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.

They say God loves all creatures. Not so for people who deal with filth, garden or property damage, or whose animals are at risk from nuisance animals. Solar pest control is both humane and effective: no poison, no physical harm to animals (including pets and people). Continue reading

Light Pollution: Too Much of A Good Thing

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A couple of years ago, we got our first call asking if we sold lights that addressed light pollution. Today, it’s a common question not only for people concerned about the issue itself, but because municipalities throughout the USA continue to add zoning restrictions about lighting to address light pollution.

Most people know certain types of light bulbs and energy sources are more eco-friendly than others. Far less have heard or understand what light pollution is and the more common problems associated with it, so here’s a brief overview with links to additional information.

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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!

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