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Balaklava Park, South Australia

Balaklava Park, South Australia

Project Summary

End User
Wakefield Regional Council

FirstLight PLB 4300K black bollards


  • Cost savings over hard wire.
  • No running costs and lower maintenance costs.
  • Dark sky friendly.
  • Sustainable and environmentally friendly

Operating Profile
Dusk till dawn.


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Known for it’s horse racing carnival and it’s interest and support for the arts, the town of Balaklava has installed 30 FirstLight PLB bollards at the town park. Located on the banks of the Wakefield River, 92km north of Adelaide, Balaklava is administered by the Wakefield Regional Council.

The council were looking for a lighting solution for the park which would put light on the ground for the pathways of the caravan park and a skate park. They were attracted to consider solar because solar bollards are easy to install, requiring no trenching or cabling. They also required a bollard of robust construction, able to withstand a harsh outback climate while also offering an elegant appearance. The FirstLight PLB bollard met all of those requirements.

According to David Woodroofe, Community Development Officer at Wakefield Council, “Over the last 12 months council has been extremely happy with how the solar bollards have stood up, in regards to performance of light, and also the issue of vandalism at the skate park’’. David also said that he was happy that no electricians were required to perform the installation and that the running costs were zero.

The PLB series solar powered LED bollard is an ideal choice for low level architectural and commercial pathway and landscape lighting applications. The optics aim the light down towards the ground with optional light distribution of Type III or Type V.

The PLB’s sister product is the WLB bollard which shines a horizontal light making it more suitable for way finding or for obstruction lighting.

Both bollards are available in black or bronze.

Our Suppliers

We have partnered with Carmanah Technologies to offer our customers solar-powered LED outdoor lighting for roadways, parking lots, parks, and other areas. Carmanah and its subsidiary, Sol Inc., have provided solar LED solutions since 1990, and has installed over 75,000 systems in over 60 countries on six continents.

With solar-powered products on the rise internationally, many customers are dissatisfied with improperly sized and low-quality products. Thanks to experienced engineering and manufacturing, Carmanah’s product quality and specifications are among the best in the industry. What makes Carmanah one of the top companies?

  • Premium, quality-tested components for a long-lasting product
  • Customized systems properly configured to each location, ensuring long-term reliability
  • World-class customer support and warranty
As a preferred partner, we have been technically trained and are highly qualified to deliver on Carmanah’s expertise in solar outdoor lighting. We can offer reduced technical and commercial risk, strong local support, and peace of mind.    

Official Carmanah Illumination Partner 2016