Category Archives: Solar Lighting

Solar Powered Christmas Lights: the Basics

Traditional holiday Christmas lights are quickly becoming antiquated. New technology, utilizing growing advances in solar energy, is creating a stream of reasonably priced and cost saving Christmas lights.

Solar Christmas lights are rapidly expanding commodities. Reliability, eco-friendliness, and cost-efficiency over traditional Christmas light bulbs contribute to solar power lights rapid expansion. A solar panel, containing a photovoltaic cell converts sunlight into an electrical current. This current is then transferred to a battery, ensuring the Christmas lights can run all night long. The battery then transfers current and lights the LED bulbs, with a burn life fall longer than traditional incandescent bulbs.
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Building a Solar Motion Detector Yourself

Solar motion detectors are ideal for people who want to keep their home safer and want to save a little money in their pockets. Usually motion detectors are ideal for dark areas of your home. A solar motion detector turns on a very bright LED light whenever movement in that area is detected.

These lights can help you guide the way to your home for guests or even serve as a scare tactic for unwanted guests. So instead of having someone else install your product, try saving your money with these easy steps into installing your own green friendly motion detector.
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How to Make Your Own Solar Light?

There are a few ways to learn how to make your own solar light. I will tell you about the easiest way to make it that will not cost a lot of money. Solar lights are good because you can use them in rooms in your house as well as outside for decoration and lighting.

Before you start making your solar light, you will need to go out and buy some stuff. Depending on how many solar lights you want to make you can just buy multiples of the following. First you will need a clear jar that has a lid. Just make sure it is a decent size because you will be assembling things inside of it.

Next, you will need some frosting spray and Blue Tak. Lastly, you will be buying single solar lights that come with single battery operation. To assemble, you will first spray the frosting spray into the jar. After it dries, you will then take the solar panel and battery pack out of the solar lamp and attach it to to inside of the lid using Blue Tak. Now all you have to do is reassemble the jar and you are finished. Enjoy it because you just learned how to make your own solar light.

Residential Solar Lighting 101

Lighting is important to everyone. When the sun goes down we expect the lights to be just a click away. Sometime we may take advantage of our lighting and miss it when it is out. Lighting is used in many different ways.

You can have different wattage bulbs of your lighting as well as different colors. Your lighting source may be a lamp, an overhead light, a porch light and a flash light, just to name a few. Light can be taken with us or left behind. The source that powers your light is what this article is about. Learn about indoor and outdoor lighting using solar power and ways you can get this type of lighting.

Indoor Lighting

Some really great ideas for indoor solar lighting include using it inside of your sheds, gazebos, garages, or inside your home. You don’t need to continuously change light bulbs. The installation is easy and your maintenance is minimal. You need to install a solar panel that can receive the most possible sunlight in your area. That’s it.
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3 Ways to use Solar Panels in Your Home and Garden

Have you ever considered using solar power in your home and garden instead of traditional electricity? Is this a workable solution for your energy needs? Maybe you have thought about the possibility, but don’t have enough information to make a decision. Solar power is certainly on the horizon for the future, and it is a realistic option for many reasons.

How Do Solar Panels Work?

Solar panels are devices that convert solar energy into other types of energy to generate both electricity and heat. Solar panels are made from silicon plates combined with other elements, such as phosphorous and boron, to create solar cells that produce a negative and a positive charge. There are two types of solar panels: solar thermal collectors and photovoltaic modules. Both look like flat panels, but each panel is a microscopically thin rectangular box that absorbs the sun’s energy and works to turn that energy into electricity or heat.
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