Solar power solutions


Betta500 powerful, cost effective and rugged solar area/security LED light solution


  • Security gates
  • External parking areas
  • Dark areas not on the grid
  • Government buildings for rural areas such as clinics
  • Schools and border posts
  • Military facilities
  • Bill boards.

Betta500 uses 500 LED diodes and has a light distribution of 130degrees. Illumination is 50 lux at 5 meters on the centreline. As a result the demonstrated area coverage per light is approximately 300-400sqm with a distance of 25 meters.

The system makes use of 4 x 22Ah 12Volt lead crystal batteries. These batteries can handle heat of up to 65 degrees C, can be depleted 100% and will take charge thereafter, it recharge 2 to 5 times quicker than other lead acid battery technologies with a life expectancy of 10 years.

The Betta500 mounts on a 6-7 meter galvanized pole with a 76mm or 115mm thickness on the top. It can also be fitted on a wooden pole with a thickness of 155mm on top. The bracket system is available in stainless steel or mild steel and is E-coated and poweder coated against any form of corrosion.

The standard Betta500 configuration will function in most African countries – with more than 4 full sun hours per day - 2 x 80W solar panels, 4 x 22amphr lead crystal batteries, 1 x charging unit, 1 x LED light head, bracket set, 2 x battery boxes, complete wiring harness, 3 days of spare battery capacity available – all fasteners, bolts and nuts required are included. 

Technical Information


Technical Specification



Light power consumption in watt       

26 Watt

Light output in Lumen


Average Lux over area


Lux on ground level at pole base

22 Lux

System Operating temperature

Minus 15 to +60

Suggested lamp height in meter

4.5 – 5.5m

Light distribution angle (total inclusive angle in degrees)


Quantity LED diodes on light board


Expected LED life in hours


Solar Panel


Solar Panel Watt

2 x 80W

Quantity of Solar Panels

2 panels

Panel Warranty

3 years

Expected panel life, at 20% of wattage degradation

25 years

Hail impact resistance

227g steel ball,1m high

Panel Operating temperature

Minus 40 to +90

Charge controller


Charge controller warranty

2 years

Charge controller function settings

Switch light on during night and off at night only


Yes, 10% more energy efficient

Heat resistant

Yes, can handle heat of up to 90 degrees C

Harmonious function with lead crystal batteries

specifically designed to function with lead crystal battery technologies with its unique algorithms



Quantity of Batteries


Battery Ah at 12 volt

22 Ah each

Nominal system voltage


Battery type

Deep cycle, lead crystal, sealed, maintenance free

Battery operating temperature

Minus 40 to +65

Battery warranty

2 years

Expected battery life in this application

7 to 10 years

Expected battery cycles at 33.33% DOD


Expected battery cycles at 50% DOD


Expected battery cycles at 80% DOD


Expected battery cycles at 100% DOD


Bracket solution


Bracket set material

3 CR12 Stainless steel, E-Coated and UV resistant powder coated or mild steel E-Coated and UV resistant powder coated

Bracket set adjustable to optimize panel efficiency


Adjustment angles

0 degrees to 90 degrees from horizontal – degrees engraved on metal works for easy installation

Bracket set galvanic corrosion protected

Yes. Passive insulation.

Battery box insulation


Designed to attach how many panels and battery boxes

2 panel and 2 solar panel

Fit to what type and size poles           


Galvanised: 115mm and 76mm thick at top

Wood: 155mm at the top

Bolts, nuts – all fasteners included

Design features


Energy usage stored in batteries (days at 13 hours per night)


Full solar hours per day assumption for solution


Full sun hours needed to replenish one day’s consumption


Light on/off at dusk/dawn

Yes. Use panel output to activate switch

Over charge protection


Over discharge protection


Light will switch on/off automatically


System weight in kg, mounted on top of pole


Wind resistance area in square meter

1.5 m2 at angle and 0,5 m2 vertical face

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