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					Solar Power for Post Lighting


Solar energy is all around us, but most people don’t notice it. For instance, the power source for many
emergency phones on freeways is powered by it says Heating and Air Knoxville TN. This brings us the
subject of solar post lights.


Solar Power for Post Lighting


Solar energy started to come into popularity in the 1970s, when technology advances combined with
massive oil price increases to make solar a popular alternative energy source. Back then, the world was just
starting to become more aware about the risks of using so many non-renewable resources, and people
wanted to decrease their dependence on fossil fuels. Now, solar power is being used by many different
people all across the world, both in big and small ways. One of the small, but still important ways it is being
used is in solar post lights.


Often, people want to light their driveways or backyards. Aside from running expensive extension cords to
lamps, using battery after battery, or running lines in underground pipes, there really weren’t many choices
to power their lamps. Now, solar post lights are regularly used by those who want the convenience of not
having to change batteries, and those who want to save money on their electric bill.


Solar post lights work by using very small solar panels, which are attached to an energy collector. These
solar panels stay out in the sun all day, attached to your post, and they soak up all of the sun’s solar energy.
The energy collector in many of the solar post lights is a NiCad rechargeable battery, most of which can go
up to 1000 charges! That is about three years. The light that is powered by the battery is an LED light, which
takes very little power but emits a bright light. LEDs can last up to 25 years, making solar post lights a very
economical investment. These lights will emit their soft glow for many hours during the night, depending on
the amount of solar energy they received during the day.


Other advantages to solar lights are that there are no wires needed, so installation is very easy. Also, you can
often buy the lights individually, so there is no need to buy a large package of the lights if you only need a
few to illuminate your way says Heating and Air Knoxville TN. Each light runs independent of the others,
so if one light malfunctions, the rest will still be there and glowing.


Whether you choose to buy a few or a lot of the solar post lights, they are still the most economical and
ecology minded choice for your driveway and fence lighting needs. With a long lifespan and easy
installation, these lamps are the perfect thing to shine through the dark of your front yard.




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