First Light Technologies Solar LED Bollards Light Up St. Pete Beach, Florida.
First Light Technologies, a designer of architectural-quality, integrated solar-powered LED lighting products for pedestrian applications, announces the successful installation of its new PLB Series Solar LED Bollards by the City of St. Pete Beach on the Gulf Coast of Florida.
“First Light’s bollard design fit our needs perfectly,” said Renee Cooper, CIP Construction Manager at City of St. Pete Beach. “The choice to use solar not only provided a visibly green statement but was also cost effective. Short term cost savings included being able to deduct the cost for conduit and wiring. The long term cost savings can be realized by not having any additional monthly electrical service fees. The bollards could be categorized as being a one-time capital cost with long-term savings benefits.”
Cooper also felt the LED solar lighting provided by First Light Technologies has a future with the city, “Installation was simple and the response has been fabulous. The community loves the look of the bollards and the ambience of the softly lit pathways. We will be looking at other areas to utilize the bollards and I foresee more of these being installed in the near future.”
St. Pete Beach officials installed the PLB lights as part of a park improvement project at Horan Park, which included new sidewalks, sod and large solar pole lights. For areas remote from the existing electrical panel, budget constraints called for a solar stand-alone lighting solution that could be installed with minimal site disturbance, reducing cost by eliminating conduit, wiring and trenching. The city also required the light to be vandal resistant and able to withstand high winds and flying debris of a coastal location, to avoid ongoing maintenance and repair costs.
The PLB Series Solar LED Bollard is the inaugural product offering from First Light Technologies.
The City of St. Pete Beach, formerly known as the City of St. Petersburg Beach, is a barrier island community located just off the Pinellas County mainland of St. Petersburg, within 30 miles of both St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport and Tampa International Airport. The City of St. Pete Beach has a permanent population of about 10,032 as well as a large seasonal population representing over 28 percent of total residential property ownership, plus over 3,000 vacation accommodations.
First Light Technologies is a private held company based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. (8/17/2012)
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August 17, 2012 – Vol. 17 No.22