Lighting means highlighting something, whether it is an open or closed space. Bollard lights
respond to this need, they give light to terraces, gardens, balconies, driveways and are a great way to create special and fascinating environments.
Adequate lighting is essential for living outdoor spaces, even at night. These lights are meant to illuminate, yes, but not excessively so. Through the installation of light poles, in fact, the light tends to highlight only certain parts of an avenue, a walkway or a garden and leave the rest of the environment in the dark.
Types of bollard lights
Bollard lights can be defined as furnishing accessories, which are part of the world of lighting and can be made of various materials. You can find metal poles
, which are more in keeping with a modern style
. There are wooden poles
, for a more classic style
. Mostly they are in the shape of a parallelepiped, but the design of these objects can be very innovative and, for this reason, the shapes are the most diverse. They can be low, high, round or square, with multiple or single bodies. There is also the possibility to have solar-powered poles
, and be closer to the concept of eco-sustainability. In addition, poles can be made of synthetic
or cementitious materials and have glass decorations. Design bollard lights
can be considered valid substitutes for classic floor lamps.
Lately, a new type, that of LED bollard lights
, is becoming more and more widespread. They are very comfortable to install and can also be moved. Yes, because in most cases, the stakes are driven directly into the lawn, into the ground.
How to choose the right bollard light?
If you want to have a modern style, the bollard lights that best meet this demand must be made of metal. Whether they are ups or downs, it doesn't matter, the fundamental thing is that they are original and have imaginative shapes. If you are looking for a more quiet and romantic style, the most suitable light poles are the linear and classic ones, which recall the world of ancient lanterns. They must radiate warm light, so as to create a familiar environment.
The style, of course, is decided by the decorator or the person who decides to buy these lighting devices. They must have two main characteristics: they must be practical and technical. Practical in installation and technical, in terms of the light they give off. Another important aspect to take into account is energy saving. The poles, especially those for public spaces
, but also those that are placed in private areas, to perform their function must remain lit for a long time, during the night. That's why you shouldn't risk big bills. Therefore, they must be chosen in such a way as to guarantee safety and economic savings. This will depend on the number of stakes and where they will be placed.
Another factor that should not be excluded is the material. This plays an important role, not only from an aesthetic and stylistic point of view. Light poles are outdoor devices and, for this reason, must withstand the weather and wear without altering their illuminating function. They must be impermeable to dust and water in case of bad weather. The most common materials for these realizations, in fact, are cast iron, stainless steel and aluminium. Of course, there are also wooden devices, but they need to be changed more frequently.
A world opens up when it comes to LED light poles. Unlike normal halogen lighting systems, LED poles offer greater convenience when installed. They also provide additional benefits in terms of service life: for example, they provide greater autonomy; in addition, the costs for the maintenance of LED bulbs are lower.
Traditional and LED systems are then flanked by light poles capable of self-powered, we are talking about street lamps that use solar energy. To ensure correct operation, these need a battery, which will need to be recharged during the day through the sun's rays and then be able to provide light at night.
The bollard lights and their location
Rustic, classic and modern lighting that can make the outdoor area of your apartment, room or villa shine. In fact, the bollard lights are also great spots for all those restaurants and clubs with swimming pools that, during the summer, allow you to enjoy their dishes outdoors. Again, these are not only used for private spaces, but also for streets we can see light poles that perform their function in large spaces, such as parks and public gardens. In addition, these lighting devices not only serve to create a unique atmosphere, to illuminate a swimming pool, but also have the gift of providing security. Yes, because if these are also used for public areas, we will all be safer walking along avenues and illuminated roads.