Does Solar Work?

Proven Commercial Lighting Solution

With over 40,000 First Light fixtures installed across the U.S. and around the world, our solar lights are a reliable and proven solution for outdoor pedestrian lighting projects.

We’ve engineered our lights with the most robust materials and adaptive technology to ensure our lights stay on all night, every night.

Ensuring Performance

We test all of the components of our lights to ensure they deliver the performance expected. We have ongoing tests in controlled environments for our batteries, solar modules and more to gauge their ability to withstand extreme conditions long term. This is in addition to real world environmental testing and follow up with our customers so see how our lights are performing in the field.

This all informs our ongoing product development and improvement so that we can continue to deliver everbetter performance and reliability. This explains how our lights have been able to withstand trials from baseball bats to hurricanes.

What Our Customers Say

“First Light Solar luminaires are simple to install, taking less than 15 minutes per fixture. They are built to last and saved Harris County over $250,000 versus trenching and wiring. When Hurricane Harvey hit and this park was literally underwater, the lights still shone bright. It’s a pleasure working with First Light.

Electrical Contractor
Spark Lighting, Houston, Texas

“We will be looking at other areas to utilize the bollards. The community loves the ambiance of the softly lit pathways. So I foresee more of these being installed in the near future. Thanks again for all of your help! You have provided excellent customer service and that means as much as the production of a fantastic product.”

CIP Construction Manager
City of St. Pete Beach, Florida

“We chose the PLB series bollard because of the high quality construction, lighting performance and ease of installation. An added benefit was the responsive customer service from the First Light team. We plan on using more First Light products in the future on existing running trails.”

Project Manager
U.S. Army Base, Garrison, Louisiana

Success Stories

See how First Light was able to provide the reliable light these communities needed

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How Solar Lighting is Making a City More Resilient in the Face of Climate Change

With climate change bringing more intense hurricanes to Florida’s shores, the City of Cape Canaveral is striving to be more sustainable and resilient.

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Solar is Lighting a New Community Pathway for 66% Less

Nestled between two mountain preserves with breathtaking views, the development by Pulte Homes includes extensive outdoor amenities.

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The Best Lighting for Outdoor Community Spaces

If your community wants to shed new light on dark outdoor areas, replace broken lights or simply create more active and safe

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Shared Use Pathways Illuminated by Solar

An Arizona city has big plans when it comes to alternative transportation.

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Solar Streetlights Chosen for Growing City

One city has mandated solar lighting for all new parks, pathways and streets.

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Rail With Trail Project Illuminated by Solar

Transportation corridors are being transformed across the United States.

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How Solar Bollard Lights Give Parks More Flexibility

“We’ve taken a flood control project and turned it into a beautiful place.”

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How Self-Contained Solar Lights Shine on the Darkest Days of the Year

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

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New Award-Winning Park Goes Green

The first new park built in Cypress, California in over 20 years has sustainable solar lighting.

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Popular Dog Park Lit With Solar Area Lights

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

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Solar Area Light Perfect for Desert Park Pathway

No electrical connection was no problem for one community looking to light a pathway.

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