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Using Solar Lighting to Combat Copper Theft

Using Solar Lighting to Combat Copper Theft

Copper theft is on the rise in recent years. One of the easiest targets is the copper wiring within traditional street lighting. There’s usually no surveillance and access to the light bases is ground level. This leaves street and park lighting out of commission in...

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What is the Social Impact of Outdoor Lighting?

What is the Social Impact of Outdoor Lighting?

Outdoor lighting is something that’s easily overlooked when we consider the equitability of a neighborhood or space. Most people, especially those in urban cities or areas, expect lighting to be automatic and available when it gets dark. But a lack of night time...

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Busting Solar Lighting Myths

Busting Solar Lighting Myths

Solar lighting technology has come a long way over the last decade and there’s a lot of conflicting information out there. Some of this info is merely outdated, but some is also misinformation. In this blog, we’re setting the record straight on some of the most...

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Solar Energy is Overtaking Other Energy Options

Solar Energy is Overtaking Other Energy Options

With sustainable energies becoming more of a focus due to climate change, it’s no surprise that solar energy has risen in the ranks of renewable energy. Solar technology that was once specialized and clunky is now accessible and affordable. According to the US Energy...

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How Do FLT Solar Lights Perform In Winter?

How Do FLT Solar Lights Perform In Winter?

We often get asked how our commercial outdoor solar lights manage in the snow and cold of winter weather. Do they stay on with the shorter daylight hours? Can they get enough sun with overcast and cloudy skies? Can the lights continue to work in cold temperatures? The...

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How HOAs Can Benefit From Solar Lighting

How HOAs Can Benefit From Solar Lighting

For Homeowner Associations, using solar lighting can significantly enhance community safety and accessibility while remaining cost-effective. Quality lighting promotes resident activity, fosters a heightened sense of security, and increases property values. Whether...

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This Parking Lot in Hawaii is Saving Seabirds

This Parking Lot in Hawaii is Saving Seabirds

Courtesy - Maui Ocean CenterThe Mā‘alaea Triangle Association (MTA) has recently implemented innovative lighting solutions aimed at safeguarding native seabirds and sea turtles in their parking lot. This association oversees the management of shared common areas among...

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