Local Woodhouse (Marshalls) Geo Discs

The Geo Disc lantern first appeared in Derby City Centre in August 2003; the same time as the similarly circular Eclatec Elipt 55 lantern started to appear. Unlike the Elipt, which is used extensively throughout the pedestrianised streets within the City Centre, the Geo Disc is confined to lighting the thoroughfare of Victoria Street. These examples are likely to be labelled as Woodhouse products; however, the lanterns are now marketed by Marshalls - the firm that specialises in stone-based landscaping products. The lanterns themselves appear to be made by the German firm Selux.

This first example is installed on the corner of Green Lane and Victoria Street.

     

This example is situated at the junction of St Peter's Street and Victoria Street.

 

A tubular ceramic metal halide lamp is fitted in the lantern.

 

Two further installations can be seen outside the building that was formerly the prestigious Royal Hotel.

 

The lanterns all incorporate flat glass covers.

 

I had previously thought that one-part NEMA photocells were also fitted above the brackets and covered in black insulation tape in order that they would operate permanently 'live'; however, on closer inspection, the contraption appears to be bolted to the bracket.

 

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