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Solar bench featuring natural wood.

'Photon' Solar Bench Seat

An exceptionally stylish solar bench featuring natural wood side panels and either carbon steel or stainless steel end panels.      

Photon bench seats are also available with a solid wood seat (no solar panels) giving the opportunity to install both solar bench seating and perfecting matching conventional seating in municipal parks and gardens. 

All models can be supplied with wood seat backs and cycle racks.

Features

The natural wood side panels set this bench apart from almost all other solar benches. It's a bench that incorporates high-tech solar phone charging capability but still blends perfectly with other traditional benches in any park setting.

For an even more co-ordinated landscape design, you have the option of a non-solar model with wood seating in place of solar panels.
And there's more.

Both the solar bench or non-solar bench can be supplied with backrests. Prefer an even more durable model? A model with stainless steel end panels is also available. You even have a choice of wood species - spruce softwood or several species of hardwood.

In its solar bench configuration, the Photon bench has all the features expected of solar charging benches - USB charging outlets, ambient under bench lighting and WiFi capability (optional).

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5 independent solar panels
5 independent solar panels

The five PV panels are connected independently, eliminating charging problems with benches that have only a single solar array, where hard shading of just one full cell will drop the voltage of a solar panel to half in order to protect itself. If enough cells are hard shaded, the PV module will not convert any energy.

Multiple charging outlets
Multiple charging outlets

3 x USB included as standard. A Qi charging pad can be added at extra cost.

Ambient under bench lighting
Ambient under bench lighting

LED lights switch on automatically when darkness falls.

Solid wood side panels
Solid wood side panels

Solid wood panels run the full length of bench sides.

Options

  • Speaker

    Bluetooth speaker and/or music module with internal memory. Tracks are triggered by pressing the one of 6 vandal-proof buttons.

  • WiFi Hot spot

    WiFi modem can provide free internet access for users within the Photon seat zone. (requires service subscription)

  • Bicycle rack

    Matching bicycle racks holding 2 bikes can be fixed to the end panels

  • Writing table

    Attached writing table for jotting down notes on the go

  • Qi Charger

    Inductive charging pad for powering up phones wirelessly

Options

Specifications

Specifications
Size: 17 13/16"H x 109 3/8"W x 27 1/8"D
Weight: 451 lbs (softwood), 501 lbs (hardwood)
Frame: Stainless or carbon steel
Wood: Softwood or hardwood
Solar Panels: 100 W
Battery: 4 batteries with a total capacity of 36Ah and voltage of 12V
Charging outlets: 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x USB 3.0
Lighting: Ambient LED under bench (automatic)
Operating Temp. : -4 °F - 140°F
Installation: Attach by bolts to the foundation

Configuration options

Photon bench in carbon steel
Photon bench in stainless steel
Photon bench with backrest
Photon bench with no PV cells
Photon bench with backrest & no PV cells
Photon bench with bike rack
Photon bench in carbon steel
Photon bench in stainless steel
Photon bench with backrest
Photon bench with no PV cells
Photon bench with backrest & no PV cells
Photon bench with bike rack