With all the publicity out there, most people are very conscious of efforts to help save our planets’ resources. Many people are beginning to change their lifestyle in small and large ways. There are recycle plants or drop-offs in most cities and even towns in the country. Finding ways to re-use products is becoming popular. One of the more simple ways to help save our planets resources are solar lights and other solar products.
Solar lights are using the suns’ energy by storing it in a solar panel. At dark, after a days sunlight charge, solar lights can last up to 8-10 hours. The main cash outlay with solar lights and products is the cost of the item. After that, the sun charges the solar lights – no plugs, wires or outlets.
Outdoor Solar lights come in different shapes, sizes and for different uses. They usually turn on automatically when dark, although some do have an on/off switch in case you do not want it to light up one night. Solar powered lights are not dependent upon conventional electrical supply. This means that you can automatically light up any dark corner or stairway. Line a walkway or pathway. All this means a safer walk or stair climb for you, your family and guests.
Solar lights come in different degrees of brightness. Solar spot lights, for example, usually have a brighter LED for brighter light output. Because it is a spot light you can aim the light directly where you want it to shine. Do you have an out-building or a fence out in the back of your property? You can easily find it and walk to it with more safety. You can outline an entire fence line with solar cap lights.
The ability to place these solar powered lights just about anywhere you wish makes them unique in the lighting world. They provide added safety wherever you have them. Knowing you are saving money and the earths’ resources at the same time makes them very practical, as well.
Installing flood lights outside a home makes good sense because these kinds of lights improve visibility and they also increase security around your property. However, the high costs of conventional flood lights can put many people off – until they look for alternatives such as solar powered flood lights. Solar energy technologies over the recent past have provided many affordable lighting solutions and the solar powered flood lights in particular provide you with a great means of keeping your home safe and without going over your budget.
Just like any other solar lighting system, the solar powered flood lights too require sunlight in order to get their energy which is converted with the help of DC electric power and stored in batteries so as to provide power during the night. The main reasons for choosing solar powered flood lights are that they provide security and also safety which together and along with motion sensors make such lighting systems a more effective solution.
Typically, solar powered flood lights also make use of LED bulbs that are great for illumination while being energy conserving and which do not also waste any of the energy that they are supplied with. In fact, there are many useful functions that the solar powered flood lights can serve including lighting the backyards and boat docks as well as for your sheds and even for landscape. The discerning homeowner too has become more aware about how solar energy can provide better lighting solutions than conventional lighting solutions. This means that they need to seriously consider using solar powered outdoor lighting solutions that provide numerous benefits. These lighting solutions include saving precious energy resources and being very easy to install.
There’s no doubt the fact that solar powered flood lights are also very useful for lighting up business premises to secure the premises or to create a more beautiful landscape. Such flexibility means that you can use solar energy in many different places.
An added benefit of solar lighting: we recently received information that solar lights are much safer than oil lamps and candles when home power is out. One family lost power for several nighttime hours during a thunderstorm. The husband looked outside and noticed the solar lights shining brightly all around the outdoor area. They walked outside and brought several of the solar lights inside and stuck them into plastic drink bottles, creating much needed light. Another lady placed her solar lights in jars and bottles, which gave off lots of “free” light. These lights will fit into most 2-liter bottles or 20-ounce water bottles, and can be weighted down by sand, marbles, gravel or whatever is available to keep them from tipping over. Additionally, if you need an all-night light, place your solar light where needed, and then take it back outside so it can recharge and be ready again.
Last, but not least, try some LED lights for your caps that help you be seen, as well as enhance your vision when you are walking or riding your bike. These provide super safety! Every home needs a flashlight or two, as well.
Sources: Linkroll; Home & Garden Solar