Modern bollard lights have a history that dates back thousands of years and originally had nothing to do with any type of lighting. The original bollards were the barrels of cannons partially buried in the ground so that sailors could tether their ships to them while they went ashore.
Later wooden bollards made from tree trunks were used to keep horse drawn carts from pedestrians and still later metal bollards were used to separate traffic from pedestrians and bicyclists.
No doubt somewhere along the line someone set a lantern or other type of light on one of these posts and the idea for modern bollard lights was born.
Modern bollard lights sometimes called garden bollard lights are short upright ground units with the light shining from the top or sides. These lights are usually used in walkways, pathways, or to light outdoor steps.
Home Uses for Garden Bollard Lights
Modern bollard lighting is used both in homes and for commercial businesses. When used in homes bollard lights are most often used to line driveways or walkways leading up to the home. They may also be used to highlight either side of a garage door or to serve as lighting in a garden.
Modern Bollard Lights for Commercial Settings
Bollard lights are used in a number of commercial and community settings. Many commercial businesses that are open during the evening hours use garden bollard lights to light up the walkway from their parking lot to their front door. Hotels that maintain gardens for guests enjoyment may also use modern bollard lights along the garden pathways so that guest can enjoy strolling in the garden after dark.
Some commercial businesses also use bollard lights around the parameters of their parking lots to highlight the parking lots boundaries.
You can also find modern bollard lights marking both walking and biking paths in parks as well as along water front walks. When choosing modern bollard lights many people use LED post lights for a variety of reasons including:
- LED post lights have a long life span- Not only are LED bollard lights durable and made for outdoor use they also have a long life span providing at least 20,000 hours of light before they need to be changed. Long lasting lights used in commercial or community settings are convenient for the people who must maintain the lights.
- Saves Energy- LED bollard lighting uses less energy than many other types of outdoor lighting which can save you or a business money since less energy results in less energy cost.
- Environmentally Friendly- LED modern bollard lights are environmentally friendly since they not only use less energy, which is good for the environment, but they are also 100% recyclable, which reduces the waste that goes into a landfill.
Here at Ultra Beam Lighting LTD we offer a nice selection of LED modern bollard lights to meet both home and commercial needs. Our lights are made using the highest quality materials and the latest LED technology making them superior to lighting from many other sources. As with all lights modern bollard lights need to be installed by licensed electrician.
If you are looking to buy bollard lights for your home or business give us a call at 0800-678-5156.