The installation of 50 Tornado Bollards create well-lit pathways and a beautiful ambience at a luxurious Mexican resort. The bollards add a refined architectural accent and complement the resort’s modern styling.
The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort is among the most luxurious vacation destinations on the Costa del Sol in Cancun, Mexico. Visitors are attracted to the area’s white sand beaches, year-around Caribbean sun and nearby Mayan ruins on the Yucatan Peninsula. The Lagunamar Resort is especially enchanting at night when LED-illuminated fountains and sleek LED bollards create an almost magical ambiance.
Throughout the resort’s lush tropical grounds are 50 Tornado Bollards. The unique LED bollards present a refined architectural accent that complements the resort’s modern styling. As the sun sets each evening, the bollards safely lead guests to the villas, restaurants and resort amenities, such as the ocean view pools and spas. The visual appeal of the Westin resort is only enhanced at night when the Tornado Bollards are illuminated.
U.S. Architectural Lighting’s Tornado Bollards were a practical choice for this seaside location. Model TNS was specified with (28) LED modules in 3000K (warm white) to achieve the goal of bright pathway illumination with energy savings. And the all-weather housing is constructed from corrosion-resistant low copper cast aluminum that has a wall thickness of 0.25-in.
Designed for long-term, vandal-resistant performance, the Tornado Bollard body internally secures to a mounting stanchion with a cast aluminum wedge lock. Stanchions are constructed from 3.5-in. SCH40 steel pipe—below grade—and welded to 3-in. SCH 40 steel pipe—above grade. The assembly is also hot-dipped galvanized for durability.
The Tornado Bollard tapers from a 12-in. diameter top to a 4-in. diameter base and measures 37-in. in height. A crowned top facilitates water run off, and the raised access panel is gasketed and retained by two stainless steel screws.
The resort’s bollards are finished in a cool gray and the electrostatically-applied polyester powder coat was baked at 400°F for maximum hardness. Other textured finishes are offered: black, white, dark bronze and green, in addition to custom colors.