When you want to minimize your carbon footprint and cut your energy costs at the same time, you will always look for other ways to light your home. 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 surely our ultimate source of heat and our major light source during the daytime. But, once that giant orb goes down we are left in the dark.While those in previous generations may have thought that signaled the end of the working day, today we go on trucking right into the night, so we need alternative sources of light.
Here are some of other forms of lighting that may be used as alternative energy lighting.
Fuel Based Lamps
These may seem old fashioned now, but they are in fact a great alternative energy lighting option. The lamps are portable and easy to use, and they give you light when and where you want it. They are also very 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.
It’s 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 Running On Gas Or Diesel
These are another form of alternative energy lighting. Generators are stand alone units that you can use instead of the regular electricity for hours at a time, lighting and heating, all without using the electricity in your home.