Solar Flood Lights – Offering versatility in commercial and personal
The use of solar flood lights add an important element of security to personal or commercial
property. A solar light's brilliance will expose everything in the immediate area, discouraging intruders and any
other unusual activity. As an accent light a solar flood light can fully illuminate an entire garden or business
entranceway with bright comforting light.
Businesses and organizations who use billboards to display advertisements or information are benefiting from the
all the advantages offered by solar powered lighting. Advancing solar technology is proving more and more practical
applications for the use of solar energy. Individuals and industries are utilizing the variety of products that are
becoming available. Statues and monuments are being illuminated with solar flood lights and public facilities are
using solar flagpole lights.
Solar flood lights offer a wide range of possible uses for lighting.
They provide solutions for most outdoor lighting needs, and for many indoor needs as well. As long as the
separate solar panel is in a position to be able to receive sunlight throughout the day, the light itself can
be placed almost anywhere.
Once the solar flood light has been set up and the light's focus is determined, there is nothing more that needs
to be done. A small device in the solar unit called a photocell designed to respond to the amount of light that
enters it, activates the on/off switch. When enough sunlight reaches the photocell the light is turned off. Without
enough light, it will automatically come back on. The motion sensor with a security light serves a different
purpose. It senses movement and activates the light exposing and discouraging undesirable activity.
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The light source in solar power lighting is often provided by a halogen bulb or by Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs.
LEDs require very little power and will most likely never need to be replaced. A one hundred bulb array of tiny
LEDs is sufficient for a powerful flood light lasting for years without the cost of the utility bill.
Power is supplied to solar flood lights by a solar panel. The panel needs to be positioned in a location that
provides full sunlight. As a result the panel is designed as a separate component from the light, making it
possible for the light and the panel be in different locations. The solar panel converts the sun's energy to
Direct Current (DC) power recharging the battery for use after dark. 6 or 12 volt batteries are the most
commonly used battery for the flood light and when they are completely charged they will provide enough power
for the light for the entire night. These batteries usually last between two to three years.
Because flood lights require more energy to operate than standard lighting, solar energy is an excellent
alternative when a large amount of lighting is needed. Solar flood lights can be safely installed in a matter of
minutes, without hiring an electrician, obtaining permits, waiting for delayed inspections, or digging
Solar flood lights have become more sophisticated over the years. They promise precision performance for the
professional business man or woman, and endless creative possibilities for the individual home owner.