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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2023 10:44 pm 
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I wonder what LED lantern Sutton council is going to use, as the Urbis Axia 1 has been discontinued and Sutton council hasn’t been replacing that many streetlights within the past 3 years, possibly due to Covid-19. I did find one street has had an LED lantern fitted as a casual replacement and it appears to be a Philips ClearWay Gen2, but I can’t remember the exact street it’s located on.


Actually Axia 1s were used to replace SOX on concrete columns sometime between October 2020 and August 2022 on Stanley road.
Oct 2020 https://maps.app.goo.gl/kZVHNBZ6tBY6uE49A?g_st=ic
Aug 2022 https://maps.app.goo.gl/1ifBP98XG4emoYJo7?g_st=ic
The Axia 1 was discontinued by this time, so I think Sutton may have stockpile of Axia 1s.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2023 8:11 pm 
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Well saw this in the news a couple of weeks back, someone keeps putting a cone on a street light in Milton Keynes.
https://metro.co.uk/2023/08/05/milton-k ... -19283810/
Also in Milton Keynes the AEG Stradasole, Sapphires, SGS 203 and other SON street lights have been replaced in the the centre with black V-MAX.
The Evolos and other MH/Cosmopolis are still there. https://maps.app.goo.gl/xvu7UYfWu3xzAFTL7?g_st=ic
A few still survive on Elder Gate.
https://maps.app.goo.gl/zyopPGj3QVnjUEp39?g_st=ic
Shame as AEG Stradasole are really rare and are original to the town centre from the 70s.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2023 1:13 pm 
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Just discovered another London Borough that’s mostly HID, and it’s Ealing. While most of their functional street lighting is LED, a majority of the heritage and decorative street lighting hasn’t been converted yet. The reason that Ealing is mostly HID is because the number of heritage columns on side roads (and even main roads) is quite common, and the same is applied for the decorative lighting.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2023 4:22 pm 
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Sonsoxman wrote:
Some older street lighting of interest that survives around London and the south east.

Circular GEC? Hills Meadows Car Park Reading.
https://maps.app.goo.gl/drVFcdroS5fBF2oT9?g_st=ic


Removed, all 3 columns in the car park have twin stub brackets with LED lanterns.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2023 10:53 pm 
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TB79 wrote:
Just discovered another London Borough that’s mostly HID, and it’s Ealing. While most of their functional street lighting is LED, a majority of the heritage and decorative street lighting hasn’t been converted yet. The reason that Ealing is mostly HID is because the number of heritage columns on side roads (and even main roads) is quite common, and the same is applied for the decorative lighting.


Ealing is mostly LED only the decorative/heritage street are HID
Uxbridge Road/ The Boardway im Southall has some normal HID lighting surviving.
https://maps.app.goo.gl/fz7QiFJ6ZQs981nNA?g_st=ic
Western Road has 2 Sapphires surviving.
https://maps.app.goo.gl/oztY7UU13HaZozx89?g_st=ic
Simlar case is with Hillingdon where decorative lanterns are still HID.
Victoria Road Ruslip  ( Philips Copenhagen?)
https://maps.app.goo.gl/GyDrxGvuvfVmW7LB9?g_st=ic
High Street Ruslip
https://maps.app.goo.gl/teLcxvnJVry1A1jz9?g_st=ic


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2023 6:15 am 
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Sonsoxman wrote:
Western Road has 2 Sapphires surviving.
https://maps.app.goo.gl/oztY7UU13HaZozx89?g_st=ic

Well, one of those Sapphires is a casual replacement for a WRTL Luma, the other Sapphire was a pre-existing casual replacement of a Urbis ZX3 forgotten by the road's relighting in 2012.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2023 4:24 pm 
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Sonsoxman wrote:
Western Road has 2 Sapphires surviving.
https://maps.app.goo.gl/oztY7UU13HaZozx89?g_st=ic

Well, one of those Sapphires is a casual replacement for a WRTL Luma, the other Sapphire was a pre-existing casual replacement of a Urbis ZX3 forgotten by the road's relighting in 2012.


Actually, If you look closely at the street view images, the Sapphire lighting the mini roundabout was installed sometime between August 2012 and August 2014, while the other Sapphire further up Western Road near Sussex Road was installed sometime between May 2019 and January 2021. That means both Sapphires are casual replacements! Very interesting to see SON replacing LED.


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Millbrook Park a new build estate in Barnet still hasn’t been adopted and still has green Barnet spec Indal Arcs. https://maps.app.goo.gl/f5LseJWuBWPbULkFA?g_st=ic
Also lots of temporary street lights on the new build streets.
https://maps.app.goo.gl/8Gjb4D6P1Sr3eNi6A?g_st=ic
In Edmonton, Enfield a privatly owned industrial estate (Eley Estate) has old Enfield council spec SGS203+Indal Arc.
https://maps.app.goo.gl/xL3ZypD3nDByc2Fx8?g_st=ic
https://maps.app.goo.gl/FspjH3Np6bpiMcGx5?g_st=ic


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2023 12:11 pm 
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In Edmonton, Enfield a privatly owned industrial estate (Eley Estate) has old Enfield council spec SGS203+Indal Arc.


I actually went past that industrial estate the other day and I can confirm the lanterns are still there! I’ve also spotted a few Thorn Alpha 8s dotted around the estate. Nice to see some of Enfield’s pre-PFI SON lanterns survive.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 08, 2023 5:50 pm 
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Some Thorn Alpha 8s, which are the MK2 versions can be seen lighting Redcliffe Gardens in Kensington and Chelsea. These are managed by TfL instead of the local council, and a few casual replacement Urbis ZX3s and Philips SGS 203s have crept in, but wether these still remain as of today is uncertain as the latest street view images are from October 2022. The fact that these managed to survive into the 2020s is absolutely amazing.

Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/7jDThTdqBCpEadPo6?g_st=ic

Edith Grove, which is just opposite Redcliffe Gardens, is still clinging onto black Philips SGS 204s with the exception of several casual replacements such as Urbis ZX2s/ZX3s, Philips SGS 203s and an Iridium 2.

Link: https://maps.app.goo.gl/61ooe7oiEzL185cq8?g_st=ic


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