A well chosen lamp post will give many years of service and enjoyment weather it be used for decorative purposes or more as a extra security device for your outdoor space. Generally look to position your lamp post to a height of over 2 meters, the higher the fitting the more ground area will be illuminated. It is very important to get the initial height and position correct. If the lantern head is to small for an area you may be disappointed with the amount of light projected similarly a lantern which is to large may be far to bright and cause light pollution in the area and neighbouring properties. Lamp posts are a vey flexible form of using light and in the correct location will work very well as both a functional and decorative product.
Decide what you require your lamp post to be used for, do you wish to have some outdoor light for entertaining if so you may want to consider a more ambient diffused light, maybe a post at a lower level would be a good option for you. If security were your main concern than a brighter stronger light placed in a position to give maximum levels of illumination would be the best option.
All our Lamp posts are sourced from the best manufactures who use the highest quality materials such as cast aluminium, stainless steel and copper. Lantern heads come in a large range of sizes that accept all the latest Low energy saving bulbs and LED lamps helping to keep your electricity bills to a minimum. With manufacturers guarantees of up to 25 years you can be sure that your investment will give many years of practical use.
The design and style of your lamp post is very personal and particular to your individual surroundings. The more traditional styles are by far our most popular sellers and will generally suit most environments, you will find a wide range of these on our website and we are always available to give you additional assistance over the telephone. We do also hold a large selection of more contemporary styles that are sometimes more suited to new build projects and modern property styles.
Installation is not a difficult procedure although we would stress that a qualified electrician should complete electrical connections. To save on cost you may with to complete some of the preparation works in advance. Such as digging a trench for the mains supply cables of at least 450mm in depth. We would always recommend that you use Steel Wire Armoured cable, of the correct size and load capacity. Your electrician will be able to fully advise you on the correct cable required for your individual installation.
When you have decided on the exact placement location for your post and the wiring is in place you will need to create a solid substantial base on which to mount your lamp Post so that it is held firmly in place after installation. Dig a hole at least 500mm deep and at least twice the width of the overall post base diameter. Use a plastic trunking or conduit into the centre of the hole to feed the cables through and up to the base of the post, make sure this is free running so that the cable can be repaired or replaced in the future if required. You can then back fill the hole with a strong wet cement mix levelled off perfectly flat to where you want your base to sit. Some Lamps come with an anchor kit that will need to be placed into the cement whilst it is still wet. Others come with a mounting plate that will fix to the base once the cement has dried. Please refer to the individual installation instructions supplied with each lamp post before commencing any installation works. A little extra time taken at this point will ensure that your post is correctly installed and completely straight and secure.
Our fully trained staff are just a phone call away should you need any assistance selection your fittings on 0800 046 9041 or simply email us firstname.lastname@example.org, we look forward to being of service.