New Housing Development Install – Radiata Edisol Solar Bollard Lights
So let’s look closer at the product in question…
We love to innovate at Lumena, so we combined one of our smartest Solar path lights, the Edisol, into a heavy duty timber post.
Previously, we had incorporated 240v and 12v lights into solid pine posts and sleepers in the Radiata Range
With an already successful solar bollard range, it made sense to create the UK’s first Timber Solar path lights! The Radiata pine is pressure treated to makes sure that it lasts for longer in all weather environments. The timber has an expected life of 15 years and is sustainably sourced. It’s used due to its low split properties and no feathering. The wood is fully treated and sanded down to give a smooth, top quality finish. It’s penetrated by the latest generation wood preservative, in accordance with BS8417 to meet Use Class 4. Sourced and CNC machined by a top FSC certified timber supplier.
The standard ‘Edisol’ solar bollard lights are so called due to what appears to be a modern Edison Screw Lamp behind a tough diffuser. It is in fact a low voltage Edison Screw LED lamp, powered by the inbuilt solar panel and lithium batteries. Variations include, warm or daylight white and the light itself in a black or silver finish. They are guaranteed for FIVE YEARS with an expected battery life of 8-10 years.
Another function of the Radiata Edisol solar path lights important to the development, was the choice of the warm white option.
Warm white emits less blue light so is much better for nocturnal wildlife such as bats. When darkness falls, the solar path light will illuminate at full brightness, and then follow a gradual dimming sequence until it reaches 30% brightness after 5 hours. From then on it will remain at 30% until dawn. Even in the dullest of weather, our solar lights will still illuminate.
As you can see, the light has been incorporated into a solid timber post, mounted up to 400mm in-ground. This is the ultimate in sustainable path lighting, possibly the most sustainable path lights in the UK. They mix all the efficiency of Lumena’s Pro Solar Range with the durable quality of natural timber.