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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

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

6 Reasons to Use LED Solar Flood Lights for Security

Posted by SEPCO on 2/2/15 10:00 AM

LED solar flood lights have been gaining popularity due to the ability to provide lighting in even the most remote locations for safety and security. These solar flood lights can be installed in just about any location with no need for access to traditional power. Here are the six reasons to implement LED solar flood lights for security.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Security Lighting

Solar Flood Light for Large Area Lighting and Safety

Posted by SEPCO on 9/11/14 9:30 AM

It is costly to light large areas such as parking lots, parks, and other open spaces, yet the benefits of lighting such areas are obvious as it gives users safe access, the ability to see where they are going, and to act as a deterrent against crime.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Security Lighting, Parking Lot Lighting, Area Lighting

How to Efficiently Use Solar Flood Lights for Security Lighting

Posted by SEPCO on 9/2/14 9:30 AM

Using solar flood lights around a perimeter of a building can increase security, but these bright lights do not need to operate at all times. Since most security flood lights shine outward and cover a large area, they can use a lot of power and produce glare or light trespass on nearby areas. There are different ways to utilize solar security flood lights around a building without disturbing the nearby area, keep the area secure and not breaking the bank. Here are a few options to consider.

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Topics: Security Lighting, Solar Lighting Design

Benefits of Solar Powered Security Lights

Posted by SEPCO on 9/24/13 7:30 AM

The best way to keep your parking lot, street corners and public places lit, like parks, clinics and municipal buildings, are the use of solar powered security lights. The reasons are simple; low maintenance, un-compromised performance and zero energy use. 


Maintenance is virtually non-existent. Modern versions are powered by a lithium-ion rechargeable battery that will last for years before it needs replacement. The high output LED lights will virtually never burn out and the solar panel is maintenance free. Once the light is in place, the only maintenance there will be is to change the battery, and that won't happen for years down the road.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Security Lighting

Implementing Green Home Security

Posted by SEPCO on 7/11/13 6:30 AM

There’s no question that your home needs to be protected; however, if you’re an environmentally-conscious person and don’t want to implement security solutions that have a negative impact on the ecosystem, you might have a difficult time finding suitors.

While there are plenty of home security systems available to you, those that have been created with careful consideration of their environmental effect are just now starting to gain traction.

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Topics: Guest Post, Security Lighting

Remote Security & Work Lighting

Posted by SEPCO on 6/12/12 7:30 AM

A large commercial gas company cited the following lighting needs for a remote pump and monitoring station: dusk to dawn security lighting in addition to high intensity work lighting on a bi-monthly basis.  Due to the remote nature of the site, the cost to extend the electrical grid for AC powered lights was cost prohibitive. On the other hand, with off-grid solar lighting systems all costs and issues associated with AC power grid are completely eliminated because the lights do not rely on the AC power grid at all, but rather off-grid through the power of clean, renewable solar energy. What a perfect combination of remote security and solar power.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, SEPCO News & Information, Security Lighting

Guide to Security Lighting: Where to Implement

Posted by SEPCO on 3/22/12 7:30 AM

In the previous post on why to implement security lighting we discussed the need for security lighting. This time we will focus on where security lighting needs to be installed. Each type of application has different lighting requirements to keep people and property safe, and the types of fixture vary for each application.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, General Lighting, Security Lighting

Guide to Security Lighting: Why to Implement

Posted by SEPCO on 3/13/12 7:30 AM

Security lighting has been instrumental to deterring crime and improving security to public, business, and residential spaces. The lighting reduces crime by facilitating surveillance by authorities and communities after dark and enhances community confidence and increases informal social control. The objectives of installing security lighting include:

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Topics: Solar Lighting, General Lighting, Security Lighting

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