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Energy Efficient Lighting - Why This is a Must

Posted by SEPCO on 8/16/16 10:00 AM

 

Lighting has been one of the great success stories in energy efficiency of the last quarter of the 20th Century. And it could become another great success story of the next few years as we proceed further into the 21st Century. Advances are happening so fast that it is hard to keep up. Efficiency ratings double almost yearly and once the technology is released to the public, the next advance is being worked on, making the new product almost irrelevant by the time it is purchased and installed...sounds like your cell phone doesn't it.

 

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Topics: Solar Lighting, General Lighting, LED Lighting

Planning and Budgeting For Your Commercial Solar Lighting Project

Posted by SEPCO on 8/9/16 10:00 AM

Purchasing a good quality commercial solar lighting system can be a daunting task; the numbers alone can make you cringe. The savings are sometimes missed when you are looking at the initial costs of a project. But don’t be disconcerted, there is are ways to help budget your commercial solar lighting projects and make them more affordable. Here are a few tips that can help make or break your project.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Solar Lighting Design

How Wind Turbines Work (Infographic)

Posted by SEPCO on 8/2/16 10:00 AM

The modern marvel that is the wind turbine is doing amazing things to produce clean energy. Since as far back as 200 B.C., windmills have been used to grind grain or draw water, but electricity didn't start being produced until 1888. Those first turbines aren't as efficient as the ones we are deploying all over the world today, but it is great to look back on where we started from.

 

Today, wind power systems generate power for schools, buildings, homes and so much more. Take a look at what makes these massive windmills work and see how the energy is produced in this great graphic below: 

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Topics: Green Ideas, Infographics, Renewable Energy

The A to Z of Solar LED Area Lighting

Posted by SEPCO on 7/26/16 10:00 AM

Solar LED area lighting can be used for many applications ranging from small single LED lights along a pathway to large overhead lights for roadways and parking lots. Each system should be designed for the specific application and to provide the required lighting levels. Good research on the project application, design work and choosing of the final product will ensure that the end user gets exactly the type of system that perfectly fits their needs.

 

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Topics: Solar Lighting, LED Lighting, Area Lighting

How Outdoor Solar Sign Lights are Used for Cities and Municipalities

Posted by SEPCO on 7/19/16 10:00 AM

Cities and municipalities all typically have entryway signs indicating when you enter the area. These signs are not always located in areas where grid power is easily located, either in the outskirts of the city or in medians. Illuminating these signs can be difficult when grid power isn’t initially brought in when the sign is placed. Solar sign lights for these areas are a great alternative to the costs of trenching in the electric for powering fixtures.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Sign Lighting

How to Choose a Reliable Solar Outdoor Light System

Posted by SEPCO on 7/12/16 10:00 AM

Choosing a reliable solar outdoor light system for your next project can be a difficult task. All manufacturers have something unique that they offer that is different from the rest. There are four main key points that need to be taken into consideration beyond those small differences to ensure that you are going to install something that will provide an ROI and last for years to come.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Solar Lighting Design

Wattage vs Lumens: Know the Difference for Better Lighting

Posted by SEPCO on 7/5/16 10:00 AM

With the push for LED lighting, there is a lot to take into consideration now for lighting levels. One of the biggest arguments is a light Wattage versus the Lumens and determining brightness. The old way of looking at how bright a light will be is to look at the wattage, and with incandescent lamps, the higher the wattage the lamp is, the brighter it is. Now we need to focus on the Lumens of the lamp to determine the brightness of the lamp, especially when it comes to LEDs.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, General Lighting, LED Lighting, Solar Lighting Design

Solar Street Light Components: What’s in Your System?

Posted by SEPCO on 6/28/16 10:00 AM

There are many components involved in creating a commercial solar street light system. What components are used to manufacture the system can make or break a system over time. Here is a quick overview of what components are used in most typical solar street light systems. Note that not all manufactures use the same components in their solar street lighting systems.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Street Lighting, Solar Lighting Design

Ways to Save Money with Solar Outdoor Lighting

Posted by SEPCO on 6/21/16 10:00 AM

 

Solar outdoor lighting solutions help businesses provide lighting to the exterior areas of their buildings for safety and security of their visitors as well as employees. While there are plenty of options on how to light those areas, one of the biggest points of examination is if you want to take advantage of an option that can provide an ROI, such as a solar outdoor lighting system, or a lower initial cost with a higher overall cost, such as grid powered old style lights.

 

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Topics: Solar Lighting, LED Lighting, Funding

My Pole or Yours? Why Solar Light Poles Differ

Posted by SEPCO on 6/14/16 10:00 AM

 

So you are looking to purchase and install a solar lighting system; however, you now have to decide if you should source a pole locally or get the one that the manufacturer can provide with the system. Poles sourced locally are typically lower in cost, and using existing poles on a job can lower the costs even more. BUT there are many differences between standard light poles and poles that are manufactured to deal with the added weight and EPA of the solar power assembly, most of which is typically mounted at the top of the pole.

 

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Solar Lighting Design, Poles

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