First Light Technologies Ltd. has completed a trial installation of 182 of its new PLB Series Solar LED Bollards at a US Military Facility in the southern United States.
The 182 lights 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, combined with robust, high quality construction and unequalled solar power performance made it the perfect choice. Contractors found the installation was simple and were able to complete as many as 60 per day. The facility officials reported that even after some of the golf course bridges were flooded after installation, the lights continued to perform reliably.
The facility is undergoing one of its biggest construction booms ever with over $300 million in new construction and renovation projects in support of its Transformation over the next several years.