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Fabrikats and MA50s on White Hart Lane - Coppermine - 23716.jpg
Fabrikats and MA50s on White Hart Lane

Another Fabrikat and MA50 on White Hart Lane. The green fence you see here used to be the eponymous White Hart pub, but it'll probably be houses/apartments before long!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 19, 2009 by Rojojnr
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MA90s and Eleco GR100

This is another shot of the lone GR100, showing its rather lonely position, flanked by two MA90s.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 02, 2009 by Rojojnr
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A MA90/50 casual replacement

There are a couple of recent MA90/50 casual replacements along the road. Judging by the gear-in-shoe MA90s which dominate the road, this is probably an MA90, but who knows? Knowing councils these days, they probably plonked a 135w lantern amongst 90w lanterns!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 02, 2009 by Rojojnr
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Philips MI36 on 1980s column

Most of the side streets around the village of Cranham near Upminster are lit with what look like Philips MI36s on some very 1980s-looking tapered columns. The lanterns look as if they have aluminium canopies as opposed to plastic - they must be the earlier version of the MI36 which preceded the version still in production today.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 02, 2009 by Rojojnr
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A Philips MI51!

Couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this - I have, for the first time, pictured a Philips MI51 (the top-entry version of the MI50). This is probably the original installation to the road before the MI36s came along probably in the 1980s. The houses look to be of 1960s-70s manufacture, so it's possible that a mercury lantern could've been installed here once.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 02, 2009 by Rojojnr
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MA50/60 on upangled bracket

A new-looking gear-in-lantern MA50/60 on an upangled sleeve bracket.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 07, 2009 by Rojojnr
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Dayburning MA50 on slip road

Here's another MA50 (albeit dayburning) on the on-slip for the M25 from the A1306.

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

This is a shot comparing one of the new installations on the M2 mainline with one of the old S&L installations on the roundabout at the junction. The lantern installed on the latter is an Iridium, but was formerly a GEC Brick.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 02, 2009 by Rojojnr
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MA90/50 on sleeved concrete column

On the corner of Purfleet Road and New Road (A1306) is this MA90/50 on a sleeved concrete column. Judging by the column height and its location, I would think it's an MA90, as 90W SOX should be just adequate to light this junction.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 02, 2009 by Rojojnr
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Shoeless MA90 on sleeved concrete column

Also on these sleeved concrete columns are some shoeless MA90s, which I presume were installed later (probably early-mid 90s) as casual replacements for the 1980s shoed types. Unfortunately these don't seem to be being installed anymore, as Iridiums seem to be cropping up as casual replacements now.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 02, 2009 by Rojojnr
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MA50 casual replacement

I was supposed to take a picture of the long-bracketed concrete column in the foreground, but my camera missed it! However, the current casual replacement installation - the MA50 on a plain steel column - can be seen on the right. It's great to see so much SOX still being used and installed!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 22, 2009 by Rojojnr
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MA's being replaced by Vectras

The new columns were being installed when this picture was taken

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 19, 2007 by Truvelo
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MA's being replaced by Vectras

The grey column in the centre of the picture is less than a year old and was a replacement for a damaged concrete one. The remaining concrete columns were sleeved in about 2000, before that they had Alpha 1's on finned brackets.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 19, 2007 by Truvelo
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Old and New Side-by-Side on Minnis Road

Yet another gear-in-base MA90 on a sleeved concrete column is to meet its end with a new Arc on a Stainton column at its deathbed! If there was any fault with the MA90, it must've happened fairly recently, as I have always seen this MA90 working up till now. When I walked past, I saw that the ballast and all the wires were removed from the base of the MA90's column, so it has either been stolen, prompting the lantern's replacement, or TDC just wanted to upgrade to SON.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 10, 2008 by Rojojnr
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Philips SGS203 on sleeved GEC column

Just up the road near the bridge over the railway is this Philips SGS203 lantern installed on a sleeved GEC column. This is an unusual set-up as I've never seen the lantern used on this type of installation on the Thanet. It probably had a Z8831, Davis GR70 or Eleco GR550 fitted to it originally, but was clearly a casual replacement for one of them at some point.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 23, 2008 by Rojojnr
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Philips SGS203s on CU concretes

A more distant shot of the SGS203s on the CU concretes, taken from the opposite carriageway.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 12, 2008 by Rojojnr
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Philips MA30 close-up

I've photographed one of the MA30s on Griggs Approach at close range so you can better appreciate these wonderful installations!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 08, 2008 by Rojojnr
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Philips Iridium on London Road

Yes, an Iridium has also made an appearance on those fancy columns! This would've been the most recent casual replacement lantern for a failed ZX3!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 19, 2008 by Rojojnr
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Philips MI50 off Romford Ring Road

Just off the Romford Ring Road round the corner from Mawney Road, is this Philips MI50 mounted on another one of those lipped hockeysticks that Havering seem to love using. Looks great, but the lantern's bowl looks like it could do with a good scrub!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 10, 2008 by Rojojnr
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Various guises of the Philips MA series

Left column, MA90; centre column, MA50; right column, MA60. First row, integral gear in large shoe; second row, remote gear small shoe; third row, remote gear no shoe; fourth row, integral gear in canopy.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 11, 2008 by sotonsteve
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Philips SGS203 on Mawney Road

Mawney Road also has a couple of SGS203s installed around pelican crossings on those cranked brackets - they would've been retrofits for either a Z9554 or MA.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 07, 2008 by Rojojnr
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Philips MA90 on Reculver Road

Reculver Road in Beltinge is lit with a mixture of Thorn Alpha 9s on S&L columns and these MA90s on Stainton columns, which I presume to be 1980s/90s casual replacements for failed Alpha 9s over the years. Casual replacement or not, however, they look very neat indeed!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 15, 2008 by Rojojnr
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Philips MI50 on a CU concrete

This installation is also a loner on the road - it's a Philips MI50 installed on a CU concrete column. The concrete looks quite pale, so this column could be fairly new, probably dating from the mid-late 1980s. Just a shame the lantern is dayburning!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 02, 2009 by Rojojnr
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Just one more old and new shot...

Here's two generations of Philips lanterns...an SGS203 from 1987 and a Trafficvision from 2009! This shot really compares old with new and shows how streetlighting innovations have greatly changed over the years!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 02, 2009 by Rojojnr
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Philips Metronomis Oslo in Ilford

Here's a closer shot of one of those 'hatted' Philips Metronomis Oslos that light Cranbrook Road in Ilford. As I've said before, I think these lanterns look way too big for the columns and look quite ugly with those black 'hats' installed on their canopies. They do look quite a treat at night with their metal halide output though!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 12, 2008 by Rojojnr
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Philips SGS203s on A299

Being as I've photographed the MA90s which dominate the road, I thought it'd be only fair to photograph the flat-glass SGS203s which light the road between Whitstable and Herne Bay. These were installed in 1997 when the new A299 was built as a by-pass of the original A299, the A2990, with its many traffic lights and roundabouts. These follow the same fashion as the MA90s, which is good to see!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 25, 2008 by Rojojnr
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Philips MI50 on Woodford Court

Here's an installation I missed - tucked away on the left hand side of the road at the left-hand tip of the fork is this Philips MI50 on a Stainton hockeystick. There were three of these, but as you saw earlier in the gallery, the other two columns have had SGS101s retrofitted to them, as one lantern was unlit and the other was dayburning!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 25, 2008 by Rojojnr
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Philips MA30s on Griggs Approach

Yes, Simon, there are Philips Turtles (MA30s) surviving in Ilford! These light Griggs Approach which is just simply a concrete flyover passing over the railway and Ilford High Road. Sadly, the other two double bracket installations at this junction with Ley Street have been retrofitted with black ZX3s and Sapphires, but luckily the last one is still standing!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 08, 2008 by Rojojnr
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Philips SGS201 at Manston Airport

Because of the proximity of this road to the runway of the nearby Manston Airport, side street lighting has had to be used on this stretch of road running between the roundabouts with the A299 and Manston Road. The lanterns are Philips SGS201s which have been painted green to match the columns!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jul 06, 2008 by Rojojnr
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Philips SGS101 on telegraph pole

Now this looks a little badly colour-coordinated - an SGS101 has replaced a Z8832 on this telegraph pole! I think this looks disproportionate to the bracket arm, and is the wrong colour for the installation! In fact, I think this looks worse than the Arc - the Arc, although being larger and more bulbous than the SGS101, actually matched the colour of the bracket arm it was installed on. What do you make of it?

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 16, 2008 by Rojojnr
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Philips SGS101 on a sleeved GEC column

I took this picture to see what you thought of the SGS101 installed on a 90-degree sleeved bracket - I think it looks a little bulbous and spoils the installation a little. What do you think?

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 16, 2008 by Rojojnr
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Philips SGS203 on arched column

These are some of my favourite Thanet installations - these arched columns look fantastic in their nautical setting, especially with the SGS203 mounted on them as in this view! There are also many other examples in isolated pockets across the Thanet with a variety of different lanterns on them - mostly Eleco GR150s and Philips MA90s, however there is a loner GEC Z9554 installed on an SON-lit stretch of road installed on one. The ever elusive P678 and Arc also appear on these columns too!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 16, 2008 by Rojojnr
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A Philips Koffer?

The depot is lit all the way around by what look like Philips Koffer lanterns. Couldn't Philips have come up with a more glamorous name? They make these lanterns sound as if they smoke or have asthma or something! lol

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Sep 02, 2009 by Rojojnr
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Philips MI50 on Beacon Hill

This is the shorter hockeystick sleeve bracket, which I'm not quite so keen on, since it makes the lanterns point at a funny angle. I still like the columns and lanterns, though, of course!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 15, 2008 by Rojojnr
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Philips MI50 on Beacon Hill

Sorry, this road is actually called Beacon Hill, not Beach Road! It is lit mostly by these MI50 lanterns installed on concretes sleeved with hockeystick brackets. This is the tallest sleeve of the series, and looks very neat indeed!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 15, 2008 by Rojojnr
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Iridiums Replacing Alpha 3

During w/c 5.03.07, an era came to an end when Philips Iridiums replaced Alpha 3s along the Canterbury Ring Road.

Closer-in view

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 10, 2007 by Brenley Corner
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Iridiums Replacing Alpha 3

The last original 60's lighting along the Canterbury Ring Road when the 1969 Alpha 3 lanterns were swapped out for Iridiums. The columns are still original. In this photo the double column displays a Philips Iridium and a Philips SGS203. Both replacing Alpha 3's but at differing times, the SGS203 now being the older lantern on the column.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 10, 2007 by Brenley Corner
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Southampton CosmoIridiums at night

Philips SGS253s running 140w CPO-TW lamps illuminating Kathleen Road. Note the bright patch around a side turning, due to columns being spaced [a bit too] close together.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 03, 2007 by sotonsteve
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Philips SGS101 on Stainton Column

This is the Isle of Thanet's staple side road lantern at the moment, although the Arc and Selenium are also becoming common. I think it looks very strange on this Stainton column, don't you think? It looks as if the bracket's trying to point at the road, but the lantern is tilting up away from the road. Looks rather scruffy, in my opinion.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 10, 2008 by Rojojnr
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Philips SGS101 on a different Stainton column

On the left arm of the fork in Woodford Court, there are two Philips SGS101s retrofitted to an older type of Stainton hockeystick. They replaced two faulty Philips MI50 lanterns - there is a lone surviving one behind me in the photograph, but I didn't photograph there as there was no snow behind me! I think these look even stranger than the new installations which TDC use regularly on side roads!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 11, 2008 by Rojojnr
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Philips Cube in BP petrol station

The BP petrol station near where I live has recently had its Tamlite Tampark lanterns replaced with these Philips Cubes (thanks Sotonsteve). In the background are what look like Abacus Amtares 4400 globes, mounted on a double post-top bracket, in the car park of the Travelodge hotel.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Feb 17, 2009 by Rojojnr
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Philips Iridium on telegraph pole on Reculver Road #2

This the shortest bracket length of the telegraph pole-mounted installations.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 15, 2008 by Rojojnr
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Philips Iridium on telegraph pole on Reculver Road #3

This is the longest bracket length of the telegraph pole installations.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 15, 2008 by Rojojnr
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Philips Iridium on S&L column on Canterbury Road

Here's an Iridium casual replacement installed on an S&L column, which would have replaced a GR150. What do you think? I personally think it looks quite good, but I still feel that if the council tried, an MA50 or even a spare GR150 they had lying around could've been installed here though!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 15, 2008 by Rojojnr
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Philips Iridium replacing lanternless column on Herne Bay seafront

I don't know what happened here, but the black column with upangled bracket has lost its SGS203 lantern somehow and a new casual replacement Iridium has been installed, whose column has not yet been painted. This is fine considering it's an SON lantern that's been replaced, but CCC could easily have used another SGS203 to make it a like-for-like replacement!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 15, 2008 by Rojojnr
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Philips SGS203 on steel hockeystick on Eastern Avenue

I forgot to photograph these before, but a footpath running alongside the Eastern Avenue is lit with these SGS203s installed on upangled hockeysticks. I think they are quite new too, as the lanterns look fresh and the columns are unpainted. Unusual seeing that the main carriageway is lit with MRL6s!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Dec 07, 2008 by Rojojnr
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Philips Seleniums on Hengist Road

Now these are yuck! Hengist Road recieved a replacement scheme last year with Seleniums used on the usual CU hockeysticks. The Seleniums really do not suit these columns and look horrible! I think the P567s and SGS101s which were originally on this road worked much better!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 30, 2008 by Rojojnr
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Philips Iridium on Margate Road

Oh no, don't tell me the Iridium invasion has hit Thanet as well?! These were installed in 2006 when a new retail park comprising Homebase, Argos, Maplin, Sports Direct and Bathstore was built nearby, replacing SGS203s, a couple of GR150s and a few retrofitted Arcs. I shall keep my eye out for more Iridiums!

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Oct 30, 2008 by Rojojnr

 
 
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