Posts Tagged ‘environment’

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


+ Solar Cynergy

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 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]

LightLines Inc officially added as Solar Cynergy’s Manufacturer’s Rep in PA

October 19, 2007

Solar Cynergy would like to welcome LightLines Inc as our Pennsylvania territory manufacturer’s representative agency!

Since 1991, Light Lines has evolved into a niche agency to better serve our customers.

We are incredibly happy to be featured on the Lightlines Line Card as their exponential growth is a true testament to their dedicated efforts and ethic.

For Pennsylvania area specifications please contact Dave Camp at dcamp@lightlines-inc.com.