First Light Installs Solar LED at US Military Base
Victoria, British Columbia–based First Light Technologies Ltd., a leading designer of architectural-quality, integrated solar LED lighting products for pedestrian applications, announced a trial installation of 182 of its newest bollards at a US military facility in the southern United States.
“We are pleased to see the immediate market uptake of our PLB Series Solar LED Bollard continue with the US military now on board as a client,” said Justin Taverna, First Light Technologies Managing Director and Co-founder.
“We chose the PLB series bollard because of the high-quality construction, lighting performance and ease of installation. An added benefit was the responsive customer service from the First Light team. We plan on using more First Light products in the future on existing running trails,” said Jacob Lantz, the Project Manager.
The bollards will illuminate 1.25 miles of jogging trails and highlight the location of bridges on a golf course. The sites required effective low-level illumination but did not have access to the grid. The facility had earlier tried a solar power system with wired bollards but had to remove them due to poor performance and installation difficulties, so this time wished to avoid the expense and site disruption of trenching and wiring between bollards.
The PLB’s completely self-contained design combines robust, high-quality construction and unequaled solar power performance. Contractors found the installation simple and were able to complete as many as 60 per day. Facility officials reported that even after some of the golf course bridges flooded after installation, the lights continued to perform reliably.
Because the PLB lights are solar-powered they will cut down on operational costs and greenhouse gas emissions, furthering the facility’s mission to provide quality services and facilities while maintaining operational efficiency and environmental sustainability.