Landscape architects and engineers often ask, "Can I add lighting to the boardwalks?”
Yes! The right lighting can offer both beauty and safety to your concrete boardwalk, ensuring that your pathways shine in both form and function.
Here are some different project examples with lighting incorporated into the boardwalks:
Electrical conduits through bottom of the boardwalk treads
In this project example from Hub RTP in Durham, North Carolina, an electrical conduit is attached alongside the side of the beam. The conduit then goes up through the bottom of a preformed hole in the boardwalk treads. For this project, the electrical wires run the full length of the boardwalk, and lighting is attached to the railings.
Light pole attached to the boardwalk treads
For these projects, a light pole is attached to the actual boardwalk treads. You can see that the treads with the light poles were designed as having a longer width to allow for the light pole to fall outside the railing. Electrical boxes also sit on treads that are wider than other treads on the boardwalk.
Light posts attached to boardwalk treads
In this Keowee Key Boardwalk in Keowee, South Carolina, designers chose to utilize smaller light posts lined down the length of the boardwalk.
Custom Design for Boardwalk Lighting
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