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How to Make Your City’s Routes Safer

Find easy-to-install solutions, from traffic safety beacons and signs to street lighting Every year, more than 5,000 pedestrians and bicyclists die on US roads. Cities have generally built those roads for cars, and only cars, for the last century or so. Most cities have not considered the idea of equitable, multi-modal transportation until much more […]

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How to Do a Walk Audit

How to assess lighting for safe routes to—and through—your parks How safe is it to walk in your neighborhood? The Safe Routes to School National Partnership is a non-profit organization that strives to advance safe walking and bicycling to and from schools. This means equitable transportation for all races, income levels, and abilities, whether in […]

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Dark Sky Minor Could Foster Major Advocates

Educating new experts in dark-sky friendly lighting will also help cities save money A new undergraduate minor in dark sky studies at the University of Utah is the latest step in the movement toward reducing light pollution. Already a leader, Utah has added to its acclaim as the center of the dark sky universe with […]

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EverGen featured in Electrical Business Magazine

EverGen featured in Electrical Business magazine   Thanks to high demand and lower costs, more cities are turning to IoT solutions for lighting, providing data for effective monitoring and reporting. Learn how Carmanah’s Sol outdoor lighting and Globalstar’s monitoring technology work together to become a complete solution in this article from Electrical Business magazine.   Excerpt […]

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The shifting color of the outdoor lighting revolution

High-intensity LEDs emit a large amount of blue-white light that creates glare on the roads, disrupts species that need a dark environment, and can even affect circadian rhythms while we sleep—but technology is shifting LED color temperature toward a warmer outlook.   LEDs have proven their capabilities for applications from car headlights and bicycle lights […]

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Reliable Solar Backup and Safety Lighting Solutions

Sol and Carmanah offer a range of products to help during disaster relief—and during the rebuilding process.   Planning for the worst is not something anyone looks forward to, but it is a necessary part of running cities, militaries, schools, and businesses. This is especially true for those in high-risk zones for events like wildfires, […]

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Infographic: 6 Benefits of Commercial Solar Lighting

Why choose solar lighting for a new project? Why switch to solar when existing infrastructure is already in place? Today’s solar lighting is more reliable than ever before, making it a viable alternative to on-grid, AC-powered lighting. You may already know that you can install solar lighting where on-grid lighting is impossible or cost-prohibitive, but […]

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5 Parks and Pathways Featuring Solar LED Lighting

Celebrate Parks and Recreation Month this July   In recognition of Parks and Recreation Month, we’re looking at five cities that have used Sol solar lighting for their park and pathway projects. From sustainability initiatives to environmental protection and low maintenance to remote monitoring, the reasons cities choose solar lighting are as varied as the […]

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EverGen featured in Green Building + Design magazine

The May-June 2018 issue of Green Building + Design features a story about the EverGen M Series and how it fits into the bigger story of Sol’s cost-effective, built-tough solar outdoor lighting solutions that are properly sized to last for 10 years and beyond. Founded in 2009, Green Building + Design magazine celebrates its 50th […]

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Solar Power Drives LEDs for General Illumination

Monday, December 1, 2008 LEDs Magazine Anthony Tisot and Sean Bourquin Against a climate of rising energy costs and escalating environmental concerns, today’s advanced LED technology is creating new opportunities in solar-powered area lighting. Thanks to a new generation of bright and efficient LEDs, solar-powered lighting is expanding from its role in signal lights and […]

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