29E. Kempthorne Avenue, Bushbury, Wolverhampton Located a short distance from the Showell Circus roundabout is a 35 ft (10 m) Stewart & Lloyd tubular steel column supporting a Revo Hyperion 'A' lantern. Impossibly rare by 2022, this is Revo's original version of the Hyperion, with the slightly refined 'B' type (as seen on page 29C) appearing a few years later. Designed for running a 200 - 300 Watt SOI/H, or 140 - 200 Watt SLI/H, lamp, advances in lamp technology subsequently (along with the discontinuation of SLI/H lamps in the 1980s) meant that this 1960s' product was pictured fitted with a 135 (or 180) Watt SOX lamp; the SOX lamp itself having been made largely obsolete by the move towards LED-based street lighting in the mid-2010s. Despite this, as the lantern is working just as well as it has for around sixty years earlier, it continues to provide lighting in a very difficult world to the one that it was installed into.
The lantern's Perspex bowl has become translucent through age, but appears undamaged.
With the column being situated close to the kerb edge, only a short outreach bracket is required for the lantern to be positioned correctly, relative to the carriageway.
Just visible on the lantern's canopy is a Zodion two-part photocell detector; originally, a time switch would have operated the lantern, as required.
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