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 or to illuminate steps etc. Some bollards have built in LED lamps and they generally offer lower levels of
light ( lumen's ) than say an E27 LED bulb or E27 compact fluorescent bulb. Also if the lamp is an integral part of the bollard then it cannot be replaced
if it fails in future so you will have to purchase a complete new bollard. 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 meters and no more than 12 meters apart. The
shorter distance would be for garden pathways and the longer distance for long driveways.
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 5,000 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 the tone of the area and gives a warm soft relaxed feel and ideal for colourful flower beds and rockery areas especially with wooden bark and at the other end of the scale a 4,000 to 5,000 kelvin lamp colour would be used against a light background such as white walls or to accentuate grey blueish foliage in shrubs and small trees. 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.
All exterior lighting products on our web site have an 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 joints. All joint must be made 100% water tight and this can be done using IP68 inline connectors and waterproof junction boxes which are then filled with a resin or magic gel mix. All joints where possible should be made above ground for easy access and reduced water ingress. Only use SWA rubber cable and not PVC.
All exterior lights must be installed by a certified NIC EIC electrician and should be signed off by an electrician with Part P certification.
|Max wattage:||11 Watt|
|IP rating:||IP 44|
|Materials:||cor-ten cast steel rusted|
|Height:||50 cm, 80 cm|