In wireless sensor networks, the data transmitted from the sensor nodes are susceptible to corruption by errors which caused of noisy channels and other factors. In view of the severe energy constraint in Sensor Networks, it is important to use the error control scheme of the energy efficiently. In this paper, we presented RS (Reed-Solomon) codes in terms of their BER performance and power consumption. RS codes work by adding extra redundancy to the data. The encoded data can be stored or transmitted. It could have errors introduced, when the encoded data is recovered. The added redundancy allows a decoder to detect which parts of the received data is corrupted, and corrects them. The number of errors which are able to be corrected by RS code can determine by added redundancy. The results of experiment validate the performance of proposed method to provide high degree of reliability in low-power communication. We could predict the lifetime of RS codes which transmitted at 32 byte a 1 minutes. RS(15, 13), RS(31, 27), RS(63, 57), RS(127,115), and RS(255,239) can keep the days of 173.7, 169.1, 163.9, 150.7, and 149.7 respectively. The evaluation based on packet reception ratio (PRR) indicates that the RS(255,239) extends a sensor node's communication range by up about 3 miters.