Solar energy and solar products have amassed unmatched popularity in the past few decades—so much so that solar products have obsoleted or, at least, curtailed the dominance of quite a few types of traditional lightings already. One such prominent disruption, resulting from the harnessing of solar energy, was that of solar powered lightings absolutely sidelining the use of traditional lights. Why the aforesaid disruption took place can be understood simply by considering the importance of solar energy.
It is in cases such as these that solar powered outdoor flagpole lighting truly shines. Because they are powered by the sun, standalone commercial solar outdoor lighting systems eliminate wiring, trenching, and other installation costs associated with grid-tied lights.
Most modern solar-powered lightings are affixed with LED lights or built-in with LEDs. LEDs can be colored in order to reach the desired CRI, making them resemble sunlight as closely as possible and increasing night-time visibility, as a result of the process. Traditional lights usually have metal halide lamps which are nowhere close to beating the visibility offered by solar-LED lights.
Yet another advantage of solar powered lighting is that it is not subject to brownouts or blackouts caused by extreme weather events such as hurricanes. They are also immune to the stresses of the electrical grid. Due to their sophisticated battery technology, the lighting systems can continue to shine for five days without a single ray of sunshine.
Solar panels and solar powered flagpole lighting may seem quite expensive when you first purchase it, but in the long run, you will find yourself saving quite a great deal of money. After all, it does not cost anything to harness the power of the sun. Unfortunately, paying for oil is an expensive prospect and the cost is still rising consistently. Why pay for expensive energy when you can harness it freely?
Some disadvantages are the following. There is a barrage of cheap solar powered flagpole lightings being imported and sold, that do not comply with the flag statute. This is bad for a number of reasons. Imported stuff is cheaply made and more importantly, the designs, materials, colors, and methods do not compare well with the better quality, longer-lasting, and correctly designed flagpole lightings made by American manufacturers. The Flag Company Inc specialized in flags and flagpole lightings offered a special edition of solar powered flagpole lightings to provide innovative solutions for individual projects.