View Full Version : Need some vandalism proof bollards!

01-07-2009, 08:34 PM
I looked through some of the old threads on bollards but I didn't really find anything. I need a bollard light that is incredibly tough and will stand up to inevitable vandalism and general mayhem. Any suggestions would be appreciated. probably something in steel, bronze or heavy iron.

Thanks everyone.

01-07-2009, 10:33 PM
Holophane makes some really nice products for commercial use. They have a line of cast iron bollards.

INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting
01-07-2009, 11:46 PM
Commercial or Residential application Tim? there are a lot of HD line voltage bollards out there. Let me know the application and I might be able to help you out.


01-08-2009, 09:43 AM
It is for a public park. I would like LV, but I don't know there are any out there that are beefy enough.

INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting
01-08-2009, 10:29 AM
I dont think you are going to find any LV bollards that will stand up the abuse they will take in a public park. Instead, I would look to Line Voltage products that have the ability to be converted (changing sockets, lamps, optics etc) over to low voltage. This way you will get the durability of a commercial bollard and still be able to design and install the system with LV infrastructure.


01-08-2009, 01:28 PM
We have a bollard coming soon.............

01-08-2009, 07:36 PM
We have a bollard coming soon.............
Show us pictures ASAP!

01-09-2009, 02:51 PM
I will do that!

01-13-2009, 03:43 PM
use a a19 med base commercial bollard and put a 12v 75w bulb in it. Cooper Lighting makes some vandal proof bollards. Ton of other brands out there too.

INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting
01-13-2009, 04:21 PM
I would suggest that a 75W A-Lamp would be way too bright and not very efficient either. Remember that 12V lighting is 33% more efficient then 120V lighting to begin with. (a 12V lamp produces approximately 33% more light per watt then a 120V lamp) As such, John's suggestion would be like putting a 100W 120V lamp in that fixture.

Also, a 75w incandescent lamp is going to be very inefficient. Some 80% of the power it uses is converted into heat and not light.

I am sure you can find some commercial grade bollards that would have a large enough interior that would allow you to convert them over to MR16 or AR111 lamps and sockets with appropriate reflectors etc. Alternatively, a 35W or 50W bi-pin halogen lamp might suffice.

Let us know what you do with this.

01-13-2009, 05:01 PM
even a 12v A-lamp would be inefficient james? I wasnt suggesting 120v. there is also 25w & 50w 12v a19.
Its a public park so they probably want as much light as possible at night. I use these a lot in post lights at the end of drives. Cuts out the need to get an electrician. I know it will use a nice amount of energy regardless.

01-13-2009, 05:06 PM
:drinkup: now that im thinking it would be much better to use a bi pin halogen. puting in the a-lamp (no modification to socket) would be easier but much less efficient. thanks james

01-13-2009, 05:51 PM
Thanks for the help and suggestions guys. I am waiting to see what the commitee wants to do now.

02-12-2009, 04:10 PM

02-12-2009, 04:18 PM
What about cast concrete?

Although it might be too easy a target for taggers with spray cans....

Night Sky Friendly Concrete Bollard
Model: SPJ-SQ12
Dimensions: 11"W x 42"H
General Product Information
Applications: Commercial Lighting, Landscape
Light Source: Compact Fluorescent, Incandescent, Mercury Vapor, Metal Halide
Priced with compact flourescent option
Location: Outdoor
Pathway Style: Bollard
Voltage Type: Line Voltage


INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting
02-19-2009, 11:42 PM
Brand new to the market from Intense Lighting.... An up and coming company in our industry. I have used some of the stainless steel products and have been suitably impressed.