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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

How to Size Off Grid Solar Power Systems Like a Pro

Posted by SEPCO on 6/7/16 10:00 AM


Off grid solar power sizing can be tricky since you need to take into account many different factors so that you are never left without power. You also have to figure out how many solar panels it will take to run your application while also keeping costs down, as well as how large of a battery storage system you will need. Here is how you can size your off grid solar power system to perform year round under any condition the world wants to throw at you, built specifically for your needs.

 

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Topics: Solar Power, Renewable Energy

Control Options for Solar Lighting Systems

Posted by SEPCO on 5/31/16 10:00 AM

Every lighting application has different requirements, and there are many custom options to control commercial solar lights. These options allow for peak efficiency and specific lighting during times required by a specific project.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, General Lighting

Commercial vs Non-Commercial Solar Lights

Posted by SEPCO on 5/24/16 10:00 AM

So a solar light is a solar light…right? Well, not really. There are many different types of solar lighting systems using many different types of technologies. The solar lights you find at your local home improvement stores are much different than the ones being manufactured for commercial applications. And depending on what the customer wants to spend on a system or the overall project requirements, the variations can be great.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, General Lighting

Can Solar Panels Still Generate Power in Bad Weather?

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

As I am sure we all can agree, no matter what, there is some sunlight even on the worst of days. Sunburns can even happen on a day when you don’t see the sun break through the clouds at all. That being said, can solar still generate power in bad weather? The simple answer is yes, but let’s expands on that.

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Topics: Solar Power, Renewable Energy, Solar Lighting Design

6 Reasons LED Lights Are Becoming the Go To Option

Posted by SEPCO on 4/26/16 10:00 AM

LED Lights are gaining popularity for many reasons. Here is a quick rundown of what makes them the go to option.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, General Lighting, LED Lighting

Pros & Cons Solar Powered Lights

Posted by SEPCO on 4/19/16 10:00 AM

 

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Topics: Solar Lighting, General Lighting

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