Socle lights

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The path is insufficiently illuminated, although up to the entrance of your home lurk many trip hazards. A light source would certainly help here, but it should not be a wall lamp, you also want to illuminate the entire yard well.

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Skirting lights

You return home in the evening after a hard day's work, but on your way to the front door you may notice something. The way to the front door is insufficiently illuminated or even not illuminated at all, although there are many tripping hazards lurking up to the entrance of your own home. A light source would certainly look good here, but it should not be a wall lamp, you also want to illuminate the entire yard well. In this case, skirting lights are ideal for solving your problem, because these lighting compositions are not only beautiful to look at, but also still functional and extremely practical. Whether in the yard, patio or garden lights: A bollard light, as it is also called, makes an optimal source of light wherever it is needed. 

Where are bollard lights used?

These lighting compositions can be used in many areas. At the same time, they can serve different purposes, because in addition to an attractive appearance and great lighting effects, classic floor lamps can also serve as simple and functional lamps. Mainly, customers choose these places for the use of such a lamp: 

  • As a garden luminaire, which sets the scene for your green space with visually appealing light
  • On the terrace, where they provide a pleasant ambience on summer nights as an outdoor luminaire 
  • As a path light to guide you safely to the house entrance 
  • On the fence or as wall lights to mark the entrance to your house outside 

What are the distinguishing features of pedestal lights?

Due to the wide variety of uses for pedestal lights, they also turn out very different in terms of appearance. From modern lights to the classic base light in lantern or spherical shape, our online store offers a wide selection, which certainly has a suitable model as well as accessories for you. After fast shipping, a short delivery time and a favorable price as well as shipping costs, you can call a new lamp your own and enjoy your copy for a long time.

To withstand any weather, most bases are made of a sturdy material such as aluminum or stainless steel to guarantee a long life. The color palette ranges from black and white to anthracite and leaves nothing to be desired. As a light source, an LED is used almost exclusively and many spotlights can be dimmed in their brightness, which is particularly beneficial to an atmospheric lighting. 

However, unlike ceiling lights, for example, the lighting compositions are usually not switched on and off with a classic light switch. Countless models have long been available with a motion detector or app or voice control. This makes using your base light even more convenient and uncomplicated.

Which luminaire for which purpose?

Socket lights can be used for either a functional or a decorative purpose. If you are looking for a light composition that will illuminate your entryway and guide you safely into the house, a pedestal light with a bright LED is the best choice. In addition, the light composition should have a motion detector, so that it reacts to you from a certain distance and illuminates the way ahead of time. These two basic features play a crucial role for a skirting luminaire, which are used only for lighting as such.

In the event that you want to buy a decorative skirting luminaire, which, for example, will create a cozy atmosphere on the terrace, there are some additional features. What color and shape should the base luminaire have? Should it be dimmable? Would you like a model that changes the color of the light at regular intervals? Would you like to specifically set and control these color cycles using a voice control or an app? As you can see, there are almost no limits to the many different features of base lamps for this purpose.

How to mount the lamps?

Due to the fact that the lamps are placed outside the house, they must be prepared for all weather conditions. Of course, this also includes the stability of the lamp, after all, it should be able to retain its hold even in storms. There are various methods for fastening your base luminaire to the ground, which we have listed below: 

  • Concrete foundation: With this method, your base lamp will not lose its hold at any time and will not stand a chance even in strong wind or rain.
  • Screw-on: This mounting is especially suitable for lamps that are located on stone slabs (for example, in the yard or on the terrace).
  • Ground spikes: An uncomplicated and quick solution for mounting your floor lamp. The long skewers are simply inserted into the soft ground and are therefore particularly well suited for a garden light

Especially when it comes to the electrical system, however, it is important to have a professional do the installation for your own safety, so as not to expose yourself to any danger.

Which protection class is the right one?

Since you are installing your base light outside of a protected space, you should definitely pay attention to the appropriate protection class of your lamp. This is always indicated by the abbreviation IP ("International Protection") and two subsequent digits. The first number stands for protection against foreign bodies and dust, while the second digit indicates resistance to water. Several degrees of protection are suitable for base luminaires that are permanently exposed to external conditions, which in turn depend on the exact location of the lamp. 

  • IP44: This is the standard protection class for lamps mounted as outdoor luminaires. It protects the lamp against small foreign bodies with a diameter of one millimeter or more, as well as against water splashes from all sides.
  • IP45: If you install the lamp in the garden, it may occasionally be exposed to water jets from the water hose. Thanks to the second digit "5", the base luminaire is additionally immune to this.
  • IP64, IP65: Path lights on gravel or sand paths should also be dustproof. To ensure the longest possible service life, it is recommended to look for a protection class with a "6" in the first place