In our previous post we have introduced the Solar LED Christmas lights and have explained how this type of lights can be friendly to the environment by using solar energy, a form of renewable green energy. In this post we will provide the advantages of the Solar LED Xmas lights. The advantages can be summarized below:
Now once you are convinced that Solar LED Xmas lights have more advantages than the regular Xmas lights, you have to identify if they are suitable for use in your geographical area. As we have mentioned Solar powered lights need sufficient solar power to operate. This implies that some geographical areas may be more suited for their use than others.
There are maps and services that can help you to find out the amount of solar energy that is available in your area during the Xmas holiday period. The maps below are solar insolation maps that show the average winter peak sun hours in the USA and the rest of the world. These maps can help you identify is the geographical area you live in, is suitable for the use of solar Xmas lights and to what extent. The month of December is the worst case period for the Northern hemisphere.
Of course one can argue that the Solar Xmas lights have some disadvantages when compared to the normal Xmas lights. The only real disadvantage that solar LED Xmas lights have, is their higher initial cost when compared to the normal Xmas lights but if we analyze the total cost of ownership, TCO, over 5 years this disadvantage becomes an advantage.
In conclusion, we highly recommend where the geographical location permits, the use of the environment friendly Solar Xmas lights powered by the renewable green energy source, the Sun.