In the very recent past LED technology has become more accessible to homes and businesses as the costs have dropped and construction has improved. The fact that this type of bulb uses so very little energy to produce light makes solar LED lighting a perfect fit. It is highly economically to burn LED with electricity for huge savings on your electric bill. And it is “free” to catch some rays if the fixture is equipped with solar capabilities. This technology is currently being pursued in remote areas where running power lines is difficult, and can be used right in your own backyard.
The most prevalent solar LED lighting applications can be found in outside lighting fixtures. If you would like deck or patio lights for those fun evenings outdoors, choose solar LED for ease of installation – no wiring required. Use solar LED to light sidewalks and pathways through your landscaping and on outside stairways for added safety. They are a perfect fit for the familiar floodlights found at the corners of the house. Equip these with motion sensors for maximizing energy. There are attractive LED pole lamps that run on the energy stored from the sun. Also, the bullet light style typically used to display the front of your home can be solar powered LED.
There are an increasing number of portable applications for solar LED lighting that are hitting the markets of the world on a daily basis. One item is the solar powered flashlight. A practical use for this “new” flashlight is on bike helmets – a great safety bonus for night rides. Another is solar powered camping gear. Again LED only nibbles at energy so these items will never need a battery. Solar LED is making its way to cities and towns and saving money along the way. Traffic lights and streetlights, along with the highway information signs, are being powered by solar and are shining LED.
We are constantly in search of renewable and clean energy on our planet. Solar technology is progressing right alongside LED. The marriage of the two into solar LED lighting is a large step toward energy efficiency and reduction of greenhouse gases. You can do your part while enjoying the beauty of ambient accent lights around your home. Make your next flashlight and camping gear purchase solar LED and leave those batteries at home. Catch some rays and let the light shine!