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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

Solar Lighting and Off-Grid Solar Power

Posted by SEPCO on 9/6/16 10:00 AM

Most people are familiar with solar panels to power a home or building, or used to heat water, but many people overlook the multitude of other uses for solar. Solar can be used to light up a pathway, light up the building’s parking lot, or even be used to light entire streets and highways. Each light can be powered by a single solar array or you can string multiple lights together and run them on a single larger solar array. Whatever the application or need, solar can be used to power it.


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Topics: Solar Lighting, Solar Power

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

Planning and Budgeting For Your Commercial Solar Lighting Project

Posted by SEPCO on 8/9/16 10:00 AM

Purchasing a good quality commercial solar lighting system can be a daunting task; the numbers alone can make you cringe. The savings are sometimes missed when you are looking at the initial costs of a project. But don’t be disconcerted, there is are ways to help budget your commercial solar lighting projects and make them more affordable. Here are a few tips that can help make or break your project.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Solar Lighting Design

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 to Choose a Reliable Solar Outdoor Light System

Posted by SEPCO on 7/12/16 10:00 AM

Choosing a reliable solar outdoor light system for your next project can be a difficult task. All manufacturers have something unique that they offer that is different from the rest. There are four main key points that need to be taken into consideration beyond those small differences to ensure that you are going to install something that will provide an ROI and last for years to come.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Solar Lighting Design

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

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