How To Upgrade Light Poles With Decorative Bases

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Are your light poles looking old, ugly and worn down? Instead of replacing light poles, you can restore them to like new by adding a decorative base. As we like to say, if you can’t replace it, re-base it!

Light posts are susceptible to all kinds of damage, and many common materials used to manufacture light posts are not good at standing up to these elements without incurring obvious signs of wear and tear.

Generally the worst of the damage forms at the base of the pole, which is right where everyone looks. The top of the pole may look just fine, but since all people really see is the middle to bottom portion of the pole it looks overdue for replacement. This can impact the first impression people gather about a location. If the lighting fixtures appear rusted and old, people may assume all kinds of things.

Our special resin-blend is made from Linear Low Density Polyethylene. This material is specially formulated to resist rust, corrosion, impact damage and many more things typical light post materials are damaged by. Our decorative bases offer the perfect solution to removing an eyesore and preventing it from happening again, all without actually having to replace your light poles. 

How To Fix Unsightly Light Poles Without Replacing

Time and time again we meet with clients that don’t want to replace their entire collection of light poles, but are faced with some serious eyesores. Our decorative resin bases for light poles offer the perfect cost-effective solution.

Decorative bases can be fit to any standard sized pole, with a diameter no larger than 7.25”.  As a result the light post looks like new despite the fact it originally looked like it needed to retire.

Why TerraCast Decorative Bases?

Our decorative bases are made from a unique material that outlasts the competition and provides a high-end look made to fit with your exact style and vision. 

Our light pole bases are:

  • Strong
  • Eco-friendly
  • Cost Effective
  • Maintenance-free
  • Resistant to graffiti
  • Guaranteed for up to 10-years
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • UV stabilized to resist fading
  • Resistant to chips and cracks

The Importance Of Resin

It all starts with the materials we use to craft all our products, including our decorative light pole bases. There are no other light poles on the market as durable as our resin fixtures. Our manufacturing process creates a lightweight material that is very difficult to damage, and is resistant to rust, corrosion and stains. As a result, our products outlast many popular materials including aluminum, fiberglass and polyurethane foam.   

If the base of light poles are showing signs of rust, discoloration, chips or other damages it is likely because they are: a) really old, or, b) not made from materials meant to withstand the elements for more than a couple of seasons. You might be surprised to discover just how many residential and commercial light poles are made to look good but only for a limited time.   

Strength Matters

Light posts are susceptible to all kinds of wear and tear, regardless if they are located in the middle of a grassy field or on the side of the street. Resin is made to stand up to all of the elements standard materials are not.

Light fixtures positioned in grass are susceptible to being hit by weed whackers. This is a pretty common way for the base of poles to get chipped, allowing damage to set in. Water, animal urine and anything else can get right inside the post through these cracks, even if the chip is too small to see with the naked eye. As a result, corrosion, rust and discoloration may take place.

Our resin is highly resistant to cracks, even from fast moving weed whackers. That means your light posts are no longer in danger from landscapers.

If your light posts are situated on a busy street they are susceptible to being hit by vehicles or golf carts. Brittle materials often used to manufacture light posts are not able to withstand impact damage, cracking or completing splitting on contact.

Our unique material is made to bend with impact so that it can expand and retract without the same risks for cracking and breaking.

Eco-Friendly & Made In The USA

Our products are proudly made in the USA with eco-friendly practices. For darker colors we can use almost 100% post-recycled materials, and for lighter colors we can still use a good percentage of recycled materials. Plus, our products are recyclable too.

UV Stabilized

Thanks to the UV stabilizers we add to the product makeup our light poles are far less susceptible to fading than the competition. This keeps your light poles looking great longer.

Graffiti Resistant

Adding a resin base to your light pole adds new life and value, but what happens if someone comes and puts graffiti on it? Thankfully, our non-porous material does not absorb the stain past the first layer. As a result, it’s incredibly easy to wipe away graffiti without enlisting the help of professional or costly supplies. 

Urine Resistant

How often do dogs pee on your light poles? Maybe you think never, but chances are some animal, domesticated or wild, is peeing around your property. The unique content of urine creates extensive damage to poles made from most materials, except for our specially formulated resin.

Score the look of new light poles for a fraction of the cost by adding our durable decorative bases to old, rusting, or rundown fixtures. There is nothing else on the market like our resin products, and our light poles and decorative bases stand in bright proof of that.