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Review of Solar Pathway Lighting Systems for Walking Trails

  Solar lighting systems come in many shapes and sizes. From large scale overhead systems that operate all night and have huge solar panels and battery backups, to small scale systems that operate the light only a few hours per night, solar can fit in for most walking trail applications. Here is a quick overview of some of the systems that you will find online today and their pros and cons.
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Best Solar LED Lighting Systems for Parks and Recreation

  There are many different areas that can be illuminated in any park; from entrance and directional signs, to parking lots and roadways, walking or biking trails, boat ramps, remote areas, pavilions, and general area lighting, solar is a great option to ensure illumination meets standards and provides lighting without disturbing the surrounding area like with traditional power and trenching. In a previous post, we went over why solar lighting systems are the best option for parks and recreation. This time I would like to focus on the individual systems and their uses for each section.
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The Most Common Mistakes People Make With Solar Parking Lot Lighting

  Solar parking lot lighting systems provide a great alternative to standard grid powered lighting systems since they require no trenching for installation, use zero energy, have no monthly bills, and provides a renewable source of lighting night after night. Unfortunately, there are some common mistakes people make with solar parking lot lighting systems that can easily be remedied. Let’s look at a few of them now.  
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Solar Powered Internal LED Sign Lighting Systems

on 1/22/20 10:29 AM By | SEPCO | 3 Comments | LED Lighting Solar Lighting Design Sign Lighting
  Signs often are installed in areas where the power grid is unavailable; however, with SEPCO solar lighting solutions, we can provide the power to the sign cabinet in almost any location. The remote solar power assembly charges during the day to operate the sign cabinet lighting at night. The solar power assembly can be installed in any sunny location and is sized according to the power consumption of the LEDs inside the cabinet, the local solar insolation, and the operation profile required by the customer.
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Solar LED Lighting Systems: Expectations vs Reality

  As the solar lighting industry has evolved over the last decade or two, there has been many advances and setbacks that have happened. There are many expectations of where the industry should be and the reality of where we are. Here are some of the various expectations and their realities.  
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How Bright is 7 Watts?

on 8/14/19 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 0 Comments | General Lighting LED Lighting
  Doing some research – specifically keyword research – I came across this question – How bright is 7 watts? This made me sit back and think. If people are asking how bright 7 Watts is, then you could put any arbitrary wattage in the place of 7 and the question could be asked in an infinite number of ways. But the explanation can also be done in just as many ways. Instead, here I wanted to cover some ways to look at this for someone who is working on trying to answer this question.
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Old Style HPS Lights vs Solar Powered LED Lights

  Over the last decade, LEDs have evolved greatly. Not only has their light output increased, but also their efficiencies and price points have changed drastically. There are so many benefits to using LED fixtures, but one of the largest is the benefits to nature and the environment. Here are some of the ways that LEDs have really stepped up to the plate to make our world a little brighter.
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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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