Many businesses require exterior lighting, whether large standing light posts for the parking lot or wall-mounted fixtures to help illuminate the building for guests and workers. However, many have some ill-founded concerns about using sustainable lighting throughout the colder season. Here are some advantages of using solar lamps in the winter and why they may prove beneficial to your business.
Good for the Environment
One of the largest reasons to consider using solar lamps in an outdoor environment is to take advantage of sustainable lighting. You can take some positive steps forward by using environmentally friendly options. During a time of the year when many businesses are using more power than usual to heat their offices and storefronts, doing your part with solar-powered lighting is a good way to help the environment.
Depending on what type of light fixtures you have, they may require maintenance. The more wires and components are running through your system, the higher chance that something may go wrong and require sending someone into the cold to repair them. Fortunately, solar lights last a long time and have minimal components to keep track of. Keeping a detailed log of when you installed the bulbs and batteries may allow you to make any necessary changes before the temperatures drop too much.
Cold Air Conserves Energy
A common misconception about solar lighting is that it’s not as effective in the cold, but that’s the opposite of the truth. Solar lamps convert light into energy, not heat, so the outside temperature doesn’t have a negative impact on how much light your lamps can absorb.
One of the main advantages of using solar lamps in winter is that the cold air improves their power. It’s actually on very hot days that the outside temperatures may harm your light fixtures by the heat affecting the internal components. Cool temperature conserves energy and keeps things running smoothly.