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 Six Great Ways to Use Solar Lighting 
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Post Six Great Ways to Use Solar Lighting
by: Kriss Bergethon





With a move toward green energy and other reliable energy sources, solar powered systems are becoming more and more popular. Solar powered lighting is dependable and bright and useful in many situations. Here are seven perfect ways to make use of this ever renewable energy source.

Sign Lights

There is nothing more frustrating than installing the perfect business sign, especially those all important real estate markers and knowing that, as soon as the sun goes down, the sign all but disappears. A very easy solution to the dilemma is the solar sign light. These easy to install sun-powered systems mount just above the sign, soaking up the sun's rays during the day and then illuminating the information at night. Most potential customers do not have time to look around during the day because they work, so the solar powered sign light is sure to gain attention at night.

Transportation Shelters

In every large city, buses and trains run non-stop through the night, meaning that shelters at every stop must be lit up. For safety reasons, these lights are extremely important and invaluable. No one would want to wait at a bus stop in the dark. The electricity spent on these all-night lights means an enormous drain for the city caring for the stations. Solar powered lights at these shelters means that electricity is no longer needed. In some solar powered systems, the lights can even be installed with a motion sensor, meaning the shelter is illuminated once a person steps inside.

Traffic Signals

Many of a city's signals and lights may either be wired to electricity, consuming dollars by the hour, or battery operated and unreliable. These signals, including speed detection indicators, flashing yellow warning lights (like at school crossings or pedestrian right of ways), and other small but important lighting systems. These lights can easily be switched to solar power, saving hundreds of dollars a year in electricity or cutting out unreliable battery systems.

Parking Lots and Streets

With electric parking lot and street lights come quite a few difficult problems. The first being, of course, the large amount of money spent on electricity. Another issue is the problem of dependability. An electric light is in a chain with others will cause lighting problems for many other lights if it goes bad. Solar powered lights are each independent of the others, meaning each will work solely on its own, making these lights much more reliable and cost effective for any situation.

Yards and Gazebos

Solar powered lighting options for the outside of a home are varied in style and size and are available in both decorative and useful designs. From small solar lights to mark a path or walk, to larger lights made to illuminate a gazebo to large lights meant for security, the options for the home are endless. These cost effective lights save an immense amount of electricity, and offer the sturdy reliability for years to come.

Dock Lights

When bringing in a boat on a dark night, or when facing heavy rains and storms, it is imperative to be able to spot the dock and mooring. Lighting that is solar powered offers dependable and clear LED illumination that will not be effected by power outages. These lights are available as decorative pillars or as track lights along the edge of the dock. There are many excellent uses for solar lighting, and the seven above are just a few. These low maintenance lights are very user friendly and very dependable, making them an easy transition from standard lighting options.


About The Author
Kriss Bergethon is a writer and solar expert from Colorado.

The author invites you to visit:
http://www.spheralsolar.com/




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