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What Are Decorative Light Bollards?

Pathway illuminated with decorative lanternsLighting today is used in decor almost as often as it is used for utilitarian purposes. That’s because the right outdoor lighting fixtures can turn a mundane lawn into a enchanting and beautifully lit area. In fact, light bollards are renowned for their ability to work illuminated magic on both residential and commercial properties—in both charm and utility.


So what are light bollards, and why are they one of the most popular outdoor lighting fixture choices for improving property aesthetics? Light bollards display light in beautiful patterns that shine through intricately designed cut outs on the shell surrounding the inner light. The lights and shadows create artwork that covers the ground and surrounding landscaping. The effect is upscale and elegant. 


Light bollard fixtures can be used both ornamentally and practically to guide pedestrians down paths. They are often placed along walkways and around buildings to provide visual light and an elegant ambiance. Most light bollards are square or round and pole-shaped, but they come in a surplus of decorative styles and can be custom made to match personal taste. For instance, commercial bollards can display a company logo.

Common applications include:

  • Residential and commercial walkways and driveways
  • Building entrances
  • Parking lots
  • Gardens
  • Sidewalks and pathways


Today’s technology makes placement of light bollards easy and safe. Halogen and LED bulbs are primarily used due to their efficiency and illuminating power; they are much more brilliant than their incandescent predecessors. Fixtures are professionally spaced and designed to provide light where you need it – in the most appealing arrangement based on the property’s landscaping.


Light bollards are an economical and attractive solution to outdoor lighting needs. They provide efficient and powerful light where you need it, and increase property value as an ornamental feature.

They are great for:

  • Improving property appearance and value
  • Providing light for safety and accessibility
  • Discouraging intruders
  • Creating an inviting ambiance

The Outdoor Lighting Perspectives of Kansas City team has the knowledge and experience to outfit your residential or commercial property with the best in outdoor lighting in Kansas City and the surrounding areas.