The ‘Litetower’ with Root Mount enable a more secure install for vulnerable areas. The inbuilt photocell dusk to dawn sensor automatically turns the bollard light on when it detects dark (dusk) and off again when it detects light (dawn). 0.8m or 1.m versions are available, both of which have an additional 0.4m of tube (below ground) with anchor bar for secure mounting into wet concrete. These professional bollards are very robust, long lasting and virtually maintenance free with the 3mm thick Anodised Aluminium giving the appearance of Stainless Steel. Anodised Aluminium is a fantastic weatherproof and non-corrosive material, well suited to environments susceptible to bad weather or coastal air.
Accommodates 20W LED Corn Bulb (sold separately).
Ideal for security and energy conscious users, the inbuilt photocell turns the bollard light on when it detects dark and off again when it detects light, (dusk to dawn). This means there is no need to remember to switch the fitting on and off manually. This results in less product maintenance. If fitted with a bright E27 LED Corn Bulb, this photocell bollard works effectively to reduce energy bills. Use only E27 bulbs.
The Litetower Photocell Bollard with Root Mount enables a more secure install for vulnerable areas. 0.8m or 1.m height options are available. These heights are manufactured to be mounted in ground and have an additional 0.4m length of tube. Also, a strong anchor bar is supplied for securing into wet concrete. These professional bollards have the appearance of stainless steel, but are in fact crafted from long lasting, 3mm thick Anodised Aluminium. Anodised Aluminium is fantastically weatherproof and non-corrosive, and therefore well suited to bad weather or coastal environments.
Taller height options of this photocell bollard have especially designed, in-proportion longer heads. Importantly, the heads are large enough to accommodate E27 LED bulbs. Bulbs range from a candle shape, suitable for a low light, through to large 20w LED Corn bulbs for a very bright light. Once illuminated, frosted glass inside the head softens and diffuses the light. In addition, a mirrored reflector on the inside of the head enhances the light emitted. Bulb installation is easy. The head screws on and off.
To conclude, this highly weatherproof IP65 path light looks great day or night in any landscape. It has a sturdy fixed base with 4 installation holes. Surface mount options are available.
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.
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 or 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 modules which generally offer lower levels of light (lumens) than a standard LED GU10 lamp or a compact fluorescent lamp. Also it is likely the LED module is a sealed unit and an integral part of the bollard which cannot be replaced if it fails meaning you will have to purchase a complete new bollard. There are bollards that use GU10 halogen lamps and E27 base lamps and they can be changed for LED lamps. The spacing bollards will depend on the lamp output, louvre design, height etc but a general rule of thumb would be no less than 3 metres and no more than 12 metres apart. The shorter distance would be for garden pathways and the longer distance for long driveways.
|IP rating:||IP 65|
|Materials:||3mm thick anodised aluminium, glass|
|Sensor:||Photocell (Dusk to Dawn)|
|mounting:||In-Ground root mount 0.4m below ground|
|additional information:||Cable included (Open end at base)|