Why Solar Energy?
Solar energy, radiant light and heat from the sun, has been harnessed by humans since ancient times using a range of ever-evolving technologies. Solar radiation, along with secondary solar-powered resources such as wind and wave power, hydroelectricity and biomass, account for most of the available renewable energy on earth. Only a minuscule fraction of the available solar energy is used.
Solar powered electrical generation relies on heat engines and photovoltaics. Solar energy's uses are limited only by human ingenuity. A partial list of solar applications includes space heating and cooling through solar architecture, potable water via distillation and disinfection, daylighting, solar hot water, solar cooking, and high temperature process heat for industrial purposes. To harvest the solar energy, the most common way is to use solar panels.
Solar technologies are broadly characterized as either passive solar or active solar depending on the way they capture, convert and distribute solar energy. Active solar techniques include the use of photovoltaic panels and solar thermal collectors to harness the energy. Passive solar techniques include orienting a building to the Sun, selecting materials with favorable thermal mass or light dispersing properties, and designing spaces that naturally circulate air.
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We offer home solar power units, solar panels, batteries of all types for solar use, and the newest and most efficient LED bulbs. The future is now with SunEnergy Warehouse, your number one source for solar power and energy efficiency products.
Light Bulb Watt-to-Lumen Conversion Guide
In the past, light bulbs were measured in terms of brightness in watts. A conventional incandescent light bulb produces a normal amount of light at 60-watts. The majority of residential incandescent bulbs used 60-watts of energy to produce enough lumens, or amount of light, to sufficiently light a room. In contrast, LED light bulbs are measured in terms of brightness in lumens. Below is a chart to compare brightness from incandescent bulbs to LED bulbs.
|Incandescent Bulbs: Watts||Minimum Light Output: Lumens|
To make things a little simpler, a 60-watt incandescent light bulb produced 800 lumens. An 800 lumen LED light bulb only needs 15-watts. What this basically means is that an LED light bulb can, on average, produce the same amount of light at 1/4 the energy. However, this does not mean that you would have get an 800 lumen LED bulb to produce enough light for your lighting needs.