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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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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Spring May Mean Battery Changes for Solar Lights

New Batteries: Often a Quick Fix for Solar Lights
New Batteries: Often a Quick Fix for Solar Lights

Whether your solar lights remained outdoors during the winter or whether you’re adding stored ones back to your landscape, odds are that some of the lights won’t be working properly.

The good news: most solar lights will work as good as new with new rechargeable batteries.

The bad news: if you use the wrong type or size battery, you may well permanently damage the fixture and void any warranties.

Here’s some important things to note about solar lights and batteries, including when to tell the solar light has outlived its usefulness and replacement batteries are a waste of time and money.
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Two Common Adjustments for Solar Lights in Spring

Spring Tips for Solar Lights with Motion Sensors and/or Adjustable Panels

Many solar lights, particularly spotlights and flood lights, need two adjustments each time the seasons change so that you get the brightest and longest lasting illumination each night.

The first change is to adjust the solar panels so that they get the most sun.

The second common adjustment is for solar lights that have PIR motion detectors.

Here’s what we recommend that you do to get the most reliable performance from solar lights with these handy features. Continue reading

Reasons to Recycle Other than the Environment

Recycling Happens...One Way or The Other

Recycling Happens…One Way or the Other!

We’re working on a post about household hazardous materials (because April or May is when most counties or municipalities that have regular household haz-mat capabilities have special collections.

Household Haz-Mat disposal is completely different and far more important than regular recycling. We know that a lot of people don’t recycle, though few will admit). Okay: I admit I don’t always recycle for a variety or reasons including laziness or I’m in a rush.

I also know that if I don’t put my recyclables into a separate bin, somebody else is going to sort through my trash. And not just because the lack of a recycle bin targets my garbage cans for dumpster divers, most of looking for deposit bottles but that they could also find things that are private. So, if you think recycling is a nuisance, here are some things to consider.

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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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Happy Veterans Day…Thanks to Our Troops and Lend Your Support

Official 2013 Veterans Day PosterToday is Veterans Day. It’s always on November 11 because the armistice to end World War I was signed the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 2013.

Which is trivia. What is not trivial is my deep gratitude to our Vets and my hope that all who read this will support them, now and as they need it in the future.

Below are links to several highly organizations that help Veterans and active servicemen and women; we hope our readers will read down and find one they like.

To Veterans:  Thank you for going to war and risking your life, limbs, peace of mind, and things I can’t even imagine.

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The Truth? Keeping Us Safe Isn’t Pretty and It’s Often Unpopular

Ugly, isn’t it. Putting the despicable character and fictional murder aside, much of what Jack Nicholson/Colonel Jessup says is actually very true. Protecting the USA and the liberties we take for granted is an ugly business. War is horrible but we do need people willing to pick up guns and stand posts to protect us.

Today, we recognize Vets who served in unpopular and/or often overlooked wars, conflicts and missions. Specifically, Vets that people don’t always want to think about who did stand on “that wall” so that I can write this and you can disagree with it without fear of repercussions.  Continue reading