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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2023 8:53 am 
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Interesting article! Considering the Lumas were only installed 6 years ago, this is a really poor show. The Z9554s before them, however, were pretty much in the same state, although this was probably because Highways England wasn't bothering to replace failed lamps due to their impending replacement. This with new LED lanterns, however, is unacceptable!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-67290639


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2023 10:07 am 
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The A127 isn't maintained by National Highways. However, I will say the Luma is a product that certainly has it's fair share of faults.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2023 10:52 pm 
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Sonsoxman wrote:
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Lime Walk Bracknell the car park is managed by Euro Car Parks on behalf of  
The Harvester Horse & Groom but the street light is Owned by Bracknell Forest Council and now has a new column double the height of the existing one. Another GEC Z5670 is about to be replaced in Bracknell. Nearly every street built between late 1960s and early 1990s had them. Until 2016-2018 when the LED upgrades replaced most of them.
https://maps.app.goo.gl/XoY5ExkuGC5LKffdA?g_st=ic


Removed sometime in the last two weeks, but still no lantern on new column.

Lantern was installed late October and is a second hand Philips Luma Gen1.
Took over 2 months to install lantern not too good.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2023 8:41 pm 
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I’ve found what appear to be Thorn Alpha 7s in a car wash on Shirley Road in Southampton.

Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/2EdT7FUN5fz3ogx56?g_st=ic


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2023 4:36 pm 
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On the A36 Salisbury Road at West Wellow, this Petit Jean twin bracket column was chopped down more than 10 years ago. The GSV image is 2011, the column was there in 2008, but I think it went around 2010.

The column by the telephone pole on the right, was also chopped earlier in the year. The A36 is a trunk road so comes under National Highways. Better late then never, new aluminium columns have now gone in to replace both chop downs, not really needed though, the light levels are adequate without them.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2023 10:44 pm 
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Didn’t post anything here for a longtime  but here’s a bit of an update plus a few surviving old lanterns.
Royal Windsor Way in Windsor which got SON Philips Iridiums in 2010 and have survived the 2016-2018 LED conversation was recently replaced  to LED in September 2023. The old lanterns were still there on 31 August but are gone by Sept 2023 GSV imagery.
Before: https://maps.app.goo.gl/23EWZn94an76eAZg7?g_st=ic
After: https://maps.app.goo.gl/ZdNvt5KYBLdUySfs5?g_st=ic
The new lanterns are Zeta SmartScape-Aspire.
Market Street in Bracknell which had its Philips Lumas from 2017 replaced by Schreder Axia 3:2 & 3:3 and in February and May 2023 were replaced by Philips Luma Gen2 in December.
https://maps.app.goo.gl/uzoFs36YdmT9QW846?g_st=ic
The council were replacing old columns and retrofitting the lanterns back further down the road. So it looks the columns were replaced by the developers of the new flats. So the lanterns didn’t match council specifications.

I have previously mentioned the surviving SOX lanterns on Baird Road in Aborfield but since google has updated street view so you can see them better. https://maps.app.goo.gl/jVuKaaZ2Uz4duc889?g_st=ic
Also Thorn Gamma 6 that survives. https://maps.app.goo.gl/s6wt5Wm9UbAu2NPb8?g_st=ic

At the Reading DeliveRed depot in Woodly some Eleco Grs survives
https://maps.app.goo.gl/m4eyNKLFkCYjwsTv5?g_st=ic
Also a Thorn Beta 5 https://maps.app.goo.gl/f4sGfNu2K972Uxzw6?g_st=ic
This old MV lantern still survives at East Berkshire golf course in Crowthorne
https://maps.app.goo.gl/95uWyTod2wXN3EU38?g_st=ic
Curridge Piece located north of Newbury still had few MV lanterns in 2021 sadly there was a Nordex Astra on a new pole replacing it. Don’t know whether the lantern still survives or any other on the street.
https://maps.app.goo.gl/TBQgyp8xjxvMK9ga8?g_st=ic
In Southall this Thorn Alpha 3 also was still there last week.
https://maps.app.goo.gl/pF5KnV4LhNNpWy8e8?g_st=ic
The estate round Guards Road in Windsor is privately owned so is still lit by
Various Thorn Post top lanterns.
https://maps.app.goo.gl/3AUJbkYBY1gHCgHY6?g_st=ic


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