Solar bollards are a revolution in pedestrian area lighting, in that they are no longer reliant on the utility power grid or any in-ground infrastructure for operation. This enables their use in all manner of locations where it is difficult, infeasible, or simply not possible to provide electricity through conventional means. This introduces cost savings, energy savings, and the provision of pedestrian area lighting where in the past it had to be overlooked. So what are the top 5 ways to use solar bollards?
Remote and Rural Locations
Those of us who live in the city and urban environment take it for granted that electricity is readily available whenever it is needed. Those living in remote and rural environments cannot always take this for granted, dependable utility grid power either being limited or non-existent. despite their need for visibility and safety at night being no less important. Which is why one of the top ways to use solar bollards is to provide pedestrian area lighting in remote and rural locations, enabling them to have reliable lighting at night, generated by solar bollards during the day.
Parks and Gardens
National parks, landscaped gardens, and other green open spaces don’t always have electricity supplied throughout. It may also not be wanted or possible to run cables through a park in order to provide electricity to pedestrian lighting for safety and visibility. Which is why parks and gardens are another top way to use solar bollards. Solar bollards can be installed where ever they are required, without the need to dig trenches, lay conduit, and run cabling. This is a much less destructive way to provide lighting to parks and gardens, whilst still taking advantage of the safety and visibility that solar bollards can provide at night.
Similar to parks and gardens, many historical sites throughout the world do not have reliable electricity installed to them, and the provision of electricity through conventional means might be destructive to the historic site. By utilising solar bollards, pathways through historical sites and ancients ruins can be adequately illuminated at night, without having to physically connect each bollard together using conduits and cables.
Though most examples above are using solar bollards in areas where utility grid power isn’t necessarily reliable or available. There is no reason why inner-city environments can’t also benefit from the advantages of solar bollard lighting. Not needing to connect the bollards together means that immediate savings can be realised during installation. In areas that have been overdeveloped or are poorly documented, there may be increased costs associated with trying to navigate the underground network and install new cables. Solar bollards completely sidestep this problem, allowing the lighting design to follow the plan without concern for what could be buried underground.
These are our Top 5 Way to use Solar Bollards, but there are many more which we haven’t listed. Reading over the above it’s likely you will have considered other opportunities to utilise solar bollards on your next project. Do not hesitate to contact our dedicated LIGMAN SOLAR LIGHTING team to discuss where you can use solar bollards in your next design.