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13 Great Reasons to Use Solar Power and Solar Lighting

Posted by SEPCO on 3/29/16 10:00 AM

Ever wonder why solar is a great alternative to standard grid electric? Let's look at 13 great reasons to use solar power and solar lighting systems over traditional electric.

1. Green – Solar is green. Green is the new black. Enough said. Green energy is totally the new rage, but it is also a way to look out for the future of our planet and reduce our impact.

2. Renewable – Solar is a renewable energy source. The sun is always present and even the cloudiest days, there is a bit of insolation available for the solar panels to soak up.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Green Ideas, Solar Power

How Popular are LED Lights? (Infographic)

Posted by SEPCO on 3/22/16 10:00 AM

The popularity of LED lights is growing year by year and should outnumber other light sources by 2020. Below, check out an infographic about some of the reasons they are growing in implementation by homeowners and businesses alike. Have you installed LED lights yet? Let us know in the comment section below. 

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Topics: Infographics

Earth Hour 2016: Shining a Light on Climate Change

Posted by SEPCO on 3/15/16 10:00 AM

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Topics: Green Ideas

The Dollars and Sense of Solar Powered Security Lights

Posted by SEPCO on 3/7/16 10:00 AM

The use of solar lighting technology can be a great advantage to businesses and other properties where lighting is required; however, power is difficult to aquire or unavailable. Solar technology allows the use of the sun's rays to store energy for lighting during the dark hours. At night, the light operates off the stored power and provides lighting for the required application. 

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Security Lighting

Solar Lighting Design: Lighting Zones Part 2

Posted by SEPCO on 3/1/16 10:00 AM

Next best thing to address is how to select a specific lighting zone for an area. Different areas fall into different lighting zones and each has their own set of instructions for lighting design requirements. This will go over these different set of definitions and help understand what area fits into what lighting zone.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Solar Lighting Design

Solar Lighting Design: Lighting Zones Part 1

Posted by SEPCO on 2/23/16 10:00 AM

When designing outdoor lighting requirements, there is a factor that doesn’t seem to get talked about much, lighting zones. These zones are used to help determine how much light is required for a specific area. These are broken up into 5 different zones:

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Solar Lighting Design

Why We Love Solar Powered Area Lights (And You Should, Too!)

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

Solar powered area lights provide light for so many different applications. Some are for security that is on motion; some are marker lights along a pathway; some even are used for areas that are darker and prone to issues. With different options available, and customizable features, solar powered area light can be used for multiple applications.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Security Lighting, Area Lighting

Solar Lighting Design Guide – Complete The System

Posted by SEPCO on 2/9/16 10:00 AM

Part 6 of the solar lighting design guide is putting it all together and completing the system. The complete system works together to operate exactly as expected. As you can probably tell by this point, there are many factors that are taken into consideration when providing a complete system and each part is required to determine what is exactly required for every project.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Solar Lighting Design

Solar Lighting Design Guide – Determine Power Assembly

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

Part 5 of the solar lighting design guide is about determining the power assembly. Now that you know what area of coverage you are requiring by determining the lumen requirements for the project, as well as the required operation profile, it is time to determine what size solar power assembly will be required. This is determined by a simple calculation after some additional information is gathered.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Solar Power, Solar Lighting Design

Solar Lighting Design Guide – Choose Mounting Hardware

Posted by SEPCO on 1/26/16 10:00 AM

Part 4 of the solar lighting design guide is about choosing mounting hardware. SEPCO solar power assemblies come standard with a 45° / 5° mounting bracket and battery assembly mounting; however, fixtures require mounting in all types of arrangements. Also, pole types need to be determined and assessed for the project.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Solar Lighting Design, Poles

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