Solar Lights: Clean, Efficient, and Cost-Effective

Solar Lights Can Be A Great Alternative In Murrieta!

Solar Lights Clean, Efficient, and Cost-EffectiveHaving the best outdoor solar lights is a great energy saving way to bring light into your home. You should not worry about the bad weather because the body of these solar lights is moisture-resistant (IP65 waterproof class). Solar lights are lights that use the sun to generate electricity which is stored in rechargeable batteries for later (nightly) use.

A major feature of solar lights is that they only come on at night. A major feature of solar lights is that they only come on at night. Solar lights are brighter than most rivals and come in various styles such as downward-facing posts, upward-facing lights, and more industrial wall-mounters.The glory of solar lights is that they require no wiring and can be moved around easily, so you can experiment with your solar garden lighting arrangement.

Can You Afford Solar Power?

With residential solar installations increasing 51% between 2013 and 2014, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association, there’s no question that American homeowners are welcoming the sunshine. It’s partly mindset: At every level — individual, state, federal — renewable energy sources are seen as an attractive solution to environmental and economic challenges.Many states have mandates set by their legislatures with a target amount of energy that must come from renewable sources every year, but the local utility may not have the capital to create large solar-harvesting photovoltaic (PV) arrays to generate the power — so houses have become the tiny power stations that can help the state achieve its renewable energy goals. That’s good news for homeowners. Even more importantly, the price of a completed residential PV system has dropped 45% since 2010, largely because of new, widely available financing and leasing options.
To decide the true cost of solar power, you’ll need to understand the basics of solar power and the amount of solar energy in your area, plus the types of incentives, financing options and production capabilities of your roof will help determine if solar power is advantageous to you. Check more here.

The size and quality of the solar cell will influence how effective the solar panel and therefore light actually is, but the biggest influence on the performance of solar lights is still the amount of sunlight received.

What is Solar Lighting?

Sometimes we get caught up in our daily grind that we forget to go back and mention the fundamental basics of what the technology is. In a simple sense solar lighting can be thought of as solar- meaning the sun; and lighting -meaning provides light. So let’s now discuss the different technologies that are all referred to as solar lighting but actually have different ways of using solar and lighting.

Solar Sky Lights

There are solar sky lights which interact with the sun and clouds to dim and brighten indoor lighting. This is to conserve energy and a building’s interior lighting controls actually sense when the sun is available as natural day lighting and when it is not available or cloud cover has formed dimming the day light. The solar panels are much smaller and set on the roof and detect when the sun goes away by a drop in voltage on the energy in the solar module.

Photovoltaic Lights

The second and most common way we at SEPCO refer to solar lighting is again a photovoltaic (PV) module that collects energy from the sun and stores it in batteries to operate the required wattage of light at night. This is generally used for energy savings, cost savings, and environmental reasons. These systems are called grid free or stand-alone meaning that they generate their own electricity at that specific site. This cuts down on constructions costs of underground wiring. Read more here.

Magnifying the energy efficiency and sustainability of solar lights is the fact that they run off the power of the sun and don’t have a carbon footprint.

How To Choose The Right Solar Lights

Using solar lighting outdoors can be a lifesaver when outdoor outlets are not available. But do solar-powered lights really work? How do they measure up to hardwired electric lights?

Where to use solar path lights. Solar path lights are ideal for illuminating walkways far from exterior outlets, and can provide an enchanting glow along winding garden paths.

Ambient and decorative solar lights. Decorative solar lights, including colorful blown glass, decorative lanterns and string lights, are not as bright as solar path lights. However, used in multiples or alongside path lights and spotlights, they can provide a warm ambient glow.

Where to use ambient solar lights. Place a few handblown glass solar lights on stakes in your garden beds for soft landscape lighting. Or hang solar string lights, like the charming mason jar lights shown here, over an outdoor dining table for a welcoming touch at your next gathering.

Solar-powered spotlights. The brightest solar lights available are called task lights or spotlights, and the best ones can provide light that’s roughly equivalent to a 40-watt incandescent bulb. That is still not as bright as a typical outdoor spotlight, so you may want to double or triple up in areas where you want bright, direct light. See full article here.

Solar Lights Can Be Charged In Both The On And Off Position

Outdoor solar lights are very easy to install, usually with just a screwdriver. Outdoor solar lights are easy to install and virtually maintenance free. Solar lights are energy efficient and a waterproof they can be left outside all year round.

Most of the casings on outdoor solar lights are designed to be weather-resistant. New solar lights are able to perform year-round even through the cold, short days of winter with little variation in performance. Solar lights are looking more attractive, shining more brightly, and their run-time is getting longer call us here: (951) 805-1262.

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