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Best Solar Lights & Applications

Do you know how solar lights work? They rely on photovoltaic effect which takes solar energy produced by the sun. The energy is then stored into a rechargeable cell battery which then powers the solar light.

Theory talks a lot about solar energy, how it was used as early as 7th century B.C . It started when humans used sunlight to light fires with magnifying glass materials. This was actually cool and it opened up more ideas on how to use solar energy.

Later on, its stated that Greeks and Romans had religious ceremonies where they used mirrors to harness solar power which was used to light torches.

This short history clear shows how the human mind has advanced and become more creative. Currently solar panels are being used to trap solar energy .

Let us look at different applications of solar lights;

  1. Compound lighting
  2. Street lighting
  3. Garden Lighting
  4. Balcony lighting
  5. Gate Lighting

Compound Lighting

When lighting up your compound you need to consider a few things. The lighting product should be waterproof, moisture proof and it should also consume less energy.

Its also wise to have lights on during the whole night to enable security but, currently people prefer switching off their compound lights around midnight to avoid high power consumption.

This is where solar compound/ outdoor lights come in. They will help save on power bills since they consume solar energy . They also last longer and are both water and moisture proof.

Street Lighting

The key importance of street lighting is to help pedestrians, drivers and also riders during the night. This helps reduce accidents and other negativities that result to not seeing clearly.

Street lights also help extend activities during the night since they help with security. The advantage of going solar is that incase of power black outs or heavy rains, the street will still remain lit since solar lights do not depend on electricity.

Garden Lighting

Garden lighting is all about beauty. Solar lights have actually made things easier since they do not need any wiring. This is a huge advantage since one can help make the exterior of your compound more appealing. Different solar garden lights are now available with awesome designs to help add a touch of elegance.

Balcony Lighting

There are definitely spaces that need lighting on your balcony. These spaces need to worry no more since modern solar wall lights are now available to help with good lighting.

These lights require easy installation and add to elegance and style.

Gate Lighting

Security is what comes to mind when gate lights are mentioned. These lights are placed around your gate to help visibility of people going in and out . They also help visibility of pedestrians and cyclists to avoid accidents or damages at night.

Using solar gate lights is wise since no expenses are incurred and in addition they are water proof and moisture proof.

Garden Lighting Ideas

Garden lights make the outside of your home safer as you and your visitors will be able to see pathways, entrances, and gateways more clearly. Two, outdoor lighting improves security as burglars and vandals are less inclined to come near your property when they can be seen clearly. Three, impressive lighting can light up your home and add to its appearance and value. These three reasons are equally valid whether we’re talking about private property, a rented house, a company building, or a shop premises. They brighten walkways and work great for landscape lightings.

Be careful to choose lights that can withstand all weather conditions. From extremely high temperatures to rainfall. well at least for our Kenyan climate that doesn’t include snow.

Lights should blend in with nature and architecture and should add on accent and artistic appeal. Make sure your lights make nature the focus because you can never go wrong trying to in cooperate nature with your outdoor lighting.

Types of garden lights.

PATHLIGHTS.

Landscape path lights are not just about providing a safe walkway to your home or security for the exterior. Pathway lights can paint your property with a pleasing mixture of glowing, warm spots of light that highlight or define the walkway or garden areas.

most of these come as bollard lights that work well besides the green hedges and bushes. They add a contemporary feel to your garden. ones with geometric profiles allow light to por from all angles to adequately lighten things up. Most are eco friendly and they reduce on power bills since they use solar energy

WALL LIGHTS.

You can decide how you want your outdoor wall light to illuminate your garden or the entrance to your house. The possibilities are endless, especially where outdoor wall lights are concerned. One of the many options is a light that provides illumination both upwards and downwards.

With a light like this, you can kill two birds with one stone it will not only provide safety (i.e. good lighting) but it will also produce beautiful lighting accents as the beam reaches across the wall.

GLOBES.

The modern trend consists of simple shapes, monotone colors and unbusy decor. These outdoor sphere lights are a perfect representation of the contemporary style and have become popular as yard decorations in recent years.

They can be placed practically anywhere; in the grass, near walkways, or in garden beds to give a soft white glow to otherwise shadowy spaces.

IN GROUND LIGHTS

inground lights can line walkways for subtle illumination or up light short shrubbery, considering how low they are. They’re easy to install and can take up considerably less room than above-ground lights while giving off the same amount of illumination.

PORTABLE LAMPS.  One of the best ways to add lighting to a garden party is to use portable outdoor lights to place on the ground or hung from a tree a tree. They would work well for camping but that is beside the point.

What I am basically saying is that When choosing garden lights choose those that reflect the landscape architecture and furnishing of your garden to create visual harmony. Lighting is key to invoking visual balance for your yards.

Property Owners Blog

For home or business owners, the start of a new year is often a time for reflection on past projects and goalsetting. a great time for property owners to make some financially smart resolutions. our homes and places of work are our biggest assets. we cannot afford the lack of inspiration.

Lighting is an often underestimated part of our homes and businesses. Besides having a huge impact on aesthetics and functionality, it can also have profound effects on your mood, emotions, and wellbeing. As the days get shorter and shorter and we approach the darker days of fall and winter, it’s important to emphasize just how important our indoor/ lighting is.

Featured items: step lights. gardenlights. spotlights.

Lighting Design Factors:

  • Size and space
  • Occupant’s age and preference
  • Ceiling height and shape
  • Color of walls and furniture
  • Existing lights and electrical setups
  • Points of interest, art work, and highlight areas
  • Traffic patterns
  • Shadows and reflections
  • Daylight integrations
  • Surface characteristics
  • Color appearance
  • Lighting controls and distribution
  • Source, task, and eye geometry
  • Economics and energy efficiency
  • Spatial perceptions
  • Level of illumination (lux)
  • Psychological and physiological factors
  • Electrical codes, documentation, and specifications

Although we can give you some general guidelines for how to light the different rooms in your home, every home is different and requires specialized attention. Take this guide as a starting point, but remember that you will probably need to consult with a professional in order to get your space exactly how you want it.Remember, that color is also a huge contributor to your psychological and physiological states. The color of your rooms combined with the color temperature of your lighting can mean the difference between feeling sluggish and depressed or lively and optimistic.

Featured items: panel lighs. downlighters. strip lights.

General Indoor Lighting Tips

  • Dimming controls are highly recommended for cutting electricity use and providing more flexible lighting options.
  • Make use of lighter colors and reflections to create the atmosphere you desire. Consider adding mirrors and reflective surfaces for a shinier and brighter appearance.
  • Be wary of colored light bulbs. You will want to use these sparingly. Reds and warmer colors are better for creating an inviting atmosphere in dining rooms and living rooms, while blues and cooler colors should be reserved for calmer areas like the bedroom.
  • The lighting levels in your home will depend on the amount of natural light that room receives. Take advantage of natural light whenever you can, since it can have positive effects on your health and mood.
  • Low light is better for producing a relaxing and calming effect. Use brighter lights for high-focus areas to encourage activity.
  • Save money by replacing your incandescent lights with LEDs and CFLs.
  • Speak with a professional to make sure you are using the right wattage for each fixture and that your lighting combinations make sense for your space.

OUTDOOR LIGHTING TIPS.

pathways

We say it a lot, but we truly believe that we light the front of our homes for our neighbors and the rest of the property for us. That is why we think adding path lights to any pathway that leads to outdoor living spaces is a must. Incorporating path lights to the walkways provides safety and allows for you to show off the beauty that these walkways create in your property. This is especially true when the paths display gorgeous stone!

The spacing for pathways is the same as that of the sidewalk entrances! It is meant to provide the appropriate amount of light to guide one to the outdoor living space without over lighting the area. Staggering is key!

Featured lights: garden lights. floodlights.

Entrances

The main area path lighting is needed is our front entrances leading up to the home. Adding lights to the sidewalks leading up to your home allows you and your guests to be safely guided to the entrances. This gives your home a welcoming and beautiful feel when arriving. It also eliminates the question of “where do we go” when guests pull up to your home.

When installing path lights to the entrances, it is important to stagger them on each side of the walk so that the light casts in a purposeful manner. The spacing is meant to provide a clear path without over lighting. The goal is to place the fixtures so the light that is cast work in sync with one another.

Featured items: downlighters. warm light bulbs

Stairs.

The next area we think path lights are needed is for steps on your property. Stairs can be such a hazard in the dark even for those who know them best. Adding lighting to them provides such a safety element because it allows both you and your guests to navigate them with ease.
When we place the fixtures to bring light to the stairs, we don’t want a fixture on every step. Instead, we want them to be spread out down the edges of the staircase so that they provide just enough light to ascend and descend the stairs without trouble. Landscape lighting often cast shadows from the neighboring landscape of stones, adding a bonus depth of beauty that is not thought about before adding light to the steps!

Featured items: step lights(water proof).

Pool decks

The final space we are going to talk about is pool decks! A pool deck is not the first thing you think of when thinking of installing path lighting. For certain pool decks, they can provide exactly what is needed. The best way to utilize path lights in a pool deck is by using them in conjunction with other lighting fixtures. Path lights are great for illuminating steps in your pool area or providing light to the perimeter of the pool deck. Placing the path lights in just the right place brings such functionality to the pool area for both you and your guests! 

Featured items: downlighters. waterproof lights.

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Electric Fence Installation Steps

If you do not know by now, Tungsten electricals offers electric fence installation countrywide. Electric fence is a preventive security measure that gives you peace of mind by protecting both your love ones and property.

Interested in electric fence installation?tricity connection, perimeter wall and lastly a gate. Below is a list of materials that Tungsten Electricals use for electric fence installation

  • W insulator posts
  • Strainer post
  • Supports
  • Strainers
  • Energizer machine
  • Siren Kit
  • Undergate cable
  • Razor wire
  • Warning signs
  • 4 core cable & D10…

Installation steps

1.Site preparation

Once we have shared our quotation and you have paid the deposit, we do commence the installation process that lasts 2-4 days depending on the dimension of the plot.Site prepation do involve spacing out w strainer posts along the perimeter wall.

 

2.W strainer post mounting

 

 

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3.Corner post preparation

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4.Razor wire installation

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5.Strainer preparation

 

6 High tensile wire setting

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7 High tensile wire installation

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8.Warning signs mounting

 

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9.Gate fence installation

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10.Siren Kit Installation

 

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11.Energizer installation

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ELECTRIC FENCE INSTALLATION

An electric fence basically refers to a barrier that is said to use electric shocks to deter animals and even people from crossing the boundary. Over the years, with the growing technology, electric fencing has been highly recommended as compared to the barbed wire fencing also known as the traditional form of fencing.

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Electric fencing has proved to be more advantageous in a numbers of ways as indicated below;

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  • Electric fences cost less than barbed wires since less materials are required and they take less time to install

 

  • They are more versatile as they can be taken down quickly and re-installed elsewhere as compared to the barbed wires
  • They have a longer life compared to barbed wires due to their reduced physical pressure
  • Electric fences improve existing fences by including one or two electrified wires in your conventional fence or by adding offsets thus extending the fence life

 

 

 

  • Electric fences are simple and flexible. They are a quick and easy way to effectively subdivide a paddock for intensive grazing, improving pasture management and production for those practicing agricultural farming

 

 

  • Electric fences also encourage for low maintenance and this is due to its reduced stock pressure

 

  • In an agricultural context, electric fences are said to cause less damage to stock . Shock from an electric fence causes less or no damage to stock and if they are forced through electric fences by wild animals or bush fires there is reduced likelihood of injury

In a number of ways, electric fencing, despite having the numerous advantages also has some of its disadvantages which include;

  • Need for proper maintenance especially the regular voltage checks. In an instance of too many weeds, broken insulators or other things touching the fence, the voltage becomes too low to be effective

 

 

 

  • Non-appealing. Some property owners tend to prefer traditional fencing to electric fencing due to their aesthetic appearance of wooden fencing as compared to electric fencing
  • Vulnerability to power outages. Electric fencing relies mostly on continuous electricity thus in an event of power outage, the fence won’t be functional until the power is restored. However, since animals or humans already have the psychological notion not to go near an electric due to the shock, in the case of power outage they might not actually notice and thus the fence will still be effective since none of them will come close to it. This thus means that the fence can still act as barrier even without electricity.

Outdoor lighting

Lighting of outdoor areas includes streets, roadways, parking lots and pedestrian areas.This type of lighting was dominated by metal halide (MFH) and high pressure sodium (HPS) sources but things are changing. Recent advances in LED (light emitting diode) technology have resulted in a new option for outdoor area lighting with several potential advantages. Some of the advantages

  • Surface illuminance using less energy and with improved uniformity
  • Significance longer life (50000hrs) with better lumen maintenance
  • No mercury or other disposal hazards.
  • They come on instantly without run up time or restrike delay.
  • High IP rating to low maintenance

Outdoor lights often become perches for birds and the debris that come with them. The luminaire should not collect and retain dirt or water on the top side, the optical chamber should remain clean for the Led luminaire to truly reduce maintenance. This brings us to the Ingress Protection (IP) ratings described on the luminaire for example rating of IP65 indicates dust tight and protected from water jets from any direction.

For the sake of energy saving solar lights outdoor has

  1. Photo cell sensor it will turn off during the daytime and it will turn on under dim light mode at night automatically. With an astonishing lifespan of 50000 hours and 160 weeks no frequent replacement and maintenance.
  2. PIR motion detection sensor, this solar lights can detect up to 20-26ft away and range of 120 degree, turn on high bright lighting mode for 20s, distance up to 40-55ft after the motion detected then turn to dim mode. This makes the light to come on when it’s only necessary thus increasing the conservation of energy.
  • Timers. Timers are adjusted to the consumer specification and preference on when the light should be on and off.

Benefits of a hot shower

Benefits of a hot shower

A hot shower does not only make you feel good but also has numerous health benefits to your body. A hot shower isn’t only for the morning but before sleep, after work out and for treatment. Below are the various health benefits of a hot shower

 

Improve blood circulation

Hot water can treat muscular and joint pain associated with arthritis, muscle tears and overuse. Illnesses such as headaches and migraine are caused by poor blood circulation. A simple act of shower improves blood circulation and therefore improve cure the headaches

Decrease stress and insomnia

A hot shower instantly calms your body, mind and nerves. It is a natural inexpensive sedative that will make you feeling better and relax. An instant hot shower actually improves oxytocin levels, and this in turn improves your mood and lowers stress levels.

Cleanse the skin

Struggling with that acne? Hot water and steam open the pores of your skin making it easier to cleanse and release impurities. Ladies, your perfect skin is a hot shower away

Improve your immunity

After a long day exposed to bacteria, a hot shower is perfect help you get rid of the disease-causing bacteria. Most types of harmful bacteria cannot withstand the moderate temperatures hence killed instantly. A hot shower is also a good idea if you have a wound, since it helps to kill off the bacteria and promote circulation in the injured area so that the healing process takes place much faster

Help manage high blood pressure

Did you know that a hot shower can help you manage high blood pressure by lowering your pressure? All you need is to let hot shower run over your body for a while and you feel better

Better sleep

A hot shower before bed time will make you sleep like a baby! After a few minutes of the exposure to the hot water, you will have no problem getting sleep once you get into bed because your body will be soothed and relaxed.

Why miss out on all these? Call us on 0714457231 or 0705926270 for a hot shower installation. We have a wide variety of affordable and unique showers that can be delivered right at your door step