Solar-powered flood lights are sources of light with various practical applications. Indeed, there are more ways to use them than can be written down here, but I will give five ideas to help you get started. First, though, let’s define what solar-powered flood lights are. Have you ever seen the large lights that illuminate a football stadium or baseball park? Those are floodlights. Solar-powered flood lights then are flood lights that run on solar energy, i.e. Sun power. Now that we have the definition part out of the way, let’s move on to the practical part – 5 practical and advantageous ways to use solar flood lights.
Advantage # 1 – Save Money!
Check your latest electric bill. Most people do not get overly excited when seeing the price of their bill. Now think about how much it would cost to have something that produces as much light as a flood light if it were running on electricity. Now, here’s a quick math question – how much is a solar energy bill? Wait – there’s no such thing, you say? Of course there’s no such thing as a solar energy bill. Of all the things we get charged and taxed on, one thing that still remains free for all humans on planet Earth to use is the Sun. That’s right – after the initial cost of purchasing your floodlight, the only thing you will ever need to pay for will be replacement batteries.
Advantage #2 – Get More Power!
Another great reason to use solar flood lights is that they last longer than electronic alternatives. Once you’ve charged up the solar panel, it’s smooth sailing. Considering the fact that most of the solar flood lights on the market come with motion sensors and controls that allow you to choose when and for how long the lights will be on, conserving energy is a matter of simplicity.
Advantage #3 – Wider Range!
One of the things I hate most about my electrical appliances is tripping over cords. Another thing I’m not too fond of is always pulling the plug out on accident when I want to move something closer to myself. Since electrical appliances require an electric cord, your range is limited. Not so with items that use solar energy. Solar flood lights can be installed anywhere and there are no messy cords to worry about. Not happy with where you put the light? Then just pick it up and move it. It is that simple!
Advantage #4 – Environmentally Responsible!
Wherever you stand on the global warming debate, the fact is going green is seen as a hallmark of good business ethics. If you are thinking of getting flood lights for your business, consider going with solar energy as environmental-friendliness alone can increase a company’s sales. Using energy from the sun does absolutely zero damage to the earth and is a resource that will be around for another few billion years (so I don’t think we need to worry about running out of solar power any time soon). Besides, combine increased sales with the first advantage listed and using flood lights that run on solar power becomes a no-brainer.
Advantage #5 – LED Diodes!
Another advantage of using a flood light powered by solar energy is the fact that most such flood lights use LED diodes. LED diodes greatly increase the life of a light by needing less power to operate than lights that use halogen bulbs. A typical solar-powered flood light with LED lighting will have a total lifespan of about six years. That means that for six years the only thing you need to pay for will be batteries.
Solar-powered flood lights with LED are generally considered the best – not least of all because of the long life of the bulb and also because of the intensity of LED light. Looking for right one can be challenging, but here are three of the best solar LED flood lights:MAXSA 40218 Dual Head LED Security SpotlightWith it’s dual head design, separate solar panel, and adjustable motion detector sensitivity this is the perfect flood light to get for protecting your property from intruders – or your tomatoes from pesky critters.
Mr. Beams MB360 Wireless LED SpotlightThis affordable (under twenty dollars) flood light with a large motion detector radius (30 feet) is perfect if you want high quality on a budget.
Concept SL-200If it is an energy-saving and long-lasting flood light you are looking for, then it doesn’t get much better than the Concept SL-200. With an average time span of 10 hours without needing to recharge, this flood light is one of the longest lasting on the market.
Whatever you decide, getting a flood light that uses solar power allows you more freedom. It gives you more freedom to move around. It gives you more freedom to decide what to do with it. Perhaps most importantly, it gives you more freedom with your money.