6 Ways To Bring Solar Lighting Into the Home
Lighting your home can get expensive fast. That’s why many people turn off the lights when they leave a room or, at least, when they leave the house. If, however, you implement solar lighting you won’t have to worry about your electric bill.
6. Solar Powered String Lights
Solar-powered Christmas lights are one way to save a pretty penny. Although Christmas lights are only used a couple of months of the year, they can drain your pocketbook.
When you get solar-powered string lights though you don’t have to worry about paying for that extra power. During the day these lights gather energy from the sun; then at night, they turn on. You can also be creative with your string solar lights and use them to light up dance parties or your back porch.
5. Solar Garden Lights
Garden lights are another way for you to utilize the sun. These lights are put in gardens to light up the garden or a path at night.
One of the best parts of solar garden lights is that they are easy to install. All you need to do is find a sunny spot, then push the stake on the bottom of the light into the dirt.
4. Solar-Powered Spotlights
Solar-powered spotlights produce the same amount of light as a 40-watt bulb. This isn’t nearly as much as you would get from a regular spotlight, but if you use multiple it will do the trick.
You can use a solar-powered spotlight to light up a specific aspect of the yard at night. Solar motion sensor spotlights are perfect next to doors and driveways.
3. Solar Lantern
Solar lanterns look like regular camping lanterns, but instead of batteries, you use the sun to power them. Go Solar Group helps people in Africa purchase solar lanterns. These lights replace harmful Kerosene lamps that are typically used.
2. Emergency Light Bulb Kits
In an emergency, you can use solar light bulb kits. These kits power a couple of lights in the house from a larger solar panel placed in a sunny spot outside. These are considered emergency lighting because they aren’t wired into your home.
1. Photovoltaic Panels: Power Your Home and Your Lights
When you install a photovoltaic system on your roof, you power your lights and your home. Acquiring residential solar is the best option for those that want to save money on their electric bill.
Like all the other solar lighting options you need sunlight in order to harness the energy of the sun. Homes that have large amounts of unshaded south-facing space are best for residential solar.