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Pyramid post, IP44, 3.6W LED, 120 lumen's, 6,500 kelvin's

The Pyramid is an LED, high quality exterior lighting range which has a sleek modern design which will ensure they look great in any environment. A very modern and eco friendly group of light fittings that will grace any lighting project. From a design point of view it is always nice to match light fittings up whether it is by colour or by design and there are 3 light fittings in the Pyramid range. The bollard is 500 mm tall and has a very unique internal pyramid's reflector that the LED lamps shine down on to, so not only does it look good at night but it it also looks stylish when switched off. The wall lights that complement the bollard have the same design brief and have integral LED lamps and control gear. High on style but low on price. 
The integral LED lamp is very cool white at 5,500 kelvins and the 260 lumen output is about the same as a 9w GX53 fluorescent lamp. The light is thrown in a 360 degree circle.

Please be aware that if the internal lamp system should fail at any time you will need to purchase a complete new bollard as the lamp is an integral part of the bollard.

Bollard types and spacing

Bollard lights are available in a massive choice of styles, finish and lamp options. You need to think about how the light will be used for example a small garden pathway, the main driveway, to illuminate steps etc.  If you are within 20 km of the coast you should think about using the wooden bollards or marine grade 316 stainless steel. Some bollards have built in LED lamps  and they generally offer lower levels of light ( lumen's ) than say a compact fluorescent. Also if the lamp is an integral part of the bollard then it can not be replaced if it fails in future so you will have to purchase a complete new bollard. There are bollards that use GU10 lamps and in this case can be changed for a ECO friendly GU10 LED lamp. The spacing of the bollards will depend on the lamp output, louvre design, height etc but a general rule of thumb would be no less than 3 mtrs and no more than 12 mtrs apart. The shorter distance would be for garden pathways and the longer distance is for long drive ways.

Lamp colour ( Kelvin's )

The colour of a lamp is defined as a measurement called kelvins. A standard GLS light bulb in your house would be 2,700 kelvins which is in the warm colour spectrum and a lamp with 6,000 kelvins would be at the very cold white spectrum. Getting the right colour temperature of a lamp does matter as the warm colour wavelength helps to soften skin tones and gives a warm soft relaxed feel and at the other end of the scale a 4,000 to 6,000 kelvin lamp colour  would be used in offices or a fast food restaurants to make you feel less comfortable and relaxed and more alert. There‚Äôs nothing that can sour your opinion of a compact fluorescent  or LED lamp like buying a 4000K or 5000K bulb when you meant to buy a 2700K bulb, or vice-versa. When you buy a new, energy efficient bulb, keep your application and colour scheme in mind and make sure to buy the bulb with a colour temperature to match. 


Light output ( Lumen's )

The amount of light that is produced by a lamp is called lumen's and the more lumen's the lamp has the brighter it will be. Lumen's work in conjunction with kelvins and should not be taken in isolation of each other, for example if you had a very warm white lamp at 2,700 kelvins and it produced 300 lumen's and you then had another lamp which was a cool white 6,000 kelvins which also produced 300 lumen's the cooler lamp colour would always appear brighter to the naked eye than the warmer one this is due to the receptors in the eye that react better to a white light spectrum. Another factor on how bright a light may appear is contrast so if you shine a white 6,000 kelvin light on to a dark wall and a warm 2,700 kelvin lamp on to a white wall the warmer lamp would appear brighter due to the contrast of the material it is focused on. So when choosing a lamp always take in to account the area you want to illuminate and think about Kelvins ( colour ),  Lumen's ( brightness) and contrast  ( colour of area )

Lamp lumen comparison details



Choosing the style of a product is only part of the equation you must also think of where that product will be used and how it will be installed. All exterior lighting products on our web site have a IP rating which is explained further in our design ideas section but in simple terms the IP rating is appropriate to each light fitting and its intended application and is therefore fit for purpose. Water ingress is the enemy for outdoor lighting and the products supplied are only as good as the installation as the weakest point is always cable and transformer joints. All joint must be made 100% water tight and this can be done using heat shrink kits, waterproof junction boxes which are then filled with a resin mix. All joints where possible should be made above ground for easy access and reduced water ingress. When installing ground buried lights adequate drainage systems should be put in place especially in clay based soil areas. If possible use ground surface spike lights rather than a buried light.  Mains 240v cable will have less joint than a low voltage installation but care must be taken with the cable runs.

All exterior lights must be installed by a certified NIC EIC electrical contractor and all cable joints must be 100% watertight. There are a selection of waterproof jointing kits and boxes available on this web site.

Light levels ( LUX )

Light levels are measured in something called LUX. Put simply LUX is a measurement of light falling on a given surface area. For example an average LUX of 200 would be needed for an outdoor tennis court for recreational purposes and a side street  walkway would have an average of 5 LUX. To calculate lux levels you need a very good calculator or computer as there is a number of factors that need to be taken in to account.

Average levels of illuminance in Lux

Sunny June day 80000 Lux
Bad light stopped play at Lords 1000 Lux
A well lit office 500 Lux
Main road lighting 15 Lux
A residential side street 5 Lux
A clear moonlit night 0.2 Lux


LED technology
Low running cost
Low maintenance cost
cool running
Mains 240
Low maintenance costs
Energy efficient product
LED's with cool running temperature
Low energy consumption, high light output
Lamp included
Brushed stainless & clear plastic
Constructed from stainless steel (201) & polycarbonate

Item Specifications

Voltage: 240V
IP rating: 44
Suite Name: Pyramid
Product Type: Bollard
Zone: Outdoor
Finish: Brushed stainless steel & clear PC
Dimensions: 500mm height x 117mm diameter
Energy Rating: Energy efficient
Material: Metal & plastic
Bulb Category Primary: LED
Bulb Included: Yes
Bulb Light Source Description: 3.6W Capsule 5mm Daylight (30 LED's)
Dimmable: Non-dimmable
Benefit: Low maintenance costs Energy efficient product LED, high light output
Feature: Lamp included Brushed stainless steel & clear PC C
Technical: Complete with integrated control gear 3.6W Capsule
Control Gear Required: Included
Control Gear Used: Integrated
Lumens: 120
Kelvin: 6500