LED Bollard Installation - A step by step guide

LED Bollard lights function on line voltage, requiring installation by a licensed electrician to ensure optimal safety and performance. Whether you’re a licensed electrician seeking detailed guidance on bollard light installation or expanding your knowledge, Access Fixtures provides comprehensive bollard installation instructions customized to meet your requirements. These instructions cover all aspects of installation for LED bollards, from wiring to mounting, ensuring a smooth and successful setup process. Click here for more insights on high-performance LED bollard lighting. 

Key Takeaways

    • Comprehensive Installation Guides: Access Fixtures provides detailed instructions for installing LED bollard lights, emphasizing the need for a licensed electrician to ensure safety and optimal functionality.

    • Flexible Installation Options: The company offers innovative solutions like mechanical anchor bolts and a universal replacement kit for installing new bollards without pouring new concrete, enhancing convenience and reducing costs.

    • Precision and Durability: Emphasizing precise leveling and alignment during installation, Access Fixtures’ bollard lights are built to last with durable materials like die-cast aluminum and stainless steel, suitable for various environments.

General LED Bollard Install Guidelines

  1. Preparation:
    • Gather all necessary tools and equipment, including the new LED bollards mounting hardware, and a level.
    • Ensure the area where you are installing the bollards is clear of obstructions.
    • Turn off the power supply to the existing bollards at the circuit breaker.
  2. Removal of Old Bollard Lights:
    • Carefully disconnect the wiring from the old bollard lights.
    • Remove the old bollards from their mounting locations.
    • Inspect the existing mounting surface for any damage or debris.
  3. Leveling the Base Plate:
    • Place the new bollard light bottom plate in the desired location.
    • Use a level to ensure the bottom plate is perfectly horizontal.
    • Adjust the placement as needed to achieve a level position.
  4. Mounting the New LED Bollards:
    • Secure the bottom plate to the mounting surface using the provided hardware.
    • Double-check the level of the bottom plate before fully tightening the bolts.
    • Connect the wiring of the new bollards according to the manufacturer’s instructions
  5. Testing and Adjustments:
    • Turn on the power supply to the new bollard light.
    • Verify that the light is functioning properly.
    • Make any necessary adjustments to the light direction or angle of installed bollards
  6. Final Checks:
    • Inspect the installed bollards for proper alignment and stability.
    • Ensure all connections are secure and weatherproofed.
    • Clean up any debris or excess materials from the installation site.

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LED Bollards Replacement – How to Install Bollards Without New Concrete

A common inquiry regarding bollard lights is: “How can I replace my old bollards without pouring new cement?” When upgrading to new Access Fixtures LED bollards, the existing wiring often remains intact and some mounting bolts may still be usable.

However, to install the bollards, the old bolts may not align with the pattern of the new bollard light. While it’s typically ideal to sink new mounting bolts into fresh cement, this approach can be costly or logistically challenging in some situations.

When the need arises to install new LED bollards without pouring new cement mechanical anchors present a viable solution. Anchors such as Strong-Tie Strong-Bolt 2 or Red Head anchors from Trubolt, can be utilized to mount new LED bollards onto existing cement. Access Fixtures’ bollard lights are designed to accommodate 3/8″ diameter bolts, ensuring you choose the correct length to suit your specific installation requirements.

Steps for Installing Bollards without New Cement:

  1. Evaluate Existing Mounting Surface:
    • Check the condition of the existing cement surface where the old bollards were mounted.
    • Ensure it is structurally sound and free of cracks or damage.
  2. Utilize Mechanical Anchor Bolts:
    • Select appropriate mechanical anchor bolts, such as Strong-Tie Strong-Bolt 2 or Trubolt Red Head anchors.
    • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for drilling holes into the existing concrete surface before installing.
  3. Secure New Bollard Lights:
    • Place the new bollard light bottom plate over the drilled holes.
    • Insert the mechanical anchor bolts through the bottom plate and into the drilled holes to install bollards.
    • Tighten the bolts securely to anchor the bollard light in place.
  4. Leveling and Alignment:
    • Use a level to ensure the bottom plate is perfectly horizontal.
    • Adjust the position of the bollard light as needed to achieve the desired alignment.
  5. Connect Wiring and Test:
    • Connect the wiring of the new bollard light following the installation instructions.
    • Turn on the power to test the functionality of the light.
  6. Finishing Touches:
    • Make any necessary adjustments to the light direction or angle.
    • Secure all wiring and ensure it is properly insulated and weatherproofed.
    • Clean the bollards and surrounding area to complete the installation.

With these instructions and guidelines, replacing LED bollards without pouring new cement, becomes a straightforward process, ensuring an efficient and effective installation process.

Template for Bollards Installation Process

During bollard light installation, it’s crucial to ensure that each bottom plate is leveled for proper alignment. Access Fixtures’ bollards bases are equipped with built-in levels, streamlining the installation process.

However, the bollard installation outcome depends upon the installer’s precision and attention to detail. Access Fixtures boasts an extensive selection of bollard lights. Features customizable options and various features to seamlessly integrate into any lighting project, tailored to its specific requirements and architectural design. With our comprehensive installation guide and use of mechanical Anchor Bolts for retrofitting, installing bollards becomes effortless, saving you both money and valuable time.

Installing Replacement Bollard Light with a Template

For a streamlined replacement process, use the following template:

  1. Old Bollard Light Removal:
    • Disconnect wiring from old bollard lights.
    • Remove old bollards from mounting locations.
  2. Evaluate Existing Surface:
    • Check the condition of the existing cement surface.
    • Ensure it is suitable for new bollards installation.
  3. Mechanical Anchor Bolt Placement:
    • Determine placement of mechanical anchor bolts.
    • Drill holes into existing cement surface as needed.
  4. Mounting New Bollard Lights:
    • Place new bollard light bottom plates over drilled holes.
    • Insert and tighten mechanical anchor bolts securely.
  5. Leveling and Alignment:
    • Use a level to ensure the bottom plates are horizontal.
    • Adjust bollard lights for proper alignment.
  6. Wiring Connection and Testing:
    • Connect wiring of new bollard lights.
    • Test functionality by turning on the power.
  7. Final Checks and Cleanup:
    • Verify alignment and stability of installed bollards.
    • Inspect wiring for proper insulation and weatherproofing.
    • Clean installation area of debris and excess materials.

Access Fixtures Universal Bollard Light Replacement Kit with Die-Cast Aluminum and Stainless Steel Components

The SIRU Universal Bollard Light Replacement Kit offers a straightforward and cost-effective solution for updating old bollard lighting without new excavation and concrete work. This kit, designed for easy installation, allows you to mount new bollard lights onto existing foundations using an adapter plate secured to the old bolts, topped with a cover plate, and finalized by attaching the new light.

Ideal for 7″ diameter bollards, the kit’s components are adaptable for different sizes through simple modifications. The kit includes a durable die-cast aluminum base or ground sleeve with integrated leveling features, a pre-drilled cover plate, a conduit pipe hole, and all necessary mounting hardware. The base has universal slots to fit various anchor bolt arrangements and sizes, alongside two precision leveling bubbles to ensure perfect alignment during installation.

The kit’s versatility accommodates a range of bollard lights, including popular models from Access Fixtures like the TEFA, CONA, and LUVO families. With its heavy-duty construction and optional powder-coat finishes in Black, Bronze, or custom colors, the SIRU Kit seamlessly integrates with any landscape design while simplifying the bollard light replacement process.


In summary, installing or updating LED bollard lights, with or without new cement, is a meticulous process that demands precision. Access Fixtures offers thorough guidelines to ensure a seamless installation, from preparation and removal of old fixtures to securing new bollards and final inspections. Using mechanical anchors for retrofitting existing surfaces offers a time and resource-efficient alternative to pouring new cement. Incorporating templates and built-in levels aids in achieving proper alignment, ensuring the newly installed LED bollards provide effective, aesthetically pleasing illumination. Following these detailed yet straightforward instructions will result in a successful installation, enhancing both safety and the visual appeal of the environment. Learn how the Optics of LED Bollard Lighting Fixtures Affect Spacing and Light here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an LED bollard? An LED bollard is a short, sturdy vertical post with integrated LED lighting. It’s primarily used for lighting pathways, driveways, gardens, and commercial landscapes, providing functional illumination and decorative appeal.

Why choose LED bollards over traditional lighting options? LED bollards offer several advantages, including energy efficiency, longer lifespan, reduced maintenance costs, and improved safety due to better visibility. They are also environmentally friendly, as LED lights consume less power and do not contain hazardous materials like mercury.

What should be considered before installing LED bollards? Considerations include the purpose of the lighting (e.g., security, aesthetics, or wayfinding), the existing landscape design, spacing between bollards for optimal light distribution, and local zoning or lighting regulations.

How are LED bollards installed? Installation typically involves planning the layout, digging holes for the bollards, installing a stable base (usually concrete), connecting the electrical wiring in compliance with local electrical codes, and securing the bollard to the base.

Can LED bollards be installed in areas without direct electrical access? Yes, solar-powered LED bollards are an option for areas without direct electrical access. They have built-in solar panels that charge during the day and power the LED lights at night.

Are LED bollards weather-resistant? Most LED bollards are designed to be weather-resistant and durable, suitable for outdoor environments including a parking lot. They are typically made from stainless steel or aluminum and have weatherproof coatings to withstand rain, snow, and extreme temperatures.

How much do LED bollards cost? The cost of LED bollards can vary widely based on the design, materials, and features. Initial costs might be higher than traditional lighting, but long-term energy consumption and maintenance savings often justify the investment.

How can I maintain my LED bollards? Maintenance is generally minimal and includes cleaning the exterior to remove debris and checking the electrical components periodically to ensure they are functioning correctly. Inspecting and tightening any loose parts after extreme weather conditions is also important.

Can I install LED bollards myself, or do I need a professional? While it is possible for someone with electrical knowledge and landscaping experience to install LED bollards, it’s often recommended to hire a professional. This ensures the installation complies with local codes and safety standards, and the lighting is optimized for your space.

Where can I purchase LED bollards? LED bollards can be purchased from home improvement stores, lighting specialty shops, or online retailers. When selecting a supplier, consider factors like product range, warranty, customer service, and technical support.

Speak to an Access Fixtures Lighting Specialist about Bollard Installation

Access Fixtures is a factory-direct provider for all light fixtures required to illuminate your property including parking lots. If you have any lighting questions or questions on what is bollard lighting, or installations, we are delighted to address them. We aim to ensure you acquire the precise fixture that aligns with your needs, budget, and objectives while ensuring the installation process goes smoothly. With a passion for lighting and a commitment to excellence, we are dedicated to providing the answers you seek. Schedule a meeting with one of our Lighting Specialists or call for support services using our contact details below. Even leave us a message and we will get back to you to discuss your lighting project.