WORCESTER, Mass., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Access Fixtures today announced a new 15 watt LED bollard that meets the performance specifications of a similar styled bollard equipped with a 70 watt metal halide lamp and ballast. The new LED bollard reduces energy consumption by 80% while emitting the same amount of light output as the 70w metal halide version. With reduced energy consumption and low maintenance, the LED bollards are a green way to safely and effectively light walkways in commercial, municipal and residential areas.

“Now with only 15 watts we can match the performance of the same style bollard with a 70 watt metal halide lamp and ballast,” said Access Fixtures CEO, Steven Rothschild. He continued, “The 15 watt LED version reduces energy use by 80% while providing superior light quality.”

The new light bollard uses Xicato LED modules and a Thomas Research Products driver. Previously bollard lights were frequently powered by 50w or 70w metal halide or high pressure sodium lamps and ballasts. Unfortunately, the majority of light from HID lamps was trapped inside the reflector-style bollards wasting most of the light produced. Access Fixtures’ new 15w LED bollard possesses the efficiency of LED chips, which are energy efficient and direct all the light at the reflector. A 70w MH reflector bollard has 24% luminaire efficiency while the 15w LED equipped reflector bollard features 80% luminaire efficiency. Consequently the 70w metal halide produces 816 mean lumens and the 15w LED produces mean 800 lumens. In other words they both emit about 800 lumens, but the LED version uses 80% less energy. Beyond reducing energy use by 80%, the LED bollard has superior color rendering, requires little to no maintenance over its lifetime, and still emits 70% of its initial light level at 65,000 hours.

About Access Fixtures

Access Fixtures is your source for high-performance lighting solutions. Specializing in factory­-direct commercial, industrial, hospitality, and sports lighting, Access Fixtures offers luminaires and packages including wall packs, area lights, bollard lights, garage lighters, vandal-­resistant lights, exit and emergency lights, high bays, low bays, and vapor-tight luminaires. For more information, visit Access Fixtures at www.accessfixtures.com.