When it comes to technology and innovation, baby steps are perhaps the most important thing. By utilizing, and learning about, new technologies in reasonable stages, we can set the stage for greater understanding and use in the future. Nowhere is this truer than with solar powered lighting,
When it comes to solar power it seems there are to reactions. One reaction is to go for it all out and whole hog. The person who reacts this way tends to invest a large amount of time and money in being “green” and an equal amount of time and energy being critical of those who don’t share his or her fervent beliefs. The other reaction is to shrug shoulders and think that all this “green” stuff is way to complicated and expensive to bother with. Both of these approaches are wrong.
It is extremely easy and inexpensive to utilize solar powered lighting around your home. For example, solar powered lighting is a natural for garden sheds, gazebos, decks, porches and garages. All it takes is the installation of a single solar panel positioned so that it receives the most possible sun during the day. The panel stores up solar energy during the day when you don’t need an interior light and provides enough energy to illuminate the area at night. In addition, there are a number of solar powered lighting applications that do not require the installation of a solar panel. These include garden lights, pond lights, security flood lights, and walkway lights. These types of lights have a small solar panel built into the light itself. This panel operates in the same way a larger solar panel does and provides adequate power to allow the light to operate all night.
Solar powered lighting is a no-brainer. You can take that first baby step in using and understanding solar power and save a few bucks to boot. What could be easier?