HOW SHOULD YOU GO ABOUT THE INSTALLATION OF LED BOLLARDS?



 

LED bollards are lighting fixtures popularly used to add beauty to landscaping, walkways in addition to keeping people, parks, and buildings away from vehicular traffic. They essentially offer security and protection from vehicles while adding to the aesthetic appeal.

 

LED Bollards are increasingly popular these days because they have long useful lives (often in excess of 100,000 hours), which leads to a reduction of energy costs (up to 40%-85% cut in energy consumption) and maintenance costs. They also come in a range of options.

 

If you have been wondering how to install your LED Bollards, rest easy because we have a few tips on how to go about it. 

 

Assess Your Location

 

The first step in installing an LED bollard like the Hadco Bollard is to assess your location because you will need to bury electric wires that will power the bollard lights, so the location has to be suitable for burying wires.

 

More importantly, the spacing of the LED bollards is dependent on the unique demands of your location, the lighting in the surrounding areas, the brightness of the bollard and lastly, your taste. 

 

Set Things Up

 

Dissemble the bollard then remove the head and base. Now dig a foundation for the base of the bollard. It should be a minimum of 12’’ in diameter and at least twice as deep. Ensure that the bollard is at ground level. Run your conduit pipe through the sonotube, but be sure that there is enough slack for the wire before you fill it up with concrete.

 

Insert anchor bolts 

 

After pouring the concrete, place the mounting bracket in the center, ensuring that it’s level. Insert the anchor bolts using the templates. 

 

Remember that the anchor bolts should be at least 2” above the wet concrete. Wait for it to dry. After that, you can go about removing the template and install leveling nuts on the anchor bolts. 

 

When correctly done, the bolts of the mounting bracket should connect to the mounting plate of the bollard. You should then install bollard base casting over anchor bolts and leveling nuts, inserting the supply leads into bottom of extrusion and pushing leads through the tube.

 

Connect the Wiring 120/277V

 

There is always the potential for electric shocks, so you might need an electrician to connect the supply leads to the power leads on the bollard head using 120/277V or 208/240V. You then insert bollard head back into bollard extrusion, push down on bollard head and then tighten the screws (which in the case of Hadco Bollards, are stainless steel, tamper-resistant). Voila, your LED bollard is ready for use!

 

Although these carefully elaborated tips will help most people successfully install their LED Bollards, it’s in your best interests to get professionals to handle such tasks, especially since electric wires are involved.

 

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