Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Green Lighting Saves Money and Lives
Green energy efficient products have become the rage of the day. As people and companies become more conscious of being good stewards over life’s resources, the security industry has taken notice, and one of the most immediate and noticeable areas is security lighting platforms. Dark dimly lit areas around a home or building are places that crooks and thugs can lay in wait for unsuspecting people to rob, assault, or rape. Well lit areas are deterrents to criminal activity. Security motion flood lights are effective means of providing the necessary lighting to help deter criminal activity. Solar powered motion lights with LED lenses are a great way to save money on energy and installation of traditional hardwired security motion activated security lights. The solar panels charge the batteries which power the LED bulbs that are activated when motion is detected by the motion detector. Many of these lights have day light sensing mechanisms built in, which turn the lights of during the day allowing the battery to recharge. The lights can also be set to stay on for increments of one to five minutes per motion occurrence. Solar powered motion lighting can be placed in areas where there was no existing light fixture to retrofit. This saves hundreds of dollars in electrical installation costs. The most noticeable cost effective feature of these lights are in there energy efficiency. These lights run on the power of the sun, so they will not run up the electric bill. The LED bulbs have a usage expectancy of between 30,000 to 40,000 hours. Quality solar motion lights range in price from $40-$150 per light. When it comes to safely securing a home or business and green resources are important, solar powered motion detectors are the best way to go.