Derby's Street Lighting PFI Contract
Carrington Street, City Centre
The equipment being removed consisted of the following items in 1997:
|Seq. No.||Lamp Number||Location||Lamp Type||Watt||Isolation Point|
|1||25353||OS ENT CAR PARK||SXPL2||55|
|2||25354||OS CAR PARK||SXPL2||55|
|3||25355||ON GRASSED AREA||SXPL2||55|
|4||25356||O/S SMALL BUSINESS CENTRE||SXPL3||55|
|6||98337||F/P NR COMMUNITY C||SXPL2||35|
|7||98338||OS CAR PARK||SXPL2||55|
|8||98339||OS CAR PARK||SXPL2||55|
|9||98340||CNR WELLINGTON ST||SXPL2||90|
|10||98341||ADJ GEORGE HOTEL||SXPL2||35|
|11||98342||OS BR CHURNETT HSE||SXPL2||35|
|13||106612||JUNC MIDLAND RD||FL||8|
|14||106613||JUNC MIDLAND RD||FL||8|
The following photographs were taken on Saturday, 30th October 2010:
A variety of lanterns were installed here - this Thorn Beta 2 was first.
The lantern's bowl clip was broken; hence the use of insulation tape to hold the bowl in place. The bowl was missing completely in 2008 - the rusty gear tray/reflector suggests that the lantern operate without a bowl for some time.
Another Beta 2 followed; this lantern's bowl had also disappeared.
A Philips-made OSRAM lamp was fitted to this Beta 2.
A GEC Z9538 was next. In order to avoid feeling left out, the bowl was missing from this lantern as well.
Just visible on the inside of the canopy, at the rear of the lantern, is the GEC identification label for this lantern. A GE SOX lamp (no direct relation to GEC) was fitted.
A third Beta 2 was positioned adjacent a tree. The bowl was amazingly not missing from this lantern, but the one that was fitted had also been taped in position.
The lack of leaves removed some of the installation's camouflage.
The replacement lantern had a fantastic backdrop at the time of photographing.
At this point, the road briefly became Trinity Street (following road realignments many years ago). A section of road that was once another part of Carrington Street was now a footpath, and was lit with two GEC Z5698Us. Thankfully, the bowls on these remained fully intact!
An open-reflector Iridium was fitted to the new column.
Oddly, the GEC lantern's canopy securing clip was positioned away from the footpath - perhaps this lantern had also received some "assistance" in being opened from time to time, and so the lantern was rotated so as to make opening it a little more difficult.
The second Z5698U was also installed 'backwards'. Just visible here is the column door - it is a different colour to the rest of the column and is banded in place. This suggests that the original door also went AWOL at some point!
The new Iridium sported a rather scratched bowl - this probably dates from when the lantern was prepared for service, rather than being damaged after installation.
After crossing Canal Street, the carriageway once again became Carrington Street. Another Z9538 marked the change back to road lighting lanterns.
The Iridium was rather camera-shy during my visit!
This Z9538's bowl was still well secured to the canopy. Being polycarbonate, the bowl has discoloured over the years, owing to solar UV radiation.
The next two installations stood alongside a deserted car park.
This Z9538's photocell had either been stolen, or it was switched from elsewhere. I think the latter choice was probably true.
On the other hand, the replacement Iridium's Royce Thompson SC1000 35 Lux cell was visible for all to see.
And now for something completely different - a 5 m column supporting a Philips MI 26 was installed in between Wellington Street and Midland Road.
On closer inspection, the MI 26's canopy was rather weathered.
Time will tell as to whether the same happens to the Iridium's canopy.
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