202H. Park View, Brandon, Suffolk Situated towards the end of this short cul-de-sac is a wooden pole supporting a bracket-mounted GEC Z5580 lantern. The Z5580 may still run a mercury vapour (MBF) lamp, which, going by its mounting height, could be 125 Watts, instead of the more common 80 Watt lamps. Whatever the case, the light output will be compromised by the discoloured polycarbonate bowl.
The wooden pole looks relatively new, and would have replaced an older pole at the same position, with the bracket being transferred over during this work. This may explain why the bracket is positioned at the height that it is.
The bracket is an AC Ford product. Notice the Telensa radio node on the side of the lantern's control gear box; this is the modern way of switching this installation - the previous photocell control having been made redundant.
The use of a polycarbonate bowl could cause the lantern to be confused with the Z5590, but the giveaway signs that this is a Z5580 is the bowl clip style, along with the 'stepped' appearance of the bowl support ring. The Z5590 has a longer neck too.
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