Whether at work, shopping or play, light poles and fixtures provide illumination in times of need. Light as a focused task light or flood light is important for safety and security. When most of us think of light poles, we think about parking lots at our neighborhood shopping centers casting a wide body of light to cover dozens of feet in every direction. Or complex lighting at our community residence provided by property managers or HOA associations. This form of lighting is known as flood lighting; casting a wide dispersion of light over a specific area. Typically used for company parking lots and commercial properties. A variety of flood head fixtures are available for this type of light pole include Shoebox, Flood and Canopy just to name a few.
Commercial and residential walkways and hallways may require a different type of lighting need. Lighting that is directional or used to illuminate a specific area. This type of lighting is referred to as task lighting; it's focused spot lighting. Types of decorative fixtures used in spot lighting light poles can include Old World, Colonial, Country and Contemporary styling.
A bollard is one type of a task lighting standard used around paths and walkways. Downward light illumination, the Bollards provide light to a specific area while avoiding the broadcast of too much light that might disturb co-workers or neighbors.
Light poles and Standards are also used in parks for recreation purposes. Tennis, handball, basketball courts use a variety of light poles. Community soccer fields and football stadiums use many light poles and Standards, virtually turning night into day. The light pole can be made of a variety of materials including Steel, Aluminum and Fiberglass. Round, square or tapered base covers provide strength and rigidity to the light poles. The light pole must endure the tests of time. Wind, rain and the occasional bumps and bruises from pedestrians, bicycles and motor vehicles are just some of the encounters these devices must endure over the course of their life.
These days, many cities, businesses and educational institutions have moved away from natural gas, low pressure sodium, florescent or incandescent lighting. Instead, turning toward LED lighting technology. LED lighting saves money and reduces electrical consumption. LED is a reliable alternative to older powered light fixtures with similar or better performance. Most new fixtures designs come in a LED variant. LED lighting is the perfect choice when using solar powered fixtures.
With so many choices of poles, bases and fixtures the next question becomes, "will the fixture and light standard match the color scheme of our property"? That's where we come in. Our knowledgeable consultants can direct you to just the right color and best application to provide a durable finish that will last for years to come. Aluminum, steel, fiberglass or wood, our team knows the best professional grade paint products that will provide years of durability. With the right surface preparation, Wilson and Hampton Painting Contractors will provide professional results that will last for years.