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SEPCO-Solar Lighting's Blog on Renewable Energy and Green Ideas

Comparing Solar Light Pole Project Cost vs System Cost

  Often in the solar lighting industry, we receive calls asking for a system to meet a need in an area where power is not feasible to bring out, but then months later, the customer tells you they decided to bring power out to the area. This becomes a frustrating reality because most people see the system cost, and instead should look at the overall project cost. Let me explain.  
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How to Deal with Light Trespass with your Next Solar Lighting Project

  When designing a lighting solution, light trespass needs to be considered, especially when located near a neighborhood. Light pollution is another factor that should be looked at when in the design phase of a lighting project. There are a few ways you can prevent light trespass while not losing illumination on your project specifically.
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Do You Know Where Your Solar Lighting Systems Are Manufactured?

on 1/9/19 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 1 Comment | Solar Lighting Solar Power LED Lighting Solar Lighting Design
  Today the market is flooded with stuff. One person creates an item and then everyone else wants to jump in and make their own version of that same thing. Sometimes, real competition comes out, but sometimes, it is just another import from overseas that will promise the world but will never deliver. There is one way you can guarantee what you are purchasing is a quality made, US manufactured (if that is important and / or advertised): go for a visit.
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Scotopic vs Photopic – How We LED Measure and See Light

on 11/7/18 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 0 Comments | LED Lighting Solar Lighting Design
The eye works in many ways. We often see things very differently from one light to the next. Early days of LED fixtures had such a blue light that it was very difficult for most people to deal with. As the blue has been slowly taken out and a more natural white light is being used more often, it is not only changing the way we see light, but also how we should be measuring light. There are tons of scientific articles on the subject, but I wanted to provide something more condensed and simple to understand.
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7 LED Lighting Myths and Facts

on 10/10/18 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 3 Comments | Guest Post LED Lighting Conservation
  When it comes to commercial LED lighting, there are a lot of rumors going around out there about what LED lighting is, how it works, and its benefits. Like any relatively new product, opinions are formed based on both facts and fiction.
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How to Use LED Lights to Boost Sales and Save Energy

on 7/18/18 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 3 Comments | General Lighting Guest Post LED Lighting
The modern retailer understands the role of various lighting configurations in enhancing customer experience and generating sales. Ambient lighting eliminates gloomy areas in the store, whereas task lighting helps staff and customers complete business transactions. On the other hand, accent lighting enables retailers to highlight specific products and emphasize the store’s style.
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Benefits To Working With A Solar Light Distributor

on 6/13/18 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 0 Comments | Solar Lighting General Lighting LED Lighting Funding
  When you are looking for your next solar light project, look to using a distributor to help with the process of design and purchasing. Distributors have a large network of manufacturers they have relationships with and know quality products that they can refer you to use for most any project. Here are some of the benefits to working with a solar light distributor for any project, small to large.
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Solar Bus Shelter Lighting for Eastern Michigan University

on 3/20/18 11:03 AM By | SEPCO | 1 Comment | Solar Lighting LED Lighting Bus Stop & Shelter Lighting
SEPCO worked in conjunction with Eastern Michigan University to illuminate their bus shelters around the campus using solar lighting systems. This custom solar lighting system was installed to provide additional safety and security to students using the transit system around the campus.
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Benefits of Choosing Solar Lighting

Solar lighting systems provide security and illumination in needed areas when grid power is unattainable or costly to bring to a site, where a company is looking for a grid alternative to showcase their green initiative, or for companies looking to get LEED points for a new project installation. Solar lights are a great alternative and a cost effective solution for projects like this since there isn’t much for installation costs and zero costs to trench in the grid power.
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Solar Powered Landscape Lights for Wawa in Parkland FL

on 1/16/18 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 2 Comments | Solar Lighting LED Lighting Landscape Lighting
  SEPCO recently completed a project in Parkland FL for a newly constructed Wawa gas station to provide solar landscape lighting for the perimeter of the property. The systems feature multiple single 275 Watt solar power assemblies powering three or five ARF flood fixtures per system to operate all night, dusk to dawn.
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