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

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.

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With Solar Lighting, Commercial is More Than Marketing Label

When buying solar lights to illuminate public areas such as walkways, parking areas, recreational facilities or storage area, you probably need fixtures a bit stronger and more durable than most people would chose for their homes.

Rely on technical specs, not marketing tag lines to evaluate solar lightsWhen you buy these lights, make sure you know what you are paying for. Some lights are labelled “industrial,” “commercial” or “residential” based on the people marketing teams think will buy the products. (There is no technical definition of exactly what a “Commercial Solar Light” is and is not.)

It’s like a Food or Drink Labelled “Diet or Lite” by Ad People.  Is a beer lite in taste, alcohol, color or calories? Fat-free cookies sound healthy, but most contain far more calories because extra sugar or corn syrup is added to make them taste taste good. Don’t believe snappy catch phrases until you read the nutritional labels.

With that in mind, here’s some things to consider when choosing reliable solar lights for heavy duty site illumination. Along with the detailed written materials, we’ve also included a video for those who prefer that medium.  Continue reading

Cool! New Warm White Victorian Lamps

SolarLightingSmart.com loves the Victorian Solar Lamp. We’re really glad that it’s now gotten even better! Along with models that have PIR/Motion Sensing Technology for smart solar lamps, our store’s Victorian Solar Lamp is now available with warm white LEDs for illumination far more like old fashioned lamps and lamp posts.

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Lithium Ion Batteries ARE Safe, Just Not in Cargo Holds

Lithium Ion Batteries are Commonly Used and Inherently Very Safet

Lithium Ion Batteries are Commonly Used and Inherently Very Safe

Due to recent events in the news and a call from a customer, we want to reiterate that Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) batteries are extremely safe. Along with many solar lights, Li-Ions are regularly used in everyday products that  include hearing aids, digital and film cameras, hand-held video games, video games, video recorders, laptops, cellphones and smart phones.

(Sorry, but in this day of social media, half-baked “theories” spread faster than gossip at a 7th grade lunch room.)

Many of you undoubtedly have taken and/or used these items onto airplanes and it is perfectly safe to do so.  We are reiterating the safety of Lithium Ion batteries because we have heard on the news (and so did a customer who called in a minor state of panic about her lights with Lithium Ion batteries) that there may have been large quantities of large Lithium Batteries on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 flown as cargo. Lithium Ion batteries are forbidden by as cargo by most aviation agencies in the world, including the US Federal Aviation Administration. Find out..

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Be Careful with Pond and Fountain Water Treatments

Use Care with Outdoor Water TreatmentsAlgae, mineral build-up, and droppings left behind by our feathered friends can do a number outdoor water features.  And it sure is convenient to throw in some chemicals to solve the problem.

But even the safest, non-toxic chemicals can be dangerous to birds, other wildlife, pets and children. Not to mention other people that will directly or indirectly come into contact with them.  Here are some tips to avoid chemicals when possible, and how to be extra safe when you determine they really are necessary.

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Commercial Solar Lights: A Great Solution for Property Managers

Restaurant, courtyard, basketball court, park, industrial loading dock.Not enough people understand the benefits of solar lights for property managers, and that’s why commercial solar lighting is often misunderstood.

Some people think that solar lighting is largely broken into two types:

  • Solar lights for residential settings, and with lots more to choose from we wish we could say that all lights are great, but the fact is there more more junky “disposable” solar lighting than ever before.
  • Expensive solutions for commercial properties, such as big-ticket solar street lights or complex systems where solar panels power a system of lights that involve a power lines similar to electrical systems.

Sure, those two types exist, but there’s a whole lot more, and one of these are stand-alone commercial solar lights.  While we finish our detailed post, we hope you take a look at our latest YouTube video on Stand-Alone Commercial Lights.  Then, hop over to SolarFlairLighting.com to check out some of the different types of commercial lights we offer. Continue reading

Include Solar Water Features in Your Springtime Garden Plans

foxboro_water_gardenIf you’re looking for a way to add sound and movement to your garden this year, don’t forget about water features. Whether you’re thinking about adding a new pond or a stand-alone feature, solar powered fountains and pumps are a great way to do so without a lot of expense.

Here’s some resources that may convince you that adding water to your garden, terrace or balcony is a lot easier than you think. Continue reading

Winter Blues? Get Springy with It by Buying Before Seasonal Prices Rise

Don’t know about you, but I’ve had enough of Winter 2013/2014. To over a bit of winter blues, I planted some seeds and dahlia bulbs to get a jump on Spring.

YouTube ChannelI also took looked at the stored solar garden products and thought that maybe some videos of popular solar lights and garden products will remind you: Spring really is just around the corner!

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