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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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

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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Go Green This Holiday Seasons – Great Solar Gift Ideas

Xmas_Video_PinterestIf people on your list fit into any of the below categories, solar lights just might be great choices for gifts this years. Silver and Gold? Fine, just make sure to Go Green with gifts of solar lights!

  • The “they have everything already” types: check out some different things.goodness: they all ready have EVERYTHING!
  • Co-workers or family where clothes just aren’t going to cut it
  • Kids who want to learn about sustainable living or renewable energy
  • who need toys that teach renewable energy

High Res Version (best for desktops/laptops):

Low Res (best for tablets, smart phones):

Fair warning: our most popular items sell quickly. Most of our products have MAP prices (meaning if the dealer gets caught advertising them for less, the distributor or manufacturer may not ship the order — be they the smallest store or Amazon.)

Take advantage of our no Bull Shipping Policy: All Items Ship Free to the 48 Contiguous United States Every Day. We just HATE looking for the lowest price, only to get whacked with extra shipping at checkout. Or, looking to buy things to get our total up to a certain dollar amount…and often finding the things we want are “exempt” from free shipping. (That’s not Free Shipping, it’s trickery: that’s why our Shipping is No Bull Every Day.)

(Except freight orders of very large quantities of large products, where flatbeds, forklifts or loading docks and staff necessary for delivery: a very small portion of our sales and most of these are large numbers of commercial lights, street lights, etc.)

Copyright 2014, Solar Flair Lighting, SolarLightingSmart.com. This post or anything in it may not be used without the express written consent of one of the above. Please note we are very protective of our copyrighted materials. Fair Warning. 

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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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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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

Did Snow Cover Impact Your Solar Lights? Quick Fix!

snow drifts covering fence and homeMany parts of the United States have had snow and ice storms over the past couple of months: including areas that don’t normally get hit with severe weather conditions.

Past posts have discussed how to care for solar lights during winter (including what to take in before the weather hits), and what to do (and not do) with solar lights covered with snow or ice hits.

If your solar lights or the solar panel of any solar powered product was covered with snow more than a few days, you may notice that your solar lights aren’t as bright or don’t stay on as long as normal once the snow melts. Luckily, there’s a really easy fix so that most solar lights or water features will well as ever!

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