Metal lighting poles: use, varieties, advantages

Galvanized metal lighting poles are an aesthetic modern option and a world standard in organizing urban space. In cities/towns/villages and outside the city, they are installed to provide lighting for roads, parks, streets, commercial facilities and public places, and in addition, they can be used for installation of power lines and contact lines of urban transport.

Considering their functions, poles must be: reliable, durable, resistant to mechanical damage and the influence of the external environment. Therefore, when choosing poles, one should take into account wind loads, the method of cable installation, the weight of the equipment to be installed on a pole, the required lighting area.

Various types of poles and masts are used to install lighting devices. It should be remembered that the higher the lighting device is located, the more area it will cover.

In parks and squares, it will be enough to install poles with a height of 4 to 8 m.

For installation along streets and boulevards, on roads and highways – from 6 to 12m.

For additional fastening of contact lines of tram and trolleybus, special poles with a height of 9 to 12 m are used.

In open space such as industrial areas, stadiums and airports, lighting masts with a height of 12 to 40 m are installed.

Varieties of metal lighting poles

Depending on the shape of the structure, galvanized metal poles are divided into:

  • Cylindrical (tubular) poles;
  • Conical poles.

Depending on a cross-sectional form, they could be round, square, hexagonal, octahedral and multifaceted.

Depending on the installation method, metal lighting poles are:

  • Flanged - poles, consisting of two parts, equipped with flanges: the lower block, which is pre-installed in the ground and concreted, and the metal pole itself. Mounting holes are provided on the flanges through which the pole is connected to the foundation block with the help of hardware. In case of damage to the pole, only its upper part can be replaced by fixing it to the old foundation block, which will greatly simplify the replacement process, since there will be no need to dismantle the underground part.
  • Straight-up (with installation in the ground): the pole is embedded in the ground at a specially designated depth for it. Also, the design of such poles can consist of two parts, one of which is concreted in the ground, and the other one (of a smaller diameter) is welded to it.
  • Anchor – the foundation is made of reinforced concrete, to the carcass of which special bolts are welded, then a pole is placed on them and fixed with nuts.
  • Console – this type of poles refers to specific structures. They are installed in areas with unstable ground, where conventional types of poles cannot be used. The foundation part of the pole is installed in the nearest dense soil and is concreted, then a console of the required length is attached to the foundation block, to which the support itself is then installed.

The best solution is still considered to be conical multifaceted flange poles, and it is not for nothing that they are the most popular among all types.

Poles based on multifaceted bent stands are made by bending a steel sheet with subsequent welding of its edges. The stands of the poles are made with a section varying in height, as a result of which the weight of the pole is reduced, while the poles can be made from several separate sections. Due to their shape, multifaceted conical poles are more resistant to loads even in comparison with round poles.

The method of flanged installation is known for its ease of installation, additional stability of the structure, as well as the ability to easily completely or partially dismantle the pole. Partially means the need to replace the pole due to damage, for example, in the event of a road accident. If such a need arose, then you can replace the upper part, that is, the pole itself, easily fixing it to the remaining foundation block.

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