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LED Light Fixture Uses Renewable Energy, Dims and Brightens With the Sun

August 12, 2012 1 comment

Solectric RC24001 Day-Light 1300 Solar Panel and LED Light Fixture Kit
The Day-Light 1300 Solar Panel and LED Light Fixture Kit from Solectric is unique in that it actually emulates the characteristics of a skylight. In the morning, as the Sun rises, the solar panel begins to slowly feed the two LED light fixtures with current. This causes the LEDs to softly light the area reflecting the similar characteristics of a skylight in the early morning of the day. As the day continues onward and gets sunnier outside, the LED light fixtures will increase there brightness up to a color temperature of 5500K, essentially emulating daylight. The LED light fixtures will then dim down as the Sun sets and eventually shuts off once nighttime has arrived. Simply put, the Day-Light 1300 Solar Panel and LED Light Fixture Kit acts as a skylight with the benefits of never having to cut a large hole into your roof. The light output is equivalent to a 10″ tubular skylight or two 60 watt incandescent light bulbs.

The technology implemented within this kit utilizes 100% renewable energy which saves energy and money. This kit comes with everything needed to get started and makes a perfect addition to remote, “off the grid” locations and can also be used in an RV, home, cabin, shed, garage, and just about anywhere else you need some light because this kit is all self contained and requires no external power beyond the Sun to fully function. However, this kit can still take advantage of an external power source when used in junction with the Solectric RC22012 AC Adapter. This allows the LED light fixture to turn on and off, acting as a regular light for when there is little to no Sun such as a cloudy-rainy day.
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Turn Your Computer Peripherals On or Off Using Only Your PC’s Main Power Switch

August 3, 2012 Leave a comment

Hobbes Innovation PG-2001LF/AU Mini Power Minder
With the Hobbes Innovation Mini Power Minder you can automatically turn on or turn off your PC’s peripherals with your computer’s main power switch. Just turn on your computer as you normally would, Mini Power Minder circuit sends an “On” signals to a secondary socket which will automatically switch on any plugged-in peripherals like your monitor, printer, modem, and scanner.

If you need extra sockets for additional peripherals, you can use a regular power strip as an extension by plugging the power cable of the power strip into the socket marked secondary. When you turn the computer off, Power Minder will send an “Off” signal to the other power sockets, turning off any attached peripherals.

Power Guard has built in Power Minder technology which prevents you from accidentally leaving on your monitor and other peripherals while the computer is not in use. This feature saves time and money as well as preventing extra wear and tear on your equipment.

Surge protector (line to neutral, line to ground, neutral to ground)
Mini Power Minder has unique feature called “Power Minder Control” that causes the secondary socket to turn on/off while you are booting up or shutting down your PC
The “Power Minder Control” feature means that the busy PC user no longer has to remember to manually shut down their peripherals

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Skylight Adds Natural Sunlight to Any Room and Saves Money on Lighting Costs

July 27, 2012 Leave a comment

US Sunlight Solar 2014ST Skylight Tube

There is something relaxing about a room filled with natural light that electric lighting just can’t duplicate. With a Skylight Tube from US Sunlight Solar natural light can be captured from the roof and tunneled in to just about any room in a home. Adding natural light to rooms of your home will help cut down on the dependency of electric lighting and thus help you save money on electric bills. The Skylight Tube installs on the roof of a home without having to make major structural changes or do any reframing. The flexible tubing that tunnels light from the roof lens to the desired household room can be extended to as much as 8 feet. When expanded 2 feet from the roof, the flexible tubing will provide enough natural light for a room 175sq/ft and when extended to 8 feet it will light a 100sq/ft room or area. Users will not have to worry about the dual layer polycarbonate roof lens breaking in inclement weather as it is 250 times stronger than its acrylic counterparts. The ENERGY STAR® Skylight Tube uses a 3-lens configuration that blocks out heat and cold while still providing all of the natural lighting benefits. US Sunlight Solar estimates that installation of the Skylight Tube on an asphalt shingle roof should take about 2 hours for a professional or about one afternoon for a DIY’er. It is recommended that the Skylight Tube be installed on asphalt shingle roofs. Refer to the “More Info” tab for step-by-step installation videos.

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Elegantly Illuminate Your Patio, Walkway or Yard with Self-Sustaining Solar Lighting

July 25, 2012 Leave a comment

Gama Sonic GS-113W Flora Solar Lamp, Wall MountThe Flora Solar Lamp, Wall Mount from Gama Sonic is an upscale replacement for old and outdated wall mounted gas lamps or low voltage lights. Gama Sonic uses a patented cone reflector technology to display the light from 6 super bright white LEDs when illuminated. The lantern has a classic gas lamp design along with an antique bronze finish and spiraling floral pattern wrapping around the beveled glass. The Flora Solar Lamp is powered by a rechargeable Li-Ion battery which is charged daily by the solar panel located at the top of the lantern and will provide up to 12 hours of illumination at night. Through the use of environmentally friendly solar energy, the Flora Lamp is completely self sustaining, though it’s important to make sure it’s setup where it can receive direct sunlight in the daytime. Setup of the Flora Solar Lamp is convenient because it offers a lot more options due to not requiring electricity or wiring during the install. The Flora Solar Lamp 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. For convenience there is a manual on/off switch.
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Reduce Strain on Home Cooling System by Lowering Attic Temperature

July 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Sunforce Products 81130 12W Solar Attic Vent
Are you experiencing high electric bills as a result of continuously running the air condition to keep your home cool? Does your home get unbearably hot because you don’t have an air conditioning unit? Sunforce Products offers a solution to both of these issues, among others, with the 12W Solar Attic Vent. The Solar Attic Vent is naturally powered by the sun with its 12 watt amorphous solar panel which installs on the roof of a home. Once installed, the built-in fan will suck out hot air from the attic leaving less heat to filter back into the living areas of a home. The resulting effect is reduced attic temperatures which leads to reduced home temperatures and less dependency on home cooling systems. Another benefit to the 12W Solar Attic Vent is that it will prevent mold and mildew from forming in an attic by removing moist, hot air that leads to the growth of each. The Solar Attic Vent has a ventilating capacity of 850 square feet.

Included with the Solar Attic Vent is a thermal switch which regulates the fans operation when installed (optional). When connected, the thermal switch will automatically shut down the fan when the temperature of the attic is below 64°F (18°C) and activate it when the temperature goes above 75°F (24°C). If the thermal switch is not installed the fan will automatically run whenever the solar panel receives sunlight regardless of what the attic temperature is.
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Heavy Duty Portable Power Station is a Must-Have for Traveling or in Case of Emergency

July 2, 2012 Leave a comment

Wagan Tech 2546 Solar e Power Cube 1500

  • 1500W power inverter
  • Five, 16W solar panels
  • AC, DC and solar charging options
  • 2 AC outlets, 2 DC outlets and 2 USB ports
  • 55 Ah Gel/AGM hybrid battery
  • Handle and wheels for easy moving

Whether it’s an emergency situation or a lack of power options while on the road the Solar e Power Cube 1500 from Wagan Tech will make sure you’re never left without power again. The system is ideal for use as a backup power source around the home, RV’s, camping, job sites and much more. The Power Cube is even powerful enough to jump start a 12V engine battery making it a must have for all road trips. The portable power station has a 1500 watt power inverter and 55 Ah hybrid battery which can be charged with its DC adapter (included), AC adapter (included) or solar panels (included). The top of the Cube unfolds to reveal five 16W monocrystalline solar panels and the system is expandable up to 150W should adding additional panels be desired. Once charged, the Solar e Cube can be stored somewhere safe for use in the event of emergency or easily brought on the go thanks to its handle and wheels allowing it to roll like that of travel luggage. It can charge a variety of items (examples in “Specifications” tab) in a variety of ways as it comes with two 110/220 volt AC outlets, two 12V DC outlets and two USB power ports ideal for powering today’s handheld electronics. A push-button displays the e Power Cube battery status through its digital LED voltmeter. AC, DC and solar connecting cables are stored out of sight in the storage hatch (see side image 2). If brought with you on the go, it is important to note that the Soar e Power Cube 1500 is not waterproof and should be protected from rain or heavy moisture.

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FREE HEAT-The Sun Does it All

June 19, 2012 Leave a comment

4x20ft Above Ground Solar Pool Heater

On a sunny day, use of solar panels can raise the water temperature by 10° F to 15°F sometimes more—without burning fossil fuels or contributing to air pollution, increasing your opportunities to use the pool earlier and later in the year than when it is unheated, especially when a solar cover is used.

Solar heating panels for above-ground pools are lightweight and easy to install and cost nothing to operate – the sun does it all. No ladder or climbing up to the roof required. The panels can be installed close to the ground with simple hand tools, and taken apart for storage the same way. Complete instructions along with parts you need to install and operate the solar heater are provided with the kit. Panel sections are usually 20 feet long and 2 feet wide and made of UV resistant materials for long-lasting service.

With this system; used by thousands of Americans—you’ll save money on fuel and electricity bills, extend your swimming season by weeks, and get more enjoyment from your pool than ever before! Solar heating panels captures free renewable energy from the sun to heat your pool, reduce your water heating bill and reduce the amount of electricity you use. The sun’s heat is transferred to the water as it flows through tubing on the solar panels via your existing pool pump; where it is heated by the sun and returned to your pool. Free heat for your Above-Ground Pool! Bring your pool to life with a 4x20ft. Above Ground Solar Pool Heater and get the most out of your pool. Swim in warmer water all season for only a small investment. FREE solar heat will keep you comfortable all season long. With this solar heating system, you’ll swim earlier and swim longer – with FREE heating energy from the sun, and without complicated, high-maintenance pool equipment.

• Raise your water temperature 10° to 15° without costly fuel bills
• System heats water and transfers it to your pool
• Do-it-yourself instructions and connecting hardware included
• Environmentally friendly – no burning of fossil fuels

 
What’s Included

• 2 X 20 Ft Polypropylene Solar Collectors
• 2 Elbows/Hose-Connector Adapters
• 2 End Caps
• Connector Hose for Second Collector
• 2 Stainless Steel Clamps
• 1 Roll Teflon Tape
• Instructions

Add an Underwater Pool Light to Your
Hard-Walled Above-Ground Pool-Nitelighter Underwater Light for Above Ground PoolsNitelighter Underwater Light for Above Ground Pools

 

Turn your ordinary above-ground swimming pool into an extraordinary nighttime oasis with the Nitelighter. This pool light for hard-walled above-ground pools resides under water, illuminating your entire pool with a single UV-coated 50-watt long-life halogen bulb, so you’ll be able to swim after dark or entertain by the pool all evening long.

What’s Included
• Mountable pool light
• 28-foot cord and power adapter
• Mounting materials and instructions
• Instructions

 

More InfoInstallation is easy and requires no drilling or draining, since the Nitelighter for Above Ground Pools has a mounting bracket that mounts securely over the wall under the top rail, with a second bracket around the return. The Nitelighter is equipped with an outdoor-rated 12-volt transformer with a 28-foot cord to reach the nearest 110-volt outlet. The Nitelighter’s patented reflector design is engineered for maximum illumination, and the unit also features a chemical-resistant lens. The Nitelighter will not interfere with your pool’s water inlet.

Add Personality to Your Pool Area with a 2-Tiered Fountain
Dunn-Rite Pool F100 Wonderfall Pool Fountain
Dunn-Rite Pool F100 Wonderfall Pool Fountain

Versatile with hassle-free installation, this pool fountain is a quick and simple way to add elegance to your backyard or pool area. Its installation requires no tools with a 1 ½” threading with lock-ring to fit the most standard inlets. Two adapters are also included to use with some non-standard-sized inlet threads.

This two-tiered fountain can be installed in minutes and is easily adjustable. Choose from two 20-jet spray patterns. Spray height can be adjusted from 15 feet high to a soothing trickle. A rotating ball valve lets you adjust the spray direction – water can flow up, out, or even underwater. The fountain’s nozzle is shaped like a flower for added elegance. Adding this fountain to your pool not only adds ambience, but the aeration process can also keep the water a few degrees cooler.

• Wall-mounted fountain
• Can be used for both in or above-ground pools
• Spray height is adjustable from a trickle to 15 feet high
• Rotating ball valve allows you to spray water up, out or even underwater
• Includes adapters to fit most inlets

What’s Included
1x – Fountain base

1x – Fountain stem

1x – Slip eyeball adapter

1x – Large eyeball adapter

4x – Plastic restrictor plugs

1x – Instruction sheet

FUN IN THE SUN

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