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Solar Cynergy Solar LED Pavers installed in Washington State Capitol Campus!

August 13, 2008

View our Solar Cynergy solar LED paver technology in action at the Washington State Capitol in Olympia, WA!

416 Sid Snyder Avenue SW
Olympia, WA 98504

Solar Cynergy Solar LED Pavers in Action

Solar Cynergy Solar LED Pavers in Action

It was truly a pleasure collaborating on this wonderful project as we encourage anyone in the area to visit the campus and view the beautiful array as the solar LED pavers automatically illuminate upon nightfall.

Solar Cynergy Solar LEDs in City of Irvine’s Great Balloon Park!

July 9, 2008

With the grand opening of the city of Irvine’s Great Balloon park taking place this upcoming July 12th, we wanted to invite everyone to partake in the Festival of Flight and experience free hot air balloon rides amongst other fun activities for the entire family.

The Great Park Balloon is the first major attraction of the Orange County Great Park, a 1,347 acre public space on the site of the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station in Orange County, California.

Passengers will soar between 250-400 feet above the surrounding landscape, enjoying a bird’s eye view of the retired air station’s transformation into the first great metropolitan park of the 21st Century.

Solar Cynergy has been working with the Balloon Park designers to go green and integrate commercial grade solar LED technology as landscape hazard and accent lighting. The Balloon Park will be using Solar Cynergy CSL 6009 solar LED fixtures in the surrounding areas as these models are completely self contained (with no additional wiring) and completely solar powered.

We are extremely excited to be working on such a great and sustainable minded project and look forward to seeing you all of you this weekend. For more information, please visit http://www.ocgp.org/gpb/ and http://www.solarcynergy.com.

For any immediate questions, please feel free to contact John Huang at john@solarcynergy.com

Solar Cynergy featured in this month’s Professional Lighting Design

December 18, 2007

Solar Cynergy featured on page 79 of this month’s issue of UK based Professional Lighting Design Magazine.

Feel free to visit their online publication at here!

Featured in SOLAR TODAY magazine’s New Product and Holiday Wish list!

November 6, 2007

We’re extremely excited to see our Solar Cynergy RSC line featured in Solar Today Magazine’s
New Products. With a special focus on a Holiday Wish list “for the Gardener in the Family.”

You can see our feature on page 58 of this month’s Solar Today hard copy magazine! To browse their great publication online, visit www.solartoday.org!

Solar Cynergy featured in Inhabitat.com!

November 6, 2007

Solar Cynergy Solar LED Paver Lights

by Tylene

Solar Cynergy’s Solar LED Lights, City Street Lights

Solar Cynergy’s new line of solar LED lights is an eco-friendly, reliable and smart alternative to traditional street lights and home garden lights. Run entirely on solar energy, there’s no battery or complicated wiring involved, simply place the unit in a sunlit area and you can use the sun’s rays to light up anything from your front yard and drive way to dangerous intersections and crosswalks.
Solar Cynergy Solar LED Lights, Pool View

The solar unit charges during the day and turns on automatically at dusk. A single day of weak sunlight is enough to provide lighting for several days. The lights come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors for residential, commercial and city applications. The lights are weather resilient (working conditions –4 to 158º F), durable enough to be driven on and if that’s not enough, they come with a 10-year warranty and an expected lifetime of 25+ years.

A six-pack of round halogen white lights retails for $699.99 on SmartHome.com

$699.99 from SmartHome


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Solar Cynergy announces Nature Neutral as Virginia distributor!

November 1, 2007

Solar Cynergy announces Nature Neutral as Virginia territory distributor!

 

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Nature Neutral offers environmentally preferable products and building suppliesfor construction, renovation and everyday living. We believe our alternative building materials offer the best combination of quality, safety, and affordability to make your home or business healthier and more environmentally friendly for everyone who lives or works there.

Whether you need green building supplies for home renovation, home building, commercial construction, LEED certification or industrial applications we can help you create a healthier and safer environment both inside and outside because our environmentally preferable products are all made with non-toxic or less toxic substances.

For order inquiries please feel free to visit www.natureneutral.com or contact John Meggs at jmeggs@natureneutral.com.

Solar Cynergy as a hot green tip in Apartment Therapy

October 31, 2007

Apartment Therapy

Green Tip: Solar LED Path Lighting

 

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We have been neck deep in reno’s and will be for a while, but when it comes time to finally move outside, these solar powered LED path lights sure look like an interesting option for lighting up our outdoor living space. posted originally from: AT:Hometech

We have looked at the Philips LED lights before, but the Solar Cynergy path lights are interesting because they use a capacitor to provide up to 15 hours of lighting on 8 hours of solar charge. The entire unit is encased in resin which allows you to integrate it directly with patio stones or even poured concrete. Perfect for a modern design without any need for electricity or additional wiring work.

-via Treehugger

– ryan

Solar Cynergy featured in SlowHome: New Design Environment!

October 29, 2007

TheSlowHome - Solar LEDs
New Design

A Smarter Light

Exterior Installation

 

Solar Cynergy Solar LEDs

Solar efficiency and modern accent lighting combined. Utilizing quality Nichia LEDs and capacitor technology, Solar Cynergy offers high end architectural and landscape lighting for your home.

Removed from view and embedded beneath the scratch resistant polycarbonate resin surfaces, the solar panels cycle power to a capacitor that charges during the day and automatically illuminates the LEDs at nightfall via a photo sensor.

Each self-contained fixture allows for easy installation with no messy wiring and is ideal for accenting pathways, gardens, pools and custom landscapes. All fixtures are weather resilient, capable of being driven over and are protected by a 10 year manufacturer’s warranty.

Solar Cynergy is available in RSC-100 circular, RSC-500 square or RSC-900 rectangular models in green, blue, red, white and halogen white.

Dimensions: (L x W x H in)
RSC-100 – 3.1” x 2.3”
RSC-500 – 3.8” x. 3.8” x 2.3”
RSC-900 – 7.7” x 3.8” x 2.3”

 

 

Solar Cynergy LED

Location: Corona, California , US West

Designer: Solar Cynergy

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Rectangular: White


Rectangular: Green


Circular: Red and Blue


Square: Halogen White


Square: Red

Solar Cynergy featured in VentureBeat! (live post Sept 19th)

October 29, 2007

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Solar Cynergy, for zero-energy outdoor lighting
By Chris Morrison 09.19.07

Makers of outdoor light-emitting diode (LED) technology usually aim at replacing public street lights, which sap large amounts of energy over time. A company called Solar Cynergy has instead chosen to focus on the residential outdoor decorative lighting market.

LEDs consume less power than incandescent bulbs, the standard lighting used everywhere. LEDs are a developing technology that may one day beat fluorescents for energy efficiency, and also have an extremely long life-span. Their low power requirements mean they can be combined with a small solar cell and capacitor to drop off the power grid entirely.

Solar Cynergy’s initial outdoor product is a “brick” that is installed in the ground and covered by a polycarbon shield strong enough to drive a truck over. During the day, the solar cell inside soaks up sunlight, storing the energy in its capacitor. At night, the light comes on automatically. A single day of weak sunlight is enough to power the LED for several days, according to the company, and the lights can last as long as 25 years.

Competitor Hotbeam sells a nearly identical product, although the “SolarBrick” has a more visible solar panel. Solar Cynergy has also begun making lights designed for cities, such as cross-walks illuminators.

solarcynergy1.jpgSolar Cynergy has started out targeting the high-end residential market, to cover its high component costs: A pack of six round lights costs about $799 wholesale. John Huang, an associate of the company, blames manufacturing costs and a 20-40 percent markup that will be reduced over time.

But with the price of both LEDs and solar paneling coming down by at least 10 percent each year, and production ramping up, it won’t be long until the lights are within reach for ordinary homeowners. Solar Cynergy currently sells only through a handful of distributors, who resell to construction companies and contractors across the country, but recently signed a contract to sell through SmartHome, an online retailer.

Prashant Shewa, CEO of the company’s Japanese parent Shewas Inc., claims that Solar Cynergy is run by only six employees and already takes in about $7 million annually. Its early success is an indicator of the expanding market for energy-conscious products in every aspect of consumer’s lives.

For more on cleantech LED designs, see our posts on D.Light Design and Metrolight.

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Solar Cynergy featured on Ecotality.com!

October 28, 2007

Virtually Free Landscape Lighting*

Solar Cynergy of Corona, California, is marketing what may be the ultimate in eco-friendly lighting these days – solar-powered LED lighting – lights that store solar energy during the day and use it to power long-lasting LED lights at night. I call them virtually free because they don’t cost anything to operate once you’ve paid the upfront cost of the lamps. More on the cost in a minute.

LEDs consume far less power than incandescent bulbs, and last longer. Because they require so little power, combining them with a small solar cell and a capacitor allows the light to be completely off the grid.

Solar Cynergy’s first product is an outdoor landscape accent light for the residential market. The light is a “brick” that is installed in the ground. It is covered by a polycarbon shield that is strong enough to withstand being driven over by a truck. The light comes on automatically at night, and the company says that a single day of weak sunlight is enough to power the LED for several days, according to the company. The LED lights are considered capable of lasting for as long as 25 years.

Solar Cynergy’s initial market target is the high-end residential market – a pack of six round lights costs about $799 wholesale, though as manufacturing costs for LEDs and solar paneling continue to come down – they’re dropping 10 percent annually, the price likely will come down.$799 sounds like a steep up-front price for six landscape lights, but considering that the LEDs last 25 years and the solar power is free, I’d be interested to see how the math works. That $799 cost comes out to about $32 per year. Does it cost that much per year to use grid power to run six regular electric landscape lights? If the costs are similar now, grid power is likely to rise in price over the next 25 years, while the solar LEDs essentially lock in your power costs for as long as they continue to function – and the replacements 25 years from now probably will cost less, not more, in inflation-adjusted dollars.

There also are three non-price factors favoring the solar LEDs: there are no wires to bury, they’re better for the environment, and there’s a “cool” factor to them that regular lights plugged into the grid can’t match.

Solar Cynergy has also begun making similar lights designed for cities, including one meant for lighting city-street crosswalks.

A recent news story about Solar Cynergy has the CEO of the Solar Cynergy’s Japanese parent company claiming that Solar Cynergy is run by just six employees and has annual revenue of about $7 million. Solar Cynergy isn’t the only company in this space – Hotbeam of Australia sells a nearly identical product called the “Solar Brick.”

[Update: Michael has a video review of this solar brick over at GroovyGreen]