2015 Is International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies

2015 is “International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. Find out why you should care, and what you can to do!

UNESCO Logo for International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies

UNESCO Logo for International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies

Take a few moments with videos to find out why the Year of Light matters to you.

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So Long 2014, Happy 2015

Happy New Year!

Best wishes to all for a happy, safe, and healthy 2015. As we welcome 2015, we thought it would be a good chance to recap our posts, videos, Pins with a quick video of some of the things we did in 2014.

Happy New Year, Review 2014 with quick video

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Product Spotlight on Boating and Marine Lights Off-Season Prices

Product Spotlight on Marine and Boating Solar LightsOur current product spotlight is on Solar Marine and Boating Lights.

Why? Lots of reasons, including the fact that they can make great gifts and many of the features that make them ideal for hot summer weather also make them ideal for winter.

And, many are now priced at off-season rates.

For more reasons, read on, because many of our solar and marine lights work exceptionally well in areas far away from any bodies of water, including deserts.  Continue reading

Winter Often Means Special Care for Solar Lights

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Tips to Get the Most of Your Solar Lighting This Winter

Like it or not, winter is here in most of the United States.

Unfortunately, the performance of many solar lights can decrease dramatically in winter. The days shorter, nights are longer and some lights just work better when the temperatures are above freezing. (Similarly, the heat of the summer can wreak havoc on many cheap solar lights.)

Even so, there are many ways you can get better performance from your lights this time of year. And other lights and solar products really should be taken indoors until spring. Here’s some tips for you to make sure winter doesn’t take its toll on your solar landscape or marine solar products. Continue reading

6 Tips for Smarter Online Shopping This Season

Tips to Get a Good Deal Without Getting Rooked

Six Tips to Get a Good Deal Without Getting Rooked

As online shoppers and online merchants, there are things we always look for when shopping online. Some are obvious, some you might not think about if the price is right (meaning far lower than elsewhere.)

Here’s our Top Tips (some with links to detailed posts) to avoid running betting “grinched” this holiday season, or any time of the year.

Online shopping can save you lots of time. But no matter how busy you are, make sure that steal of a deal doesn’t turn into a big lump of coal.  Continue reading

Super Sale on Solar Lamps, Better Solar Lights

Our store, SolarFlairLighting.com is holding a sale on several of our most popular solar lamps. Save up to 65% (with free shipping on all orders to contiguous United States), but buy soon, some models are already selling out!
Sale - save up to 65% on Better Solar Lights

Now through December 20, 2014 or while supplies last. Find out more…

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Don’t Want to More Internet Sales Taxes, Act Now!

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Keep the Feds out of State Taxes. Protect Consumer Choice. Stop the “Marketplace Fairness Act.”

If you do a lot of online shopping and don’t want to pay higher prices, you really need to learn about the proposed Marketplace Fairness Act.

This is a proposed Federal law that would require online stores to tax all customers: regardless of current state laws.

Right now, very large companies (such as Walmart or Home Depot) have to charge sales tax. However, the vast majority of companies that do business online are small businesses that will be really harmed by this legislation. 

And except for sales within their own states, most stores can sell their products tax free. If the Markeplace Fairness Act (and we don’t think it’s fair at all) the prices you pay online will rise unless the store opts to re-incorporated in one of the five states that have no income taxes. (And frankly: that’s not so hard, so most states won’t get much more money. They’ll just lose jobs.)

And guess what? Odds are you’ll indirectly be paying two sets of sales tax. Here’s why, and what you can do to stop it. Continue reading

Product Focus on Solar Spot Lights

Featured products - solar spotlights at http://www.solarflairlighting.com/content-categories/cat-261/solar_spot_lights.htmlSpotlights are one of the most versatile types of solar lights in terms of what’s available and how you can use them.

  • Need extra light in an area difficult to reach with electricity? Check!
  • Want choices between continuous on or Motion Detection? No problem.
  • Enhanced security? Covered.
  • Looking for a no-fuss way to add drama to a special landscape feature? Easy!

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Go Green This Holiday Seasons – Great Solar Gift Ideas

Xmas_Video_PinterestIf people on your list fit into any of the below categories, solar lights just might be great choices for gifts this years. Silver and Gold? Fine, just make sure to Go Green with gifts of solar lights!

  • The “they have everything already” types: check out some different things.goodness: they all ready have EVERYTHING!
  • Co-workers or family where clothes just aren’t going to cut it
  • Kids who want to learn about sustainable living or renewable energy
  • who need toys that teach renewable energy

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Fair warning: our most popular items sell quickly. Most of our products have MAP prices (meaning if the dealer gets caught advertising them for less, the distributor or manufacturer may not ship the order — be they the smallest store or Amazon.)

Take advantage of our no Bull Shipping Policy: All Items Ship Free to the 48 Contiguous United States Every Day. We just HATE looking for the lowest price, only to get whacked with extra shipping at checkout. Or, looking to buy things to get our total up to a certain dollar amount…and often finding the things we want are “exempt” from free shipping. (That’s not Free Shipping, it’s trickery: that’s why our Shipping is No Bull Every Day.)

(Except freight orders of very large quantities of large products, where flatbeds, forklifts or loading docks and staff necessary for delivery: a very small portion of our sales and most of these are large numbers of commercial lights, street lights, etc.)

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