Same Good Looks & Exceptional Illumination, New Choices

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While the patented reflector cone allows traditional LEDs to cast illumination much more effectively, they aren’t everyone’s taste. Find out which product lines now let you choose the reflector and LED bulb type, and which one has been replaced by the new Cone/LED bulb for a look more like “traditional” exterior lights. The post is located on our on-store blog: http://www.solarflairlighting.com/new-solar-lamps-same-style-more-traditional-bulbs

We’re Moving!

our new storefront includes an onsite blog

SolarLightingSmart.com is written and managed by SolarFlairLighting.com, and has been since 2011.

Earlier this year we overhauled our store and the new site has its own onsite blog.

It no longer makes sense for us to keep SolarLightingSmart.com up and running.

Especially when so many of our posts lost the images when we moved this blog to WordPress when our old server became tortuously slow (after being hand a lot of Bull about why, we finally moved but we did lose a lot of our followers.)

Instead, we’re moving (and updating!) all relevant posts. We also plan to start a new blog that goes far beyond solar lighting.
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Our Choice for the Greenest U.S. President

Who do we think is the Greenest President

And the Greenest US President is…Here’s a Hint

“The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones…” Marc Antony in William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Continue reading

Accidents Happen: Reduce the Risk of Damage to Low Voltage and Solar Lights and Pumps

Broken glass, broken solar panels, ripped cord, person fallingIt’s easy to place (and replace) solar lights, but a little bit of thought can mean a lot less damage to your outdoor solar lights and fountain/pond pumps. This post has tips on things to think about when installing and maintaining your solar garden products Continue reading

The Earth is Worth More Than One Special Day Sale

Sometime spring means that solar lights need some tender loving care. Other times, new ones are necessary and we’re making it easier for you to upgrade your fixtures.Save Up 10% on Better Solar Lights With Free Shipping Ad
Between now and May 10, 2015, save 10 percent on better solar lights: solar lamps, solar marine lights, solar chargers.

Find out more at http://www.solarflairlighting.com/whats-new#earthdaysale

All Gama Sonic Lamps, Accent Lights, Spotlights: 10% off with free shipping to 48 contiguous United States.

Save 10% on purchases of $150 or more of solar marine /boating lights by using Discount Code “EarthOcean” at checkout. 10% will automatically be deducted from your purchase price. 
To save on marine/boating solar lights and charger

How to Use Hydraulic Pressure Calculators When Picking Solar Water Pumps

water feature with calculator overlayCan solar pumps do EVERY thing that electric pumps can? No, but they can do a lot more than many people think.

And you don’t need to deal with transformers, electrical conduits, or cords. Solar pumps mean no often costly increases to your electric bill and you eliminate the noise of most electric pumps.

In fact, we’ll soon retrofit our patio fountain with a solar pump because the current pump is louder than the sound of the trickling water, hardly relaxing.

This post covers how to properly use a Hydraulic Calculator: what to measure and how to input the measurements properly. We’re showing two examples of how we used our Hydraulic Head Pressure calculator to help two customers select solar pumps: one to retrofit an existing electric pump, the other for a new waterfall. Continue reading

Where Did The Photos Go? Away with Our Old Site

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Where Are the Images? Website Updates Changed, Updated, Renamed Many Images

Lots of the images on this blog are gone, for a while anyway. That’s because SolarLightingSmart.com updated our other site.

Since the two sites shared many graphics and we upgrade the other ones, we need to replace images on this site. Especially ones in our older posts.

Since solar lighting technology evolves rapidly, its a chance to give this blog a good cleaning.

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Light Pollution: Too Much of A Good Thing

Year_of_light_light_pollution_largeImages from International Year of Light 2015 – Official Trailer by International Dark-Sky Association (www.darksky.org/)

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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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