Bollard Lights – Commercial Illuminated Bollards – Outdoor Bollard Lights
Bollard lights are ideal for illuminating walkways, parking lots, boardwalks, pathways, and entrances. Used for commercial, municipal, hospitality, and residential applications, bollard lights provide illumination for safe egress, enhanced security, and ambiance (of course). Bollard lights are able to illuminate parking lots without the need for high poles, cast soft light over park pathways, and set the mood by highlighting gardens and plantings.
Many Access Fixtures bollard lights are assembled in the USA using premium-quality housings, lenses, and gaskets. Fluorescent and HID bollard lights use major USA brand-name (Samsung and LG) lamps and ballasts.
Bollard Light Shapes
Bollard lights are available in different shapes, the most common of which are round and square. Round bollards come with a choice of dome or flat top, while square bollard lights are available exclusively with flat tops. Choose the design that best fits in your space. For instance, a restaurant may not want to use flat top bollards, as guests may be inclined to place drinks on them. Consequently, dome top bollards tend to be the best option for social settings.
Bollard Light Dimensions
Dimensions vary between brands and models. The most common diameters for durable, commercial bollard lights are 6″, 7″, and 8″. Access Fixtures round bollard lights come at a 7″ diameter; the bases of square bollard lights are 7″ x 7″. Standard heights are around 42″; dome top fixtures are typically a bit taller than those with flat tops. As an option, all Access Fixtures bollard lights can be custom cut as low as 24 inches.
Custom-Colored Bollard Lights
Why limit your new bollard lights to bronze or black when you can custom-finish bollard lights in any RAL color? RAL colors make up a universal color-matching system used to define standard colors for paint and coatings. With RAL colors, architects and project managers can seamlessly match the color of all fixtures and design elements on a property. Please note that custom-finished bollard lights can add up to three to six weeks to standard lead times.
If your lighting project requires a specific footcandle level, why guess if the bollard lights will provide enough illumination? If local code limits light trespass, why risk being over the allowed limit? A photometric analysis can simulate the result of a proposed lighting solution before you purchase. After inputting the layout of your property, which can be provided in various formats, the photometric software provides a comprehensive layout, including footcandle measurements across the property. If changes need to be made, the lighting plan can be adjusted. It is far easier to make changes on a plan than to make changes on the job site.
Bollard Lights and Voltage
Voltage for US residences is typically 120v, while residences in the Caribbean can be 120v or 240v depending on the island. The voltage in commercial facilities varies from 120v to 480v and commercial facilities frequently use multiple voltages. While the voltage at residential US and Caribbean properties is pretty straightforward, managers of commercial facilities in any location need to know the line voltage where the bollard light(s) are being installed. Bollard lights must have a ballast or driver that works with the line voltage at the point of installation. For instance, a commercial property cannot use a 240v fixture on a 277v line.
Since the voltage may not be known before purchasing, many bollard lights come equipped to handle multiple voltages. Fluorescent bollard lights have ballasts that can handle 120v to 277v. Many LED bollard lights have drivers that handle voltages from 120v to 277v. HPS bollard lights and PSMH bollard lights come in 120v, multi-tap ballasts that are set up for 120v, 208v, 240v, or 277v. HPS and PSMH bollard lights are prewired to your specified voltage and bench-tested before being shipped.
Bollard Lights for Turtle and Wildlife Habitats
Light pollution is a threat to many types of wildlife, as it disrupts their instinctual behavior and can even cause injury or death. To minimize the disruption of animal habitats and limit light pollution, local and state governments frequently require special lighting known as wildlife friendly lighting. For instance, almost all Florida waterfront communities now require illumination that is turtle-friendly. Sea turtle hatchlings use the light of the moon as a compass; they instinctually think If I follow the light, I will get to the ocean. If properties in these communities don’t use turtle-friendly lighting, the hatchlings often travel inland toward the artificial light rather than out to sea. Specialized lighting mitigates this issue.
Access Fixtures uses LEDs set to a wavelength of 590nm to create the correct colored light. Organisms such as sea turtles cannot see light in this wavelength, so the light from commercial lighting fixtures does not interfere with their migratory habits. 590nm LEDs provide the efficiency and long-lasting value of LEDs with illumination that protects the vital ecosystems already in place.
Stainless Steel Bollard Lights
Access Fixtures features stainless steel bollard lights with pulse start metal halide, fluorescent, high pressure sodium, or LED light sources. While requiring some maintenance to sustain the beauty of the metal, stainless steel provides the required design element to complete many projects.
HID vs. Fluorescent vs. LED Bollards Lights
Technology is changing. Pulse start metal halide, high-pressure sodium, and compact fluorescent technologies were once the primary light sources used in bollard lights. LED is now the preferred choice for bollard lights. LED bollards achieve lower energy consumption, provide a longer service life with less maintenance, and operate without toxic chemicals like mercury.
LED Bollard Lights
Outdoor LED bollards and bollard lights are available with various LED types including screw-in LED lamps, LED arrays, and LED modules. These commercial bollard lights come in round or square, stainless steel or die-cast aluminum, and any of four reflector types.
Speak to an Access Fixtures Lighting Specialist about Choosing the Right Fixture
Access Fixtures is your factory-direct source for all light fixtures needed to suitably illuminate your property. If you have a lighting question, we will be glad to answer your questions. We want to make sure you get the exact fixture for your needs, your budget, and your goals. We are passionate about lighting and love what we do—we’ll get you an answer. To speak with an Access Fixtures lighting specialist, call (800) 468-9925.