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CommentPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 3:50 pm 
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Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:30 pm
And a huge loss in my opinion, hockey sticks are commonplace now sadly and they don't have the grace that these lovely old swan necks have, such a shame because I'm sure if maintained properly they could still give years of useful service.


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CommentPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 6:36 pm 
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Trowell Grove at Dusk 09oct2014 CPC
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Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:53 pm
nice amber minors


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CommentPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:06 pm 
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Urbis DZ15
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Mon Sep 15, 2014 8:23 pm
Oh, and they're not technically dayburning. Most lanterns in this area are (group) timeswitched and often come on rather prematurely.


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CommentPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:36 pm 
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Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:01 am
Re: Phosco lantern on Vaughan Street opp Llandudno station. I can confirm that this and two other columns (one is an Eleco with original curved bracket arm) were still in situ in Aug 2014, however all three were in the process of being replaced. New columns had yet to be put in service, but it may not be too long before these veterans are removed.


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CommentPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:18 pm 
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Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:47 am
Re: GEC 75580s. During a visit to the town in Aug 2013, I noticed that the 2 columns at the Mostyn Street end of Llewelyn Avenue were in the process of being replaced. By Aug 2014, these had long gone, however there are a few still more dotted around.


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CommentPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 11:04 pm 
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Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:47 am
Re: GEC Boats. Although these lanterns are still fairly numerous in Deganwy and Conwy, with many still retaining their original bowls, a recent visit (Aug 2014) indicates that a few are now being replaced by LEDs. I suspect all minor road lighting in the area will be heading this way in due course.


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CommentPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:40 pm 
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Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:38 am
Regarding the Alpha 3s. These were still in situ in 2012, however whilst visiting Llandudno in Aug 2013, I noticed that this installation had since been replaced. Steel columns with post top SON lanterns and those "fascinators" seem to be the standard fayre in the area these days.


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CommentPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:56 am 
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Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:30 pm
Re: Abandoned Alpha 5s on the A556. I have been aware of these for many years now. From a recent visit (Aug 2014) I can confirm they are still in situ, however both lanterns are now in a very poor condition. Sadly, it looks like they have been targeted by vandals, as both have now lost their lamps. Although it has been lit by SON for several years, you are correct that the whole A556 / Chester Road in this area was once lit by SLi, at least certainly as far as Lostock Gralam, where GEC Z9564s on twin arm steel columns took over. With the ending of SLi lamp production, all the Alpha 5s were then replaced en mass by Philips MA50s many years ago but the concrete columns were retained. As well as these two, two more CU columns which have retained their MA50s are still to be found in the VOSA checkpoint area, long after the rest had gone. As a sidepoint, Cheshire CC had plenty of SLi schemes into the mid 80s, especially in Wilmslow, Handforth and Alderley Edge, where GEC Clearmain Z9517s  on CU columns where to be found in quantity. On the rural A5102 from Woodford to Wilmslow, a scheme from the 70s utilised gearless Alpha 6s on Petijean columns. Later on, an installation on the nearby B5358, used Alpha 5s on Thorn QC10 columns. As this was probably one of the first installations of group A aluminium columns, I recall it was heavily featured in Thorn Lighting publicity material at the time. I don't think these brand new Alpha 5s had a very long life, as they were soon replaced with GEC Z9554Ms. All interesting stuff though, nevertheless.


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CommentPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:15 pm 
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Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:30 pm
Re: the Alpha 5s. I know these two survivors very well, although a recent visit (Aug 2014) indicates both are now in a very poor condition. You are correct in that these lanterns were indeed used on the majority of the A556 / Chester Rd, certainly as far as Lostock Gralam, before being replaced wholesale by Philips Ma50s. Cheshire CC was a major user of the Alpha 5 lanterns, but it also used GEC Clearmain 9517s, especially around Wilmslow and Handforth on the same sleeved CU columns. As a contrast, new schemes from the 70s, especially on the rural A5102 as far as Woodford, used Thorn Alpha 6 lanterns on Petijean columns.


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CommentPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 6:21 pm 
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Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:00 am
I'm jealous :(

I would just love to see that, such a sight.

Are they still there?


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CommentPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:02 am 
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Sun Apr 21, 2013 4:40 pm
They are Thorn Indras I think!  Compared to the Stela I think they look quite "respectable"


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CommentPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:28 pm 
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Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:22 pm
In the background of this image you can see an Eleco Way post-top surviving in the car park of Newbury Park Health Centre.  These lanterns were commonplace on Redbridge's side streets before they were mass replaced with installations like that seen in the foreground in the mid-1990s. I don't think the lantern works though as you can just about see that there's a floodlight installed a little way down the column.


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CommentPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:21 pm 
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Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:20 pm
A previously unlit car park near me in the London Borough of Redbridge is now illuminated with what look like TRT Aspect LED lanterns.


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CommentPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:29 pm 
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Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:19 pm
Just below and to the left of the Eleco GR550 in the previous photo is this Philips MI55 whose bowl has gone rather musky. Connaught Lane, as you can see, is lit with flat-glass ZX1s installed on post-top adapters.


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CommentPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:24 pm 
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Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:19 pm
Lighting the entrance to the car park of the Fort Access gym and Fairbairn Boxing Club on Connaught Lane (an alleyway which runs down the back of the buildings on Ilford High Road) is this Eleco GR550. It looks as if it may still work as the bulb is intact and there are no floodlights in its vicinity!


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CommentPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:22 pm 
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Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:19 pm
At the rear of the Topps Tiles on Ilford High Road is what looks to me suspiciously like a bowl-less Thorn Beta 3, although I stand to be corrected on that!


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CommentPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:53 pm 
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Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:52 pm
Came across this today in Ilford. I've identified it as a new Urbis product, the Pilzeo LED post-top lantern. It's a casual replacement for a Sapphire, which would have casually replaced a 1980s sphere like this. Note the two Philips MA30s still kicking in 2014 on the Griggs Approach bridge behind - I'm very surprised that they haven't been Furyoed by now, like many much younger lanterns in the borough!


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CommentPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:19 am 
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GR335s light the view over London
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Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:24 pm
Are you sure they're GR335s? They just look like GR550/551s to me.


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CommentPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:42 pm 
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Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:40 pm
These installations replaced post-top Iridiums, which look to have been temporarily installed during road widening/improvement works in August 2012, which in turn replaced SGS203s. The new lanterns look like either Urbis Miuras or Cabrios.


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CommentPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:51 pm 
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Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:45 pm
Thanks to Sotonsteve, these have now been identified as Kingfisher Kaos (this pretty much sums up Victoria at the moment)!  :lol:


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CommentPosted: Thu Sep 12, 2013 7:47 pm 
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Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:42 pm
These have now been identified as iGuzzini Wows (yeah, I know, the name makes me say just that)! Thanks JakeB!


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CommentPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:24 pm 
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Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:45 pm
This lantern has been identified by Phosco152 as a Coughtrie PW domestic light fitting. Thanks Phosco152!


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CommentPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 7:44 pm 
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GEC Z9536 55w SOX Gear Less
GEC Z9536 55w SOX Gear Less
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Wed May 08, 2013 9:06 pm
Thank you :)


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CommentPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 10:18 pm 
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GEC Z9536 55w SOX Gear Less
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Wed May 08, 2013 9:06 pm
Great picture :)


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CommentPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:14 pm 
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Spring in Wolston, Warks
Spring in Wolston, Warks
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Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:49 am
A lovely image of what looks to be 3 phase and neutral power lines and a great looking street light  :)


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CommentPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:46 am 
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Mercury replacement in process at Galtres Grove
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Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:02 am
I think the Fairway Stela's were a trial to see how well they spread the light out - because otherwise it is South Bank that has Stela's and then Water End has some Vexica LED lanterns too. I think the main issue has been cost - as Galtress Grove was part of the bulk column replacements last year where well over 2,000 columns were changed... However I do think it should have ben a Jet, as the old lantern was mercury, and normally mercury lanterns are replaced with Jets - as a sort of like-for-like in terms of light output.

I didn't get any part of that particular one as it went when I wasn't around. I do have a swan neck from one of these Stanton 7 concrete columns - they're rather big and weigh a ton! The lantern there was a GEC Z5590 - and to be honest it has been on borrowed time since 2010 anyway, being a mercury lantern.


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CommentPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:22 pm 
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Mercury replacement in process at Galtres Grove
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Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:02 am
Yes!  I walk past it a few days a week.  Did you manage to get the swan neck and/or is it a GEC or AC Ford lamp unit???

The concrete base is still in the ground (as of today), with some black insulation tape holding the gear access cover plate and the usual yellow electrical hazard warning tape wrapped over the cut top.  It's been like that since they cut the column and so they really are behind with work - just like you said in your other post with all the great info about Lendal :) I guess the new column is going to be a SON just like Flavian Grove round the corner, which got replaced a year or so before the work started on this one I think.  I don't know why they haven't put one of the Stella LED heads up like they have used in Fairway, I think they are fabulous.


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CommentPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:07 am 
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Mercury replacement in process at Galtres Grove
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Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:02 am
I thought you might have spotted that. The column later got cut down just above the base.... before it was removed fully a few days later.


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CommentPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:40 pm 
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Spring in Wolston, Warks
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Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:49 am
It's not group switched. You can see the two-part cell stuffed into a tube part way up the pole.


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CommentPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:14 pm 
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Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:12 pm
Here's a photo of the same view with the original MA60s (which the Trafficvisions replaced in early 2007) here: http://www.flickriver.com/photos/nicoho ... 005561543/ You have to scroll down about three-quarters of the way to see the image!


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