Our guide to public park lighting

From columns to illuminated bollards, public park lighting can come in any form and plays a vital role in allowing people to enjoy public parks, big or small. With public parks being an essential part of society where people come to gather, socialise or exercise, it is extremely important that they are well lit and suitable for visitors all year round. Utilising public park lighting in the right way is important for the security and safety of visitors, if a park is poorly lit the public may choose to avoid visiting when it gets dark as they may not feel safe.

Not only is lighting public parks important for people’s safety, but it can be used to create an atmosphere for the public to enjoy. Many parks use lighting to illuminate particular architectural features such as a fountain or old monument for the public to admire during their visit. Lighting these features in the right way can really make or break the space meaning it is just as important to think about the aesthetics as well as the practical elements of lighting a public park.

The best options for public park lighting

One factor to take into consideration are the materials you choose for the lights. Lighting made from aluminium is the best choice for public parks due to its resistance to poorer weather conditions and its low maintenance costs. Not only this, but aluminium is a lightweight material, meaning fixtures can be easily installed and the lighting can be painted with a variety of paints to help its durability.

Another factor to consider is the type of light you use. LED lights are popular for lighting public parks as they provide excellent economic value and can save up to 70% in costs over traditional, early electricity and discharge lamps. Using LED lights also allow you to choose the colour and temperature of light, leaving you numerous options to illuminate particular features and viewpoints. Not only this, but most LED lights are vandal resistant and can even be solar powered.

At William Sugg and Co. Ltd, we provide a range of heritage lighting options for public parks that combine modern technology with traditional designs to keep an authentic, historic atmosphere and always look beautiful. Using only the highest quality materials, our team of experts can help you to create bespoke designs to suit any public park space.

Our recommendations:

Brompton Parish: this cast column is available in aluminium and uses modern electric technology

Illuminated Bollards: designed to be robust and vandal resistant while enhancing your public park space at night

Classic Globe: manufactured in two die cast aluminium halves, add some charm to your public park

At William Sugg and Co Ltd, we provide a range of heritage lighting options for public parks that combine modern technology with traditional designs to keep an authentic, historic atmosphere. Using only the highest quality materials, our team of experts can help you to create bespoke designs to suit any public park space.