Starbucks replaced its incandescent and halogen lighting with LEDs lighting in a move meant to save the company millions a year.
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What does it take to run large wattage lights on solar?
What Does It Take to Run Large Wattage Lights on Solar? Sometimes, people have unrealistic expectations when it comes to capabilities of solar panel systems. The reality is, if you want to run large, industrial lights using natural sunlight, you need massive panels and batteries that can support such equipment. For example, a 60-watt solar kit can be used to run low-watt LEDs, 12-volt appliances and charge small gadgets. But for 250-watt luminaries and 300-watt televisions, one would need a much bigger renewable...
What to consider when selecting lighting connection and control products for schools & universities ...
The Government’s £4.4 billion Priority School Building Programme is well underway and by the end of 2021 a total of 537 schools will have been rebuilt or refurbished. When designing the lighting scheme for a new or refurbed school, there are many things to consider including time constraints, regulations, energy-efficiency and special client requirements. The development of new technologies, and the vast array of products on offer mean it can be hard to decide on the best system for the job. Laid out...
UV Light Treatment for HVAC Systems
Ultraviolet (UV) light can be applied to support numerous applications in a broad range of industries. In commercial paint spray booths and label manufacturing plants, UV lamps are used to streamline paint jobs and the printing of logos. Outside of such practices, the light source may also be utilized to eradicate harmful, disease-causing bacteria. Systems that rely on the light’s ability to disinfect the surrounding environment (surface and air) are mostly found in food processing plants and medical...
Solar Powered Light Towers for Remote Areas
Solar powered light towers can be installed in remote locations to support industrial operations, emergency services in disaster zones and exploratory excursions. The portable units are a viable option for businesses and groups that engage in activities in far-flung areas, because they do not rely on the grid for electrical power and limited fuel sources, such as gasoline or propane. Decreasing Installation and Operational Costs The greatest benefit of using solar powered light towers is the reduction of...
Integrating Solar Lights with Motion Sensors
Solar powered motion sensor lights are effective security accessories for remote locations that experience sufficient amounts of sunlight throughout the day. The units offer seamless installation, require minimal maintenance and remain operational without electrical support. Locations without dependable access to the grid may find solar security lights useful in maintaining illumination at night. When coupled with LEDs, individuals can further reduce overall costs, and increase the fixture’s efficiency...