Alternate Energy Lighting

People who want to minimize their carbon footprint and cut their energy costs at the same time are always looking for other ways to light their worlds. Sure, electricity is ‘right there’ at the flick of a switch, but it is also expensive and let’s face it, there are just some places where you need a more portable option for lighting. Enter alternative energy lighting.

The sun is our ultimate heater and our major light source during the days, but once that giant orb goes down we are left in the dark and while those in previous generations may have thought that signaled the end of the working day, we today go on trucking right into the night, so we need sources of light.

Fuel based lamps may seem old fashioned now, but they are in fact a great alternative energy lighting option. They are portable and easy to use and they give you light when and where you want it. They are also easy to find and purchase and they are usually locally made which is another thing that people are more cognizant of these days. Simply fill your lamp with kerosene or another fuel, light it up and you’re good to go. The candle is the simplest form of this kind of lamp, but they can be hazardous and it is not wise to leave them burning unattended.

And then there is solar power, grabbed from the sun itself and then used to light our way when the sun has gone down. Solar lanterns incorporate a solar module, a light and a battery all in one unit, they are portable and they are a great source of back up energy. Solar lanterns and lights are wireless meaning you can put them anywhere you choose and they come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes. Best of all, there is no environmental harm and no pollution that comes from using solar lighting and they don’t have black out periods like electricity can. Once installed the energy is free which is yet another bonus.

Generators that run on gas or diesel are another form of alternative energy lighting. They are stand alone units that you can use instead of the regular electricity for hours at a time for lighting and heating all without using the electricity in your home.

Electricity may be the easy option, but it can also be the expensive one, what about looking into alternative methods of achieving the same thing?