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Outdoor lighting is an important asset to many commercial businesses. It can enhance your property and increase visibility, which in turn promotes increased customer traffic. It is an essential tool to protect your customers as well your employees. There can be many issues during installation, or over the lifetime of the pole that could affect the effectiveness and safety of your exterior lighting. Here are some possible light pole problems.
Solutions to light pole problems
1. Wrong base plate or bolt patterns don’t match
You shouldn’t assume that a similar-sized light pole mounting can match your existing base plates and anchor bolt patterns when replacing older poles. Older outdoor light poles had larger bolt diameters than are common on modern poles. Even older poles can have slight differences between the bolt circles of different manufacturers.
Solution: use the light pole connector.
You can correct a mistake or use the right anchor -bolt template with an adapter. This adapter positions and fixes anchor bolts accurately when the bolt pattern patterns don’t align. The anchor bolt adperer allows your light pole technician to alter (or adapt) the size, position or distance of the bolt circle from the center. It is also able to fix mistakes made in procurement and vendor when an anchor bolt round measurement is mixed up with an anchor bolt square dimension.
2. Unattractive, worn down light pole base
Your light poles’ bases will take the brunt both of pedestrian and vehicle traffic abuse. This could lead to discoloration, dullness and scratches. People only see the lower or middle portion of your light poles when they visit your place.
Covers for light posts with decorative bases
Imagine your light pole’s base is worn down, scratched or stained. Powder coatings can make it easy to cover the base with decorative covers. Powder-coated covers are strong and durable. The powder-coated color is very durable and resists cracking, scratching, or fading.
3. Lamp pole base that is rusty or damaged
Rainwater can start to rust the surface of light poles if it has damaged the protective finish. Light poles corroded at the ground can fall and cause significant property damage, as well personal injury. Sometimes, a decorative cover hides how badly corroded and damaged the light pole base really looks.
Solution: Fiberglass or aluminum replacement light poles
Lightweight, easy to install aluminum and fiberglass light poles they are resistant to rust and can be used in regions that have heavy rains or areas with high winter salinity. Led light expert offers fiberglass light poles with extra heavy or heavy-duty construction. A fiberglass pole should last approximately 20-30 year, while aluminum can last up 50 years.
4. Low light pattern or ineffective beam pattern
Insufficient light from your light pole assembly can lead to theft, vandalism and other criminal activity. External light quality and quantity are not all that you need to consider. Look out for dark spots or areas with poor light distribution. Most areas that need adequate illumination are: general parking and front and back entryways; landscaping; wide paths or narrow alleyways.
Solution: Led outdoor commercial lighting
The led lightbulb for exterior lighting is quickly becoming the preferred choice of lighting contractors when designing commercial lighting systems. Led light expert provides decorative poles with led lighting fixture that will fit any outdoor application.
5. Improper light pole installation
Problems with light poles can be traced back at poor installations, which result in falling, leaning, and loose poles. This is a very urgent matter. If the light pole crashes into power lines and causes injury, or even death, the property owner may be liable.
Solution: Light pole repair/replacement
If you think your exterior lighting system may have failed because it was not properly installed, you should look into having them replaced by new poles that are professionally installed by a contractor. Let’s suppose the problem is incorrect grounding of a good-condition light pole. An electrician or lighting contractor should be contacted to inspect and repair the problem. Led light expert provides a light pole kit with a photocell as well anchor bolts, a cover, and a led fixture that can be replaced by poorly installed ones.
6. Extensive lead times can slow down your project.
The stock of light pole manufacturers is limited. This means that many companies are faced with longer lead times from pole manufactures. This can make landscape beautification and property improvement projects more difficult.
Manufacturers will send a “made to measure” production ticket to you when components or light pole assemblies are not available. They will also charge you for custom lighting. This can cause light pole replacement orders take from 4 to 6 to weeks. In extreme cases, they may take 3 to 12 months to deliver.