Aloravita is a new master planned community transforming Peoria, Arizona. Nestled between two mountain preserves with breathtaking views, the development by Pulte Homes includes extensive outdoor amenities.
Residents can enjoy multiple HOA-maintained parks as well as a large City of Peoria park in the heart of the development. Linking together all parts of this beautiful community are a series of multi-use pathways.
Making Pathways Accessible At Night
When lighting was considered for a particular stretch of pathways, initial estimates were considerably over-budget. Hard soil conditions and steep slopes in certain areas meant that traditional wired bollard lights would cost upwards of $470,000. Installing wired bollards would mean digging trenches, laying conduit, running wires, building junction boxes and waiting to get the power turned on.
Looking for a simpler and more cost-effective solution, Project Manager, Matt Smith P.E. began looking at First Light’s self-contained solar technology.
“Using solar bollards meant we only had to hammer the individual locations that could not be conventionally dug for footings. The First Light product is bolted to a relatively shallow concrete foundation, so they are much easier to install.”
“All in, the First Light installation was less than one-third the price we would have spent on wired lighting.”
The final project cost for adding lighting using for First Light’s PLB Series solar bollards totaled $170,000 – a whopping 66% lower than the projected wired lighting cost.
High Quality Lighting
Not only were First Light’s solar bollards easier to install and more cost-effective than wired bollards, they are built to last and require no regular maintenance.
“This community is very sensitive to light trespass. So with this bollard, I was confident we were delivering a more desirable finished product.”
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