Local Urbis Axias

A quantity of around one dozen Axia LED lanterns were installed in Bolsover's Vale Park in March 2014. The lanterns were fitted to new 6 m mid-hinged columns; the lighting being introduced principally to allow local young people to have somewhere to congregate in the evenings - presumably, homework has been abolished since my own school days. Later that year, Axias were also used on a new housing development elsewhere in the District; scroll down for pictures.

The modern styling of these installations contrasts sharply with the late-Victorian architecture of the New Bolsover Model Village houses in the background.

 

The 32 LEDs in these lanterns are arranged in four groups, with each group running eight LEDs.

 

 

The lanterns are fitted with Zodion SS9-DLS part-night photocells.

 

An identifying feature of these lanterns is the open heat-sink webbing surrounding the LED cluster area.

 
 

 

A new (in late 2014) housing development off Mansfield Road in Clowne was also to be lit with Axias.

 

Only two modules are fitted in these lanterns; again, each module runs 8 LEDs. On this housing development, the LEDs are driven at 500 mA, resulting in total power consumption of 28 W per lantern. Additionally, these lanterns dim to 75 % output after half-past nine every evening, and then to 50 % from midnight until five o'clock the following morning, when they then return to 75 % output, and then to full output from six o'clock until dawn (when necessary).

 

The unused space that could accommodate additional modules is plainly visible.

 

This view demonstrates how flat the front part of the lantern is.

 

These lanterns are fitted with miniature photocells - the locknut for which can just be seen at the highest point of the lantern's canopy.

 

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