Local Philips MI 36s (XGS 104s)

The MI 36 appeared here in the mid-1990s - usually employed as a casual replacement for another 55 W SOX lantern. The lantern also saw some use on new housing estates and would always be seen on a 6 m column. Following the decision to do away with brackets, whole column replacements often had spigot-mounted versions fitted. Whilst the 55 W SOX version is the more common variety, 36 W PL-L versions are used somewhere in the County as well.


This isn't a deleted scene from "Attack of the Killer Philips lanterns"; there really is an MI 26/XGS 103 in close proximity to an MI 36/XGS 104! Both columns are at 5 m although the angle at which the photographs were taken suggests that the front column is higher. The columns are located on St Mary's Wharf Road. Presumably, the 'road' lighting scheme was designed separately to the 'car parking' scheme and there was never any comparison of the two designs before the columns were installed.

This XGS 104 stands outside the former Administration Block for the long-demolished Pastures Hospital complex in Mickleover.

 

A SELC AcRo photocell rated at 35 Lux controls the lantern's output. When new, a Royce Thompson Oasis 2000 photocell rated at 55 Lux would have been fitted.

 

A virtually-identical setup exists further along the road.

 

A Zodion SS9-DLS part-night photocell operates this lantern.

 

This spigot-mounted XGS 104 is just off Wragley Way in Stenson Fields and would have replaced a column supporting a Philips MI 8 / Phosco P224.

This spigot-mounted XGS 104 is just off Wragley Way in Stenson Fields and would have replaced a column supporting a Philips MI 8 / Phosco P224.


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