The author considers that as the luminous output of lamps is being increased and the design of lanterns and floodlights improved, so the art of high mast lighting is being more widely used as a solution for very many area lighting problems, including complex road intersections, city centres, car parks, railway marshalling areas, docks, motorways, airports, etc. Continuous development over the past 10 years on the aerodynamic, structural, mechanical, electrical and illuminating aspects of slim, unstayed, tapered high mast structures has led to the preparation of a comprehensive standard specification. Published by the association of public lighting engineers this six section specification is known as technical report no 7, and as such has been so arranged that it can be used internationally. The present demand for such columns is described as being in the range of mounting heights from 16 M to 50 M, and with raising and lowering gear with a capacity of up to 1000 kg of lanterns. The subject matter of the specification is described in relation to structural loading requirements, mast condition, protection against corrosion, foundations, mechanical and electrical arrangements. The requirement for the work of assembly, rigging and erection to be carried out strictly in accordance with the manufacturers' instructions is emphasized, and it is suggested that manufacturers should supply maintenance manuals setting out schedules of work. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Association of Public Lighting Engineers

    78 Buckingham Gate, Westminster
    London SW1E 6PF,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Crowther, R
  • Publication Date: 1977-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 110-118
  • Serial:
    • Public Lighting
    • Volume: 179
    • Issue Number: 42
    • Publisher: Association of Public Lighting Engineers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00177369
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM