It was not too long ago that electricity was considered a precious commodity. Yet today, we take electricity completely for granted. We put on switches without a second thought and then conveniently forget to switch them off. This, despite environmentalists shouting themselves hoarse about how rampant use of energy is detrimental to the environment.
Ok, so maybe you have no intentions of cutting back on your electricity consumption within your house. After all you’d like the air conditioner on all day in summer and the heater on all day in winter. How about at least taking steps to conserve energy outside your home? Maybe you could consider solar outdoor lighting.
Solar outdoor lighting consists of a series of solar panels that harness the heat from the sun and convert it into usable electricity. These solar panels have the capacity of storing the converted electricity until such time that it is required for fueling the batteries with which the outdoor lighting operates. Solar outdoor lighting is powered purely by the sun, a wholly renewable and inexhaustible source of energy. By choosing to use solar outdoor lighting you would be doing yourself as well as a world a favor. Because it only uses solar energy, it costs you nothing to use and you could light up your whole yard without having to pay a penny. What’s more it is completely environmentally friendly and uses a source that is sure to outlast all of us many times over.
Setting up of a solar lighting system involves installing solar panels as well as light fixtures or lamps. However every lamp has its very own solar panel with which it is capable of fuelling its own self-contained battery. This means these light fixtures can be placed anywhere and do not necessarily have to be near any electrical outlet.
This could prove to be a real boon for anybody who has a long driveway and a large yard and wants to keep the outside of the house well-lit to keep away intruders.
Since the light fixtures are not required to be positioned like they are connected to any fixed electrical wiring, they can be placed in a position where they would receive maximum sunlight. Absence of any kind of wiring also means that you can dig your entire yard if you want to, without the fear of damaging any electrical wiring.
The lamps of any solar outdoor lighting system can be expected to burn for as long as eight to ten hours if they’ve had a full-day exposure to sunlight. Shorter duration of sunshine in winter would result in decreased illumination time.
Given all the advantages, solar outdoor lighting is certainly one idea that is worth considering.
With global warming staring us in the face, we should all do our bit to make our homes eco-friendly.
What better place to start being environmentally friendly than with your own new-born baby!
Many energy suppliers are now offering consumers products and services that are more environmentally friendly.
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