So Long 2014, Happy 2015

Happy New Year!

Best wishes to all for a happy, safe, and healthy 2015. As we welcome 2015, we thought it would be a good chance to recap our posts, videos, Pins with a quick video of some of the things we did in 2014.

Happy New Year, Review 2014 with quick video

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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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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

Manufacturer Sale on Selected Better Solar Shed Lights, Solar Lamps

Solar_lamps_wall_mount_light_saleYes, the primary purpose of our blog is to provide information and answer questions about outdoor solar lights and landscape products.

From time to time we do share info when our store (SolarFlairLighting.com) has special sales and this one is a rare chance to get some high quality solar lamps and shed lights at great prices, with free shipping.

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What Makes Solar Lamps Truly Bright?

One Lamp Cast Light, One Has a Halo
One Lamp Casts Light, One Has a Halo

At the home center the other day, it wasn’t surprising that there were far more solar lights available than last year, and certainly more than three or four years ago.

It also wasn’t surprising that most of the lights weren’t particularly well made and very few were all that bright.

The most disappointing (and the most expensive) were solar lamps and lamp posts produced by traditional light manufacturers. The selection and quality of light just wasn’t there.  Find out why! Continue reading

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.

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Check Out November Illuminations Newletter on Solar Lights

Illuminations Newsletter BannerIlluminations, Newsletter of SolarFlairLighting.com

As we begin our 4th year in business, we thought it would be a good time to review how the landscape of solar lighting has changed, and how our store, SolarFlairLighting.com is evolving to meet these changes.  Below is a summary of the November 2013 issue of Illuminations, our quarterly newsletter. (And, we’re having sales now and more are on the way for later this week and next week.) Continue reading