Luminous Solar Inverter/Home UPS- 7 Awesome features

Luminous, one of the top 3 companies in Indian Power back-up Industry has now come up with most awaited Product –

Luminous Home Solar UPS 850 VA Pure sinewave

I am really impressed with the work of Luminous R&D guys who developed this model with some awesome features, which are really useful for normal home user.

This model is really innovative and bundled with excellent new facilities. Let us see some important features which we find as innovative

1. Solar panels up to 400 watts (12v) can be connected

2. 15 amp charge current – best in class quick charging – i charging

3. For the first time India – Inverter with both AC and DC output

4. Battery type selection switch

5. 30 % savings on electric bill – Priority to solar power charging

6. Pure sine wave out put

7. No load shutdown @ 165 milliamp current – Saves battery power

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Solar Panel Compatibility up to 400 watts

I am very much satisfied when I saw this specification in the manual.

We can connect up to 400 watts solar panels with Luminous Home UPS, so we can use solar energy to maximum and save money on electric bill.

Sukam Brainy Solar Home UPS is the potential competitor for Luminous Solar Home UPS, But we can connect up to only 240 watts panels with sukam Brainy solar UPS (3 x 80 watts solar PV).

Luminous Solar Home UPS clearly outperforms Sukam solar Inverter in this maximum solar panel compatibility.

High Charge Current 🙂

As of now, Luminous Solar UPS is the best in class as far as Charging Current is concerned.

In many states of India more than 10 hours power cut exists, many people have asked for quick charging Pure sine wave inverter to charge their 150 ah battery in very short time to handle 10+ hours power shedding problem.

Luminous Solar Home UPS has a function called ‘i-charging’, which enables 15 amp charge current to quick charge the battery connected to it. We can connect 150 ah or 200 ah battery with this UPS.

200 ah battery would be helpful in saving more energy from solar PV modules and use it at night time.

Inverter with both AC and DC output

Have you ever heard of this facility in any other brand?

Luminous solar UPS has both AC and DC out put option.

AC output is common and everybody knows the purpose of it.

With DC output, we can use DC fan, DC light and much more DC gadgets.

Max. DC Load Output – 12V up to 20 A – which means we can use up to 240 watts per hour.

Battery Type Selection switch

Now all modern day inverters are equipped with battery type selection switch. Luminous Home UPS also comes with this facility.

Three options are there – Normal flat plate battery, Tubular battery and Local Battery. Inverter adjusts itself and gives better charge according to the battery selection.

30% saving on Electric Bill

This Inverter uses current from solar panels as the primary source to charge the battery which results in money savings up to 30 % on electric bill.

Pure Sine wave Out Put

Who prefers square wave current nowadays?

Luminous Solar Inverter delivers pure sine wave current which is safe for our sensitive electronic gadgets like LCD, LED TV’s, Computers, mobile chargers and laptop chargers.

For your Information: Microtek Solar Hybrid Inverter is a square wave gadget.

No Load Shutdown

This facility is available in some advanced models only, when inverter senses no load, it automatically shuts down the output to save battery.

  • thenirajprakash

    I’ll appreciate any info on the price of Luminous Solar Inverter today

  • Hari

    Dear Admin
    Thanks for this blog.. it helps a lot in deciding a right solution for home needs… I could find almost all my questions answered.
    After looking at this site/blog I decided to go for solar hybrid inverter.. But still I am not sure, whether solar hybrid inverters for home with minimal pv panel support would it really help in ROI (taking back the money invested)
    Lets say having 240watts PV panel would help in generating 1kWH or 1 unit or <2 units, this will not even fully charge the battery (150AH or 150 * 12V = 1800Watts)…
    So approximately the savings is 1 or <2 units, considering 1 unit to cost Rs 5 total savings for one month is Rs 150 or <300
    Investments on solar takes additional 20 to 23k, considering the interests what we could generate in bank deposits or additional cost and the above calculations it would take 10 years to get ROI (to take the money invested)
    By 10 years there would be lot of changes in technology and improvement.
    Now my question, Is it really beneficial in investing on small solar projects for small homes (su-kam brainy with 240watts panels or luminous with 400watts panels) if the power cuts are less than 2 hours a day?
    Thanks in advance

    • Admin

      Dear Hari,
      This is a very large topic, and this space is not sufficient to explain the business calculations regarding small solar installations.

      But i am sure small solar inverters with 250 watts panels are definitely better choice in terms of saving money.

      we will discuss this topic in a separate post,

      Thanks for your comments!

  • Admin

    Dear Vishu,
    Sorry for the delay in reply.

    C10 solar battery will perform well with this configuration.

    1 LED TV + set top box + 1 Ceiling FAN load could be easily handled by 850 va inverter.

    When it comes to solar power, it depends on the climatic condition.

    Sufficient in sunny days.

  • Vishu

    Thank you for your articles

    I want to share the Price details which i bought

    luminous solar inverter 900va Price -Rs.5800/-
    Luminous solar bettery 100ah Price -Rs.7800/-
    Luminous solar panel 150 watt Price -Rs.10100/-
    Total cost-Rs.23700/-

    1led tv + 1fan runs for 10 hrs in day time with solar power

    I’m very much satisfied with this configuration thanks a lot.

  • Admin

    Dear Sunyat Hossain,
    NO load shutdown means not zero current,

    It’s smart sensing technology which automatically switch off the inverter when there is no load, (not even a 10 watt CFL)

    This function will work properly, only if the wiring is done separately and perfectly for inverter.

  • Rakesh

    I recently bought microtek solar ss1625 (sinewave) ups
    Did it use solar as primary source. Because in front panel both solar and grid charging led is on how can I know which sours is using

  • Neeraj

    Dear admin
    My home town is in remote part of rural india named chilkahar, ballia – UP. I have recently came across a govt. scheme to light rural areas like the one where I live.
    Do you have any idea about this scheme? Inverters are being installed a t a subsidised rate. I believe 60000 is the cost of the set up that comes to us at 35000 tht is to be paid in instalments. Are you aware of any such progress? What kind of setup is being installed, what is the capacity of set up and details? Do post ur reply in case u are aware of any such development.

  • Admin

    Dear Lianzuali,
    You can buy solar panels later, NO problem.

    Go for It!

  • Deva ram dobar

    I want to install this system So please provide your contact no ASAP..

    • Admin

      Dear Deva Ram,
      We do not sell any products here.

      We help people find best and suitable products according to their requirement.

      If you share your location details, we shall recommend you solar dealers near by your location.

  • e2b

    Can you please compare Luminous Solar Home UPS with Microtek UPS Solar SS in terms of features and reliability? Thank you.

    • Admin

      Sure, we will compare it soon with all other products of its kind.

      • e2b

        Thank you for your super fast response. I am thinking of buying the Microtek one within a week. Your initial thoughts about it would be very helpful. Thanks in advance.

        • Admin

          As far as solar UPS is concerned, we would like to recommend su-kam and luminous for better performance and battery life.

  • G toppo

    Any other brand hybrid solar charge controller other than hukam solarcon 12 v.can be add more watts solar panel

  • Dharmaraj

    Ihave doubt about luminous solar inverter,
    * when the battery is fully charged, is this inverter automatically switches to battery power even when grid power is available?

    * is charging possible when the inveter is in battery mode
    Plz kindly reply me
    Thank you sir

  • Admin

    Dear DDG,
    Solar Inverters are different from Normal sine wave
    inverters, solar inverters are programmed to give priority to solar power to save some money on electricity bills.

    So it will always try to use the battery power as a support(to use solar energy from solar panels) when the battery is fully charged.

    It is normal.

  • Cherian Mani

    Dear Admin,
    I live in CDS ChennaiPattinam, Thiruporur, South Chennai. Please recommend a dealer in Chennai who can supply Luminous Solar Inverter 900va + Luminous Solar Battery 100ah. +Luminous Solar Panel 150 watt.

  • neelam kumari

    how to use luminous inverter in home for saving electricity bill. can we switch it off after being fully charged.

  • Archana

    I am considering buying the LUMINOUS PREMIUM SOLAR HOME UPS 850VA KIT (150AH BATTERY + 300W SOLAR PANELS) from the online store – They are offering it for ₹39,500 (including installation). The solar panels though, are not Luminous, but a brand called ‘Emmvee’.
    I have a few questions:
    1) Would you recommend buying it from a shop rather than an online store?
    2) Is the brand of solar panels a good one?
    3) Is the price quoted reasonable?
    4) Is this a good choice as a back-up for 1 TV, 1 fan and 2-3 lights?