Solar Lighting Advice

July 1, 2017
Why Use Solar Lights Outdoors

Why Use Solar Lights Outdoors – Advantages of Sun Powered Lights

There are many advantages to using solar lights outdoors and this is one main reason why a lot of homeowners choose these lighting fixtures to illuminate their gardens and yards. Just like with using solar powered appliances, using these types of lighting can lessen your carbon footprints on earth and preserve energy. Solar lights for outdoors are practical and whether you believe it or not, can also be very appealing aesthetically. These outdoor lighting options come in attractive and very stylish designs that can suit anybody’s taste and enhance a home’s outside appearance. Here are some of the advantages of using solar lights outdoors. The best advantage that people see in these types of lighting fixtures is their cost effective. They are also capable of […]
July 1, 2017
Solar Powered Garden Lights - Basic Things You Need to Know

Solar Powered Garden Lights – Basic Things You Need to Know

Solar powered garden lights are completely powered by the sun’s energy. These sources of illumination in your garden can be easily placed or distributed in your garden without worrying about electrical connections, wiring or cable placements. They are also safe because the risk of electric shocks is eliminated. So they are safe to use in a home with children. These types of lighting have no or little emission of pollutants and they use only renewable energy. Problems A notable problem about solar garden lights is that they only have enough power to eliminate certain areas and there are some with relatively modest battery capacity. The technology of solar cells, however, are constantly improving. So there will still be newer generation of these lighting systems that […]
June 19, 2017
Why Take Advantage Of Solar Power

Why Take Advantage Of Solar Power?

There is evidence that humans are causing global warming, not the sun. What now? In a recent study, scientists concluded that changes in solar radiation can not be causing modern day climate change. This shows that in the past 20 years, the output of Sun has declined, but temperatures on Earth have risen. It also shows that modern temperatures are not determined by the Sun’s effect on cosmic rays, as he said. I’m interested in hearing ways we can help the environment in light of this evidence. Anyone have any suggestions? Source: “No Sun link to climate change“ This document reinforces the fact that warming in the last 20 to 40 years may not have been caused by solar activity. The theory of cosmic rays […]
June 19, 2017
Choosing Solar Powered Path Lights

Choosing Solar Powered Path Lights – Which Types?

What Types Of Solar Powered Path Lights Are Available? If you are using solar powered lights to illuminate a path or walkway, you first want to determine the design suitable for your area, that is, whether you want integrated solar panels or a separate solar panel. Once you have determined the overall design, you still have many options for the type of path lights to use. Solar pathway lights are available in a variety of styles that offer different types and intensities of illumination.
June 19, 2017
Solar Powered Flashlights - How To Choose The Best

Solar Powered Flashlights – How To Choose The Best

As people become more conscious about caring for the environment, they also find more ways to use solar power in order to lessen the use of energy coming from coal and fuel which have adverse effects on the environment. One of the products used by a lot of people that can utilize solar energy is a solar powered flashlight. Instead of using batteries for this type of flashlight, solar powered flashlights use electricity coming from converted energy from the sun using a photovoltaic cell. Using a solar powered flashlight has many advantages. For one, it has an unlimited power supply compared to a regular flashlight which depends on lithium ion or alkaline batteries. One will have to constantly change the batteries of a regular flashlight […]
June 12, 2017
Lighting Effects of Different Solar Lighting Styles

Lighting Effects of Different Solar Lighting Styles

Solar landscape lights are available in numerous styles from spot lights to tier lights to inset lights and each style offers a different lighting effect.  When choosing solar lighting to enhance your garden or yard, pay attention not only to the overall look of the solar light itself, but to the how it casts light on the surrounding areas. Some solar lighting styles produce a bright, focused light while others are more muted and subtle. Tier lights Light is directed downward towards the ground or shrubs. The tiers shade the lights to minimize upward glare so they are ideal for lighting walkways and paths. They cast light on the ground so people can see where they are going without being blinded by the light. Floodlights Light […]
June 12, 2017
Solar Powered Landscape Lighting

Solar Powered Landscape Lighting – What Are The Options

Solar powered landscape lighting is now a very practical and dependable lighting option for your outdoor needs. Utilizing  solar powered outdoor lights, solar panels and rechargeable solar batteries, the result is a lighting device that burns bright, long, inexpensively, and safely. How it works: Solar powered landscape lighting can be placed almost anywhere. The one caveat is that you must place the lights in as much direct sunlight as possible. This will allow the solar panel to charge fully during the daytime and power the lights for the entire night. This is very important if you intend to have your lights stay on for the entire night. Some solar powered lighting systems are entirely self-contained units, while others use a separate solar panel to power […]
June 12, 2017
Solar Powered Garden Lights

Solar Powered Garden Lights – A Great Landscaping Option

If you ever thought about solar powered garden lights your yard at night, I’m sure you have heard of solar garden lights. They can be the perfect solution for many of your landscape lighting needs. Since the majority of them don’t use wiring,  you won’t have to hassle with tearing up your landscaping. And there are a variety of styles to suit your design needs. If you tried older solar landscape lights and were perhaps disappointed, you will be surprised at the light output, styles, and features of new solar garden lights. The old dim bulbs have been replaced with high-tech bright LEDs (light-emitting diodes), fluorescent, and halogen bulbs. Solar lights are a great means of lighting up and accentuating the features of your home […]
May 16, 2017
Solar Power Batteries and Controller

Solar Power Systems

Solar Power Systems – How Do They Work? Solar power systems used tο provide electricity consist primarily οf two components; photovoltaic panels аnd a battery storage system. Thе photovoltaic (PV) panels generate electricity, while the battery storage system stores аny excess fοr later, еіthеr night-time οr overcast days; when there isn’t enough sunlight tο supply уουr electrical needs. Batteries Tһе battery storage system іѕ usually a large grid οf batteries, stored іn a well ventilated οr vented, safe location, i.e. basement οr specially constructed room. Though batteries аrе optional, іf уοu intend tο bе truly “οff-tһе-grid” electricity storage іѕ required, аnԁ batteries аrе аƖmοѕt always tһе anѕwеr. Thеrе аrе two variants οf batteries used in mοѕt systems; nickel cadmium аnԁ lead acid. Lead acid batteries […]