Civilize The Remotest Areas With Solar Lights

Remote getaway cabins or working locations are nice until the sun goes down. When power isn’t available or it’s spotty at best, there are alternatives to lugging generators into the wilderness or paying out thousands for grid access. Solar lighting products can help illuminate the night and make even the most remote locations seem a little more “civilized.”

If there’s a need to illuminate a remote location, there are a variety of sun power lighting options that can help. While some may require full solar power systems to replace the need for grid access, lighting options alone can also provide some creature comforts.

Solar lighting products are typically self-contained units that provide lighting in outdoor areas without the need for an electrical plug in. These systems are ready-made, which means users don’t have to hire engineers or contractors to get the job done right.

Some of the options include:

  • Solar lamp post lights – These are outdoor lighting options that have their own solar energy collectors built right in. During the day, they draw in energy from the sun so they can light up the night with reliability.
  • Solar accent lights – An accent light is a smaller illumination source that is typically placed in a garden or along the perimeter of a home. In remote locations, these lights can provide welcoming illumination without the need for grid or generator power.
  • Security lights – Solar shed lights and solar security lighting can offer more illumination for outdoor areas. These lights, like standard flood lights, provide a great deal of illumination for people to see by.

While solar lighting alone will not power a home or working site fully, these designs can be used in conjunction with other solar power products. When the options combine a lack of grid access can easily be overcome even in the most remote of locations.

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Go Green With Solar Lighting In The Garden

Just because a homeowner may not want to install a full solar lighting system to go off the grid doesn’t mean there aren’t places to go “green” affordably. Solar powered garden lighting is an excellent alternative to standard lighting that makes a great deal of sense in any location. There are several different options that can illuminate the outdoors at night without requiring the use of fossil fuels.

Outdoor solar lighting systems are typically self-contained units. These lights come in a wide variety of styles and have their own cells built in that draw power from the sun throughout the day, convert it to usable electricity and store it in batteries for use at night. The simple solar design is highly effective for multiple outdoor lighting uses including:

Accent lights – These smaller lights are staked into the ground to run along the edges of landscaping features, such as flower beds. They provide a fair amount of illumination at night to bring out the beauty of vegetation. They are also quite effective at lighting walkways through a garden so nighttime visits are safer. Solar accent lights provide gentle illumination that is meant to help create a warm, welcoming atmosphere.

Landscape lighting – When more than small garden lights are desired, this option delivers. Solar lamp post lights are typically taller and take on many architectural designs, including old-fashioned street lamp styles. These are perfect for garden use and provide the right amount of illumination for some outdoor activities at night. Likesolar accent lights, however, they are not necessarily meant to overpower an area with lighting. Instead, they provide enough to see by and create a welcoming ambiance.

Flood lights – Highly effective, motion-sensing security lights do not have to draw on grid power to provide the illumination needed. Solar security lights are available that can help home and business owners light up their walkways, parking areas, backyards and more. Solar security lighting works on the same general principal as other garden lighting, but offer more illumination than softer landscape designs. They are literally meant to “flood” an area with light.

While solar lighting provides a financial benefit by not drawing on grid power to function, there are other perks that go along with this type of outdoor illumination. These lights are also considered more environmentally friendly and they will work when a power grid goes down due to storm activity or other emergencies. These systems are also easy to install and are not tethered to specific locations where plug-in power is available.

Solar lights provide a viable alternative for outdoor illumination. By harnessing the clean energy from the sun, these lights offer a greener choice for all outdoor areas.

Solar Lights Beat Halogen, Incandescent, and Compact Florescent Bulbs

The burnt out bulb used to be a simple problem.  A yard light would go out and you would just replace it with a bulb of the same size.  Now you have to consider not only what size bulb you need as a replacement, but what kind of bulb to buy.  Do you put in an incandescent bulb?  What would a halogen light do?  Can a compact florescent bulb survive the outdoors?

Solar lights present the best possible answer to all of these questions.  When you make the switch to sun powered lights, you get an environmentally friendly solution to your lighting need that doesn’t carry all the dangers and environmental concerns of traditional bulbs.  You can illuminate your home and your yard with confidence and in comfort.

It can be quite a mental relief to make the move to solar lighting.  You already know that incandescent bulbs aren’t the best choice for the environment.  They are even being outlawed in some areas of the world.  This forces those with fixtures for incandescent bulbs to both worry that they may be fined and fret over their environmental impact.

Using halogen lights is no better.  While sun powered solar lights are a safe lighting solution, halogen lights are known to cause fires.  Install one incorrectly or too close to a flammable object – such as your house – and you can find yourself frantically trying to put out the flames.

Think you’ll find a solution in compact florescent bulbs?  Think again!  While solar lighting is quite safe if the mechanism should break for any reason, compact florescent bulbs contain mercury.  Breaking one results in a toxic environmental hazard, and according to America’s National Public Radio, the only response from most government agencies promoting compact florescent bulbs as a an environmentally friendly lighting solution is an encouragement for citizens to take the bulbs to hazardous waste disposal sites.

Who needs all that stress over their carbon footprint, a fire hazard, or the potential to let loose a neurotoxin in their personal space?  You certainly don’t, and neither does anyone else.  This is why solar lights are quickly becoming recognized as the smart choice for affordable quality lighting, and environmental safety.