Exterior bollard lighting is outdoor lights that are handy for a variety of uses for businesses and for home use. Here is a look at what bollard lighting is and what it can be used for.
What Are Bollard Lights
Bollard lights take their name from those solid heavy posts that ships would tie their mooring lines too. Later bollards were use to keep traffic from areas where pedestrians walked or to protect certain areas from vehicle traffic. Eventually some of these posts began to appear with lights sat on top of the post so the posts were easier to see after dark and today modern day bollard lights are either round or square posts with the light built right in.
Where Exterior Bollard Lighting is Found
Bollard lights sometimes referred to as garden post lights are used in various places and serve various uses. For example, bollard lighting may be placed around the parameter of a parking lot to keep vehicles from driving over the surrounding the grass, while at the same time providing lighting that offers some safety for people walking and too and from their cars.
Garden post lights are also used along walkways in parks, or sidewalks leading to buildings such as hospitals or medical centers that are opened during the evening hours. Homes may use bollard light to mark the end of the driveway or to mark paths leading to the house or garden.
Bollard lights can also be placed on taller post in order to make these lights taller for lighting both sides of a security gate leading to a business or a home.
Benefits of LED Bollard Lights
When choosing exterior bollard lights you may want to consider LED bollard lights due to their many benefits. These benefits include:
- Suited for Outdoor Use- Bollard lights are able to function better in lower temperatures, therefore these lights are simply better suited for outdoor use than more traditional lighting options. This makes these lights more dependable when temperatures fall.
- Long- Lasting- LED Bollard lights are also long-lasting with these lights lasting 20,000, 50,000, 70,000 hours or more before they need changing. This means that these lights will continue to work day in and day out for several years.
- Energy Efficient- LED garden post lights are extremely energy efficient these lights only use between 20% and 50% of the electricity other lights need to function. Since LEDs use so much less energy they not only can save you money on your energy bill they also reduce the demand of energy on your local utility company.
- Maintenance Free- Since LED lights do not require the use of light bulbs these lights are maintenance free. Instead of having to change light bulbs every month or two, you can tend to other more important tasks instead.
LED exterior bollard lighting does need to be installed by a professional electrician since these lights needs to be wired directly into your 240 electric main.