When there is enough sunlight outside, why should you be paying for lighting bills?
Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014
Commercial buildings spend as much as 40% of their electric bill on keeping their lights on throughout the day. It is a paradox that buildings spend so much money on lighting, when the sun shining above them could easily make this lighting free. Soledium offers a patented solution to harness the solar energy to provide energy efficient LED lighting and minimize the use of the grid, making lighting costs during business hours free, and saving buildings hundreds of thousands of dollars.
For commercial buildings eager to go green, but unable to afford the switch to becoming completely solar-powered, Soledium’s Solar-LED System is a much more affordable alternative. After all, solar installations are an expensive investment. Instead of filling an entire rooftop with solar panels, a building can elect to only install a couple of solar panels to supply power for the building’s lights. Since the lights are switched to energy-efficient LEDs, the building gets its return on investment quicker too, maybe even within a year.
The patented Solar-LED System seems like an obvious solution to the commercial lighting problem. Yet it is astonishingly unprecedented and unique. It is not simply a couple of solar panels turning on the building’s lights. If that were the case, the lights would get dimmer in the evening. It is also not a typical grid-off or grid tie solar system which relies on expensive batteries or inverters. If that were the case, the Solar-LED System would not be able to make lighting virtually free during business hours.
The patented Solar-LED System comprises a Soledium Box, which connects the wires from the solar panel and the main electric panel and the circuit feeding into a building’s lights. The lights are switched to Energy Star-rated LEDs that are customized for the Solar-LED System. The patented system allows the natural combination of solar and grid power, but with a preference for solar power. That way, the system maximize the use of the solar panels throughout the day, while the use of the grid increases only incrementally as nighttime approaches, providing high quality LED lighting that can shine day and night.
Soledium’s Solar-LED System is the answer to the commercial lighting problem, where despite ample sunlight and potential energy from the sun, commercial buildings spend a huge chunk of their electric bill on lighting. Currently daylighting solutions that exist in the market have proven to be either too invasive or impractical to gain popularity. For example, one solution involves drilling large holes in the ceiling and reflecting in sunlight through elaborate mirrors. The beauty of the Solar-LED System is that it is simple and non-intrusive. The Solar-LED System keeps the building intact, while providing it with state-of-the-art LED lighting.
Since the electrical bill, of which lighting is the biggest share, is a significant part of a business’s operating costs, the Solar-LED System ultimately provides a means for boosting a business’s bottom line. It is in every commercial building’s best business, environmental, and real estate interest to install the Solar-LED System. When it comes to market, Soledium’s Solar-LED System is likely to start a new era of commercial lighting.
Soledium LLC is an energy efficient lighting and solar company headquartered in Houston, TX, with a nationwide presence. Along with distribution of energy-star rated LED lamps, Soledium is involved with the research & development of energy-efficient technology like the Solar-LED System, retrofit LED installations, and solar power services.