Illuminating a London Icon
Opened in 1869, Finsbury Park in the London Borough of Haringey borders the districts of Finsbury Park, Harringay, Stroud Green and Manor House. Now grade II listed, the park covers more than 100 acres and was one of the first established in the Victorian era. The park has a mixture of open ground, formal gardens, avenues of mature trees and water features.
In 2005, Finsbury Park received a £5 million Heritage Lottery grant for regeneration and was subsequently awarded
the prestigious Green Flag Award in 2007 for widespread improvements.
The park has continued to retain its Green Flag status and now has a variety of modern sports facilities including football pitches, a bowling green, an athletics stadium and tennis and basketball courts. The park is also home to the London Blitz American football team and the London Mets baseball team.
The Pharos LED Bollard solution
Finsbury Park is the largest and most popular park managed by Haringey Council. While opening and closing times of the park are changed seasonally to reflect ambient light levels, the council was concerned about poor lighting levels inside the park. Schréder provided 43 Pharos LED Bollards to be installed next to the footpaths that wind through the park and around the pond area. The integrated LED lighting in the Pharos Bollard is ideally suited for lighting paths in parks, working as an architectural feature to enhance the available space as well as lighting the way and promoting a safe atmosphere.
The Pharos LED Bollards in Finsbury Park run at 11W and the photometric performance makes it the most effective bollard on the market. The lighting can be placed further apart than competitor bollards (14 metres instead of eight), while still providing the required lighting level and quality.
Removing light pollution
The asymmetrical style of the Pharos Bollards in Finsbury Park removes light pollution, keeping light to the pathways with
no overspill onto the park. This was a crucial feature for the bollards around the pond area. Schréder applied a shielding device to the bollards to ensure there was no excess light to disturb the surrounding wildlife. The bollards are time clock controlled, with dusk-to-dawn sensors that activate when the ambient light level drops below 35 Lux.
Fit and forget
The Pharos range of LED offers ‘fit and forget’ reliability across a lifetime that can last several decades. The luminaires are IP66 LEDSAFE, with a sealed head and an integral internal driver, delivering reliability and protection against the elements for the whole lifetime of the product.
Designed to be extremely robust and vandal proof, the Pharos boasts IK10 impact resistance, meaning that both the luminaires and the bollards themselves will resist anything thrown at them, from minor bumps to major impacts.