Local WRTL Stela Wide Lanterns
These 36 LED lanterns can be found on a short cul-de-sac leading off Nottingham Road in Ilkeston.
The second of the two columns installed on this road is located at the junction of Nottingham Road itself.
This lantern shows one of the downsides of lanterns with large surface areas - there is more space available for spiders to claim as their own!
This new housing estate in Stenson Fields is being built on land located immediately to the west of the existing Stenson Road (it actually just falls into the neighbouring parish of Twyford & Stenson); much of which was unlit prior to the construction of the houses. The lighting that did exist consisted of 8 m columns supporting 100 W Arc lanterns, but as the whole of this new estate was planned to be lit in LED, in something of a gamble, the new lighting for Stenson Road was also proposed to be LED. This came in the form of 8 m columns once again, but each one would be supporting a 36 LED Stela Wide lantern, with standard optics.
The columns taper inwards slightly as they enter the lantern; this is a necessity owing to the outer diameter of an 8 m column being 89 mm, compared to the lantern's spigot entry being 76 mm.
The first column from the junction was also 8 m in height.
This view demonstrates the curvature of these lanterns.
This arrangement continues in the opposite direction. Incidentally, I have seen this installation lit at night and am suitably convinced that the gamble paid off - the road is lit more than adequately, and the beam of the standard optic is perfect for preventing properties opposite the columns from being bathed in cool-white light after nightfall.
From ground level, these lanterns appear tiny...
...up close, however, and they appear somewhat larger!
These monster lanterns measure 660 mm across and 445 mm from the front to the back of the spigot entry.
Stela lanterns are employed to illuminate the car parking areas for the Derby Arena (Velodrome), which opened in early 2015. On the day of photographing, all of the car park lighting was dayburning.
A 44 LED Stela Wide was installed on the left-hand side of this twin-arm bracket, whilst a 24 LED Stela Long was installed on the right-hand side.
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