So Pope Francis is Green…and other Reasons We Like Him

We’re not really religious, but we don’t think Pope Francis’ Letter: On Care for Our Common Home is really about religion as much as it’s a very clear statement on climate change, descriptions of impacts to the Earth (and how we’ve been lousy custodians), and when the Pope speaks, boy do people listen. Our onsite blog discusses why we think it’s important AND relevant to us since we sell renewable energy, often with funds from incentive programs.

Pope Francis and quotes Letter: On Care for Our Common HomeWe think there are other reasons why this Pope is a refreshing change of face, and actually really kind of a cool guy Continue reading

Accidents Happen: Reduce the Risk of Damage to Low Voltage and Solar Lights and Pumps

Broken glass, broken solar panels, ripped cord, person fallingIt’s easy to place (and replace) solar lights, but a little bit of thought can mean a lot less damage to your outdoor solar lights and fountain/pond pumps. This post has tips on things to think about when installing and maintaining your solar garden products Continue reading

Saturday May 16, 2015 is Armed Forces Day

Most people think of Memorial Day as May’s holiday for the men and women who have, do and will protect our country. Don’t forget about Armed Forces Day! In fact, the entire month of May is the USA’s National Military Appreciation Month. 2015 Armed Forces Day Poster

Saturday May 16, 2015 is Armed Forces Day. So: please thank and keep good thoughts for our US service men and women (and their families) this weekend. (Find out more about Armed Forces Day and how to help our sailors, soldiers and marines and their families below). Continue reading

The Earth is Worth More Than One Special Day Sale

Sometime spring means that solar lights need some tender loving care. Other times, new ones are necessary and we’re making it easier for you to upgrade your fixtures.Save Up 10% on Better Solar Lights With Free Shipping Ad
Between now and May 10, 2015, save 10 percent on better solar lights: solar lamps, solar marine lights, solar chargers.

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All Gama Sonic Lamps, Accent Lights, Spotlights: 10% off with free shipping to 48 contiguous United States.

Save 10% on purchases of $150 or more of solar marine /boating lights by using Discount Code “EarthOcean” at checkout. 10% will automatically be deducted from your purchase price. 
To save on marine/boating solar lights and charger

Stay Green with Garden Products when Brighter Days are Gone

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Make Sure Your Solar Lights Are Good to the Environment After Their Useful Days are Over

In honor of Earth Day, we’re updating  a very important article: how to properly dispose of rechargeable batteries, solar and low-voltage lights and both solar and electric fountains.

These and other products contain components that are considered to be “household hazardous waste” and require special care when their useful days are over.

You’ve been good to the environment (and your pocketbook) by choosing solar. The question: how to stay green when disposing of solar lights and their components?

And low-voltage lights, electric and solar pumps and pest control products? They also need special care after they’ve outlived their usefulness.

Nothing lasts forever, not even the best quality solar or electric garden products. And when their useful lifespan is over, many components must be recycled or disposed of properly… Read on our faster on-store blog

How to Use Hydraulic Pressure Calculators When Picking Solar Water Pumps

water feature with calculator overlayCan solar pumps do EVERY thing that electric pumps can? No, but they can do a lot more than many people think.

And you don’t need to deal with transformers, electrical conduits, or cords. Solar pumps mean no often costly increases to your electric bill and you eliminate the noise of most electric pumps.

In fact, we’ll soon retrofit our patio fountain with a solar pump because the current pump is louder than the sound of the trickling water, hardly relaxing.

This post covers how to properly use a Hydraulic Calculator: what to measure and how to input the measurements properly. We’re showing two examples of how we used our Hydraulic Head Pressure calculator to help two customers select solar pumps: one to retrofit an existing electric pump, the other for a new waterfall. Continue reading

Where Did The Photos Go? Away with Our Old Site

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Where Are the Images? Website Updates Changed, Updated, Renamed Many Images

Lots of the images on this blog are gone, for a while anyway. That’s because SolarLightingSmart.com updated our other site.

Since the two sites shared many graphics and we upgrade the other ones, we need to replace images on this site. Especially ones in our older posts.

Since solar lighting technology evolves rapidly, its a chance to give this blog a good cleaning.

A complete makeover and other content type of changes are also on the for SolarLightingSmart.com. Continue reading

Humane Solution for Nuisance Animals: Solar Pest Control

Learn how solar powered products can help protect your property and animalsWith three feet of snow outside, it’s a bit hard to believe that spring really is just around the corner.

With spring coming, we want to remind you that taking care of nuisance animals is often much easier if action begins before the animals have their young.

It’s said that God loves all creatures; not so for folks who deal with filth, garden or property damage, or when your animals are at risk. Solar pest control is both humane and effective: no poison, no physical harm to animals (including pets and people). Continue reading