What is a bollard post?
The Misty bollard post made of the maintenance-free and durable material Corten. A bollard post is a strong post that you fix to the ground at a sidewalk, parking lot, driveway or along a walkway to create a protective barrier or to direct traffic. Many also use bollard posts as an outdoor lighting / lighting bollard, which creates a decorative element at your entrance or along flower beds.
“The hat” for the bollard posts are 17 cm in diameter and 8 cm high. The pipe for Misty is 11 cm in diameter and made of a full 4 mm thick Corten steel since bollard are often added to create safety. Your bollard therefore needs to have the right strength and height for its area of use. Our Misty bollard posts are available as standard in three different heights, 100 cm, 60 cm or 30 cm.
We can adjust the height of Misty if desired. It is possible to anchor the bollard posts with the help of its foot plate which has three 11 mm large holes or alternatively dig down the pipe if you prefer. Its rusty surface creates a warm atmosphere all year round and becomes very expressive when you add lighting. As an outdoor lamp, Misty spreads a symmetrical, non-dazzling downward light around the bollard.
About Corten as a material choice for our bollard posts
Corten contains copper, chromium, manganese and nickel. This composition makes this a relatively expensive but durable material. When Corten is exposed to weather and wind, it oxidizes. A thick layer of rust forms on the surface, which is self-protective for the steel. When it oxidizes, the copper color becomes increasingly visible. The steel goes from having a black metal color to getting a beautiful rusty surface. As the bollard consists of 4 mm thick Corten steel, this bollard will last for many years to come.
LED lighting as an option
To create a pleasant atmosphere, you should have several different light sources. Misty bollard lights spread a pleasant light downwards. Excellent for walkways and places where you don’t want to get light directly into your eyes. Instead, Misty beautifully illuminates the ground around the bollard without annoying your eyes.
We offer a product-adapted dimmable LED lighting as an option for our bollard posts from Xcen. This kit has a power of 14W / m, which gives a pleasant light to our bollard posts. As the Corten itself has a brown tone, color recycling is the color temperature you choose in the warmer direction. Therefore, we have chosen 3000K as the default option. This model has a protective silicone shell that gives IP class 67, which the transformer with 24V also has. The model has a 5-year warranty and should last 50,000 hours. If you want, you can control your outdoor lighting via an app in your mobile by, for example, buying a Plejd.
With this you can adjust your LED lighting so it follows the sun’s up and down. Furthermore, you can dim your lighting bollard, turn on and off your bollard at a certain time. In this way, you convert your bollard into a unique luminaire which, for example in a car park area, makes it clearer where the border goes even after darkness fall.
One way of installing Misty bollard post is to dig a 50 cm deep hole. Then use a steel pipe of around 102 mm in diameter that is 50 cm high plus half of the selected size of your bollard posts (1 meter pipe for the 1 meter high bollard posts & 80 cm for the 60 cm high bollard posts).
Push down a 2-3 mm thick steel pipe with a corrugated flexible pipe running inside it, down to bottom of pipe and up to ground level so you can run a cable for led inside pipe once installed.
Thereafter you fill the pipe and the hole you digged with concrete. When it has solidified, thread over the bollard posts and screw the lower part into the concrete. Now only thing left is to install the led.