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Dark-sky controls ensure no light is wasted

Data shows that 80% of people can’t see the Milky Way, mostly due to increasing light pollution as our cities grow. Updated on November 23, 2017 Increased light pollution worldwide is a topic of conversation lately—and LED lighting is taking the brunt of the blame. The journal Science Advances published a study indicating that from […]

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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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Carmanah Solar LED Lighting Featured in LED Professional Magazine

Tuesday, August 5, 2008 LED Professional Anthony Tisot A case study on using solar-powered LED area lights to illuminate parks and pathways throughout a community. Published in LED Professional magazine — an industry resource for LED and solid-state technologies used in general lighting applications. Excerpt: The City of Kelowna recently launched its latest green initiative […]

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EverGen Setup App and Bluetooth

  How we make outdoor commercial lighting setup easy You’ve purchased EverGen outdoor commercial lighting systems for your project—and now it’s time to turn them on. We’re ready to help with our EverGen Setup App, an easy-to-follow Android app for on-site setup. But how does an app like this work? The Sol development team created […]

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Find LEED opportunities for outdoor solar lights

According to the US Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED is “changing the way we think about how buildings and communities are planned, constructed, maintained, and operated.” The USGBC, founded in 1993, aims to promote sustainable practices in the building and construction industry. In 2000, they unveiled LEED to provide a third-party rating system that would […]

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