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Save from 6% to 18% on your Electricity Bill by Tracking Energy Consumption in Your Home

February 13, 2013 Leave a comment

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Create an Elegant Setting Anywhere in Your Yard with Solar Lighting

February 8, 2013 Leave a comment

Gama Sonic GS-106PL Baytown 77-Inch Planter Solar Lamp Post

The 77 inch Baytown Planter Solar Lamp Post from Gama Sonic is truly a unique and stylish way to light up your garden or yard. This 6.5 foot lamp post comes set in a fully functional planter so that you can create a beautiful setting in your yard where ever you desire. With Gama Sonics patented cone reflector technology and 6 super bright white LEDs this Solar Lamp Post will light the night up where ever you choose to set it up. The Baytown lantern design features beveled glass panes which give it a truly graceful look to make your yard stand out in a class of its own. The lantern is powered by a rechargeable Li-ion battery which stores solar energy collected daily from the monocrystal solar panels located on the lantern. Through the use of solar power this lamp post is completely self sustaining however it is important to make sure that it is setup in an area that receives direct sunlight to ensure optimum performance. The lamp post also contains a manual on/off and hi/lo brightness switch to provide you the option of how bright you want your lamp post to shine. When fully charged the lantern is capable of staying lit for up to 12 hours on low brightness or 10 hours on high. At only 14 lbs the portability of this lamp post lets you move it where ever lighting, flowers or both are needed to accent an area. The planter lamp post is constructed of powder-coated cast-aluminum making it rust and weather resistant meaning it requires no maintenance on the users end. It will turn on automatically as the day turns to night and then turn off automatically come dawn.

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Decorative Faux Rock Doubles as a Solar LED Path Light

February 5, 2013 1 comment

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The Solar Rock Light from Smart Solar features a photocell sensor to automatically activate its warm white LED at nightfall. The Rock Light has an integrated solar panel at its top to collect sunlight during the day and charge the included Ni-MH rechargeable batteries. By making the Rock Light solar powered Smart Solar took the hassle out of setting it up and gave it versatility. There are no wires to worry about and you don’t have to set it up based upon where an available AC outlet is. Simply determine what area of your yard you would like to add light to at night and set the rock there; it’s that easy. Even better is that the faux rock exterior will help it blend seamlessly into the landscape of the yard making it unnoticeable and a welcome addition to the yards décor. Multiple Rock Lights along a pathway will help guide you and your guests or place it near a favorite daytime decoration to make it visible even at night. The Solar Rock Light is easy to move and it is important to remember that it requires sunlight to charge its Ni-MH batteries. If left in an area of the yard that does not get adequate daytime sunlight then the Solar Rock Light will provide little to no nighttime light. In an instance like this it is best to leave it in an area of the yard that gets the most amount of sun during the course of the day and move it at night as needed. Another charging option available is to remove the batteries and charge them via a traditional battery charger (sold separately) should you not wish to do so through the solar panel.

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Save Energy with Timed Power

December 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Belkin F7C009 Conserve Socket - Power Timer
The Easy Way to Save Energy – Many of the electronics and appliances around your home use electricity even when they’re not in use – wasting energy and driving up your electric bill. The Conserve Socket Power Timer automatically shuts off power – including standby power – to your electronics and appliances after a time interval you select, to help you save energy.

Use It Anywhere in Your Home – The Conserve Socket can be used with curling irons, clothes irons, toaster ovens, coffeemakers and space heaters to save energy and make your home safer. Use with lighting, fans and heaters to limit the electricity they use. Eliminate standby power when charging mobile phones, MP3 players, Bluetooth devices and digital cameras.

Your Time, Your Choice – Choose between three settings: 30 minutes, 3 hours and 6 hours – with the touch of a switch.

Eliminate Standby Power – When the selected time interval runs out, the power shuts off automatically. The Conserve Socket itself uses no power when not in operation, so standby power is eliminated

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Wireless Solar Flood Light has 60 Super Bright LEDs that will Illuminate upon Motion Detection

November 20, 2012 Leave a comment

Nature Power 22050 Motion Activated Solar Security Light, 60 LED

With 60 super bright white LEDs the Motion Activated Solar Security Light from Nature Power is great for shinning light in remote locations, sheds, doorways and garages. A connected solar panel charges the Security Light’s rechargeable batteries and for added convenience the panel can be installed within a 16 foot radius of the light. This feature allows for use of the Motion Activated Security Light indoors or in an area shielded from sunlight which would otherwise not be suitable for a solar light. The Security Light has 3 adjustable settings. The “auto” setting conserves the battery usage of the light by only activating it upon motion detection, which is adjustable. This setting is ideal for use as a security measure to draw attention to anything moving nearby. The “on” setting turns the light on for continuous use until the battery either dies or the light is manually turned off. Roughly 180 minutes of light is available on a full charge. The last setting is “off” which keeps the light off until the switch is either turned back to “on” or “auto”. When turned on, the Motion Activated Solar Security Light uses 60 super bright white LEDs and the addition of a photocell sensor will activate the light automatically at dusk (dependent on setting). This Motion Activated Security Light is weather resistant and safe to use outdoors.

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80W Monocrystalline Solar Panel is Easy to Bring on Any Outdoor Activity

November 19, 2012 1 comment

A 80 Watt Folding Solar Panel from Nature Power allows you to take advantage of a free and natural energy source, the sun, to power your electronics and 12 volt batteries. Solar panels offer an environmentally friendly alternative to keeping all your gadgets fully juiced and will even help cut down on electric bills by lowering your dependence on home AC outlets. It uses rugged monocrystalline solar panels but its folding design conveniently allows for it to be a fraction of the size of a traditional solar panel. Fully extended this solar panel measures (L) 52.7″ x (W) 35.5″ x (H) 0.2″ and when folded it is only 17.7″ x 11.5″ x 1.9″ making it very easy to travel with or store out of the way. O-rings in the corners of the solar panel are for mounting the panel or even clipping to a backpack or bag while hiking. The 80 Watt Folding Solar Panel is weatherproof and includes 10 various make and model laptop adapters and a clamp for use with 12V batteries. It is important to note that this product requires the use of a charge controller (sold separately) to protect your batteries and electronics from overcharging.

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Simple Way to Conserve Water by Collecting Rainfall for Various Outdoor Uses

November 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Atlantic Water Gardens RHCRU Clean Rain Ultra Downspout DiverterRoughly 60% of water is used outdoors making harvesting rainwater a smart, green and easy way to conserve water helping both the environment and your water bill too. The Clean Rain™ Ultra Downspout Diverter from Atlantic Water Gardens is an all-in-one rainwater filtration and collection system designed to ensure the water you store is bug and debris-free. The Ultra Downspout Diverter installs directly into the downspout of your home’s gutter and uses the force of rainwater to deflect leaves, debris and bugs off of its leaf slide and stainless steel (mosquito-proof) mesh screen. Depending upon the intensity of the rainfall the Smart Sense™ First Flush valve will divert dirty roof water from the initial rainfall and then collect the clean water that comes after. The Downspout Diverter is compatible with standard garden hoses, 1″ sump hoses, 1.5″ pool hoses and 3″ schedule 40 pipes. Any of these hoses can be connected directly to the Clean Rain Diverter and used to fill up a rain barrel or cistern, pond, pool or even to directly provide water to plants and trees.

The Clean Rain Ultra Downspout Diverter can be installed at any height along the gutter downspout. It is recommended to install it at a reachable height to make maintenance, such as removing leaves and debris, an easy task. To install, 29.3″ of downspout will need to be removed as this is where the Downspout Diverter will be setup. It comes with 2 downspout adaptors to fit 2″ x 3″, 3″ x 4″, 3″, 4″ and schedule 40 pipes. The Downspout Diverter will work automatically upon installation and can be switched off when desired if you don’t need to divert water. Its exterior is white but can be painted to match the color of the downspout it is being connected too for a clean look.
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