Need some vandalism proof bollards!

Discussion in 'Landscape Lighting' started by Lite4, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
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    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.
     
  2. tonyGub

    tonyGub LawnSite Member
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    Holophane makes some really nice products for commercial use. They have a line of cast iron bollards.
     
  3. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
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    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.

    Regards.
     
  4. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
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    It is for a public park. I would like LV, but I don't know there are any out there that are beefy enough.
     
  5. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
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    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.

    Regards.
     
  6. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
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  7. NightLightingFX

    NightLightingFX LawnSite Senior Member
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    Show us pictures ASAP!
    ~Ned
     
  8. JoeyD

    JoeyD LawnSite Silver Member
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  9. LightYourNight

    LightYourNight LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  10. INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting

    INTEGRA Bespoke Lighting LawnSite Platinum Member
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    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.
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2009

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