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

Solar Bus Shelter Lighting for Eastern Michigan University

on 3/20/18 11:03 AM By | SEPCO | 0 Comments | 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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How to Choose a Solar Street Light Manufacturer

on 2/13/18 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 2 Comments | Solar Lighting Street Lighting
The industry of solar street lighting manufacturing has advanced immensely from 2008 to today. Many solar companies have emerged as solar lighting experts, but how can you know if the solar street lighting manufacturer is a company that you can rely on? The following five questions will help clients to ask the correct questions when choosing the solar street light manufacture they can count on:
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Types of Solar Powered LED Outdoor Lights for Walkways and Pathways

on 1/23/18 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 1 Comment | Solar Lighting Pathway Lighting Parks & Recreation
Walkways and pathways have two main ways to provide lighting; overhead or low level lighting. Overhead lighting is provided by traditional fixtures either standard industrial fixtures or decorative post top fixtures. Low level lighting is typically provided by bollards or ingrade fixtures like step lights. Both these style fixtures provide different lighting levels and are good for specific types of lighting applications.
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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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Why K.I.S.S. Solar LED Lights Need to Come Back

on 1/9/18 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 0 Comments | Solar Lighting LED Lighting Solar Lighting Design
Solar lighting solutions have evolved tremendously over the last decade. We have found ways to increase efficiencies, storage capacities, lumen outputs, and so much more. But adding too many options to systems can jeopardize their functionality and cause more issues in the long run. Keeping it simple (sweetie) will ensure system functionality and have less pieces to maintain over the life of the systems. Here are some ways you can K.I.S.S. your solar lighting system in your design phase.
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Top 10 Solar Lighting and Power Blog Posts of 2017

on 12/12/17 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 1 Comment | Solar Lighting
We are quickly moving towards the end of 2017 and wanted to do a review of the top 10 posts of 2017. Some of these posts were published as new content, whereas some were republished with updated information. Below is the list with a quick description of each post.
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10 Reasons You Should Use Solar Lights

on 11/28/17 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 0 Comments | Solar Lighting Guest Post
In today’s world of energy consciousness, most people are looking for new ways to cut down on their energy bills. What better way to do so than by using solar lights? Until recently, it was thought of more as an alternative compared to the traditional method of lighting. However, with today’s advances, it is becoming more commonplace. The following information will show you several reasons why solar energy is beneficial, and you’ll see why using it can be to your advantage.
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Location Location Location: Why Shading is Bad for Solar Systems

on 10/24/17 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 2 Comments | Solar Lighting Solar Power Installation
  Shade is a wonderful thing, especially in the summer in the south; however, it is bad for off-grid solar power and solar lighting applications. This is because shading robs the solar panels of its peak energy production capacity, which in turn, has an adverse effect on overall system performance. Basically stated, if the solar is shaded, power will not be produced as expected, not allowing the batteries to fully charge, and causing system failures over time. Instead, make sure your installation location has full sun exposure.  
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Top 3 Questions from LightShow West 2017

on 10/17/17 10:00 AM By | SEPCO | 0 Comments | Solar Lighting LED Lighting Energy Show
  Last week I was out of the office at LightShow West in Los Angeles, CA. This show was put on by a couple representatives in the area that are active in the lighting industry. It was a great show where we got to meet with many local engineers and architects to see how our solution would benefit them. There were three questions that came up over and over that I thought I would address on here.
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