Bollard lights are derived from the nautical term 'bollard' which is what the posts are called where you tie up the ships when you come into dock. Original sailors tied off their ships to round shaped poles of wood. Today the lights are created in cylinder or square shapes with rounded tops. They are made with different materials also. They are known to be made of metal, concrete or weather resistant plastics.
Designed with the purpose of being able to withstand any weather conditions, they should last for a long time if properly installed. You can also have them electrically wired, battery operated or solar driven. Your landscape will determine which type will work best for your situation.
The lighting elements will be positioned near the top of the post protected by slats or grates. The lights can be positioned to point directly towards a structure or to light up your walkway or a gravel path in your backyard. You can also post them at the bottom and top of the stairway to your front door.
The posts can be attached to standing structures or planted in the ground. If you have a lot of foliage in your backyard, place them in the beginning of the plants to draw attention to that area. Fish ponds lit up at night by this type of lighting makes for a quiet, relaxing atmosphere as you listen to the water cascading down the stones to the pond.
For security reasons you can place them in your front yard as barriers. The plastic units can be filled with sand to help slow down a runaway vehicle that may be on a course with your front door. The cement or metal units will definitely prevent the oncoming intrusion.
Bollard lights come in different shapes and sizes. You need to decide which one would look the best in your yards. Which ever one you choose it is going to make you happy to come home every night and witness the elegant style your home reflects. Not to mention the safety reasons and how they enhanced the beauty of your yard.