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How To Create a Better Solar Street Light Specification

Posted by SEPCO on 11/8/16 10:00 AM

Before examining the means with which to create a BETTER solar street light specification, let’s start by taking a closer look at very bad solar street light specification from a recently released bid—as there is much to be learned in the process.

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

LED Solar Security Light for Railroad Switchyard

Posted by SEPCO on 11/1/16 10:00 AM

 

SEPCO has been working with a rail company to provide lighting along the railroad switchyard. The LED solar security light systems are installed along the railroad switchyard to provide additional security for workers in the area. The lights were more economical as the existing flood lights were too far off to provide adequate lighting and trenching under the existing tracks and other structures was not cost effective.

 

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Topics: Solar Lighting, LED Lighting, Security Lighting

Why Solar Powered LED Street Lights Should Become the New Norm

Posted by SEPCO on 10/18/16 10:00 AM

 

Typical, street lights use highly inefficient HID lamps that drain the grid of electricity and cost untold millions of dollars a year to power and maintain. Obviously street lights are needed for the safety of travelers at night, but why does so much money need to be wasted by powering these inefficient old standards of lighting? Instead, high performance, energy efficient LED lights should replace energy hogging HID street lights and become the new street lighting standard. 

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Topics: Solar Lighting, LED Lighting, Street Lighting

New Solar Lighting Options with LEDs

Posted by SEPCO on 10/11/16 10:00 AM

 

Many years ago, when solar lighting was in its infancy, all people would think of is the huge solar panels with the standard industrial fixtures that were starting to show up. The low lumen output of old style lamps required such high wattages to be used, wasting power and having power losses that had to be taken into consideration.

 

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Topics: Solar Lighting, General Lighting, LED Lighting

Solar and LED Lighting: A Perfect Combination

Posted by SEPCO on 9/13/16 10:00 AM

Solar and LED lighting are the perfect combination, kind of like milk and cookies. They work well with each other while complimenting their best attributes. Why do they work so well together? Well here are a few reasons.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, LED Lighting

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

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

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

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

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