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Solar Lighting - The Future of Energy Management

Nov 27, 2007
Since the creation of the universe, the energy of the sun has been the central life support for all living creatures on our planet. As civilization progresses, man's insatiable search for purpose have revealed an ever increasing knowledge on how the sun's energy could be used to our benefit.

It is common knowledge that the sun is the source of light. As such throughout the last century, especially at the turn of the century, the sun became the primary source of interior lighting for buildings during the day. It was only when the cost, convenience and performance of the electric lamps improved that the sun was replaced as our primary source of lighting building interiors.

As our technology makes further headway, we found a more interesting way of harnessing the energy of the sun by the use of solar panels. The use of solar energy becomes a new source of generating electricity for powering homes and for solar lighting. In recent years solar lighting has taken many different forms. It is used for almost everything from solar garden lighting to park lights.

Advancements in photovoltaic technology have made solar lighting a big business today. It is estimated that American consumers and business spend 40 million dollars a year on solar products. Solar lighting is a common practice to light exteriors at night as solar lighting is the perfect alternative to installing traditional grid-tied lighting system.

Solar sign lights has been specially designed to illuminate business signs, community entrance gates, churches or other commercial sign applications for the convenience of passersby to locate destinations while driving at night. These technologies and practices have been available to our governments and our transportation Departments for many years. They have used these portable solar kits to power flashing lights on stop signs, roadside telephones, and information boards.

Most high-output solar lighting kits are easy to assemble and install. They are constructed of high impact plastic or metal housing, a battery system and high quality solar panel. Each unit is capable of casting enough light to illuminate an area from 6-10 feet in diameter, depending on how high off the ground it is installed. These lights can also be used for lighting the interior of a small tool shed or other such structures.

Basic mounting configurations allow the unit to be attached to a post, placed on the actual sign or bolted to concrete or masonry work, keeping them safe where they belong.
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Ryan Kaufman is an author and internet marketer. He frequently writes about finance issues. More technology info can be found at Solar Power Tips
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