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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

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

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

Difference between a Solar Street Light vs. Traditional Street Light

Posted by SEPCO on 7/6/15 10:00 AM

More solar street lights are being installed worldwide and are slowly taking over as the way to illuminate the streets at night, but what are their differences? Why are solar street light systems being used now instead of bringing in the electric and using a traditional street light? Here are a few differences and reasons these new systems are becoming so popular.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Street Lighting

Why Uniformity Is Important For Solar Street Lights

Posted by SEPCO on 6/1/15 10:00 AM

Ever drive down a road and there is a whole stretch of lights, but all you see are small circles of light on the ground every hundred feet or so and nothing in between? This doesn’t really help with visibility. However, when you go down a road that has uniform lighting, with no dark areas between the lights, visibility is increased tenfold. Uniformity provides better visual assistance and does not put as much strain on the eyes. When designing a solar street light project, uniformity still needs to be taken into consideration.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Street Lighting, Solar Lighting Design

Versatility and Cost Savings through Commercial Solar Lighting Systems

Posted by SEPCO on 2/9/15 10:00 AM

It is estimated that lighting alone accounts for 12% of the total U.S. electrical consumption every year, using upwards of 461 billion kWh of electricity. This is a heavy cost to businesses, cities and municipalities. Solar lighting can provide both a financial relief as well as a green alternative to traditional lighting. They are self-contained and grid free, and with LED technology, requiring almost no maintenance throughout their lifespan. These lower installation costs compared with utility powered lighting and continue huge savings in the short and long run for most installations.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Street Lighting, Parking Lot Lighting, Pathway Lighting

Ways to Save Money with Commercial Street Lighting

Posted by SEPCO on 11/18/14 9:30 AM

Commercial street lighting provides light along streets for driver safety, but the costs of installing, maintaining and monthly electrical bills can add up. There are steps you can take to reduce the costs and save money in the long run. Here are a few ideas, and feel free to share yours below in the comments.

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Topics: LED Lighting, Street Lighting

Solar Lighting Solutions are Bound to Make an Impact on Your Business

Posted by SEPCO on 10/30/14 9:30 AM

Solar lighting solutions can positively impact a business for a few different reasons. Here are three, but I’m sure there are more. Feel free to add yours below.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Street Lighting, Parking Lot Lighting, Pathway Lighting

Solar LED Lights Provide Security and Reduce Energy Consumption

Posted by SEPCO on 10/2/14 9:30 AM

Most lighting installations in the past have used high pressure sodium lamps; however, these lamps produce a yellowish light that does not allow for good visibility. Using LED lights provide a whiter and more natural light to provide better lighting overall, and even though they look brighter, are much dimmer than the old HPS lamps. This provides a great cost savings since the amount of power required to light these fixtures is much less with a much lower power loss factor.

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Topics: Solar Lighting, LED Lighting, Street Lighting

Solar Lighting Fixtures Are Versatile and Adapt To Needs of the Project

Posted by SEPCO on 9/16/14 9:30 AM

Why so many choices? There are multiple fixtures that can be utilized with a solar lighting system, and each fixture can be used for more than one type of application. Providing different options allows for customization of a system to provide the necessary lighting while staying with the look the customer wants. Here are some of the best examples:

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Topics: Solar Lighting, Street Lighting, Solar Lighting Design

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