Customer Installations & Blog Articles — Off-grid

Off-grid project update from the UK - 48V Beautiful Barn Lighting!

We love when customers send us their project results! This feedback inspires others around the world to see the effectiveness and reliability of our lighting products and helps customers to make informed, confident buying decisions.  As the Watt-a-Light product line continues to grow, we look forward to sharing how these innovations are lighting up the world! This customer is located in the United Kingdom and sent us a wonderful update on their 48V DC off-grid barn project.  Impressive! Here is the note and photo we received: "At last I've finished the project!  Picture attached that you can use if you want on your website. ...

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Spotlight: Passive Solar Tiny House at Salamander Springs Farm

Tucked away in the beautiful Appalachian mountains close to Berea, Kentucky, you'll find Salamander Springs Organic Permaculture Farm and founder Susana Lein's tiny passive solar house. Totally off-grid, this 340 sq. foot tiny house was built by hand from rough lumber, salvaged woods, clay, and straw, and also incorporates an earthen floor which serves as thermal mass to retain solar heat in winter.  Powered by a small solar electric system, we are honoured that Susana carefully chose our Watt-a-Light™ 10 Watt 24V DC LED Bulb to provide warm light above the stove and sink after dark! Susana is a pioneer in permaculture in North America and has...

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Cortes Island off-grid beauty lit by Watt-a-Light

Here you see our super energy saving Watt-a-Light™ LED bulbs in action at this off-grid cabin on Cortes Island in British Columbia, Canada. These customers are operating a system that incorporates 48 volt DC power for the ceiling and wall lighting.

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Saving Energy and living Boat Life in Alaska

Another happy customer from Auke Bay, Alaska! She lives on this beautiful 42 ft boat and wanted to save on energy consumption by switching to LEDs. She purchased our 5 Watt LED 32V Watt-a-Light™ (soft daylight) LED bulbs for the engine room and is very happy with them - so happy, she came back for more!   "I have a 42 foot wooden boat that was built in the Alf Hansen shipyard, State of Washington, for the Forest Service to patrol outside Alaska waters. Being built in 1954, it was all wired, very tidily, for 32-volt electricity in reverse polarity. I...

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California off-gridders love our LEDs!

Received this email from a repeat customer who uses our 24VDC LEDs throughout their off-grid home in California. 
"We are an excellent example, I think, of people who benefit from your products; those 24v bulbs are hard to find but they’re great; they give more than adequate (warm) light with very low power consumption.  We’ve been off the grid since we got here in 1971; my wife designed the house, I built it, and we raised two kids with kerosene lamps for fourteen years until solar panels became possible, at which point we became very much aware of what the general public is in the process of discovering; these systems really work!  We use an inverter for everything but the lights (laundry, TV, computers, etc.), which we kept on 24vDC so that we don’t have to add the three or four amps that the inverter takes, in order to use the lights (a significant factor in winter), and we have a bottom end (ca. two amps) little water wheel that almost suffices during the winter.  With a backup generator (that we use mostly for equalizing the batteries once a month) we’re stylin’!  
We also greatly appreciate the quality of your service; your quick replies to questions, your refund of the price of a product with a problem, and the cheerfully human tone of how you conduct your business (something the world needs badly, these days; don’t let them replace you with a robot, Amber!)."

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