Local Selux Urbi 3s
The Urbi 3 lighting system was employed to relight the Spring Gardens area of Buxton upon its pedestrianisation in approximately 1993. Almost twenty years later, a quadruple-bracketed 8 m column supporting four Urbi 3 lanterns spaced at 90 degree intervals was installed on Long Eaton's Market Place as a feature - the inspiration for this came from George Square in Glasgow, where multiple examples to the same configuration exist.
This is the Long Eaton example in all its glory. Notice that stone cylinders are installed beneath each of the four lanterns - these both act as seats, as well as providing a degree of protection to the column from vehicles parking up when the market is taking place.
A veritable maze of steel pipes forms the bracket structure. Miniature photocells can be seen attached to the necks of each lantern.
The four lanterns all run a single 90 W CPO-TW lamp.
These are the aforementioned Urbi 3s on Spring Gardens in Buxton.
The Selux logo can be seen in the small cast cover immediately above the lantern.
Despite being single-arm, the brackets are still very elaborate in their construction. Notice that the bracket outreach is longer than on the Long Eaton example.
The bowl was missing on this example; this allowed the 250 W SON-T lamp to be seen clearly within the lantern.
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