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How LED Technology is Disrupting The Signage Industry

Signs have long been a popular way of marketing, posting warnings or communicating information. Traditional printed or lit signs offer limited flexibility and visibility. Fluorescent signs offer improved visibility but are prone to damage and less energy efficient. These are six ways that LED technology is changing the signage industry. 1. Going Green with LED

LED Lighting and Commercial Buildings

For me, the best way to convey the benefits of LED lighting is with numbers. Imagine your favorite department store, which is probably open from early morning to late at night. Or maybe it’s even open 24 hours a day. Now look up. Yes, that’s a lot of lights. Commercial spaces—like large department stores—can be

In Focus: Off Grid Solar Power Billboard Lighting

The biggest challenge associated with lighting the scores of billboards located along remote stretches of highways and byways throughout the US is the accessibility of AC power.   When AC power is not readily available or too costly to access, SEPCO’s ultra reliable grid-free solar power systems—combined with energy efficient, high performance LED flood light fixtures

Why Solar Lighting is the Future

Solar energy has been harnessed by humans for thousands of years. From the earliest times, our ancestors used the sun’s energy either to heat their bodies or to dry food and clothes. But it has only been in the last two centuries that we have begun using solar energy to produce electrical energy. The discovery

The History of Solar Power

I’ll bet when you think of electric solar panels you think that this is a new technology, well it isn’t. Solar panels have been used and developed in the 1700’s in France. They took a while to catch on to the masses and even now they are slow to grasp the general public because of

Infographic: The Impact Of EV Solar Charging Stations

Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly more popular for many reasons. Not only do they save you money at the pump, they also are a healthy alternative to modern forms of transportation. And the amount of emissions given off is decreasing as technology for these vehicles increases. The more of these cars on the road means

Infographic: Top 10 Green Ways To Improve Our Cities

The environment is in danger, but fortunately, going green can help save the environment from further degradation. One of the things that people can do to save the environment is reduce waste consumption by encouraging recycling. Seventy-five percent of the waste in the United States is recyclable. However, studies have shown that only five percent

The New Revolution in Energy Jobs: Green Energy Jobs

Years ago, no one thought in terms of ecological home and building designs. Today it’s the norm, as the world turns toward sustainable energy. As this revolution expands, it will prove to be the catalyst for new jobs, in an industry sector that will have a wide range of different opportunities. The building designs of

In Focus: Solar Dock Lights

On any coastal town, docks are a familiar sight to see. A lot of times people go out early in the morning and come home late at night. Providing power for lighting to these areas can be complicated, especially if no infrastructure is nearby. Solar power for the dock lights can be the perfect solution,

Big Box Retailers: All About Solar Power

In the news lately we have been hearing about big box stores going green by installing solar power on their stores. Which retailers are expanding their renewable energy strategies in an effort to make the world a little greener? Wal-Mart just announced a large solar power installation on their 100th store in California. They are

5 Reasons Your Off-Grid Solar Lighting System Fails

Whether you purchase large off-grid commercial solar light systems or smaller off-grid  home solar light systems, there are generally only a handful of reasons these lights will fail.  Hopefully after reading this list you will be able safeguard your off-grid solar lights against failure thus ensuring many, many years of trouble-free operation. 1. Solar Panel

In Focus: Solar Power Street Light Design

Ever wonder how solar powered street light projects are designed? Here is a step by step guide. Step 1 – Find area in need of street lights The first thing to figure out is the length of road in need of street lights. This can be a small entrance road only a couple hundred of

Having A Green Memorial Day

Memorial Day is this weekend. What are you doing to keep your festivities green? Here are some great tips to help you reduce your impact and still have a great time. Red Solo Cup – I’m sure most of you have heard the song by Toby Keith; if not check it out. Solo cups are

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