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solar barricade lights, solar barricade light, solar flasher, solar flashers, barricade light, barricade lightsA look at the stats on keyword usage on Google and other search engines and you will realize that solar is a hot new word.  Now, there are not only solar barricade lights but there are also solar traffic lights, solar stop signs, solar arrow boards, etc.  The list goes on and on.

With these solar products it is important to do research to find out how ‘green’ they actually are.  Sometimes you will find that the processes that needs to take place to make these products is not as ‘green’ as the overall use of the entire original product.

solar barricade lights, solar barricade light, solar flasher, solar flashers, solar construction lightsNext time you are on the highway, check out the colors of the solar barricade lights you see.  Chances are, 90% of the time they are going to be yellow/amber.  This is because it is the most popular for roadways.

If you work at an airport and you see construction, chances are you will see that the solar barricade lights being used are all red.  This is because it is an FAA spec for construction lights for airports to be red.  Interesting what you can learn, huh?

solar barricade lights, solar barricade light, solar powered barricade light, solar powered barricade lights, red solar barricade lights, yellow solar barricade lights, solar flasher, solar flashers, solar assist barricade light, barricade light, barricade lightsSolar barricade lights are what you see on top of traffic barricades or traffic barrels.  You may see them on your campus, on you way to work, or in your small town.  They are a ‘greener’ alternative than battery powered barricade lights because you do not have to keep changing the batteries.

Solar barricade lights typically last 3+ years and even after that you may be able to buy replacement batteries, depending on the light.  You will notice that there are a lot more solar lights out there than there used to be, and it is because the technology has become cheaper to a point where it is economical to buy them when you weigh in how much you save from not buying batteries.

solar barricade lights, solar barricade light, solar powered barricade light, solar powered barricade lights, red solar barricade lights, yellow solar barricade lights, solar flasher, solar flashers, solar assist barricade light, barricade light, barricade lightsWhen driving past construction, I doubt the average person looks closely at the type of barricade light attached to the overwhelming amount of traffic barrels.  Because of my interest in the traffic safety industry, however, I like to see what brand and what type it is.  I am surprised to see that 70% of the time these are solar barricade lights.

I would never think they would be so popular because they are about twice the cost of battery operated barricade lights.  But, they are ‘green’ and you do not need to have batteries or worry about going out and changing the batteries.

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If you want something that will be around for 3+ years, go with the solar powered barricade lights.  These are designed to last but they do cost more.  A typical figure is battery powered barricade lights cost half of what solar powered barricade lights, so if you just need them for a short time go with the battery powered lights.