Because of the industrial revolution, the 19th century was quite an awesome time to be alive. The first electric street lights were installed in Paris in 1878. Since then, they have been a common fixture in just about every nook and cranny in the world. At present time, this type of lighting is receiving a face lift by being fitted with LED lights to improve its overall performance. The quality of light provided by LED lights contribute to safer navigation and provides a better sense of security. Now, let’s look at six basic facts you should know about pole lights.
The height of your pole light should be the correct height. This is so that it will be able to provide the right lighting density. Usually, you’ll see pole lights’ height range from around 9 feet to 14 feet. The pole light, ideally, should provide adequate lighting with the least amount of glare. So that’s why you should consider which height your poles should be.
Consistent Lighting and Pole Distance
Pole lights’ main objective is to light the way for pedestrians, motorists and cyclists. They also help in preventing crime on the street. It is therefore important to have a consistent, well-lit area. So the lighting should be even in terms of quality. And the distance of each pole should be just right. The reason being that it takes time for the human eye to adjust. Having poor lighting and unevenly placed poles can lead to accidents.
Location of Installation
You have to take note of where your poles will be installed. For example, if you’re going to install them around the coastal region, you have to take into consideration a few things. For one, the ocean air contributes to corrosion of your poles. So your poles will need a special finish to protect it from corrosion.
Having consistent and uniform lighting is important. So, you have to take into account the surrounding shrubbery, buildings and foot traffic. Taking these factors into consideration will make you aware of the dark spots that they will create. Knowing where your dark spots are will help you narrow down where your poles should be strategically placed.
Some cities are well known for the quality of their decorative lights. Recently, we have seen decorative pole lights used to light statues, fountains and gardens. This decorative light concept is exciting as it contributes quality illumination to a rather dull city space.
When you’re looking at a LED light, it would typically be used for around 10 to 12 hours a day. Each bulb would last for about 50,000 hours. With that being said, you’re looking at a lamp that would not need frequent replacement. The pole should be strong and should be able to last quite a bit to support such a long lasting fixture.
Tetrus can provide you with the best quality pole lights. We have a variety of lights that is not only strong and will last you for a long time, but also meet your layout aesthetic. Should you need more information on our pole lights, feel free to contact us. We would gladly walk you through our products and find the best fit for your needs.