Local Urbis Axia 2s

The Axia 2 LED lantern was selected to re-light the roundabout above the A38 dual carriageway at Findern in late 2017. These replaced various 135 W SOX / 150 W SON lanterns that were attached to 10 m steel columns.

Where the new column positions fall in front of the crash barrier (which was also renewed as part of these works), the columns are passive-safe, owing to the roundabout's 60 mph speed limit.

 

Such is the length of these lanterns that they are probably not that much shorter than the 135 W SOX lanterns that they replaced.

 

The identification label on the lantern's underside states that the 48 LEDs (two clusters of 24 LEDs) employed in this lantern are running at a combined total of 151 W, which should produce sufficient lumens for a 'C2' lighting class (the 'U' prefix is, simply, to identify this as an Urbis lantern).

 

The new columns are also 10 m in height.

 

The two LED clusters are surrounded by heat sink webbing around their sides and front.

 


A new housing development just off Burton Road in Newton Solney, on the edge of Derbyshire, saw Axia 2 lanterns employed too.

 

This version only employs a single LED cluster. A Zodion ZCell photocell rated at 20 Lux operates the lantern.

 

Of the maximum 24 LEDs that are possible in this lantern, only the middle eight lenses accommodate LED chips.

 

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