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Outdoor commercial bollard lights are available with LED, screw-in CFL, and HID lamp types. Commercial bollard lights come in round or square, can be custom finished in your choice of color and are used in outdoor pathway lighting applications. For more information, check out our LED Bollard page!

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Commercial Bollard Lights – Styles, Sizes and Applications

Access Fixtures outdoor bollard lights are manufactured with superior quality housings, lenses and gasket and use major USA brand name ballasts and lamps. Access Fixtures outdoor bollard lighting is assembled in the USA. Access Fixtures has commercial bollard lighting styles and sizes that will meet most customers’ requirements. Applications for outdoor bollard lights include illuminating paths, walkways and landscaping. Typically bollard lights have been round in shape with either a domed or flat top. Recently Access Fixtures introduced square bollard lights with a flat top. For most Access Fixtures outdoor bollard lights, matching wall bollard lights and post top bollard lights are available. These are a perfect compliment to the full sized commercial bollard lights. Most Access Fixtures bollards lights come standard in bronze, black or white. There is also a comprehensive selection of custom colors available. Outdoor bollard lights lengths range from 41” to 10’ and are available custom lengths, too.

Commercial Bollard Lights – Construction

Custom Painted Bollard Lights

Our bollard lights can be custom painted to match any color.

Our bollard lights can be custom painted to match any color.Access Fixtures’ commercial bollard lights are housed in a tough extruded aluminum shell that is powder coated over a chromate conversion coating which makes them extremely durable and long-lasting. The lenses of all outdoor bollard lights include a very durable clear or prismatic polycarbonate lens for long life and good distribution of light. The bollard is mounted on a heavy duty mount with a built-in level and 4” anchor bolts that seat in concrete for sturdy mounting. All Access Fixtures’ commercial bollard lights are CSA wet location rated.

Outdoor Bollard Lights – Lenses, Reflectors and Refractors

Adjustable Reflector – Commercial bollard lights with adjustable reflectors are a great choice for providing a large amount of light around the bollard. The reflector obscures the light source while maximizing the light around the bollard.

IES Type V – Commercial bollard lights with IES Type V Glass throw controlled light through a prismatic borosilicate glass refractor 360 degrees around the bollard. It’s great for throwing light not only on the walkway, but on any type of landscaping next to the walkway.

Louvered – Commercial bollard lights with Louvers are a good choice for a more controlled light aimed to the ground. Like the Reflector bollard, the light source can’t be directly viewed. This enables a more powerful light source to be used than say an IES Type III or an IES Type V. The louver frame at the top of the bollard is only available in Black.

Outdoor Bollard Lights – Lamp Types

Access Fixtures LED Bollard Lights are installed at the entrance to LegoLand in Florida.

Access Fixtures LED Bollard Lights are installed at the entrance to LegoLand in Florida.

There are four major lamp type options to choose from when purchasing bollard lights: high pressure sodium, pulse start metal halide, compact fluorescent, and LED. Each option works well in some situations and not in others. There is no best option, so choose the option that best fits your needs.

High Pressure Sodium (80-140 lumens per watt) – High pressure sodium lamps offer a very high lumen output. These lamps are commonly used in other outdoor fixtures such as streetlights and wallpacks. High pressure sodium lamps put out a yellowish light that has a low color rendition index rating. The yellow hue of the light is also less attractive to insects than other, whiter lamps.

Pulse Start Metal Halide (110 lumens per watt) – Pulse start metal halide lamps also offer a very high lumen output. Common applications include outdoor areas that require high lumen outputs, such as sports stadiums and courts. Pulse start metal halide lamps have 20,000 hour rated lives, produce a white light with good color rendition, and operate reliably in a wide range of temperatures.

Compact Fluorescent (50-100 lumens per watt) – Compact fluorescent lamps are relatively inexpensive compared to other lamp types, and they do not require a ballast to operate. Bollard lights should include options for both plug-in and screw-in compact fluorescent lamps. They last from 10,000 to 20,000 hours and have superior color rendition.

LED Technology – LED lamps require less energy per watt and thus are very energy efficient. Their lifespan is also much longer at 50,000 hours, and without filaments, they are less prone to breaking or failing. LED lamps offer fair color rendition, do not produce a lot of heat, and are dimmable.

Installing Bollard Lights

Bollard lights should be installed by a trained electrician. However, understanding the installation process will help you make an educated decision about your bollard lighting purchase. The first thing to consider is that you will need to bury electric wires to power the bollard lights. Make sure that your intended location has this capability.

The mounting bracket that will attach to the base of the bollard must first be cast in concrete. To do this, dig a hole to a depth that will allow the bollard to be flush with the ground. Using a sonotube, run your electrical wire up through the opening and then fill with concrete. Make sure to leave enough slack to attach the wire to the ballast or socket in the top of the bollard light. When the concrete has been poured, place the mounting bracket in the center, ensure that it is level, and wait for it to dry.

The bolts of the mounting bracket will attach to the bottom disc, or mounting plate, of the bollard. Then, the bollard housing unit will slide onto the mounting plate and can be fastened into place with screws. Use your electrical wire to power the ballast or socket, and your bollard light is now ready for use.

Bollard Light News

Wildlife-Friendly 32w LED Bollard Light with Type 5 Glass Introduced by Access Fixtures

WORCESTER, Mass., May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Access Fixtures, a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of commercial and sports lighting, is introducing its new wildlife-friendly amber LED bollard light, boasting the highest lumen output available in any of its bollards to date. Wildlife-friendly lighting minimizes light pollution in communities where excessive artificial lighting has potential to harm ecosystems, especially in coastal areas where sea turtles need a dark sky to orient towards the ocean. Access Fixtures’ 32w Amber LED Round Dome Top Bollard with Type 5 Glass produces light that is visible to humans, but not to most other species. “Wildlife-friendly LED bollard lights by Access Fixtures provide the necessary lighting to safely and responsibly illuminate coastal areas without disrupting the local ecosystem,” said Access Fixtures CEO, Steven Rothschild. “The LED array is mounted in the top of the bollard facing down, with 120 degree optics. When combined with the high efficacy of Type 5 glass, this new bollard light produces a level of luminaire lumens superior to any other we have to offer.” Maintaining all the benefits of LED lighting, the amber LED bollard light minimizes disturbances in sensitive ecosystems. Species affected by artificial lighting can see wavelengths used in traditional light sources, but cannot see longer wavelengths like 590 nm used in amber LEDs. About Access Fixtures Access Fixtures offers commercial and sports lighting for less, and features light fixtures with LED, induction, eHID, PS-MH and CFL light sources that are long lasting and energy saving. With custom manufacturing capabilities, Access Fixtures can competitively build and custom finish luminaires and poles to the performance specifications required. Access Fixtures’ extensive lineup...

Brightest LED Bollard Light in Company History Introduced by Access Fixtures

WORCESTER, Mass., April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Access Fixtures, a leading U.S.-based manufacturer of commercial and sports lighting, just announced the brightest LED bollard light they have offered to date. Equipped with a 32w LED array and featuring Type 5 Glass, the bollard is offered in the most popular style, a round dome top. The bollard light sets a new high in LED wattage for bollard lights. Combined with a high efficacy of type 5 glass, the bollard produces a superior level of luminaire lumens for applications that require more light, such as parking lots that need to be lit without using high mast lighting. Bollard lights are ideal for illuminating parking lots, walkways, streets, and driveways of residential, industrial and commercial areas. “Before recent advancements in LED technology, property managers or electrical contractors would typically choose metal halide bollard lights for higher lumen applications,” said Access Fixtures CEO, Steven Rothschild. “The new 32w LED bollard is the brightest LED bollard that Access Fixtures has ever offered, enabling our customers to achieve a high level of lumens with all the benefits of LED.” Rated LM70 at 100,000 hours, the new 32w LED bollard lights are long-lasting, energy-efficient, have a CRI of 70, and require virtually no maintenance. The LED array is mounted in the top of the bollard with the LEDs facing down and 120 degree optics. This limits light pollution while distributing light in a broad area and enhancing visibility. To withstand the elements, the bollard lights feature extruded aluminum housing treated with a chromate conversion coating. Access Fixtures LED bollard lights are Assembled in USA using domestic...

New 15w LED Round Bollard Lights Featuring Samsung LED Chips Introduced by Access Fixtures

WORCESTER, Mass., March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Access Fixtures, a leader in commercial and sports lighting, is introducing new 15w LED round bollard lights with specialized aluminum cone reflectors. The new 15w LED Round Flat Top Bollards with Aluminum Cone and 15w LED Round Dome Top Bollard with Aluminum Cone both feature 15w LED arrays with Samsung LED chips. The LEDs are mounted in the head of the bollard, facing down with a wide beam spread to effectively light the surrounding area. The specialized aluminum cone reflector increases the efficacy by distributing the light in a broader area. LED bollard lights are ideal for illuminating walkways, streets, and driveways of residential and commercial areas. “This is the lowest price that Access Fixtures has ever been able to offer for LED round bollard lights with integrated drivers,” said Access Fixtures CEO, Steven Rothschild. “Haitz’s Law states that the cost per lumen falls as the amount of light generated per LED package increases. This is certainly demonstrated with these bollard lights.” Producing 2,089 lumens from only 15w of energy, the LED bollard lights produce the same output as many metal halide or high pressure sodium fixtures. Rated for 50,000 hours, LED reduces maintenance, reduces energy, and has a color rendering (CRI) of 83. The LED round bollard lights with aluminum cones feature extruded aluminum housing that is treated with chromate conversion coating to withstand the elements and is CSA listed for wet locations. Access Fixtures luminaires are Assembled in the USA with components supplied by major US brands. About Access Fixtures Access Fixtures offers commercial and sports lighting for less, and...

Recent Bollard Projects

LED Bollard Lights Selected to Light Pathway at New St. Louis Office Building

An architectural firm located in St. Louis contacted Access Fixtures lighting specialists with a series of questions regarding walkway lighting at a commercial construction project. They were seeking information to help them decide how to choose the right LED bollard lights for pathway lighting. Priorities for the LED bollard lights were style, durability, safety, ease of maintenance, energy efficiency, limited light trespass, and affordability. Choosing an LED Bollard for Pathway Lighting: Where to Begin? Contacting an Access Fixtures specialist early in a new lighting or construction project saves time and money. Knowledgeable, LS1-certified lighting specialists can help clients answer the following questions: What should be illuminated?   What should not to be illuminated?   Which landscape features might be illuminated? Do ambient light levels need to be incorporated into the design? Are there any local lighting regulations that need to be considered? A hasty lighting decision can have unexpected consequences. Light pollution from unshielded or inefficient fixtures can upset the surrounding environment, cause dangerous glare for drivers, obscure the night sky, and threaten wildlife. Many municipalities have laws regulating the height, wattage, and even color of the lights property owners are allowed to install. In other cases, there may be rebates available for choosing energy-efficient LED lights. Energy-Efficient LED Bollard Lights for Pathway Lighting The client wanted to light a walkway and limit the direction of the light from a typical, 360-degree spread to a 180-degree spread in order to limit light trespass. An Access Fixtures lighting specialist suggested 15w USA LED Round Dome Top Bollards with Aluminum Cone Reflectors. Energy-efficient LED bollards from Access Fixtures have a variety of interchangeable...

Updating Lighting Outside an Historical Building

A property manager contacted Access Fixtures looking to update lighting at a historical building in Ohio. While the building already had light fixtures surrounding the parking area and walkway, they were far from aesthetically pleasing and failed to safely illuminate the property for visitors. The property manager wanted an energy-efficient and maintenance-free solution. Inadequate Lighting Lighting specialists had to deal with two major factors. Most importantly, the existing fixtures used 60w incandescent bulbs. These lamps did not produce enough light output for the walkway and parking area—but still used a lot of energy. Also, due to the short lifespan of incandescent bulbs, the bulbs were constantly burning out and in need of replacement. No one wants to waste excessive amount of energy when they’re not achieving the desired amount of light. In a Word – Ugly Another major issue was the overall unattractive design of the existing lighting system. The decorative jar lights were mounted on wooden posts of various heights that were inconsistently spaced around the walkway and parking area. Moreover, the wooden posts were starting to rot and break down. What likely started as someone’s attempt to create a complement to the historical building, resulted in an unattractive and ineffective lighting system. The Solution Access Fixtures lighting specialists designed a lighting system using 10w round dome-top LED bollard lights with type 5 glass. Compared to the existing incandescent lamps, LEDs are rated to last up to 100x longer. The LED bollard lights  nearly eliminate maintenance costs related to replacement and installation of the lamps. Furthermore, each lamp uses only a fraction of the amount of energy the...

Can a Bollard Light Be Replaced Without Pouring New Cement?

What do you do when someone runs over one of your bollard lights with their car? This happened recently at Mississippi State University, resulting in the bollard light being completely demolished. Whether it was an overly enthusiastic and consequently distracted Mississippi State Bulldogs fan or a rival fan seeking revenge, the university still needed to replace the bollard light. The university selected an Access Fixtures bollard light because it was similar to the style of their remaining bollards. MSU did not want to replace all of the bollard lights. In fact, they did not want to replace the cement that the demolished bollard light was attached to. After the MSU facilities manager placed the order, he asked an Access Fixtures lighting specialist how they might install the new bollard light without pouring new cement for the anchor bolts. The best way to do install bollard lights using exisiting concrete from a previous intallation is by using mechanical anchors, such as Strongtie Strong-Bolt 2 or RED HEAD Trubolt. For Access Fixtures bollard lights, use the 3/8” diameter and choose the best length. The base plate must be installed level so the bollard light is straight. This is made easy with Access Fixtures built-in levels that come with the bases. The next step is hoping another rabid football fan doesn’t demolish more bollard lights. Have a question for our lighting specialists? Contact Access Fixtures to find a solution for your lighting...

Bollard Light Blogs

Low Profile Lighting Takes Center Stage for Bollard Month

July is Bollard Month at Access Fixtures, and we’re celebrating with our biggest bollard sale ever! Bollard lighting is one of the most attractive and effective ways to bring light and style to your outdoor space, and these four bollard styles are versatile, available, and ready to make your decorative lighting the talk of the town. Need to line the edges of your hotel entrance? Bollards. Is your the front walkway to your building looking a little lackluster? Bollards. Does your pool area need lighting? Bollards! Get your bollard inspiration by checking out our Top 5 Bollard posts: Parking Without Poles Managing the needs of residential spaces is tough already, but what do you do when the tenants of your building want a safe, well-lit parking lot with absolutely NO VISIBLE POLES? Call a magician? No! Better get a bollard. Monkey Business We’re used to getting all kinds of unique questions, and we usually have a great answer– that’s what makes us experts. Working with new road construction is easy, unless of course it happens to be in Sri Lanka and your biggest obstacle is perching monkeys! Bollards to the Rescue in British Columbia When you can only place lighting in a small section of the area you intend to illuminate, spacing and selection become crucial. But when a client in British Columbia called with the challenge of lighting their whole driveway from just one side, our experts were ready to rise to the occasion. Kids, We’re Going to Legoland! Legoland is a place where you can build almost anything you can imagine out of the iconic plastic snap-together...

Customer Question: Why Should Bollards be Bolted in Place instead of Direct Burial?

Recently, a customer contacted Access Fixtures regarding the installation of bollard lighting around their lakefront dock. They were interested to learn what the benefits are of bolting the bollards in place at installation, rather than burying them directly in the ground. There are two acceptable methods of installing bollard lights. For any bollard, a four- to six-foot hole will need to be dug, and wires will need to be run underground to supply electricity. With the bolted method, a sonotube is placed in the hole with the electrical wires at the center. Cement is poured into the tube and a set of metal anchor bolts are set into the concrete before it hardens. Once the cement dries, the bollard is screwed into place. The second method forgoes the sonotube, cement, and anchor screws. Instead, the bollard is inserted into the hole and held in place by the surrounding earth. Access Fixtures will always recommend the anchor bolt installation method. Bollards installed in this fashion are more resistant to vandalism, strong weather, or accidents. They are less likely to shift or become dislodged due expansion and contraction of the ground during cold or hot seasons. In wet areas, such as a lakefront, the surrounding earth could potentially become too moist to properly hold the fixture in place. In addition, direct burial bollards tend to be one piece. This would mean that any damage to the unit would require replacing the entire fixture. Corrosion also becomes a concern, as the direct burial bollards are exposed to more moisture where they come into contact with the earth holding them in place. In...

Maintaining Stainless Steel Bollard Lights

Sometimes a white, black, architectural bronze, or custom-painted RAL finish will not suffice. To achieve the correct design elements, many of our customers opt to use stainless steel bollard lights. Customers must be aware, however, that stainless steel requires light maintenance to remain close to pristine condition. Stainless steel is a durable material used in kitchen sinks, cookware, and architectural finishes like bollard lights. Even though it is durable, it requires maintenance. Indoors, stainless steel seems to attract fingerprints, smears, and other buildups. A perfect example is a stainless steel stovetop or the outside surface of cookware. These surfaces tend to get dirty or even black and need to be cleaned. Outdoors, stainless steel can discolor or seemingly rust due to the buildup of particulate on the surface from hard water, road salt, and even contaminants that are deposited on the surface from rain. In effect, natural coloration will occur on stainless steel bollards in absence of light maintenance.   Often some simple soap and water will remove the thin layer of hard water, rust or other contaminants. A quality stainless steel cleaner may make the process quicker and easier. One highly recommended stainless steel cleaner is Bar Keepers Friend. Bar Keepers Friend can be purchased at Home Depot or Amazon. Use gloves to protect your hands as this can dry your skin. A scrubbing pad can help the process along. Just make sure it is not super abrasive as this may change the finish. We recommend that you always read labels, warnings, and directions before using a product. Next, you may choose to use a product like Zep...

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