IPL Series

LED Integrated Architectural Solar Area Light

Why Choose the IPL


The self-contained, contemporary rectilinear design of the IPL series smartly embraces modern solar power, adaptive control and LED technologies. With robust construction and unequaled performance, this post-top luminaire is the most refined, architecturally-relevant solar light on the market.

As with all of our solar lights, the IPL series is enabled by our innovative Solar Lighting Controller (SLC). The SLC is “self-learning” which allows the light to predicatively adapt to its surroundings, providing a level of lighting performance and reliability unavailable in other solar lighting products. This luminaire is an excellent fit wherever high-quality, full cut-off lighting and minimal visual clutter is required.


  • Pedestrian pathways
  • Multi-use trails
  • Bikeways
  • Plazas
  • Sidewalks
  • Playgrounds
  • Parks
  • Campuses
  • Bus stops


  • Great daytime appearance with minimal visual clutter
  • No electrical wire install costs
  • No ongoing carbon emissions
  • No ongoing electrical costs
  • Full cut-off lighting
  • Not affected by power outages
  • Minimal wind loading
  • No regular maintenance

Design Specifications


Architectural post top

Fixture Dimensions

15.8 inches (40.1 cm) x 15.7 inches (40 cm)

Fixture Height

16.6 inches (42.1 cm)

Fixture Weight

24.7 lbs (11.2 kg) including battery


0.65 feet2 (0.06m2)


Cast marine-grade, low copper aluminium


Super-durable TGIC powder coat

Powder Coat Color

Mounting Specifications

Mounting Options

Post top


Mounts to 2 ⅜ inch (60mm) tenon

Pole Recommendations

Pole Considerations

We have a suite of poles that are seamlessly matched to the IPL. We’re happy to answer any questions about mounting, poles or installation with regards for your project.

Pole Shape Options

The IPL can easily be affixed as a post-top fixture. Contact us for round, square or tapered pole options.

Pole Height Options

  • 10 feet
  • 12 feet
  • 14 feet

Pole Material Options

Aluminum or contact us for steel pole options

Light Performance

Typical Lumen Output

1250 lumens

LED Color Options

Light Type

100,000 hour L70 lifetime LED


Solar Module

  • High-efficiency monocrystalline cells
  • Inconspicuously mounted on top of luminaire
  • Used for day/night detection (no photocell required)


  • High-performance lithium (LiFePO4)
  • Exceptional 10+ year lifecycle
  • High temperature tolerance
  • Contained within luminaire housing
  • Designed for easy battery changes when required



Solar Lighting Controller (SLC)

  • High-efficiency, temperature compensated Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)
  • Microcontroller-based technology
  • Includes high-efficiency LED driver
  • Multiyear data logging
  • Designed to automatically manage lighting performance based on environmental conditions and lighting requirements
  • Potted weatherproof construction


Wireless Controls

  • Low energy interface with iOS app
  • Provide configuration and control of lighting profiles
  • Adjustment of dusk and dawn thresholds
  • Motion sensing capabilities optimize performance based on usage

Photometrics Diagrams:


Our optical system efficiently focuses the light where it is needed. For the IPL, we offer a number of standard lighting distributions to optimize performance for applications from pathways to parks.

All of our lighting distributions are full cutoff, meaning that they are compliant with dark sky requirements.

Lighting Profiles


A lighting profile controls when a light is on and how bright it is through the night. All profiles are based on when the IPL detects dusk and dawn. The time when a light turns off or dims during the night can be set in two ways – the time elapsed from dusk or before dawn (a duration based lighting profile) or at a specific time according to a clock in the light (real-time based lighting profile).

Please note that for real-time based lighting profiles, you will need to set the light’s clock at the time of install with the First Light iOS solar control app.

For all profiles, motion sensing is set to on by default for any users that are using an area outside of peak hours.

Duration Based Lighting Profiles

Order Key Code



On at dusk > Off at dawn


On at dusk > Off after 6 hours


On at dusk > dim to 30% after 6 hours > Off at dawn


On at dusk > Off after 5 hours > On 1 hour before dawn> Off at dawn


On at dusk > Dim to 30% after 5 hours > Brighten to 100% 1 hour before dawn > Off at dawn


On at dusk > Off after 3 hours


On at dusk > Off after 4 hours


On at dusk > Off after 4 hours > On 1 hour before dawn > Off at dawn


Off (typically used with motion sensing)

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On at dusk > Dim to 30% after 3 hours > Brighten to 100% 1 hour before dawn > Off at dawn


On 30% at dusk > Off at dawn

Real-Time Based Lighting Profiles

Order Key Code



On at dusk > Off or dim at time 0000 > Off at dawn (if applicable)

  • T = Real-Time Based Lighting Profile
  • X = D (dim) or O (off)
  • 0000 = Choose any time between 1800 and 0600. Examples 2230 = 10:30 pm, 0000 = midnight, 0100 = 1:00 am

IPL Solar Area Light In Action

News, information, and installation announcements about the IPL!

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With shorter days (and longer nights), December tests the limits of solar lights.

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A dog park increased hours open and safety with IPL solar luminaires.

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Pathway Lighting Project Saves Over $63,000 By Going Solar

New Jersey town saved money and emission by installing solar lighting in a local park.

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Pedestrian Lighting Helps Make a Business District More People Friendly

For a linear pathway linking a busy business district, solar was chosen as the simplest and best choice.

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Lighting a Park in El Mirage – Turning “Eye Sore” into a Source of Community Pride

Located in the heart of a residential district, the park is now being used by all demographics.

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Siegfried and Roy Park Goes Solar

Clark County installed 73 of First Light’s IPL Series luminaires, saving an estimated 16,000 kWh annually.

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IPL Series

SCL Series

SCL2 Series


With a contemporary, rectilinear design that incorporates solar power, adaptive control and LED technologies in one self-contained fixture, the IPL provides a simple and better outdoor lighting solution. With solar power negating the need for trenching for electrical wires, the IPL incorporates adaptive technology to adjust to it’s real-world environment to ensure optimal lighting performance all night, every night.

Made from durable, low copper cast aluminum and using high-performance lithium batteries, the IPL is built to last with minimal maintenance.

  • Typical lumen output 1250
  • Inconspicuous design with minimal visual clutter
  • Smart solar lighting controller
  • Easy and low-cost install


The SCL solar luminaire is a great fit for commercial, recreational, bikeway/pathway and public space lighting. Equipped with our innovative Solar Lighting Controller (SLC), the SCL can learn to adapt to it’s real-world conditions to ensure reliable performance.

Housed in robust copper aluminium fixture with a super durable TGIC powder coat, the SCL brings together the latest in solar technology and uses a high performance lithium battery which has an 8 – 10 year lifecycle.

  • Typical lumen output 1250
  • Full cut-off lighting
  • Discrete ‘shoe box’ style fixture
  • Multi-year data logging


A shoe box style fixture that represents 8 years of product innovation and can provide wide area lighting. It is a great fit for commercial, parking lot, recreational bikeway/pathway and public space lighting applications.

The self-contained, unobtrusive design builds on the performance of the SCL and integrates motion sensing capabilities and can be controlled through First Light’s wireless iOS app.

  • 3250 lumen output
  • Full cut-off lighting
  • Motion sensor
  • Wireless smartphone app

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