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Pathway and bollard lights: practical signposts through the nocturnal garden

Pathway and bollard lights: practical signposts through the nocturnal garden

Anyone who has ever had a crush on their feet in the dark thanks to the surrounding hedge trimmer knows that this pain can be avoided. As? Quite simply with light. And since there are enough places in the garden Stumble there should all roads, driveways and stairs around the house lit accordingly become. Luminaires are particularly practical and energy-saving motion, With them it says: Let there be light – when it is needed. And by the way you do burglarswho want to stalk in the shelter of darkness, a stroke through the bill. How exactly do you read in our blog.

Where and how should path lights be arranged?

Potential to stumble? Should you exclude with path lights – also called bollard lights – exclude. So definitely on sections of the way, especially uneven, curvy or steep are, light be present. But of course the whole way should be illuminated. Therefore, the lights should not be too far apart, so that no strong contrasts arise between light and dark sections. For those who come from the light into the dark, see even less, until the eyes have got used to it.

Tip: Choose lights that cover the largest possible area. How it works? By doing that Height of the points of light – So the place where the light is sitting – set high up. The higher the lights are, the less you need. Conversely, the larger the distance may be. Path lights are usually between 60 and 150 cm high,

Directed or all around radiating light?

What matters is what you like. You should know: Directional light illuminates only the path, the rest of the garden belongs to the night. A optimal route guidance you are so sure. With all-round light you can also see what is right next to the path. also overlap The round light areas are great – so you can do your way very well illuminate nationwide,

What types of path lights are there?

Path lights are available from different materials and in different styles, Not to be confused they are with socket lights. mast lights and groundspots, Available are path lights with permanently installed LED technology or with replaceable lamps,

For LED speaks:

    • their long life
    • a power savings of up to 90 percent
    • 100% brightness and perfect for motion detectors

Which materials are suitable for path lights?

stainless steel and aluminum are weather-resistant materials that are often used for bollard lights. Also Copper, brass and stone are often used for the frame. The bulb is either from Glass or plastic surround. Ultimately, your taste decides what is best for your garden.

Are there also path lights with solar?

For the environment and for yours purse speaks: solar technology. With solar powered path lights you also need no thoughts on sockets and spaghetti to waste. All that solar bollards need is the sun. Equipped with LED technology, the battery charged by the sun is many times longer. If the light is turned on only when needed, you do not need to worry about the battery. “motion detector“Is the keyword here.

What should be considered when it comes to motion detectors?

They enter the path: the light comes on. You drive up the driveway: the light goes on. Your visit is approaching: the light comes on. With handy motion detectors, this is not witchcraft. On twilight sensor Prevents your path lights from competing with the sun during the day. On angle of coverage of 120 degrees is enough for a way. Because usually you do not come at night from the meadow. Basically, you can also set to a model with 360 degrees and define the angle for the area used with the aperture.

Any questions about the technology?

Then our practical guide will help you. Too common? Then our expert advice is there for all your specific questions. The contact details can be found below.

Which bulbs are optimal?

Suppose you have equipped your path lights with motion detectors. Than are Energy saving lamps not suitable. Because they usually are not ad hoc bright and need a start-up time. For this and many other reasons are Led Lamps ideal for your bollard lights. Just to name a few: The life of LED bulbs is up to 50 times longer than the bulb. LED lamps consume up to 90 percent less energy and are mercury-free.

Many path lights are equipped with permanently installed LED technology. This allows especially delicate designs. A plus for your garden. But even if you hang on your old bollard lights, you can switch to LED: LED retrofit lamps make it possible. They have standardized sockets such as E27 and fit perfectly into the frame of your beloved companion. You can find many more information about LED in our blog.

Foundation or spike?

For eternity or for the moment? We recommend the permanent installation of your road lights on frost-resistant foundations or similar solid surfaces. Then the safe position of the lamp is guaranteed. For particularly flexibility lovers, there are also path lights spike, Simply piked into the loose ground, they can be moved to your mood. The assembly is super easy – if you can even speak of assembly.

Get the expert on board

When it comes to fixed To supply luminaires with mains current, the expert is in demand. You can safely shovel it to sink the earth cables. But the specialist should take care of the connections. He knows what to look for and how everything can be safely installed. Even if the temptation is great: The activities of a hobby handyman should have nothing to do with the electrical system.

Socket as a practical extra desired?

If you are already laying power in the garden for your path lights, then you should at least have two of them. Choose one Model with one or more sockets on the frame, The radio, the electric hedge trimmer, the mobile phone and the lawnmower can dock so great. Simply practical.

How do I make bollard lights safe from vandalism?

A fixed in the ground way lamp is certainly not as quickly stolen as a lamp with spike. If your confidence in your neighborhood is not overwhelming, you should firmly bolted path lights to prefer. Also, some bollard lights are certainly more robust than others. If you are afraid of destruction, you are with compact models made of metal and plastic certainly better advice than with a filigree lamp with glass shade. But even then, of course, the resilience will eventually come to an end. Tip: Motion detectors turn on the light when someone approaches, which can scare off vandals.

Which IP degree of protection should path lights have?

Do your path lights stand in the rain? Since nobody can answer this question with “no” surely, caution is necessary. Because Electricity and water are not compatible, The so-called IP degree of protection informs you about what your lamp can withstand in terms of things Dirt and water, The first digit gives information about protection against foreign bodies, the second about humidity. IP44 should have a way light at least. This protects it against foreign bodies larger than one millimeter and against splashing water.

Directed or all around radiating light?

What matters is what you like. You should know: Directional light illuminates only the path, the rest of the garden belongs to the night. A optimal route guidance you are so sure. With all-round light you can also see what is right next to the path. also overlap The round light areas are great – so you can do your way very well illuminate nationwide,