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Bright Idea: Meet the New & Improved Lighted Bollard Covers

The Lighted Bollard Covers have been a popular product here at Ideal Shield since we first introduced them more than 15 years ago. But like with everything from clothing styles to flooring types, updates and improvements can be necessary after nearly two decades. We knew there were things to improve with these luminous bollard covers after years of usage and customer feedback. So, we had a bright idea…

We went back to the drawing board with our engineering team, took on the imperfections, and designed a new lighting system to meet your needs. 

Allow us to re-introduce the New and Improved Lighted Bollard Covers

Better UV Panels

To ensure the Lighted Bollard Covers are charging as much as possible, we’ve updated the solar panel to a newer, more powerful option that will hold the charge even longer to ensure consistent illumination for your storefronts or walking paths. 

Close up view of the new solar panel on Ideal Shield’s Lighted Bollard Cover

Aesthetically Pleasing 

We’re now offering both the Clear Acrylic glass and the Frosted glass for the UV Lighted Bollard Covers, which will give you the opportunity to add the right touch to your lighting. If you’re looking for more light, the Clear Acrylic is the way. If you’re looking for more accent lighting, the Frosted glass will meet your needs.

We also can fabricate the Bollard Cover to be nearly any size to fit your bollards and landscaping, and can be manufactured in any color necessary to meet your branding or property needs. 

Comparison view of the Frosted Glass and the Clear Acrylic Glass

Comparison view of the Frosted Glass and the Clear Acrylic Glass

Brighter & Better

One of the main pieces of feedback we wanted to fix was the brightness and consistency of the light. With a new LED light system, the new Lighted Bollard Covers feature an even brighter light than the previous design so your walkways and parking lots can be more illuminated. 

Comparison view of the inside of the Light Cap and outside view of the Lighted Bollard Cover

Comparison view of the inside of the Light Cap and outside view of the Lighted Bollard Cover

Let There Be Light

One of the biggest updates was the addition of the Removable & Rechargeable batteries and On/Off switch. The recharging will mean longer lasting battery power but the updated access to change the batteries means you won’t need a new light or bollard cover if power issues arise. The NiMh Rechargeable AA batteries have an average lifespan of 1-3 years, depending on weather and care. 

As for the On/Off switch. Previously, the Lighted Bollard Cover let mother nature tell it when it was going to be turned on or off. Now, with the new design, you will have that power. There is now an On/Off switch inside the light cap that you can power up when necessary. This will not “turn the light on” but it will turn the power on so when it is dark enough, the light will automatically come on.

Close up view inside the light cap to see the Rechargeable Batteries and On/Off Switch

Close up view inside the light cap to see the Rechargeable Batteries and On/Off Switch

Ideal Shield is consistently looking to update and improve its current offerings while inventing and innovating new ideas. The Lighted Bollard Cover was the latest as we finally saw the light. If you’re looking for more information on the Lighted Bollards or any product in the Ideal Shield product catalog, contact our experienced and knowledgeable sales team today!