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ATEX and IEC Ex Flame-proof Explosion Proof Lighting & Equipment
Explosion Proof Lights
Explosion Proof Motors - Motors for Hazardous Locations
Industrial and Vaporproof Emergency Failsafe Lighting
Industrial Cord Reels and Tool Taps
Industrial Work Area Heaters
Machine Vision Lights
QC Series Industrial Portable Lighting - Quick Change Mount
Rig Lights
Stadium lights
String Lights and Temporary Light Stringers
Tank Cleaning Lights
Three Phase Motor Soft Starters
Vapor Proof LED Lights
Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)
Vehicle Mounting Plates
Workboat Light Fixtures & Lighting Equipment
Yacht Engine Room Lights
Color Changing LED RGB Lighting
Explosion Proof Cord Reels
GOLIGHT Spotlights
Larson FUTURE - Lease Lighting
Remote Area Lighting and Scene Lights
Utility Bucket Mount, Receiver Hitch & Trailer Mount Lighting
Aevum Control Lighting and Equipment - IIoT
Butane and Solvent Extraction Room Lighting and Equipment
DC to DC Transformers and Power Supplies
Explosion Proof Fans & Blowers
Explosion Proof Paint Spray Booth Approved Lights
Explosion Proof String Lights
Explosion Proof Switchgear & Controls
Fleet Service Lights and Lighting Equipment
Industrial Equipment Trailers
Industrial Handlamps & Droplights
ISO 14644/FS-209E Clean Room Lighting
LED Blasting Lights
Night Time Fishing Lights
Portable AC Power Supply Units
Portable Power Distribution Panels
Power Distribution Panels with KVA Transformers
Self-Contained Lighting
Service Pit Lighting
Solar Generators & Solar Powered Lighting
Agricultural Farm Equipment Lighting & Beacons
Explosion Proof Cameras & Surveillance Systems
Explosion Proof Emergency Lights
Explosion Proof Heaters
Garage & Gas Station Canopy Lights
LED Grow Lights
LED Lights
NDT Ultraviolet Lights
Portable Hazardous Location Lighting
Radio Communication Towers and Equipment
Salt Water Processing Equipment
Shelter & Tent Lighting
Thermal Monitoring Cameras and Systems
48V LED Equipment Lights
ATEX Rated Explosion Proof Lights
Automotive Lighting
Class Rated Signals, Alarms, and Systems
Hazardous Location Area Lights and Portable Lighting
HID Equipment Lights
Hot Work Permit Lighting and Equipment
Hunting Lights
Industrial lasers
Industrial Transformers
Light Towers
Outdoor Lighting
Remote Security and Surveillance Systems
Temporary Construction Lights
Vehicle Mounted Spotlights
Equipment & Heavy Machinery LED Light Package Fitouts
Phase Converters - Single to Three Phase
Marine Shore Power Cords and Equipment
24 Volt Military Lights
Disaster Relief / First Responders / Search & Rescue Lighting
Plastic Handcuff Key
110/120 Volt Flood Lights
Post Mount Spotlights
Magnetic Work Lights
Crank-up Light Masts
Intrinsically Safe Lights
Military Flashlights
LED Waterproof Lanterns
Work Area Lights
12 Volt Flood Lights
Boat Spotlights
New Boat Lights
HID Boat Lights
Boat Dock Lights
Remote Control Lights
Control Lights
Tow Lights
Magnetic Control Lights
NEW Lights and New Products
Evaporative Coolers
Police Equipment
AC/DC Transformers
Power Supplies
Military Spotlights 24V
Infrared Filters, Covert Covers, and Blackout IR Lenses
Military Equipment
Ultralife Batteries
Remote Control Pan Tilt Base
Larson Electronics Spotlights
Larson Electronics Parts
Replacement Lamps
Cords - Brackets
Portable Wheeled Generators
Non-Hazardous Location Extension Cords / Plugs / Outlets
HID Work Lights
HID Dive Lights
HID Off Road Lights
Acro Lights HID Lights
Halogen Lights
Acro Light Flashlight
Xenon HID Flashlights
Powerlight Flashlight
HID Flashlights
Xenon Flashlights
LED Status Lights
Forklift Lights
Tractor Lights
HID Post Mount Lights
Roof Mount Lights
Post Mount Light parts
Flashlight Holder
Magnet Spotlight Base
Tripods-Magnetic Base
Recharging Spotlights
Fire Rescue Lights
LED Street Lights
Utility Lights
Hazard Lights
Strobe Lights - Battery Operated
Strobes & Beacons
Strobe Light Bars
Headlights - Headlamps - Hard Hat Lights
Suction Mount Lights
Magnetic Spotlights
12/24 Volt Spotlights
Gifts For Men
New 12 / 24 Volt Lights
Explosion Proof Accessories and Replacement Parts
Explosion Proof Lighting
Explosion Proof Hand Lamps (Drop Lights)
Explosion Proof Lights - Stand/Dolly
Explosion Proof Tank Lights
Explosion Proof Phones and Intercoms
Explosion Proof Extension Cords
Black Friday & Cyber Monday Specials
Crane Lights
Explosion Proof Light Rentals
General Light Rentals
Light Tower and Light Plant Rentals
Power Distribution Rentals
Power Plant Lighting
Refinery lights
Environmental Services Lights
Aerospace Lights
Chemical Plant Lights
Food Grade Safe Lights
Film and Entertainment Lights
Handheld Meters and Devices
Waste Water Treatment Lights
Mining Lights
Ship Yard Lights
Work Site Lighting

08/02/10 Solar Power + LEDs = Ultra Efficiency

Conventional lighting no matter how it is produced relies on a steady supply of electrical energy to operate. Everything from the security lights in parking lots to the simple walkway lighting of a commercial building rely on a connection with the local power grid to provide needed illumination. While this lighting is highly effective and adds a great deal of convenience to businesses and industries that operate past daylight hours, it is also expensive and not always practical. Of particular concern is providing lighting solutions in remote areas and locations where access to reliable power sources is not always convenient or practical. While batteries and generator based power sources are capable of providing significant sources of electrical power in remote locations, these options are both expensive and impractical. Neither of these addresses the need to lower the rate of electricity usage by outdoor lighting applications that commercial industries are experiencing due to the rising costs of energy.

Many industries are already addressing these problems by embracing new technology that promises to eventually provide solutions to almost every lighting requirement their operations present. Advances in lighting technology like the development of high efficiency LED lamps promise to greatly reduce the energy requirements of industrial and commercial lighting. Already these lamps are providing great benefits to the companies that are including them in upgrades of their current lighting equipment. Across the U.S., cities and states are enacting trials and programs geared towards phasing out the use of inefficient lighting for public areas with high efficiency LEDs and are reporting substantial improvements in the rate at which energy is being used. LEDs are being used to replace incandescent bulbs in streetlights, traffic signals, bridges and other structures and show a marked reduction in the amount of energy these sources are using, up to a 70% increase in efficiency.

As well as reducing the amount of energy needed to produce illumination, other technologies are also being utilized to further drive down costs and reduce dependency on energy produced by conventional means. Alternative energy sources are moving past the research and development phase and into brisk development as they are included in overall energy reduction plans around the globe. Both wind and solar energy are being tapped as effective sources of electrical energy and are being combined with other technologies to produce energy solutions that are both efficient and economical. While wind and solar power are not a constant source of energy, coupling these sources with advanced energy storage methods and equipment that makes efficient use of that stored energy has produced energy solutions that are both practical and reliable for a large variety of applications.

The greatest promise is being shown by methods which incorporate both advanced lighting and energy production technologies. By combining the extremely high efficiency of lighting technologies like LED’s with cheap and free sources of energy like Solar, lighting equipment is being created that can produce illumination that represents almost no cost over the life of the device. While solar energy is not constant, storing the energy produced by solar cells in batteries has allowed manufacturers to design lighting equipment that can be operated anytime it is needed. The largest drawback to methods such as this has been the high energy requirements of traditional lighting equipment. LEDs solve this part of the problem by requiring very little energy to produce significant amounts of light, providing an efficient way to effectively tap into the energy provided by solar energy. When combined, an effective and practical lighting solution is created that has more benefit than just a reduction in energy consumption.

  One of the side benefits of solar powered LED lighting is that it is not necessary to connect it to the local power grid. This reduces the cost of installation and allows this type of lighting to be used in locations that do not have easy access to a local power source. There is no need to install the added transmission wiring or equipment that accompanies installing lighting in remote locations which would represent an increase in the size of the electrical grid and added costs. Solar powered LED lighting can be installed as a stand-alone source of illumination that will operate reliably without any dependence upon outside sources of energy. Solar powered LEDs like Maganlight’s Solar Powered 5W LED Light offer an attractive alternative for commercial industries that are interested in reducing their overall energy usage as well as providing lighting for operations in remote locations.

Lighting like this can be installed as dock lighting, lighting in rural settings, general area lighting, storage area lighting and more without any need for connection to a power source. The use of smart technology allows the lights to operate differently as the situations dictates. Sensors installed within these lights allow them to vary their brightness according to needs. If someone is in the area, their presence is noted by sensors built into the light, which then increases the brightness of the light until their presence is no longer noted. In this way, these lights can operate for a full twelve hours in normal mode and provide four hours of continuous bright light if needed. The LEDs used in these units construction have an effective life that spans up to a decade of use, providing a reliable source of light that will need little maintenance or servicing over the life of the device.

This solar powered LED lighting technology represents what will eventually become the lighting of choice for every locality as the benefits in energy reduction and longevity become more readily apparent. As these lights continue to be used in projects across the world and the technology continues to advance, the benefits of this technology will only increase in scope and provide ever greater returns for those who decide to utilize them. With over a quarter of the worlds energy used just in producing lighting, the potential savings in energy costs alone is staggering. In the U.S. alone over 60 billion dollars annually is spent providing illumination in our cities, homes, and businesses. LEDs and solar powered sources of illumination promise to cut those costs by at least half if enough lighting can be upgraded to these technologies. At the current rate with which these technologies are being implemented, it is only a matter of time before these benefits are fully realized.

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