This is a brand new signlight, bought directly from Simmonsigns. I received it on January 14th, 2004; it being factory tested on the 13th! When I received this, Derby did not have many of these units; however, with the commencement of the Street Lighting PFI, the LUA suddenly became a common sight - although these units run an LED cluster. An example of one can be found further down the page.
This is what a brand new signlight looks like - a rare sight! The dovetail spigot on the back is quite a recent change Simmonsigns made to the LUA - before this, the spigot was part of the signlight's body.
The way most of the local LUAs normally are - Derby has a policy whereby most signlights are permanently switched on for one reason and another, although there are a small number that are switched off during the day. Although a large amount of glare seems to be being given off, it isn't really that bad, and would easily light a sign without being a distraction for drivers.
Here, I have placed the unit onto my miniature column. It wouldn't normally be tipping like it is here, it's just that I haven't secured the allen screw inside, and so it isn't centred properly. The dimple on top of the canopy is where a minicell would be fitted, should one be required.
This photo shows how effective the cut-off body is - there's no chance of this giving out obtrusive light!
Simmonsigns LUA Signlights in the Collection
|11 W PL-S||2 × 8 W MCF||18 W LED Cluster|
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