This past weekend my daughter and I were shopping for some Halloween decorations and we saw boxes of solar lights. I must admit the thought of a solar powered light was a little confusing to me. After all don’t you need sun “as in solar” to get it to work? After some thought I figured I must be incorrect, because how could we have solar powered lights and flashlights, who’s purpose is to light up when dark if they needed the sun to work.
I was half right, of course you need sun in order to charge a solar light. Notice I said the word charge. Similar to charging batteries the sun charges a solar light.
Solar Power Flashlight
Solar powered flashlights vary in features and capabilities. A typical solar flashlight can give useful levels of illumination on objects up to 50 metres away, and the beam may be visible for much longer distances. The solar cells used for battery charging have an indefinite life expectancy. A solar powered flashlight may give several hours of light after being charged during the day.
The benefits of using solar lights is amazing such as less pollution, since we are not throwing way batteries, no need and the ability to use one in remote locations that do not have access to electricity or a supply of batteries.
So how does solar power work in your home? I’ve heard and seen solar panels before but again never really understood the concept. I knew that it was a better energy source using natural resources. PURE Energies explains exactly how solar panels work and how they benefit you and help you save. Take PURE’s quiz now and test your knowledge – the first 1,000 people who take the quiz will be sent a solar powered flash light!
Your solar system is “grid-tied”. This means that it is connected to your home’s traditional utility system. That solar-generated energy will be sent back into the grid, earning you money. The utility company gives you credits for that extra energy: your electric meter will spin backwards, and your monthly electricity bill will be lowered. However when you need more energy than your grid can generate (like at night), electricity will be drawn from the utility grid for you to use, just as it was before you had solar.
It is very much a give and take system, which saves you money. Kinda like the give and take relationship you have with your children. You give….they take LOL! While I’m new to the thought of solar energy, my eight year old daughter is learning about different forms of energy at a young age. I asked her, “What is Solar Energy?” She said it is energy that is produced by the sun. She gave me an example of my solar powered bobble head I recently put on my desk at work for Halloween. As long as it is in the light it bobbles.
Win a Solar Power Flashlight
Learning the ins and outs about solar power can be confusing, so trying to explain it to your children can be even more confusing. PURE Energies has put together a fun quiz to see just how much you and your children know. Take the quiz and learn a little in the process!
After you take the quiz you’ll be sent a Halloween flashlight to help keep your children safe! You can use it year after year with no need to purchase batteries. Make it a Halloween tradition!