Form and function – lighted bollards add beauty, safety, and structure to parks and public spaces.
LED bollards are a valuable component in landscape design projects. By providing illumination within a landscape, lighted bollards can create additional beauty with light and shadows without disrupting landscaping design or function. Not only do lighted bollards accent the beauty within design projects, but they also improve the safety of pedestrians and visually communicate traffic flow designs.
Bollards are commonly used for safety and protection along lanes of roads, fronts of buildings, and other public spaces where accidental and intentional damage from vehicles can occur. Lighted bollards offer added security at night by illuminating a target area. The fixtures can also be installed along walkways, in gardens, and down driveway edges, costing less than overhead lighting while enhancing the look of communities, parks, and private residences. Knowing where to use bollards and what type to install will help add the finishing touches to the perfect landscape or city center.
Four styles of lighted bollards can vary in height from two to four feet and reflect light horizontally and/or in a downward direction. Bollard lights are typically available with round or square tops or flat or dome tops. Choosing the right lamp type and reflector option can provide cost-effective illumination for your residential or commercial property.
4 Styles of Lighted Bollards:
- The Louver Design
The Louver Design restricts light by directing it downward to illuminate pathways, landscaping, or other decorative elements. The louver bollard is the perfect choice for close quarters by minimizing light trespass where low-level illumination is required. Louvers are aesthetically pleasing to the surrounding environments by providing ambient lighting along gardens, waterfronts, and beachfront properties where limited lighting is mandated for conservation purposes.
- The Standard Cone Reflector
The Standard Cone Reflector features a 360-degree span of soft light around the source with little to no glare. The light is visible from exceptional distances to improve wayfinding and navigation by distributing the light in an even, downward spread.
- The Specialized Cone Reflector
The Specialized Cone Reflector minimizes glare and light pollution by reflecting the light down and out away from the source.
- The Type V Glass Reflector
The Type V Glass Reflectors are the most effective broad light distribution lamps providing a 360-degree lighting effect, emitting the most intense light at the most efficient cost. Parks and public spaces require adequate light for safety and security, and Type 5 Glass Reflectors are the best choice to achieve the most lumination with the fewest fixtures within a space.
4 Applications for Lighted Bollards:
- Enhance Nighttime Safety
- Install lighted bollards along sidewalks, roadways, and storefronts to improve pedestrian safety after sunset.
- Highlight Natural Areas
- Placing light fixtures in natural surroundings showcases the beauty of the environment within parks, city centers, and private home landscaping.
- Illuminate Driveways
- Positioning lighted bollards alongside driveways helps keep cars on the driveway while keeping the grass and plants intact.
- Brighten Pathways
- Installing bollard lights along pathways protect people from injury while enhancing the beauty of the environment beside the paths.
Lighted bollards are a great addition to public and private areas to enhance beauty and safety within the design project or environment. Whether along sidewalks, adjacent pathways, landscaped gardens, or beside waterways, the illuminated bollard adds a decorative element while creating aesthetic barriers alongside roadways and curbs, in front of stores and hospitals, and near stairs and parking areas. Brandon has a variety of lighted bollards to meet every need, whether highlighting the beauty of a design project or enhancing the safety of pedestrians and vehicular traffic.