Professional Solar Path Lights that combine the latest Solar Technology with Wooden Bollard Lights
Frank Lloyd Wright once said; ‘Wood is universally beautiful to a man. It is the most humanly intimate of all materials’
In 2020 there is a major focus on sourcing and re-using natural materials within installations and redevelopments. These durable materials such as raw copper, solid brass and indeed, wood, will stand the test of time. Importantly, they also maintain a stylish aesthetic as the years go by.
Although timber is often used on large scale developments or refurbs, it doesn’t have to be. Timber sleepers used to form planters in a residential garden can look fantastic. Successful planning is ‘in the detail’. The theme and the use of materials can continue in any size project ‘at ground level’; viewed and experienced through seating, features and light fittings.
Northamptonshire based Landscape Lighting specialists Lumena are passionate about incorporating natural materials into their professional outdoor lights.
They’ve manufactured innovative designs where ‘Timber meets Technology’ with an amazing take on Solar Motion Sensor Lights.
An ongoing collaboration with UK landscape suppliers M&M Timber familiarised Solid ‘Radiata’ pine to Lumena. A fantastic heavy-duty, dense wood with low splitting properties, this top quality pine, is pressure treated with Tanalith E preservative in accordance with BS8417 to meet Use Class 4 as well as an expected life of up to 15 years. Lumena’s outdoor lights are incorporated into machined orifices in timber sleepers or posts. These create robust, elegant path lights.
The newest design to combine these factors is within their trailblazing Pro Solar Lighting range.
The range showcases professional high output solar lighting using the latest technology to ensure 365 day charge and illumination. As Solar lights can install anywhere, it made sense to experiment. They found that one light, the ‘Secursol’ could easily mount on to a slimmer version of the same high quality pine used for the Radiata range.
The ‘Secursol’ remote control solar light is impressively bright with substantial PIR detection range
The Secursol Solar Wall Light mounts onto a flat surface, most likely a wall. Obviously no wiring takes place! It lasts for hours, has an integrated, adjustable solar panel and different modes including a low-level security downlight, also perfect for highly efficient path lighting.
Thus the smart ‘SecurBol’ solar path lights were born, by mounting the wall light onto a fully sanded 1200mm radiata pine plank. It mounts 400mm into soft ground / concrete with no restrictions on positioning, perfect for long drives as well as paths where mains power is not feasible. The plank can also screw to the surface of a low-level wall for additional 400mm height. The angle of the poly-crystalline solar panel can adjust by up to 70º to catch a better angle of UV rays without altering the direction in which the solar path light shines.
As well as pine, teak is a lovely material – check out the ‘Tectona’ teak path light with natural brass louvres. Teak belongs to the ‘Tectona Grandis’ species of hardwood tree. It’s highly durable and produces a natural oil. It’s also naturally protective of outdoor conditions. As it ages it can develop a soft, grey colour. This elegant, lightweight wood is ideal for both domestic and commercial use and easy to maintain. See all wooden lights and solar path lights either on the Bollard Lighting website or at Lumena Lights – home to many path lights and other outdoor lighting.