With spring just around the corner, it’s a great time to take stock of your exterior solar and low voltage lighting. Here are some pointers on taking care of your lighting fixtures, whether they were taken in for storage during the winter or left outside. We hope have a chance to review these tips to protect the investments you’ve made as simple things can easily destroy lights, particularly solar lighting fixtures.
You’ve been good to the environment (and your wallet) by choosing solar. The question: how to stay green when disposing of solar lights and their components? This post outlines proper ways to dispose of solar lighting, as well as batteries and light bulbs used in solar lights, most of which are considered hazardous household waste.
Most Americans evaluate light bulbs in terms of wattage. For example, most understand the difference in light intensity between a 30 or 40 watt and a 100 watt incandescent bulb. But light intensity isn’t measured by watts! Light intensity is measured by “lumens” (or luminous flux).