Solar Lighting Bollards

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Solar bollard lights provide year-round outdoor lighting

Solar bollards capture energy from the sun during the day to illuminate open spaces and pathways for added safety and wayfinding when it’s dark. Internal solar panels house high-capacity LED batteries, which keep lights on all night—and for up to 14 days without direct sunlight.

Reliance Foundry’s solar powered bollards are suitable for municipal, commercial, industrial, and hospitality applications, and more. Read more about solar bollard lights.

SOLAR-POWERED SAVINGS

Solar powered bollard lights provide illumination all night, every night, with minimal environmental impact. Self-contained solar lighting systems can be installed anywhere, with no expensive trenching and ground wiring required.

The combined design, installation, and fixture costs result in a savings of 50% when solar powered bollard lighting is used compared to AC wired lights. The lithium battery is encased in polyurethane, and requires no maintenance or changes for up to 10 years.

INTELLIGENT ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Maintain optimal lighting all night, in all seasons. Reliance Foundry’s solar-powered light fixtures use a proprietary energy management system (EMS) to conserve energy and maintain optimal energy output. EMS analyses regional weather patterns and available daylight hours to determine the ideal light intensity for every season.

Fully charged solar bollard cells can operate for 14 days without sunlight. Bollard location, available sunlight hours, and long-term weather patterns influence overall performance.

DURABLE CONSTRUCTION AND SIMPLE INSTALLATION

Solar light bollards are self-contained, and can be installed to add light anywhere with access to direct sunlight. Each solar bollard holds a self-contained, self-powered lighting source that requires minimal maintenance and is immune to power outages. LED bulbs are energy efficient and long-lasting—delivering 50,000 hours under normal operating conditions.

Solar lighting bollards are constructed of steel, aluminum, and polycarbonate, and are powder-coated for added protection and durability against weather, vandalism, and other impacts in high-traffic, outdoor areas. Solar panels are covered in a protective polycarbonate shield, able to withstand the toughest impacts without shattering.

TECHNICAL LIGHTING SPECIFICATIONS

Refer to the table below to compare light color, distribution, and schedule options. Please note that these options must be decided at time of sale and cannot be modified after the order is placed.

Need help understanding a term? See our glossary of solar and photometric terms for more information.

Chart showing color based on temperatures of light sources
Select solar lighting according to kelvin temperature.

Light color

Neutral light (4,500 K) is the most common type of lighting. It creates a comfortable, natural white light with a slight blue cast. Neutral lighting provides excellent visibility, and is commonly used for headlights, parking lots, and warehouses.

Warm light (3,000 K) emits a slight yellow cast to produce softer ambiance—similar to an incandescent bulb. Warm lighting uses slightly less energy, but doesn’t provide the same visibility as neutral lighting. Warm lighting fixtures are often used to accent building or landscape architecture.

Chart showing symmetrical and asymmetrical light distribution options
Select lighting distribution at time of order.

Light distribution

Solar bollards distribute light downwards and to each side to illuminate the ground—less than 2.5 percent of total emitted light escapes above 90 degrees.

Symmetrical configurations disperse light in a circular pattern, reaching up to 14 feet in all directions. It creates a condensed and even distribution. Symmetrical lighting is ideal for contained or open areas and medians.

Asymmetrical configurations emit directional light to one side, creating elongated, skewed distribution that reaches up to 20 feet. Asymmetrical lighting is ideal for narrow sidewalks and pathways.

Solar lighting bollards have an average luminous output of 200–300 lumens. To avoid breaks between lit areas, asymmetrical distributions should be placed within 12 feet of one another. Symmetrical distributions are generally used to provide accent lighting and wayfinding, and do not need to provide uniform illumination. These can be spaced at varying distances based on the application.

For more exact performance, a lighting specialist, engineer, or architect can help determine average and minimum illuminance values based on the weather patterns and daylight hours typical to your region; this will inform optimal placement of solar bollards. View the LEED credit submittal form for a summary of lighting intensities at different points within each distribution pattern.

Lighting Schedule

Select one of the following program schedules. EMS will conserve energy when less light is required, prolonging optimal output in adverse weather.

  • Program 0
  • On at sunset: Maximum illumination
  • Off at dawn
  • Program 1
  • On at sunset: Maximum illumination
  • Off at 6 hours
  • Program 2
  • On at sunset: Maximum illumination
  • Dim to 30 percent illumination at 6 hours
  • Off at dawn
  • Program 3
  • On at sunset: Maximum illumination
  • Off at 5 hours
  • On 1 hour before sunrise
  • Off at sunrise
  • Program 4
  • On at sunset: Maximum illumination
  • Dim to 30 percent illumination at 5 hours
  • 1 hour before sunrise: Maximum illumination
  • Off at sunrise