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Iridium on a sleeved concrete column

Some of you may want to cover your screens here! This is an example of a casual replacement Iridium installed on the existing column. I personally think this doesn't look all that bad, but I'm sure many of you will beg to differ!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 02, 2009 by Rojojnr
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Iridium at M2 J7 #2

Here's a zoomed out shot of an entire installation, to show you what it looks like in its environment. I don't know what you think. but I think this looks fantastic - the green column really complements the greenery behind it. Just a shame that the lanterns are I-ruddy-ridiums (mind you, I suppose the Trafficvisions on the slip roads kind of make up for this).

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 02, 2009 by Rojojnr
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Iridium at M2 J7

This is one of the smart new installations which are replacing 1987-installed SGS203s on the M2 at J7. The columns are painted green up to three-quarters of the way up before the bracket begins. Notice also that the lantern is fitted with a light direction shield to allow better distribution of the light. Iridiums have been used to light the mainline, while (strangely) Trafficvisions illuminate the off-slip road on the Kent-bound M2 and the on-slip on the London-bound carriageway.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 02, 2009 by Rojojnr
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Close-up of the bowl of one of the Iridiums

Although I generally dislike these installations, I am quite intrigued by the unusual choice of bowls! I've never seen Iridiums with this type of bowl before, so here's a close up of one of them.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 21, 2009 by Rojojnr
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Iridiums on unusual columns on Gale Street

The end of Gale Street past Becontree underground station is lit with these bowled Iridiums installed on some unusual octagonal steel columns, of whose manufacture I haven't a clue. These were installed a few years ago, replacing some rather manky-looking SGS203s on older columns.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 07, 2009 by Rojojnr
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Post-top Iridium installed on unsleeved concrete column

Barking and Dagenham has retained a lot of its side road concretes by retrofitting SGS203s or Iridiums side-entry or post-top (depending on whether the column was side-entry or post-top in the first place). This particular column has seen the Iridium installed post-top, therefore the previous lantern would've been, until a few years ago, an Eleco HW post-top running SOX. I think this is very good practice, although perhaps a nicer-looking lantern like a Gamma 6 running SON could've been used instead.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Feb 17, 2009 by Rojojnr
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Iridiums in Vera

It seems like you can't get away from Iridiums anywhere! Here's a collection of some from Vera, Spain. Taken on 20th September 2007.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 05, 2007 by TRC666
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New street lights with Holophane 2-chevron V-Max lanterns in the village of Bilbrook (part of Codsall) in South Staffordshire. The columns further ahead with Philips mini Iridiums lanterns were installed in 2015 from what I can remember.
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Street lights with Holophane 2-chevron V-Max lanterns and Philips mini Iridiums in the village of Bilbrook (part of Codsall) in South Staffordshire. The columns with Philips Iridium lanterns were installed in 2015 from what I can remember, and the columns with Holophane V-Max were installed this year(2018).
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Street lights with Philips mini Iridium lanterns. This is in the village of Bilbrook (part of Codsall) in South Staffordshire. These lanterns and columns were installed in 2015 from what I can remember.
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Philips Iridiums that have been removed along the M5 at J4, just outside Bromsgrove.
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Philips Iridiums that have been removed along the M5, just outside Bromsgrove.
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Philips Iridiums that have been removed along the M5, just outside Bromsgrove.
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Philips Iridiums that have been removed along the M5 at J4a, just outside Bromsgrove.
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Scarborough: Road junction where the old cinema and train station is. As for the street lighting, the lanterns seen here are Philips Iridiums, Philips MA30s, Thorn Alpha 3s, OrangeTek ArieLeds.
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Scarborough: Road junction outside the train station. As for the street lighting, the lanterns seen here are Philips Iridiums and Thorn Alpha 3s.
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Mixture of Eleco GR150 and Philips Iridium lanterns, photographed back in February. These lanterns have probably been changed to TRT Aspects now.
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Mini Philips Iridiums outside Morrisons in Kidderminster.
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Mini Philips Iridiums outside Morrisons in Kidderminster.
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Bashed column due to be replaced. The lantern is a Philips Iridium.
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Stewarts & Lloyds columns. The main one in this image has a Philips Iridium lantern, much more modern, where as the rest in the background are GEC Z9554 lanterns.
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0utside Wolverhampton railway station. Cobblestone road heading underneath the railway, and old station car-park. The lighting seen here are Urbis Albany and Philips Iridium lanterns.
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A mix of different lanterns seen here. Urbis ZX3, and Philips Iridium and Speedstar. Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
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New street light column, casual replacement in Willenhall, Staffordshire. Its not often you see new sodium lanterns used for street lighting replacements anymore. Interesting as well how they've used the same bracket from the previous installation.
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Hanwood Bank, just south of Shrewsbury. Most of the street lighting lanterns along this road are Philips MA90s, but these are the odd few casual replacements. Thorn R2L2 and Philips Iridium.
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Just heading out of New Invention, along the A462, main road from Willenhall to Cannock. This is a fairly new column with a Philips Iridium lantern. It was only installed a few months ago.
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Just at this road junction in Beechdale, noticed this new column with a Philips Iridium lantern. The prievious column had a long bracket with a Philips Luma lantern. Its very unusual to have an LED street light replaced for sodium lighting.
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New street lighting columns for Blackpool's tram extension to the main train station (Blackpool North). All painted jet black, including the lanterns too, which are Philips Iridiums.
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New street lighting being installed for the Blackpool tram extension along Talbot Road.
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Talbot Square. New street lighting being installed for the Blackpool tram extension.
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Steel post-top column with a Philips Iridium lantern in Rugeley. This street light would of been installed sometime between 2013 and 2015. Picture was taken in August 2018.
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Steel post-top column with a Philips Iridium lantern in Rugeley. This street light would of been installed sometime around 2013/14. Picture was taken in August 2018.
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Along the A499 in Wombourne. This section of the dual carriageway is lit with more modern steel street lights with Philips Iridiums. These were installed around 2015 and replaced dark grey columns, and the lanterns used to white coloured Urbis ZX3s with shallow bowls.
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Along the A499 in Wombourne, at a bend. Seen here is a warning sign and 12m steel street lights with Philips Iridiums.
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Philips Iridiums along the A461, just as you cross the border into Staffordshire. These modern steel columns and Iridiums were installed around 2015, replacing 1970s style street lights with old SOX/LPS lanterns.
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Along the A5206 just as you come off the A38. Street lights with rare curvy brackets and Siemens/Siteco SR200s in the foreground, and more modern steel columns with Philips Iridiums in the background. This is also just outside of Lichfield as well.
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Older steel street lights with rather unusual brackets, just outside Market Drayton. The lanterns seen here is are Philips Iridium (HPS), a Thorn R2L2 (LED), and a Philips MA60 (LPS) way in the background. Photo taken in 2019.
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Street lights in Cardiff. In the foreground is an aluminium column with a twin bracket and what I believe could be Urbis lanterns, and in the background are steel columns with Philips Iridiums. At the time the city was changing nearly all the street lights to LED, so whether these lanterns are still there now I don't know. Picture from August 2018.
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Along Horse Fair in Rugeley. Mixture of different street lights here. There are 10m and 12m steel columns, some with outreach brackets and others post-top. The lanterns seen here are Urbis ZX2s, a Philips Iridium, and Philips SGS306s, all of which are SON/HPS. This picture was taken in August 2018, but I don't think anything has changed since.
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Along Horse Fair in Rugeley. Mixture of different street lights here. There are 10m and 12m steel columns, some with outreach brackets and others post-top. The lanterns seen here are Urbis ZX2s, an Urbis Evolo, and a Philips Iridium. All of these lanterns I believe are SON/HPS, apart from the Evolos which are cosmo. This picture was taken in August 2018, but I don't think anything has changed since.
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Along Brookhouse Lane between Featherstone and Bushbury. 8m steel columns with Philips Iridiums and a WRTL Vectra. The original lanterns were the Iridiums and are over 10 years old, but strangely many of them were replaced around 2018 for the older looking 2600s, and earlier this year a couple more Iridiums were replaced for Vectras. Why this happened I do not know.
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Along Brookhouse Lane between Featherstone and Bushbury. Short steel columns with a Philips Iridium and a WRTL 2600. The Iridiums were the original lanterns and are over 10 years old, but one of them was replaced around 2018 for the older looking 2600. All the other columns along this road are 8m ones and all originally had Iridiums as well, but strangely many of them were replaced for more 2600s, and earlier this year a couple more Iridiums were replaced for Vectras. Why this happened I do not know.
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More modern 10m steel and aluminium columns with Philips Iridiums. These street lights were installed around about 5 years ago, when alterations were made to the railway bridge.
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Along Broad Ln in Bloxwich, just coming over the railway bridge. These street lights seen here are 10m columns. There is one Philips Iridium on a more modern post in the foreground, and in the background are older posts with Urbis ZX2s.
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Along St John Street in Lichfield. The street lighting seen here are modern steel columns with Holophane V-Max (LED) in the foreground and Philips Iridiums (SON/HPS) in the background.

 

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