street light has attracted a large number of streetlight enterprises to enter this market. As a result, there has been a war between the price and quality in the solar LED light market. In fact, this phenomenon is more serious in LED lights. However, traffic lighting is very important to vehicles and humans’ safety on road, so Integrated solar street light need to ensure quality rather than to fight for the price.
The enormous profit margin of solar LED street light has to lead to cut-throat competition, and the product price is getting lower and lower. There was an old saying in the solar LED street light market ‘There is no cheapest, only cheaper.’ It has caused a headache to many LED businesses which focus on quality because there is a variety of price in the market. For non-professional consumers and customers, many of them only see the current profit, without considering much more in a long term. These consumers and customers will more likely choose a relatively cheaper product.
However, outdoor lighting itself should request high quality. Traffic lighting should be a part of the infrastructure as public lighting, which requires high-quality solar LED street light so that it can be cost effective not only from the aspect of lighting, energy saving and emission reduction but also from the maintenance in a future stage.
At present, the competition of Integrated solar street lights has changed from volume and cost to the Quality. This is undoubtedly good news to high-quality Integrated solar LED street lights manufacturers, but the price of high-quality lights is still a little bit expensive, and the recovery of manufacturing cost is very slow. Therefore, in order to win the war between price and quality, manufacturers have to increase the added value of their products, and in the meantime reduce production costs.