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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

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

Eco-Friendly Building with Solar Powered Parking Lot Lights

Posted by SEPCO on 8/3/15 10:00 AM

Looking to build a new place of business or take over an existing building that has no lighting available? Well there is something you can do that will keep costs low, provide a sustainable option, and the installation will preserve the already installed structures. What more could you ask for.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, General Lighting, Parking Lot Lighting

Options for Commercial Solar Outdoor Lighting Systems

Posted by SEPCO on 7/13/15 10:00 AM

About 15 years ago or so, there were very few options for commercial solar outdoor lighting systems, but as technologies advance, more and more options are available for a custom system for your application. Solar light fixtures have advanced through the use of LEDs and aimed optics to allow for a range of commercial and decorative style lighting systems. Controls have also advanced to allow for adaptive lighting, motion operation, split timing and so much more. Solar has also come down in price while increased in efficiency for the size of the panels.

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

Wattage vs Lumens: Know the Difference for Better Lighting

Posted by SEPCO on 7/10/14 9:30 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; 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.

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

The Worst Advice We've Ever Heard about Lighting

Posted by SEPCO on 5/20/14 9:30 AM

There are a lot of different ideas in the lighting industry about what good advice is and what is bad. Here is a quick overview of some of the worst lighting advice we’ve ever heard and why.

Light levels don’t matter

Light levels are important to any lighting project. If you can’t see what you need to, then the light is useless. Light levels need to be taken into consideration. If it is a sign people need to be able to read it. If it in a parking lot safety and security is the primary concern. Light levels vary from project to project and must be task specific. You don’t want you back yard lit up like the middle of the afternoon, but you also don’t want a parking lot so dimly lit that if you drop your keys at night you can’t find them.

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Topics: General Lighting, LED Lighting, Solar Lighting Design

What is CRI and How is it Affecting You?

Posted by SEPCO on 5/8/14 9:30 AM

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Topics: General Lighting, LED Lighting

What You Need To Know About Light Distribution Patterns

Posted by SEPCO on 4/1/14 9:30 AM

There are many different distribution patterns available with different lighting fixtures. Each distribution pattern provides a different lighting footprint on the ground to provide a light pattern for specific area light needs. The larger the distribution pattern, the larger area of light that is produced. Here is a quick overview of different lighting distributions.

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

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