Bollard with Photocell

August 10, 2023
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LED Bollard with Photocell Sensor with Low Glare Diffuser or Louvre in 2700K, 3000K or 4000K with Shield, Surface or Root Mount

Photocell sensors or photoelectric switches are a form of automated lighting. It’s a standalone lighting solution that works similarly to how light switches would. It turns on and off by sensing the number of lux levels in the area and doesn’t need adjustment for sunrise or sunset shifts with the seasons. Bollards with Photocell sensors don’t require user input, making it a perfect solution for those looking for a worry-free experience when it comes to outdoor lighting choices for their project.

Bollard with Photocell: How do They Work?

LED Bollard with Photocell with Access Door Fuse Cut Out Low Glare Diffuser in 2700K, 3000K or 4000K Outdoor with Surface Mount
Image above shows Westminster Bollard with Photocell in 2700K Extra Warm White, installed with Surface Mount Flange Plate.


The Photocell is a resistor attached to photosensitive plates. When more lux levels come into contact with these plates, the amount of current that travels through the resistor, known as resistance, changes, resulting in light turning on or off. During daylight, for instance, a 2700k warm white LED bollard will operate at a very low capacity while during the night, it will operate at full capacity. Photocell lighting products also automatically adjust the on/off time of the bollard with the photocell to match the shift of daytime/nighttime throughout the year, taking away the need for the end user to amend it. The bollard with Photocell has a lux level trigger point of 35 lux, so when the sensor detects a light level below 35 lux it will turn the luminaire on, similarly when the bollard with photocell detects a light level above 35 lux it will turn the luminaire off.

Bollard with Photocell: Benefits and Considerations


The main benefit of choosing a bollard with Photocell is that it provides you with extra peace of mind as you don’t have to switch the lights manually. Consequently, by choosing Photocell lighting solutions, you might also save some money on your electricity bill as the lighting is automated and doesn’t stay on for longer than needed.


Additionally, if you want to purchase a light sensor LED bollard for your project, at Gemma Lighting you can choose the light-fitting style that works best for your project. Moreover, you can go further and personalise the lighting with your preferred colour temperature. You can choose for instance a 3000k or a 2700k warm white LED bollard without affecting sensor options. This way, you can have a tailored result and take advantage of all benefits of our premium lighting fittings and photocell lights.

LED Bollard with Photocell with Flat Top Louvre in 2700K, 3000K or 4000K for Outdoor
Image above shows Hamilton Bollard with Photocell in 3000K Warm White, installed with Bolt-on Root Mount.

Bollard with Photocell: How to Choose the Perfect One


As with every important purchase we make, quality plays a big role in its functionality. This is especially true for a bollard with Photocell, independent of the style you choose, be it a surface mount bollard, a root mount bollard, or a flange plate bollard, since a low-quality product might mean sacrificing performance and functionality. For example, a low-quality product can have poor accuracy to lighting lux levels, malfunction, or be sensitive to environmental changes.


A starting point for finding the perfect LED bollard with a Photocell that fits your needs is to research the LED Bollard Manufacturer and consider whether the product is suitable for your application. Afterward, you can research companies that have a lot of experience in this area, such as Gemma Lighting with over 40 years in electronic manufacturing, as these companies deliver greater quality. It’s also worth checking what other customers have to say, including testimonials, and more importantly, if you’re still uncertain, speak to a consultant in the field as they will be able to answer all your queries.

LED Bollard with Photocell with Slim Low Glare Diffuser in 2700K, 3000K or 4000K for Outdoor with Surface or Root Mount
Image above shows Sandringham Bollard with Photocell in 2700K Extra Warm White, installed with Surface Mount Flange Plate.

Bollard with Photocell Vs Bollard with PIR


Bollards with Photocell and bollards with PIR are similar in the sense that both use a sensor to perform. However, Photocell senses change in lux levels while PIR detects infrared radiation produced by body heat. PIR also acts as a safety lighting solution with maximum energy savings, whereas Photocell delivers automation without the purpose of safety and average energy savings.

Bollard with Photocell: Q&A


Are Bollards with Photocell Effective?


Yes. Bollards with Photocell can be extremely effective if purchased from manufacturers that deliver high-quality products. In addition, our bollards are made from high-quality materials, meaning they are durable and resistant to hard weather conditions. In the same way, we offer you the possibility of being in control of every detail of your lighting project.

LED Bollard with Photocell with Flat Top Low Glare Diffuser in 2700K, 3000K or 4000K for Outdoor with Surface or Root Mount
Image above shows Cosham Bollard with Photocell in 2700K Extra Warm White, installed with Bolt-on Root Mount.


Can You Put a PIR Sensor on a Bollard with Photocell?


The lighting industry is growing, and researchers are developing the technology necessary to combine both in the near future, but for now, we sell both the sensor LED bollard and PIR sensor bollard separately for different purposes.

Contact us Today


Gemma Lighting is an Award-Winning LED Bollard Manufacturer in the UK with over 40 years of experience in designing and manufacturing electronics, plus 20 years of manufacturing high-quality, long-lasting exterior lighting solutions for our clients. Including bollards with Photocell for your project.


If you need assistance in finding the right light sensor LED bollard, book a consultation meeting with our dedicated Sales team or contact us directly at +44 (0) 800 999 5201.

LED Bollard with Photocell with Black Dome Louvre in 2700K, 3000K or 4000K for Outdoor with Shield, Surface Mount or Root Mount
Image above shows Nelson Bollard with Photocell in 4000K Neutral White, installed with Bolt-on Root Mount.