Remembering: What Memorial Day is About…
Thanks to all of our troops throughout the years, the ones who came back, those who did not and to their families this weekend. And a great long weekend to all, but please take a moment to think about what it is all about. See how Dutch honor US soldiers from WWII below.
Most people think of Memorial Day as May’s holiday for the men and women who have, do and will protect our country. Don’t forget about Armed Forces Day! In fact, the entire month of May is the USA’s National Military Appreciation Month.
Saturday May 16, 2015 is Armed Forces Day. So: please thank and keep good thoughts for our US service men and women (and their families) this weekend. (Find out more about Armed Forces Day and how to help our sailors, soldiers and marines and their families below). Continue reading →
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.
Between now and May 10, 2015, save 10 percent on better solar lights: solar lamps, solar marine lights, solar chargers.
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
Make Sure Your Solar Lights Are Good to the Environment After Their Useful Days are Over
In honor of Earth Day, we’re updating a very important article: how to properly dispose of rechargeable batteries, solar and low-voltage lights and both solar and electric fountains.
These and other products contain components that are considered to be “household hazardous waste” and require special care when their useful days are over.
You’ve been good to the environment (and your pocketbook) by choosing solar. The question: how to stay green when disposing of solar lights and their components?
And low-voltage lights, electric and solar pumps and pest control products? They also need special care after they’ve outlived their usefulness.
Nothing lasts forever, not even the best quality solar or electric garden products. And when their useful lifespan is over, many components must be recycled or disposed of properly…Read on our faster on-store blog
Can 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 →
With 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 →
Images 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.