Solar Rope Lights We are going through rough times. The world is facing an economic down turn and the earth is going through a disastrous cycle of global warming. We will certainly come out of our money problems but th
BigNews.Biz - Apr 04,2012 - We are going through rough times. The world is facing an economic down turn and the earth is going through a disastrous cycle of global warming. We will certainly come out of our money problems but the world heating up is not going to find an easy solution any time soon. What makes it harder to endure is the knowledge that things have come to this pass through our intemperate actions. The developed world has used up natural resources without a thought for tomorrow. Evergreen rainforests have been disturbed by changing rain patterns and the seas are rising due to melting ice threatening to inundate islands scattered all around the world.
Advantages of Solar Energy
In such a scenario, we have to move away from the use of fossil fuels and non-renewable energy. We have to seek out energy that is perennial. The irony is that the solution is right amidst us, rising and setting like clock work. Thatís right, it is the sun. Engineers have now learnt to harness the sunís energy during the day and use it during the night hours when we need illumination. Not only is the energy non-polluting, it is for free. You donít have to worry about mounting power bills when you use these solar lights.
These ingenious lights called solar rope lights are LED bulbs that are used in neon lighting. These bulbs are efficient, bright and long lasting. They are enclosed in flexible and transparent plastic pipes. Being flexible, this plastic tube can be wound around any tall structure like poles or trees. These can also be laid flat along pathways.
These lights are charged by a battery which in turn is powered by solar energy. They are activated by light sensors so they come on at dusk when sunlight fades.
Isnít it wonderful that your garden can light up using sunís energy even after sunset?
These solar rope lights can be used in a variety of ways. They can be used as decorative lighting during a party. You can wind them around bushes or lay then flat on the top of hedges. After use, it can be coiled and put away.
These are extremely safe to use because they are not connected to the mains. Even when the sun is not out shining the battery gets charged and the lights burn at night. They are fully automatic and turn on and off on their own. You can have plain lights or colored ones.
Accessories and Equipment
When you buy these lights they come with standard equipment that will help you to rig up the lights without much effort. The standard equipment that comes along are LEDs or light emitting diodes, flexible tubing, light sensors, rechargeable batteries that store sunís energy, the fixtures that have to be mounted where it will receive sunlight and the manual of instructions. The whole work can be done by anyone without having to call the electrician. The main drawback is that since they are