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.
Enjoy your lighting system all through the night. You will need to find a solar panel that is right for the size of building you will be providing light to. Once your indoor lighting has been installed you will be able to use the lighting both night and day.

During the day you may not need it except on cloudy days. During the night you should have enough energy from the solar power to last you through the night. It is becoming the latest in lighting barns on farms as well because there is no wiring needed to get lighting out to the barn.

Outdoor Lighting

When you are outside during the day you won’t need much light but at night you will appreciate the lighting that you have installed using solar power. There are different types of outdoor lighting using solar power; flood lights, pond or pool lights, garden lights, post lights, spot lights, security lights, solar flag lights and sign lights.

If you have a pool or pond in your yard that you like to add lighting to it is easy to do and there are several choices to choose from as far as the design and shape. Everyone wants an eye catching yard that has been well taken care of and now your efforts can be reflected at night. If you display a flag out in your yard people only see it at night, until now.

Add your flag to a stand that is solar powered so it can be seen at all times. If your yard is too dark invest in security lighting that will work even when the power is off and trees are down. When the sun is out you are sure to have light at night.

The soft glow from solar power lights calm and relax. They are not bright and in your eyes but they are eye catching. Investing in solar power lighting is a smart economical and practical choice that is also very affordable.

5 thoughts on “Residential Solar Lighting 101

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  2. residential solar panels

    This is definitely a must read, I think more and more people are becoming aware of the expense of traditional energy. So much cleaner and cost effective to move on towards solar panels and solar power, there’s not reason to stay on coal at this point. Nice post, will bookmark, thanks!

  3. Wouter

    WEll my energy expenses were always on the highest end. But with this energy solution and these tips given it really helped me saving loads of money.

  4. Scott Markham

    This is a good article. Very informative. I have developed a keen interest in this entire area. I find it very interesting how many people are so passionate about alternative and green energy sources.

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    I hope you like it. Let me know.

    Thanks,
    Scott

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